Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at KPMG
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- Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (New York, NY) in September 2015.
Behavioral questions mostly. It was not that bad at all. He is a partner but he doesn't act arrogantly. You'll be fine! Know your resume really well. I thought i did it badly but eventually i got an offer.
- What did you do in your previous internship? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at KPMG (New York, NY) in September 2015.
I applied online and I got a call from recruiter to set up an telephonic interview. I had my telephonic interview and got a call for in person interview at their New York office. They asked me to prepare a presentation on my familiar topics on past projects for interview. They scheduled a presentation session for 30 minutes, Business case interview and Behavioral interview each for 45 minutes. Interview was a good experience in attending one of the Big 4 companies.
- Why KPMG? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (New York, NY).
Accepted to the Discovery Leadership Program. On-Campus interview. It wasn't bad at all. Interviewed 1:1 with 2 Senior Managers. One was a conversation and the other was technical. The conversation consisted of speaking about myself and learning more about what he does. The technical interview consisted of asking questions about the statements, excel, and a straightforward brainteaser. Overall, not bad. The main advice is to be yourself and show your personality.
Helpful (9)No OfferNegative Experience
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (New York, NY).
A recruiter reached out. We talked within the week and shortly after filling out KPMG's online app, I received an automated email about how they are no longer considering me as a candidate. I wish this was the end of my experience but weeks later, the recruiter reached out to schedule a phone interview with someone from the team. I was told to ignore the rejection email. After coordinating a date and time in the interviewer's mornings-only schedule, I was sent a confirmation email for the phone interview. Aside from never receiving a call from the interviewer on that date, there was neither a notification of a cancellation/rescheduling nor any acknowledgement as to what happened. Reassessing my career goals, I decided to discontinue the process. In retrospect, it's rather eye opening. Having completed at least 100 interviews, this was indubitably the most disorganized and disappointing recruitment process I have been through. Word of advice to HR: get a little more involved.
- What's the best date and time for your schedule? 1 Answer
- Accepted OfferPositive Experience
The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at KPMG (New York, NY).
The process was very laid back and easy. I applied on the school website and got an interview at school. There was a dinner the night before which was fun and laid back. Then the next morning was the interview. They asked me tell me about yourself and asked what my favorite class was. In the next two days I got a phone call saying I made it to the office visits. The people were awesome and very nice. Very great experience.
- Tell me about yourself Answer Question
Helpful (3)No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (New York, NY) in May 2015.
Disorganized; multiple KPMG recruiters from remote locations with no ownership or real involvement; in-person interviews repetitive, grueling and meaningless; no professional etiquette; after nearly a month of interviews, I received just a "dear john" email saying "you're not a match at this time"; although I asked for feedback, the recruiter ignored requests and never got back to me; I suspect that my base salary at my current job and my minimum base were too high as I got the sense that KPMG is all about lowballing future employees and nothing about true talent and dedication.
- "Do you have any questions?" 1 Answer
- No OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (New York, NY) in May 2015.
Interviewed on the phone with internal recruiter, followed by in person interviews. First interview was with 3 people 30 minutes each, second interview was with 3 senior managers and a partner followed by lunch. In general, interview process was smooth and interviewers were nice and courteous. After each stage I had a call or email from a recruiter with the next steps.
- All of the questions were centered around my experiences and my previous work including more detailed technical questions. In all of my interviews the first question was the standard one: "tell me about yourself". Always be prepared to answer why KPMG and what are your reasons for your job search. Answer Question
Helpful (1)Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (New York, NY).
The interview process started with a member of HR reaching out to me for a quick phone interview regarding my background. The process continued with a phone interview with one of the managers in the practice. Afterwards I received an invitation to meet senior members of the team for an in-person interviews. The day was full of interviews (about 7 interviews, 30 minutes each) with various ranked professionals. They were all very nice and treated me to lunch afterwards where I got to talk to analysts and senior analysts in a more relaxed setting. A few weeks later I heard back from HR regarding the group's decision on me.
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (New York, NY).
The interviews were done on campus by the Peat Marwick Mitchell & Co. They had selected 17 people to interview that day at the recrurment office by then Senior Managers off the company.
- If you could be any piece of furniture what would you be and why? 1 Answer
Helpful (1)No OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (New York, NY) in April 2015.
Unprofessional HR person managing the interview scheduling, cryptic emails asking for availability and dates and not setting up anything else after. One line unapologetic mails for missed appointments and no follow through. Broken and disjointed attempt to move the process along and no inputs or direction to candidates. One phone interview was arranged and follow up after that came to a naught. Waiting till date (after 2 months) for a move one way or the other with an indication from the HR recruiter that she will set up more interviews.
- More focus on background and current experience and how it relates to the current Profile Answer Question
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