KPMG US Advisory Associate Interview Questions

Updated Jul 28, 2015
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Advisory Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at KPMG US (Houston, TX).

Interview

I applied through the on campus recruiting website at my school. The night before the first round interview, there is a dinner with all the interviewees. Make sure you are social so that the firm knows you can handle yourself in front of a client. The first round interview was a very casual 30 minute chat about my past experiences. He let me know on the spot that he is going to recommend me for a final round interview. Final round interview consisted of 2 30 minute interviews with the office partners as well as a tour of the office. Great experience overall.

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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at KPMG US (San Francisco, CA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Interview was not so formal, just basic questions on why KPMG and why san francisco, and then the HR discussed the benefits of working at KPMG and that they offer Visa sponsorship

    Interview Questions

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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Denver, CO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at KPMG US (Denver, CO) in May 2015.

    Interview

    On campus Interview follow up phone call. Then all day interview with 3 30 minute behavioral interviews. Most Big 4 companies have the same process. You will be screened on campus, then 1 more time over the phone. When you come into the office, it is your job to lose. It means they have a general interest in you.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you had to work on something you did not know how to do?   Answer Question
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview

    The interview was with the Strategy Group. First Round was on Campus and was a 45 minutes mostly behavioral and a small case. 4 days later I was invited to Second Round and flew to their offices. Second round consisted of 2 back to back 45 minute interviews both half behavioral half case.

    Interview Questions

    • Calculate the total number of tires sold in the US per year   Answer Question
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview

    It is SAP GRC under the Advisory group. The first round interview was on campus with a director from another region even though I applied for the local office. The interview was 30-minute long. No technical or behavior question was asked. The conversation was smooth and nothing was unexpected. Just need to know the resume very well.

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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US in November 2014.

    Interview

    Initial interview was through campus. It was a general behavioral interview and the interviewer just wanted to know what your interest areas were. Got a call one week later for an Inside Office Look. The day before the actual interview we had a reception dinner at a very nice restaurant. Nice conversation with all the company officials. Next morning had 2 30 min back to back interviews with two directors. General questions, nothing technical or too difficult. Then it was followed by a presentation and ended with a lunch at a fancy restaurant. Nice experience. Be sure to be proactive during the interview process and very conversational during the reception.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you were a leader. How did you handle multiple projects at a time? Can you tell me when did you work in a project and what role did you play?(Like a leader or etc)   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Low starting salary

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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US in November 2014.

    Interview

    First was contacted by a national recruiter, then talked with regional director through the phone for 30 minutes, discussing the nature of the position and type of work. Then had an office visit for an hour during which interview was done with a manager and a director.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing too out of ordinary. Mostly behavioral questions. Asked questions such as describe a time when you have to face difficulties during work and when you have to take leadership.   Answer Question
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    I received an email from a recruiter saying he wanted to schedule a phone interview. I responded immediately, told him I was on vacation so I had open availability all week and would love to connect, blah blah. Then, silence. I followed up twice. No response. Then, just to test to see if he was a legit person, I found him on LinkedIn and sent him a connect request. He accepted it immediately. So then I emailed him a third time, and STILL no response. Nothing. I'll probably never bother applying for a job at KPMG because of this experience. Totally unprofessional. I don't get it...

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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US in October 2014.

    Interview

    There's a pre-night event where I got to talk to few people in a loose environment. The 1st round intervew started with a senior associate approaching to me and asked few general questions. The actual interview with the director went smoother than I expected but I'm kinda disappointed that I did get through the next round.

    Interview Questions

    • Whether it be college life or work life, you have a lot of things to take care of. How do you take a good attention to both the school life and work?   Answer Question
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at KPMG US (San Francisco, CA) in September 2014.

    Interview

    Applied through my Universities career website. Did an on campus first round interview, all behavioral no case. Got invited to an office visit which included team building, two interviews, lunch, Q&A, and dinner. Overall everyone I interacted with was extremely friendly and helpful. From the first time I talked with KPMG at my college career fair until the day I got my offer I was treated with respect and any questions I had were answered thoroughly.

    Interview Questions

    • No real difficult questions, maybe what specific industry you want to work in.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negation, firm and very fair offer.

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