KPMG US Director Interview Questions

Updated Mar 24, 2014
Updated Mar 24, 2014
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Director Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied in-person. The process took 2 months - interviewed at KPMG US.

Interview Details

I have worked with KPMG India for 13 years and left when I was an AD. I was relocating to the US and enquired about positions available. I always knew that KPMG (and actually every Big 4) is not truly 'global' and they share little besides the brand name but I was very surprised to find that the US team (at the the guy I had a chat with) is pretty screwed. Though I cannot generalize, i was very surprised that they could have someone with such lack of professionalism as an MD (equates to AD level in India firm).
The interviewer did not ask a single question except 'take me through my resume' and after a 5-7 minute monologue from me had just this to say - 'we in the US do much better work than in the US' which i know is not true.
I saw prejudice and arrogance which was unexpected from a person the level of an MF.

Interview Questions
  • No question - the decision was taken already prejudiced by sheer arrogance of the interviewer.   Answer Question
No Offer
Negative Experience
Easy Interview

Other Interview Reviews for KPMG US

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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Montvale, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montvale, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through other source - interviewed at KPMG US in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was an internal hire

    Negotiation Details
    Useless. They added repsonsibility but declined my request for increased compensation
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Montvale, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montvale, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 8 weeks - interviewed at KPMG US in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Excellent recruitment process. KPMG made a prompt decision and took care of relocation.

    Interview Questions
    • How will you go about reorganizing the team that you may inherit.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation was managed by a very senior audit partner who put in atypical elements into the negotiation. The HR Recruiter was very good at counter balancing what would have otherwise felt like a transactional negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at KPMG US in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    They seem really disorganized. Each one has sent me a different link to fill out information. Asked me to sign up for career alerts, fill out an online application...yet no one seems to have a copy of the resume I posted. When confronted politely (this is what your colleague sent me, do you need additional information) they flounder. If this is representative of their systems and processes I am not sure I want to work here.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you faced an ethical dilemma and what did you do about it.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    Seeing how disjointed and unorganized they were I could tell a lot about the company and prospects here.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days - interviewed at KPMG US in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initial interview was with HR which lasted half a day. Second interview was with another HR rep, a Senior Manager, Partner, and a Senior partner. Third return to the firm was a job offer.

    Interview Questions
    • Most were behavior questions and a few case questions as I was being interviewed for Advisory Services.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Offer was pretty much non-negotiable. Perks are quite competitive, however, the salary is within the industry standard.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 months - interviewed at KPMG US in June 2009.

    Interview Details

    Fine, perhaps a bit drawn out but bearable

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Push harder for a better salary!
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

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