KPMG US Interview Questions in Chicago, IL

Updated Jul 30, 2015
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at KPMG US (Chicago, IL) in January 2012.

    Interview

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

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    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at KPMG US (Chicago, IL) in December 2011.

    Interview

    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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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at KPMG US (Chicago, IL) in November 2011.

    Interview

    I applied to a summer internship position and got a full-time position after completed the summer internship. Interview process described below is the one that I passed for the internship position. 1. HR Manager interview: questions regarding things that I spent a lot of time in college (study, part-time job etc.), why I study in my college, and stuff that I put in my resume 2. Audit Manager Interview: Why audit, Why KPMG, Why Chicago, US CPA, etc and question time 3. National Practice Head interview: Why audit, Why KPMG US, some ethical question, and question time 4. Office visit - i). Audit Sr. Manager Interview ii). Audit Practice Partner interview - questions are basically same as above 5. Full-time position offer after successful completion of the summer internship

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    Tax Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at KPMG US (Chicago, IL) in September 2011.

    Interview

    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.

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    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at KPMG US (Chicago, IL) in September 2011.

    Interview

    Great people

    Interview Questions

    • How you would respond to an ethical problem   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Other offer was better

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US (Chicago, IL) in July 2011.

    Interview

    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
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US (Chicago, IL) in June 2011.

    Interview

    1. Initial discussion with recruiter about positions they're seeking to fill, requirements, past projects, willingness to travel, visa sponsorship, salary expectation, etc. 2. Phone interview next week with Senior Manager. Interviewer briefed about the position, resume review, questions on past projects, technical questions. Last 10mins, I was allowed to ask the interviewer any questions 3. Invited for an onsite visit 2 weeks later. Interview with Managing Director & Senior Manager. Both conversational, talking about past projects in detail, behavioral questions. Still waiting for a reply.

    Interview Questions

    • Why KPMG?   Answer Question
    • Describe an issue that you faced in your past project? How did you handle it? Did it affect relationships at work?   Answer Question
    • Presented different phases of SDLC and asked me which one I would fit in.   Answer Question
    • Questions on teamwork, strength of teams, my role in the team   Answer Question
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    Tax Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US (Chicago, IL) in June 2011.

    Interview

    2 weeks of emails, phone interview and panel interview

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at KPMG US (Chicago, IL) in June 2011.

    Interview

    Met with a manager and a managing director. Managing director appeared to be hyped up on something and edgy. Very hard to follow. Would not have worked for him if offered the position. HR appeared to be scrabbling and added a third interviewer in last minute which appeared to throw off the schedule. Not very well organized and did not leave a position impression of the company. Also, they continued to try and sell me on how KPMG has audit and tax relationships with companies so it is easy for them to move into the advisory consulting space with the same clients. This did not seem to be the case in practice for them and was not a logical sell.

    Interview Questions

    • No specific question just a very difficult person to interview with. Seemed like he wasn't sure where he was going with questions at any given time which made it impossible to put forth a good image.   Answer Question
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US (Chicago, IL) in April 2011.

    Interview

    The hiring process was intense. It started with an initial phone screen by a recruiter that was outsourced and eventually hired by KPMG. I then had a technical phone interview from a senior manager and another interview with another manager that was asked to be part of the interview process. I finally met with one of the firm's senior managers and a partner to discuss what I was looking for in a job and was oversold on what KPMG did in the realm of SAP.

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    Negotiation

    I did not feel there was room to negotiate, it was a "take it or leave it" type of offer.

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