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Updated Apr 14, 2014
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Leadership Conference Interview

Anonymous Employee
Seattle, WA

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Grant Thornton, LLP in April 2013.

Interview Details – Had one interview down in their Seattle office. My interviewer was in the tax line of service, and he was extremely nice and conversational. It took about a half hour for the interview (I think those were the timeslots since they were recruiting from campuses and put all the interviews in the same day). He didn't ask too many questions. Spent a good 5-10 minutes talking about his own background and the program itself. He only asked two questions that were typical questions you could look up on Google even. We had a whole 10-15 minutes for me to just ask my own questions. Easy-going interview which helped calm the nerves a bit.

Interview Question – Tell me about yourself.   Answer Question

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Audit Internship Interview

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Interviewed at Grant Thornton, LLP

Interview Details – On campus

Interview Question – Name a point on your resume you are most proud of.   Answer Question

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Senior Associate Interview

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I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Grant Thornton, LLP.

Interview Details – Make sure you do some research on the company and the partners, especially on the department you want to work in. Contact a current employee [preferably a senior] and ask for some advise

Interview Question – why are you leaving your current job.   Answer Question

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Associate Interview

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I applied through a recruiter and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Grant Thornton, LLP.

Interview Details – Normally a recruiter will contact you. Referral is the best way. The interview process entails a meeting with a Manager and a Partner. The interview process can take up to 2 hours. Grant Thornton looks for motivated individuals with the right attitude. As long as you can display those qualities, the skillset and past experience can be worked with the recruiter.

Interview Question – Will sometimes ask you a question in regards to particular skills and experience that you might not have experience in. They want to see how confident you are in answering the question and your honesty. Not knowing is not a negative.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – All negotiations are dealt through the recruiter. Although they compensate well for your experience, they will not budge too much on there final offer.

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Human Resources Assistant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at Grant Thornton, LLP in January 2013.

Interview Details – I applied for the position at the end of November. After periodically checking on their website to see the status of my application, I received an email requesting a phone interview in mid-January. Within 2 days we had a time set up for 2 days later (so a 4 day span). I was called by the regional recruiter who was located in PA I believe (the position was in NYC). It started off as standard fare: walk me through your resume and experience, etc. It then took an odd turn, when I feel the interviewer was sort of delving too much into my personal matters and underplaying a position I had because it was an unpaid internship- (uh, sorry I wanted experience in my desired field?!). I was actually asked, "well what do you do for money then?" and when I came up with some reply it was as if he still wouldn't let go (I'm a tough cookie, but judgement dripping from his voice-ugh) . Interviewer then told that the hiring manager might want someone with more experience, but that I'd hear back from them.... sure. I had written them off after the vibes from that call and good thing, because they eventually filled the position- I at least would have expected a rejection message; overall it was professional enough.

Interview Question – So what do you do for money then?   Answer Question

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Business Analyst Interview

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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Grant Thornton, LLP in October 2012.

Interview Details – The interview lasted about one hour. The interviewer sounded to be in her late 20s maybe earlier 30s. She was very knowledgeable about Grant Thornton and their client the VA. Grant Thornton was contracted to streamline their claims benefits system. Asked questions about my knowledge of the claims benefits system, the order of superiority within the Department of Veteran Affairs, what I had done to help in the streamlining process as I worked for a VA contractor. It was a great conversation.

Interview Question – They asked what IT softwares I was familiar with -- as I was unfamiliar with the softwares they used, I believe that was the deciding factor.   View Answer

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Audit Intern Interview

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Interviewed at Grant Thornton, LLP

Interview Details – I had a phone interview in the fall. I was immediatly granted a office visit two weeks later. Office visit was great; great dinner, nice hotel, friendly people. Interviews were relaxed, just a few behavioral questions and then random conversation

Interview Question – Nothing specific, typical behavioral questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotioation, just given offer

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Business Analyst Intern Interview

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Interviewed at Grant Thornton, LLP

Interview Details – My interview took place on my college campus where I met a recruiter at a career fair on campus. When I spoke with the recruiter at the career fair I thought there was no way they were going to offer me an interview. The recruiters were very intimidating.

Interview Question – The thing appeared with the recruiter and the interviewer, they wanted you to really know a lot about the company. Just reading the website was not impressive.   Answer Question

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Manager Interview

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Interviewed at Grant Thornton, LLP

Interview Details – Hired through known work with a client that had a Grant Thornton team working on an engagement.

Interview Question – None, typical questions since my work was known.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Fairly straightforward. I did negotiate between a higher base and no signing bonus, or a lower base and higher signing bonus.

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Senior Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
San Francisco, CA

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at Grant Thornton, LLP in December 2012.

Interview Details – Standard phone interview asking me about my career track and my recent experiences.

Interview Question – My biggest regret in life?   Answer Question

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