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Updated Dec 15, 2014
Updated Dec 15, 2014
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    EVS Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview Details

    I had a phone interview with a professional from the Valuations Group at KPMG New York Office. It was about half hour long, started with me talking thru my resume, highlighting course work that would be applicable to the position. A couple of general questions of why KPMG. The interviewer was very nice and approachable, readily gave his feedback about his experiences and background, it was more conversational than formal interview. We discussed valuation methods and which ones were mostly used in industry vs school setting.

    Interview Questions
    • Walk me through DCF valuation and describe how you would calculate WACC   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Consultant Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    They invited me to dinner. It was a very relaxed and casual environment. Important to stay professional, but it is more of a character and "good fit" evaluation than anything. If you can make the right person like you during that meet and greet, the interview is more of a formality.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Advisory Operations Risk Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied through college. Had first round interview on campus. Laid back, went through resume, talking about past experience, etc. No technical questions. Took a long time to get result. Did not get through to the second round. Not sure why as I had a pretty good experience with the interviewer.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Advisory IARCS Associate Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Applied through my school and usually you interview on campus but I was looking at an office in another city so I was given a phone interview instead, which was not preferred. Interview was about 30 minutes and I spoke to a senior manager who had been with KPMG for a while. She was extremely friendly and made me feel very comfortable but I tripped on some of the questions, which was probably the reason why I was not invited back for final rounds. Also, advisory roles tend to be more competitive.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Risk Assurance Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview Details

    I was taken out to dinner the night the before so I could meet my interviewer although the next day he did not remember me. When the interview started, he didn't know what position I was applying for. Once we got on the same page of who I was and where I wanted to work, he started asking me some basic behavioral interview questions. I emailed him the next day thanking him for my interview and he replied with a very nice email.

    Interview Questions
    • If you are missing a right parenthesis somewhere in your code, how would you find where it is?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    IT Advisory - Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was very easy they are not trying to ask technical questions. They want to get a feel for who you are and see if you are a good fit for their firm. They also "Wine & Dine" all of the interviewers, which is a nice change of pace from the other Big Four.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Audit Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Santa Clara, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview Details

    I started off with an on-campus interview. I didn't really know much about the company and hadn't met any professionals although my school held a lot of events to encourage networking. The interview was very easy, the interviewer was very nice and welcoming and just asked me to walk her through my resume and what I learned from each job. I articulated the leadership and communication skills I learned and she was pleased. The interview was very conversational and she left a lot of time for questions. I was not very interested in KPMG since EY wass my top choice, but she made that all change. I was informed I got the second round interview the next day, and a week later I had my office visit. The night before the interviews we had a dinner with KPMG professionals and it was very nice if you know how to socialize. The next day, we had a variety of presentations, team building exercises, an office tour, interviews (one with a partner, another with a senior manager), and a very nice lunch with 2 associates. I would say that if you are a genuine, social, and nice person, there is no reason why you shouldn't get an offer. Got my offer 2 hours after the interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    I applied through college or university – interviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview Details

    On-Campus recruiting, phone interview, office visit. Everybody is super nice, friendly and helpful. Communication was great and fast from the beginning. They put a lot of effort and planning into their office visits and you don't feel like just another candidate. It feels like everybody in the company is involved in recruiting and you meet tons of professional from Associate to Partner throughout the recruiting process.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview Details

    Went through university's recruiting process. Was in a target school, but had a below average GPA for Big 4. Networked my butt off with all 4 and secured Round 1s with 3 of the 4. Heard back from KPMG within a week for 2nd round. 2nd round was office tour, met Partners, Managers and Staff. Office tour is mostly that, an office tour, with 2 back-to-back 30 min interviews with Senior Managers/Partners in the middle of the day. Behavioral questions for all interviews, if you're going into auditing thats just how it'll be for all Big 4 interviews. Heard back 3 hours after I got back from the tour.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at KPMG US.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was pretty easy. Had a coffee initially with someone from the office then a couple days later had two behavioral interviews back to back with two higher-ups from the office I was going to be working in. They vet you as a candidate beforehand so these interviews seemed to simply be a way to get to know you and your personality.

    Interview Questions
    • Typical questions. When did you have to lead a team through a tough situation? When were you faced with an issue with your boss?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was an intern so I'm pretty sure negotiating was out of the question.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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