KPMG US Interview Questions & Reviews in London, England
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Senior Consultant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at KPMG US in May 2014.
Interview Details – Initial communication with a recruitment agency, I receive a call from headhunter and after long conversation, I was sent a job spec. I sent my CV and receive an invitation for the first 1:1 interview after preliminary telephone interview. I was told that it should be a three fold interview process. I had only first interview. My first interview was with a team leader, friendly atmosphere, nice office.
Interview Question – That was quite a few of technical questions related to IT projects I've done previously, but quite difficult question was - What is the best constructive criticism you’ve ever received? Why? Answer Question
Executive Advisor Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 3 months - interviewed at KPMG US.
Interview Details – First interview, usually face to face with managers or senior managers. Followed by assessment centre with directors and partners. First interview is an hour, whereas assessment centre took most of the day
Interview Question – Could be anything, partners are interested in if your a good consultant and if you know your stuff. Need to prove yourself Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Pretty straight forward, just tell them what you're willing to move for
Summer Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at KPMG US in January 2013.
Interview Details – After online application, I went through:
1) Scenario based online test - short films with actors presenting job situation; you are asked to provide the most suitable behaviour
2) Verbal and Logical reasoning tests - quite typical
3) Telephone interview - business knowledge (name a company with problems and propose solutions), personal qualities (adaptation to new situations, leadership, teamwork), motivation to work for the firm (all the basic information)
4) Assessment Centre, two parts: (a) E-tray - either written or multiple choice, answered written ones briefly and focused more on planning my work within the time limit; (b) written exercise - analysis of the company, wrote much less than work limit (600/1500), but focused on quality, not quantity
Interview Question – Time pressure during written exercise. Answer Question
Financial Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at KPMG US in March 2012.
Interview Details – the interview process is rather simple: online test, AC and partner interview
relatively efficient for the whole process
Interview Question – there is a role playing practice which will challenge the candidates by putting them in a very difficult conversation Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation phase for graduate contract.
Graduate Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at KPMG US in September 2013.
Interview Details – 1st round phone interview. Very typical competency based questions. The interviewer pretty much just went through the key competency listed on their career website and asked for examples of relevant past experience, so be prepared with lots of examples of yourself. The interviewer was nice, but seemed a bit impatient sometimes. So try and make your answer concise and to the point.
Interview Question – Tell me about an occasion when you have to deal with an angry customer. Answer Question
Risk Management Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at KPMG US in August 2013.
Interview Details – first time apply for KPMG. application form, online test, first interview...
Interview Question – What's the difference between KPMG and three other big4s? View Answer
Transaction and Restructuring Graduate Mandarin Program Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at KPMG US in March 2013.
Interview Details – Online application, situation judgement test, numerical and verbal test; waited nearly 3 months to get the telephone interview since they said there were not enough interviewers ..Unbelievable ; the telephone interview was by HR, who said I'd probably hear from them within 3 days..but given the fact that I waited 3 months for this one, I doubt it seriously
Interview Question – Fair standard questions. Questions were based around key competencies like career motivation, resilience; Answer Question
Tax Graduate Scheme Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
The process took 2 months - interviewed at KPMG US in January 2012.
Interview Details – Interview process has several stages. FIrst, standard online tests. Next phone interview asking pretty predictable competency questions, and why kpmg, why tax etc? Then assessment day, this is interesting because it doesn't involve any group exercises but is rather quite individual focussed. You are pretending to work for an energy company and throughout the day do various activities. This includes a written report making recommendations, an e-tray and some simulated meetings with actors. My actor was quite weird and started interviewing me half way through, although I don't think this is usually the case. Finally partner interview, which was more standard questions and talking through a few different businesses. Of all the parts this felt very relaxed.
Interview Question – Written report in the assessment day is very time limited, make the most of your time as otherwise you will run out. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – In the end I realised the role wasn't really for me.
Graduate Trainee Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at KPMG US in April 2008.
Interview Details – First Round Interview + Assessment Day
Interview Question – What is the current challenge facing by our clients View Answer
Negotiation Details – Not applicable
Graduate Trainee Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at KPMG US in April 2008.
Interview Details – First round face to face interview + Second round assessment day& partner interview
Interview Question – current challenges facing by the business Answer Question
Negotiation Details – What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?