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Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at KPMG US
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Helpful (1)Accepted OfferAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at KPMG US (Chicago, IL) in March 2013.
I applied through campus recruiting and was selected for an on campus interview. The first interview was conducted with a partner. To my surprise the interview was very laid back and lasted only 30 minutes. We went over my resume for about 10-15 minutes and then talked about the position and the responsibilities involved. About a week later I was invited to participate in the Inside Look (second rounds) program.
I was extremely nervous a few days leading up to Inside Look but again, it was very laid back and informing. The first night started with a tour of the office and concluded with a two hour dinner at a very nice steakhouse. The second day lasted from 8am-2pm with various activities and a couple of interviews with senior managers. All of the interviews were very laid back and did not include any behavioral questions. Though a few of the other candidates I spoke with did have behavioral questions. It all depends on who you interview with.
- Why do you want to work in public accounting? Answer Question
No negotiating since it is an internship
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 day – interviewed at KPMG US (Chicago, IL) in January 2013.
Interview was obtained through a scholarship program guaranteeing two interviews with large accounting firms. KPMG presented for us during the leadership program and it was actually the same presentation as one presented earlier by Deloitte. It made the company look bad and unprepared honestly. The lady who interviewed me was quite strange. One question she asked me was, "Why choose KPMG? Do you prefer us over the other Big Four?" And she drilled me on that.
- Surely you have a top choice for the firm you want to work with? Threw me off because I wasn't prepared to say KPMG. 1 Answer
- Declined OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through other source. The process took 4+ months – interviewed at KPMG US (Chicago, IL) in December 2012.
Interviewing process was very lengthy. It look about 4 months to actually get an offer letter from the company. Communication wasn't very good either. The interview process itself wasn't too bad. Had 5 phone interviews and 1 onsite with 3 people. I had to travel from NY to their Chicago office and they only paid for the flight.
- none really - they asked about the aspects of SAP GRC. if you know that for this position it should be fine Answer Question
Reasons for Declining
My company matched the offer and it took a lot of time to actually get the offer
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks – interviewed at KPMG US (Chicago, IL) in October 2012.
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!
- 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 OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 5 days – interviewed at KPMG US (Chicago, IL) in October 2012.
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.
- Define yourself with 5 adjectives. 1 Answer
- No OfferNegative ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at KPMG US (Chicago, IL) in August 2012.
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.
- 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
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
The process took 5+ weeks – interviewed at KPMG US (Chicago, IL) in March 2012.
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.
- Why do you want to do audit? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferEasy Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 days – interviewed at KPMG US (Chicago, IL) in February 2012.
Fairly easy, only behavior questions
- Nothing really. Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at KPMG US (Chicago, IL) in January 2012.
Couple of initial behavioral interviews, followed by experience interviews and very less case questions
- Detailed questions about your experience Answer Question
Helpful (1)Declined OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at KPMG US (Chicago, IL) in December 2011.
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.
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