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Updated Nov 10, 2014
Updated Nov 10, 2014
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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
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Associate Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at KPMG US in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    Went to the interview. Pretty standard super day. Met with MDs, VPs, Associates. Was asked several financial questions: Walk me through, DCF, LBO, Accretion dilution model. How do you calculate EV, Equity value. What are the common components of Comparable comps

    Negotiation Details
    I had several offers so I was able to negotiate my salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Audit Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Really fun process. 1st interview was basic behavioral questions. Second round interviews were very conversational and really just about getting to know you. It was really informative and I was able to get to get a lot of knowledge about the company.

    Interview Questions
    • There wasn't any really challenging questions. Just behavior questions. They are really just trying to get to know you and see if you are a good fit   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Tax Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Very basic questions about my qualifications ie. 150 hour requirement and graduation date. I was surprised that there were no behavioral questions asked.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Tax Associate 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 5+ monthsinterviewed at KPMG US in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    Meet with recruiters in the campus job fair, and about 1 week later I was invited to the first round interview. I was interviewed with a manager and all behavior questions. After 1 week from the first round interview, I got the opportunity to the second round. I had three 1:1 interviews with either senior managers or partners, had lunch with associates and had a office tour. Nothing unexpected. They are all very nice.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Tax Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at KPMG US in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    I had a one on one interview with a senior manager of the specific service after the resume screening.

    Interview Questions
    • The senior manager didn't ask me any questions, but she said that her team prefer to work with someone who doesn't have experience.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Summer Audit Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at KPMG US in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    I applied to KPMG initially in October of 2011 through my school career fair. However I did not hear back from them. I applied again in winter after another career fair at my school. This time, the recruiter that I met at the fair called me to schedule my interview. The interview lasted 30 minutes and it was the same recruiter interviewing me. I felt very much at ease. She asked me a lot of follow up questions, maybe because I was not following the STAR technique properly. I left the interview feeling good about it. She told me I can follow up by Wednesday of the following week. By Tuesday, however, I had received a rejection email. I emailed the recruiter back thanking her for the opportunity and if she could give me some feedback. She said she was unable to do that but I should definitely apply again.

    I will do just that come next recruiting cycle. Overall it was a good experience. the recruiter was very pleasanton. She put me at ease right away.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mountain View, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at KPMG US in November 2011.

    Interview Details

    It was a whole day event, from 8am to 5pm. It started with breakfast and time to spend with several staff and one partner. They prepared a presentation on KPMG. Later we had group activities where we played "audit procedure" and "inventory audit", interviewed with a manager and a partner. Tour of the office. Another presentation, then dinner.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  10.  

    Audit Intern 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 a dayinterviewed at KPMG US in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    This interview was an on-campus interview. You get a one on one interview with a senior manager of the specific service. They basically want to get to know you and see if you would fit in their company, of course.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Discover KPMG Summer Leadership Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at KPMG US in April 2011.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my schools career center, and a week after the deadline for submissions had passed I received an email to interview.

    The interview was super easy, as we just chatted about my interest, as well my future plans on if I'm interested in tax, audit, or advisory. The recruiter went over my resume wanting to hear about everything I listed. They told me I would hear back in 2 weeks and on the day before it would be too weeks I got a call and was asked if I'm interested in being a part of the program.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation since it's just a leadership program.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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