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No Offer – Interviewed in Short Hills, NJ Nov 2011 – Reviewed Nov 10, 2011
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This was a awful experience for me. First they bring you in like cattle, the presentation was missing slides it was too long and actually hurt the candidates to have to spend so much time there, at some point you run out conversation pieces. Second the managers don't seem to want to be there, employees appeared to be planning their escape or so it seemed.
The KPMG managers that interview you seemed to appear to be forced to do so and just want to get back to their work. You don't know exactly what they are looking for, it seems that KPMG wants the whole package but is KPMG the whole package? Its the smallest of the big four but they want you jump through hoops to impress them. Candidates should be chosen based on their grades and prior experiences instead they make it too personal. The manager i asked questions to could even answer basic questions about the company?? New Jersey is not the office you want to be at that is all I can say.
Interview Question – Why KPMG Answer Question
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Short Hills, NJ Oct 2011 – Reviewed Oct 16, 2011
Interview Details – Applied through my schools online career and internship site and was accepted. Scheduled to have an interview with an audit partner in the office of the internship. The interview was very behavioral and more about if short hills is where I want to work and intern. Overall the interview was very relaxed.
Interview Question – Leadership experience Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Short Hills, NJ May 2011 – Reviewed Sep 23, 2011
Interview Details – I went through the career services my university offered. I submitted an online application and I got an on-campus interview. From there, they accepted me into a sort of leadership program during the summer. There they interviewed us for internship positions summer. At the end of the program, I got the offer for a paid internship.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Short Hills, NJ Jan 2011 – Reviewed Mar 2, 2011
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I was contacted by recruiter for initial resume walk through and also to know about my willingness to travel, relocation, Visa status, H1B Sponsorship requirement and as well as minimum expected salary. Then there was a phone interview by the manager of the project team where I was supposed to be working. It was for 30min and asked me about resume and past experiences. I am a Masters student with 3 years of IT experience. The manager spoke about the project and the work culture at KPMG.
After phone interview there was a 1:1 interview with the same manager where I was asked about basic standard questions like "Tell me about yourself apart from what is present in the resume?". Later he gave a case study relating to SDLC.I think probably he was checking my confidence level to answer the question as well as how fast & correct I would be able to answer it. Did pretty well. He gave his business card. I sent him thank you mail. later was contacted by recruiter stating that I am through this round probably have to face 2 partner interviews.
After 15 days he again called back and said that there is no need of partner interviews and I have been selected and promised me to make an offer within a week. This was almost delayed by 3 weeks and finally got the offer letter. Accepted and sent back the next day. Recruiters are really friendly and follow up quickly for the questions asked. Don't hesitate to ask the format of Interview or any other questions with recruiter as they would be really helpful.
Negotiation Details – Negotiation was really difficult. But still would insist to do so. I could increase it by very small margin.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Short Hills, NJ Nov 2010 – Reviewed Nov 5, 2010
Interview Details – campus interview followed by an all day on site interview...very friendly
Interview Question – none out of the ordinary Answer Question
Negotiation Details – as a newbie you take what they offer
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Short Hills, NJ Jun 2009 – Reviewed Oct 21, 2010
Interview Details – Met the company through on campus activities run by KPMG, and subsequently applied for their externship program. Received and internship offer after completing two more rounds of interviews. INterviewed for the full-time Audit Associate but did not receive offer.
Interview Question – How would you assert yourself to gain information from a person who is unwilling to share it. View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation as with all of the big four. If you try to negotiate or leverage another offer they will just give the offer to someone else.
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