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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Chicago, IL Oct 2010 – Reviewed May 31, 2012
Interview Details – On campus interview which led to an on site interview. Both went well and so accepted an offer,
Negotiation Details – No
No Offer – Interviewed in Chicago, IL Jun 2011 – Reviewed Jun 17, 2011
Interview Details – Met with a manager and a managing director. Managing director appeared to be hyped up on something and edgy. Very hard to follow. Would not have worked for him if offered the position. HR appeared to be scrabbling and added a third interviewer in last minute which appeared to throw off the schedule. Not very well organized and did not leave a position impression of the company. Also, they continued to try and sell me on how KPMG has audit and tax relationships with companies so it is easy for them to move into the advisory consulting space with the same clients. This did not seem to be the case in practice for them and was not a logical sell.
Interview Question – No specific question just a very difficult person to interview with. Seemed like he wasn't sure where he was going with questions at any given time which made it impossible to put forth a good image. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Woodcliff Lake, NJ Oct 2009 – Reviewed Mar 11, 2010
Interview Details – The consulting company arranged the interview and it was quick and easy. KPMG is a global company and there are many people in the US on rotation from around the world. As such, many people do not have great English communication skills, and this can lead to misunderstandings. There are many, many consultants here, and they are given autonomy and expected to pick up the ball and run with it.
Interview Question – There were no difficult or unexpected questions. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiated with consulting company for a higher rate.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Jun 2009 – Reviewed Oct 6, 2009
Interview Details –
First send your information to the human resources via email, then they will notify you for further information if you get an invitation to interview. The interview will take place in the office. With the HR, director from the division that you are potentially working for, and the partner.
They want people who can work long hours and good work ethic. Over time working is inevitable - show that you don't care.
Interview Question – We have a lot more qualified candidate than you. What makes you stand out from them? Answer Question
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Moscow (Russia) Jan 2012 – Reviewed Feb 7, 2013
Interview Details – Most of the interviews in the Audit 4 are the same- first you should take several tests for mathematical and logic skills,then you will be interviewed by HR manager,who will ask some personal questions,which are focused on testing your communication skills,then you shpold pass one or a few interviews with managers of your potential department
Interview Question – One of the most unexpected questions was "did you take our proficiency test personally? Because the one you took at home is significantly different from the one you took at the office" I had no worries,because I took both of the all by myself,and an HR manager won't even tell you,which one us better. I suppose they are just checking for your reaction, but that one question was really unexpected. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – I was not prepared to spent so much time at work while I was studying. The expectations was a bit higher,then they were in reality and I was a bit disappointed with my future responsibilities.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Sofia (Bulgaria) – Reviewed Nov 17, 2012
Interview Details –
Very structured interview with predictable questions. If you have done your research properly - you won'be surprised by anything during the process.
Be prepared for finance-based English test even you are not applying for a financial position.
Interview Question – How did you research the company? What negative did you find about us? Answer Question
No Offer – Reviewed Aug 14, 2012
Interview Details – This was a high intensity interview process in terms of testing, the number of interviews, and the amount of time required.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Jan 2009 – Reviewed Dec 7, 2011
Interview Details – Applied via SMS, got invited to a group interview where we were tasked with different activities in groups with people assessing us. After group interview did online tests on maths, language and personality. Never got the results, but after this only a select group continued. Got invited to first 1 on 1 interview with HR department where the questions was more general regarding your expectations and company culture, then had a partner interview regarding the job itself to allign what you expected with what you will be doing before the offer was made.
Interview Question – How many people owns guess handbags in Johannesburg? View Answer
Negotiation Details – Not a lot of negotiation, just on study leave and payments..otherwise it was a fixed structure.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Toronto, ON (Canada) Sep 2010 – Reviewed Nov 10, 2011
Interview Details –
Interviewers were extremely pleasant, and made the entire process seem like a normal dialogue. Interview predominantly focused on fit questions, and reviewing what was already on my resume.
There were no case study questions.
Interview Question – Why KPMG? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Sep 2011 – Reviewed Oct 10, 2011
Interview Details – First interview was just a walk me through your profile, while in the second I was asked to figure out and present using a whiteboard a following situation: "A client which is a insurance company trying to establish its presence on the market" present the analysis and how KPMG can contribute.
Interview Question – A client which is an insurance company wants to establish it's presence in a new market. Present the analysis. View Answer
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