I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at KPMG.
Interview Details – First Recruiter screening followed with Sr. Manager Tech round of interview. Immediately after 3 days, got an invitation for F2F interview on site with two directors and the partner.
Interview Question – No difficult questions as such. Few Technical questions from one director. Few behavior questions and case study.. Just be confident. If you have a genuine experience in your area of expertise, you will make it. Be ready to grill out technically at point. View Answer
I applied online and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at KPMG.
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I have been in the KPMG process since last 8 weeks. Not sure if this is all real or a set up. The recruiter called and spoke for 5 minutes and said he will get back to me. For 2 weeks no response and then set up a interview date. I met the Partner, Director and Manager. Went through 2-3 hours of interview. All went well. No response. A week later the recruiter calls and lets me know I was short listed for another 5 rounds of interview with 3 managers and 2 directors. I go through 5 rounds. All went well. It's been few days, no response.
It is a shame how KPMG's hiring process works. They talk about being professionals. I think it is more about acting smart than being smart. I read on some blogs that this interviews are not real. They hire cheap H1-B people in other countries and then justify that they were not able to find anybody local of same talent.
Also KPMG prefers to hire people in 20's. I learnt through the interview process, they don't want people with more experience as they won't blend well with the existing staff.
Interview Question – Why would a firm like KPMG will hire you as we have so many candidates coming here everyday for interview. View Answer
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at KPMG in December 2012.
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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
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at KPMG in March 2012.
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The interview process was very straight forward. I was initially contacted by a recruiter through LinkedIn that was relatively new to the sector that I was working in with my previous employer. The recruiter asked if I would be able to do an informational interview about my sector, which I agreed to, and then from there the relationship developed and she asked if I'd be interested in speaking with another recruiter that handles experienced hires; I agreed.
The second call I did was a phone interview with the experienced hire recruiter, which was more or less her telling me about the opportunities available within the firm. She also asked if I could quickly walk through my resume. Upon describing my experiences, I was asked to come in and interview with a partner and manager.
The first interview was with a partner within the advisory arm. The interview was fantastic. It consisted mostly of describing my experiences leading organizations and consulting teams to deliver products and results for the client. This interview lasted about 45 minutes, and was really more of a conversation than a formal interview.
I then interviewed with 2 managers. The interview was also very conversational with most of the questions asking me to describe leadership and management, as well as a few questions around topics such as "describe metrics that you would use to track the progress and success of merging/restructing organizations." "
I applied through other source and the process took 8 weeks - interviewed at KPMG in August 2010.
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I thought the interview process was very thorough and responsive.
Person at HR was very friendly and made me feel very comfortable.
First, I was contacted by HR Manager, then schedule to have phone interview with two Sr. Managers.
Very Easy Interview
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at KPMG in July 2010.
Interview Details – I was brought in by a partner, so my interview process was very abbreviated. I only spoke with one Senior Manager who didn't interview me but gave a description of the culture at KPMG. After that interview I had to wait a few weeks for the job offer because at the time KPMG was going from a regional model to a national model. I lived in a different region than the partner so my hire had to be approved.
Interview Question – Tell me about your background. View Answer
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at KPMG in November 2009.
Interview Details – I had a phone interview with the HR recruiter, then a phone interview with a manager in the practice I was interested in. I then had an onsite interview with three managers individually, followed by an interview with the partner. It took 4 hours in the Chicago office. The interviews were pretty straight forward - a few behavioral questions but mostly questions about direct work experience. I received an offer a few weeks later, then had two weeks to make a decision.
Interview Question – Describe a poor decision you made and what you learned from the experience. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I attempted to negotiate through the internal recruiter (instead of the hiring manager) and I go not considerations. If I could do it differently, I would definitely contact the hiring manager or partner directly.
I applied in-person and the process took a day - interviewed at KPMG in March 2009.
Interview Details – Went in for 45 minute individual interviews with all managment (4 people) in the department. Sent in my resume after the interviews.
Negotiation Details – No negotiation
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at KPMG in September 2012.
Interview Details – Had a common friend so was able to skip initial online application. Conducted brief phone interview / screening with hiring manager. Few days later had a more in-depth phone interview with national recruiter. Two weeks later had a phone interview with the Partner managing the team I would potentially join. Was asked to fly out to office for interview loop with four members from the team (1 partner, 1 director, 1 manager, and 1 senior associate). Couple days later, received call from national recruiter that I would be offered the job.
Interview Question – Nothing overly surprising. Just needed to be confident and on my toes. Mostly behavioral or business process related questions. Stuff I should know at this point in my career. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Some negotiation.
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1 week - interviewed at KPMG in February 2011.
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Telephonic round consisted:
1) HR Round
It was pretty simple, questions on ur experience, Salary expectations etc.
2) Technical round
Was also good, nice questions were asked.
Then there was a Partner round with the Director, which went well.
Interview Question – Are you ready to work in Africa? Answer Question
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