McGladrey LLP Audit Associate Interview Questions

Updated Jul 29, 2014
Updated Jul 29, 2014
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Audit Associate Interview

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

The process took a day - interviewed at McGladrey LLP in November 2011.

Interview Details

I applied for the position through my school's career service website. I got an email from my school that I had been accepted for an interview. The interview was within a week of being notified. The interview was conducted with a manager of the Audit Department. He asked behavioral questions and no analytical questions for the first interview. The manager was nice but not very personable.

Interview Questions
  • What would you say your biggest accomplishment has been in your life?   Answer Question
  • Why mid-sized over a Big 4?   Answer Question
  • Describe a time when you made a suggestion to improve the work in your organization/ school group.   Answer Question
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Phoenix, AZ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phoenix, AZ
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at McGladrey LLP in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    The interview was very informal. The interviewer asked if I preferred to work with non-public companies or public companies. No behavioral questions whatsoever.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at McGladrey LLP in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    A series of 3 1:1 interviews, a group presentation and then I was taken out to lunch by a supervisor.

    Interview Questions
    • Why should we hire you over the other 50 candidates who applied for this job?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at McGladrey LLP in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Meet at career fair and interviewed on campus. 45 minutes of behavioral questions. Then went for office visit in Chicago. Talked with a director and partner about the position and any questions I had. Pretty informal, and then with to lunch with an audit associate.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Audit Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at McGladrey LLP in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    The office interview was very structured. Interviewed with two managers then went out to lunch with two first year associates.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at McGladrey LLP in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Once selected for the initial on-campus interview, they take you out to a pre-night interview dinner, where you can potentially meet your actual interviewer, other employees, and your competition. The next day, I was interviewed by a partner on-campus, where it was very much a conversation and laid-back. I heard back within a week for the office visit. In the second-round, I met with a manager and a partner. Again, it was very conversational, and they asked questions based on what you have on your resume. Afterward, they take you out to lunch with a buddy, where you can ask general questions about the firm. It was overall a very organized and fun process.

    Interview Questions
    • Why did you choose a mid-sized firm over the big 4?   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    It was a difficult choice between this firm and another. The other firm was just a better fit.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at McGladrey LLP in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    I went through a series of informal interviews before getting a offer.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No room to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Audit Associate Interview

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

    The process took a day - interviewed at McGladrey LLP in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    It was an on-campus recruiting interview. There were two greeters waiting in the lobby and I talked with them for about 10 mins before it was time for me to meet the interviewer. They were both very friendly, had been at the firm for 1 year, and went to the school at which I was participating in the on-campus recruit. But make sure you have questions to ask them. (generally stuff about themselves, when did they start, have they taken any parts of the CPA, how do they like working there etc). The interview itself was with a partner. He was very friendly and outgoing. He asked questions like, how did I obtain the internships on my resume, why do you like accounting, what is my 5 year plan, describe to me what you did at each of your internships. Thats about 15-20 mins. Then the next 10-15 is questions that you need to ask the interviewer. Make sure these are conversational, and not just firing questions at your interviewer. Act like you are interested in the response.

    Interview Questions
    • You say you want to work for a medium sized company, but how can you justify that when your internships have been at large companies?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at McGladrey LLP in November 2010.

    Interview Details

    I actually interviewed for the summer audit internship, which followed a strict recruiting cycle. I first interviewed on-campus with a manager, then I was invited to interview in-house with 3 professionals (director, manager, associate). All interviewers were very courteous and friendly, and never asked anything too demanding. I had conversations with my interviewers about school, sports, and even music. The firm really wants to get to know your personality-- they know that they can teach anyone decently intelligent with their training programs, so personality and cultural fit seem to be the most important things they look for in a candidate.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to be at McGladrey, as opposed to other mid-tier or big four firms?   Answer Question
    • Tell me about a time when you were faced with difficulty and how you went about resolving the issue.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was offered what I felt was slightly under the market rate across all firms, so I politely asked for a modified compensation package. The firm was very receptive and understanding of my request and re-sent my offer letter with a compensation package slightly higher than market rate. Worth a try, especially if you know you want to be with the firm.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Vienna, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vienna, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at McGladrey LLP in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Great,

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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