I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at KPMG in April 2012.
Interview Details – 2-3 interviews. process takes two days
Interview Question – tell us three bad qualities about yourself Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at KPMG in August 2011.
Interview Details – Met with associates and senior associates for lunch, and had behavioral interviews with partners and managers. They were all friendly and are looking for three things: Do you want to work in Tax? Are you going to fit in? and... Are you going to work hard?
Interview Question – Tell me about a time you were a leader in something... Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation.
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 applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at KPMG in March 2013.
Interview Details – Initial campus meeting where we went over the basics (Why KPMG?, why Information Protection, What makes you different from other applicants, etc). Then, I was asked to come to the office and I was flown out to interview with 2 partners and 1 senior manager, all of which had different technical questions and different areas specified. After the three interviews, I was taken out to lunch with 2 associates and I had a chance to ask them any questions about the internship experience or full time questions. After lunch I met with the recruiter and was told I had an offer.
Interview Question – Knowing that you will have to travel and have a highly stressful career, why do you want to go into consulting? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Non-negotiable
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at KPMG.
Interview Details – Phone interview with the Campus Recruiter and then 3 in person interviews of 30 min each with different managers and partners in the office. All behavioral questions and conversations about my background and "why accounting / KPMG". Most of my interviews were just like normal conversations and only one resorted to a pre determined list of questions.
Interview Question – Describe a recent ethical dilemma and how you handled it. Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at KPMG in October 2010.
Interview Details – This was 3 years ago, but.... The initial process was through campus recruiting and was well run. I felt comfortable with the recruiter, and the questions were pretty standard (why did you pick accounting, how have you done in your classes, etc). I flew out to San Francisco for an interview and was treated very well (comparable to other firms, but with a more personal touch because the people picked to have dinner/breakfast with me had common interests that had clearly been selected for that reason). Interviews went well and were still primarily vanilla questions - it was also great that the process seemed to be geared toward a mutual fit. I was allowed to ask a lot of questions, and got to talk to the partners and managers about their clients and experiences.
What really stood out was the professionalism of the recruiting team. Another Big 4 firm really dropped the ball in terms of coordination and follow-up (with the exception of an offer, which was extended within a few hours). KPMG's recruiters were organized, friendly and prompt (and still quick with an offer)
Negotiation Details – This was an entry level position, and while I was honest with the recruiter about a marginally higher offer from another firm, there wasn't really any room to negotiate. The interview process also took place in late 2010 when the market was still pretty weak.
I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at KPMG in June 2012.
Interview Details – Very laid back. Not challenging-Asked behavior questions
Interview Question – Asked what would you do in this type of situation.... Answer Question
I applied through college or university and interviewed at KPMG.
Interview Details – asked about financial statements, how would depreciation flow over the 3 statements, DCF, WACC ext
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at KPMG in October 2012.
Interview Details – Interview was largely behavioral, asked about leadership experiences
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at KPMG in October 2012.
Interview Details – provided details to the recruiting personnel and was asked for interview over phone with a director level person.
call went on for 40mins and mostly spoke about previous work experience and 2 scenario based Questions.
after 2 weeks, was asked to attend on site interview with 4 ppl staring with 2 partners, senior lead, director in that order. They made me feel comfortable when I became too conscious and felt all went smoothly/
Was not offered the job though!
Interview Question – scenario based question regarding interaction with client team. Answer Question
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