I applied online and interviewed at KPMG.
Interview Details – The hiring/ interview process was pretty typical of a Big 4/ consulting environment; initial phone screening by a recruiter, phone call interviews (mostly behavioral and fit based) with Sr. Manager/ Director. Followed by in-person interview at local KPMG office with Director/ Partner.
The one thing I will say about the process is that the scheduling was VERY unorganized and the phone calls somewhat disinterested. Prior to scheduling an interview the recruiter/ or assistant would reach out and ask for availability for the following week, after providing it, I got no response. After the week was up I issued a follow up email and was again asked to provide availability for the NEXT week, no apology or justification for delay in response. I would be contacted 24-48 hours prior to the scheduled interview via email confirmation, no phone call/ or email to confirm my availability.
Finally, after going through this disorganized practice and poor applicant experience (5 weeks in), I simply informed them I had accepted another offer and declined the final interview.
I interviewed at KPMG in January 2011.
Interview Details – 3 rounds of interview. First round by HR, second round was technical interview with two directors,and a final round with the partner
Interview Question – Highight specific benefits provided to clients based on your output? Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at KPMG in February 2012.
Interview Details – My Interview got scheduled after 3 weeks of applying through a recruiter. I just had it today , it was phone interview. I have read lot of reviews on this website and found it useful, so posting my first round discussion here. I have not recieved any feedback yet as it was only 3 hrs back.
Interview Question – What is my experience summary.
What all my role was in XXX project
What are the issue you face when executing Oracle DAC , and load get failed
How you do MUD setup
Hav you worked on OBIEE 11G
How many preentation I have given o far. How good I am in tanding infront and giving preentation.
What are the chemas and dimenions that you have created apart from obie apps prebuilt schemas
What i your role in OBIEE intallation and configuration.
How do you validate data , if it is coming from source i correct or not in the reports. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I have not done negotiations.
I applied online and the process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at KPMG in March 2012.
Interview Details – Nice and open. Fast respone, after telephone interview invitation to personal interview.
Thi was then 2 weeks later with two directors and HR.
The week later came the offer by phone.
Whole process professional
Interview Question – Describe yourself as others would do. View Answer
Negotiation Details – open and fruitful.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at KPMG in October 2011.
Interview Details – I applied through campus recruiting. Filled out application online and received notice of an interview request from them through my school's career website. After scheduling my interview I received an invitation to a Pre-Interview Event. The event was business casual and I got to meet my interviewer along with other KPMG employees; snacks and refreshments were provided.
The interview process is a typical HR round. They asked questions about my resume, work experience, education and such. Also there were two behavioral questions about team experience. Very basic stuff.
Interview Question – what was your experience in a team Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at KPMG in March 2011.
Interview Details – I was contacted by a KPMG recruiter, based on my profile in Monster. During the initial phone conversation with the recruiter, I was considered and offered a low rank position that was not measuring upto my experience and knowledge. Consequently, I decided not to proceed further with the interview process.
Three months later, I was contacted again, this time by a different recruiter for a different position. After receiving several phone calls and emails from the KPMG recruiter, I fixed a mutually agreed date and time to discuss the position by phone. However I never received any phone call and the next day early morning, he chose to send me an email informing me that they are not proceeding with my candidature, since I was considered previously.
I had waited for the recruiter's phone call that day for more than 25 minutes. This was very difficult, since I work in a client site. The least that the recruiter could have done was to call me and offer the explanation that was given out in his email. Moreover, it was I who had decided in the first place, three months earlier, not to proceed further with the interview process, based on the low rank offered. However, this recruiter chose to spin the story in a different way in his email.
Overall, the experience with the recruiter was not good. The recruiters should do a better job and respect the candidate's time.
Interview Question – Can you tell me about a situation in which you were at a dead-end with the client and how did you go about to resolve it? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at KPMG in October 2009.
Interview Details – Extremely professional firm, first a phone interview, then an in person meeting for a half day of interviews with various partners, focused mainly on finding right fit as opposed to anything technically difficult. Work culture seemed somewhat formal, office was quiet, but good mis of locals and expats. Only advice would be to be yourself.
Interview Question – Provide examples of how you were able to be successful in meeting an employer's objective when you were provided little to no guidance or support. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Received a more attractive offer from another firm
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at KPMG in March 2011.
Interview Details – I filled the application form online. Several days later, I was invited to do an online test. After I past test, it took some time to arrange the first round interview. After about a month time, I got my first round interview. Three days after the first round interview, I was invited to have a second round interview. The whole process was smooth and efficient. The staffs I met are friendly and professional. Generally, it is a very good experience.
Interview Question – How do you approach to different ideas between team members? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I got a better offer from another company.
The process took 2 days - interviewed at KPMG in January 2008.
Interview Details – Initial interview followed by phone conversation. This followed by 2 stage interview process of first round presentation then partner interview. Content of the presentation was dated and generic - not aligned to my sector knowledge and experience. The attitude of the presentation reviewer was to try to trip me up, and was confrontational. The partner interview lacked candour, and felt artificial.
Interview Question – What is the most challenging thing you have faced professionally. View Answer
Reason for Declining – Attitude of KPMG staff in contrast with other Big 4
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