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Updated Feb 22, 2015
Updated Feb 22, 2015
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    Technology Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at KPMG US in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was selected for the first round interview during on-campus recruiting. I was very excited about it. I had my first personal interview on-campus and it was a good interview, pretty intense though!

    Interview Questions
    • After the initial pleasantries, I was bombarded with a Case study and my entire interview was based on that. I was not expecting the type of questions that my interviewer was asking me. I tried to answer them to the best of my ability though.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Information Protection/Business Resilience Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at KPMG US in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    First Round Interview is on-campus, behavioral questions in nature, and very conversational. Interviewer was from the office I applied for and I met him a couple times during campus recruiting events. The interview started with questions about weather and stuff, then gradually moved to resume-related questions. The interviewer was most interested in the relevant work experience I had and any related non-work experience, and we spent quite a few minutes talking about the part of my life that was closely related to IT.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Human Resources Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at KPMG US in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    Had a phone interview with the recruiter. Things went well - was told that I was a good fit for the role and salary expectations were in line. Had a second phone interview with the Director with whom this position would report. Felt a rapport and felt that the interview went well. Scheduled for an in-person interview. Was asked to meet at a Starbucks close to the interviewer's home because she was working from home that day. Thought it was odd, but okay. Met and talked for 2 hours. Thought things went well. Didn't hear back for weeks - emails were not returned, which of course is a bad sign. Finally got connected to the recruiter and was told that they decided my compensation was too high. After three interviews? And after it was confirmed previously? That was a bit frustrating.

    Interview Questions
    • A partner tells you that they need to open a replacement position for someone that was recently laid off. What would you do?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Audit Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at KPMG US in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    I had the initial interview with KPMG during the campus recruiting, after around one month, got email from my recruiter saying that the chicago office just accepted my referral and will invited me to the second round interview.

    The interview is relatively easy, no tough questions at all, all the questions the interviewer asked are basic question about your background, your experience, why audit, why chicago.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Audit Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at KPMG US in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Fairly easy, only behavior questions

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at KPMG US in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Couple of initial behavioral interviews, followed by experience interviews and very less case questions

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at KPMG US in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    One on-campus interview by a Director - mostly behavioral to assess organization fit
    One onsite technical interviews by a Manager
    One onsite case interview with a Senior Manager

    The onsite interviews were supposed to be the final rounds. Then I waited for almost a month. When I called them up to check the status, they said that I have another technical interview (telephonic) with a Principal.
    After that interview, they took about two weeks to get offer approval and finally made an offer. I was told that the offer was the starting salary at Senior Associate level and since I had a lot of relevant experience, I can negotiate. When I negotiated, they said they can't increase the salary.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at KPMG US in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Great people

    Interview Questions
    • How you would respond to an ethical problem   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Other offer was better

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Tax Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    The process took a dayinterviewed at KPMG US in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    Have a on-campus interview of the tax intern at KPMG, the interview went on just like a conversation, the employers were friendly. they asked me about my school life, teamwork, communication skills, time management and so on.
    It is a helpful experience for me although I didnt get the chance to go with the 2nd round interview. I love this company.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US in July 2011.

    Interview Details

    1. Phone Screen with Recruiter
    2. Phone Interview with Sr Manager/Director
    3. Additional Phone Interviews
    4. In-person Interview with Director-Level of practice (they typically fly you somewhere)
    5. Additional phone/in person meetings (as needed)
    6. Offer from recruiter

    ...my process went quickly, but I've known for it to be a lot slower

    Interview Questions
    • They asked me about trends I know in the marketplace and how I saw those as being good options for the client - do your homework!   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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