KPMG International Interview Questions

Updated Apr 29, 2015
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at KPMG International in September 2014.

    Interview

    Applied through campus recruiting system. Pre-interview reception (and the interviewer was there.) A few applied for full-time position and more applied for internship. Interview was very informal and conversational. Plenty of time to ask the interviewer questions.

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  2.  

    Declined Offer
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    They were very professional and friendly. I enjoyed speaking with the Consultant who gave the first round interview. HR was a little less willing to engage but they were professional throughout the entire process. They will make you retake the verbal test at the AC. You will not retake the numerical test.

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    Reasons for Declining

    I decided to return to the US

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at KPMG International.

    Interview

    Q/A test
    Applied on line taking the first round QA test on line. IF passed, went to on-site taking second round onsite QA test. It is all about taking test.

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    Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Leeds, AL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at KPMG International (Leeds, AL) in July 2014.

    Interview

    Final partner interview. I had to give a presentation and then an interview to a partner in the Risk and Regulation Advisory department. Partner seemed very disinterested with my presentation and did not ask me a single question. Throughout the presentation and interview he looked very bored and kept glancing at his phone. Not very friendly

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    • Tell me something that has happened recently in the advisory department.   Answer Question
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    Summer Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    No Offer

    Interview

    Really a walk in the park. No need to prepare for it...

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    Audit Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at KPMG International in October 2013.

    Interview

    Although not the same in every college career center, the process for started through the university. KPMG recruits at my school and we had the opportunity to have an interview. The process began with the submission of a current resume and our degree audit. The interview selection was based solely on grades (3.3 or higher). In the first round of interviews, general questions were asked like "What are you strengths?", "What do you look for in an employer?", "Do you prefer to work in a team or independently?", etc. Very general, nothing specific. Once the interview was over (and this may not be the same across the board), but you were notified days later if you were selected for second round interviews in the home office (Hartford, CT in my case). In the office you met with another employee, generally a senior manager or partner of the firm. These set of questions were more specific to your future with the firm like "Why did you choose KPMG?", "What's your plan for the 150 credits?" but this could vary amongst interviewers.

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    • I was told that my grades were considered on the lower end of the spectrum among other applicants and basically if there was any reason that they were "low".   1 Answer
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at KPMG International.

    Interview

    I got the job offer from MBA college campus placement process. GD followed by 2 rounds of interview. Both interviews were non technical.

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    Negotiation

    The initial pay they offered was too low. So I negotiated to increase the pay. They agreed to it.

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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at KPMG International in January 2013.

    Interview

    Easy. It was a contractual job, so the process was easy.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if you do not like the job after joining?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    It was a fixed salary.No .

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    Audit Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at KPMG International (Houston, TX) in April 2012.

    Interview

    The office visit is composed of two interviews- one with a partner and one with a senior manager. It is not a normal office visit for internship candidates since it is for summer interns and only few students are considered.The interview with the senior manager was very laid back, no behavioral questions. The one with the partner was a little stressful. He asked about my current accouting internship and why I did not apply BDO( I interned there last summer). I think the BDO question screwed me up since I did not give a convincing answer!

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    Junior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at KPMG International in October 2011.

    Interview

    I had 3 interviews, one with a Recruiter, one with a Senior Director and one with a Partner. The interviews with the Recruiter wore mainly questions about my resume and skills. The inteview with the Senior Director was a case-type interview. He just gave me a question and he just gave me a blank piece of paper.

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    • Case question: calculate the number of cell phones in that precise moment in our country. Without any kind of data provided.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    It was short since they weren't willing to negotiate.

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