Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at KPMG US
- Audit Associate (132)
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- Tax (12)
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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 InterviewNo 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 InterviewNo 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 InterviewAccepted 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
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 InterviewAccepted 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
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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.
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage InterviewDeclined OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at KPMG US (Chicago, IL) in September 2011.
- How you would respond to an ethical problem 1 Answer
Reasons for Declining
Other offer was better
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
The process took a day – interviewed at KPMG US (Chicago, IL) in September 2011.
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.
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage InterviewAccepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4 weeks – interviewed at KPMG US (Chicago, IL) in July 2011.
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
- 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
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