KPMG US Interview Questions in San Francisco, CA

Updated Apr 1, 2015
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US (San Francisco, CA) in October 2012.

    Interview

    provided details to the recruiting personnel and was asked for interview over phone with a director level person.
    call went on for 40mins and mostly spoke about previous work experience and 2 scenario based Questions.
    after 2 weeks, was asked to attend on site interview with 4 ppl staring with 2 partners, senior lead, director in that order. They made me feel comfortable when I became too conscious and felt all went smoothly/
    Was not offered the job though!

    Interview Questions

    • scenario based question regarding interaction with client team.   Answer Question
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    Contract Compliance Services Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at KPMG US (San Francisco, CA) in October 2012.

    Interview

    Interview was largely behavioral, asked about leadership experiences

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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at KPMG US (San Francisco, CA) in June 2012.

    Interview

    Very laid back. Not challenging-Asked behavior questions

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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US (San Francisco, CA) in April 2012.

    Interview

    2-3 interviews. process takes two days

    Interview Questions

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    Advisory Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency – interviewed at KPMG US (San Francisco, CA) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Interviews was done in person and over a call. Had a call with a director and also a partner. Interview questions were standard, asked to describe career highlights and challenges

    Interview Questions

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at KPMG US (San Francisco, CA) in March 2012.

    Interview

    I got the interview through our "Meet the FIrms" event at school. You first have to speak to the recruiter for a few minutes and give your resume. If the recruiter likes what they see from first glimpse, then you will be extended an interview offer at one of their offices. The actual interview was 100% behavioral. No technical questions, just behavioral questions based on your professional and academic experience. If you are to be accepted into this highly competitive program, you have to have superior academic performance (3.5+), leadership experience (either from a job or student organization), and some sort of professional experience and relate that experience to the position applied for. I had all but the grades. My grades weren't bad, but they weren't great, which is why i wasn't extended an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you had to juggle a lot of priorities at once and how you handled it.   Answer Question
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US (San Francisco, CA) in October 2011.

    Interview

    1 Phone Interview - HR.
    1 Phone Interview - Risk Consulting Director
    3 in Person - 30 min interviews. 1 Manager, 1 Snr Mgr and 1 Partner.

    Resume review, one of the in person interview was technical, 1 was chilled out and another was with the Partner mostly wanting to get a feel of where they could staff me.

    Advice would be to be yourself!

    Interview Questions

    • TCP/IP Knowledge? Describing a Wi-Fi Implementation?   Answer Question
    • Why I wanted to leave my current position, and why I was choosing KPMG?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Put a $$ on yourself and go with it. If you dont have experience, you will learn alot on this job and be worth a lot more soon so just suck it up.

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    Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at KPMG US (San Francisco, CA) in September 2011.

    Interview

    First round and second round questions. All behavioral, very easy to get through.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    Other job opportunities

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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at KPMG US (San Francisco, CA) in August 2011.

    Interview

    Met with associates and senior associates for lunch, and had behavioral interviews with partners and managers. They were all friendly and are looking for three things: Do you want to work in Tax? Are you going to fit in? and... Are you going to work hard?

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you were a leader in something...   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation.

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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at KPMG US (San Francisco, CA) in May 2011.

    Interview

    Interviewed with two partners and a manager. All behavioral. Coming from a top school, networking into an interview was not that difficult. Had a tour of the facilities and was accompanied to lunch by two Associates. Met with a recruiter to wrap up the four hour affair, and now patiently waiting for an offer.

    Interview Questions

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