McGladrey LLP Consulting Associate Interview Questions

Updated Jul 28, 2015
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Consulting Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer

Interview

Met with a recruiter. Then brought in to meet with several directors and a partner

Interview Questions

  • What do you want to do with your CPA   1 Answer

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    Consulting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    Met them at a career expo and received an invitation to interview at our career center. The interview was extremely casual and felt more like a conversation. I was able to steer it to whatever topics I wanted. I was told there would be a case question, but was never asked one.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had difficulty working on a team? What did you do about it?   Answer Question
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    Consulting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Miami, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at McGladrey LLP (Miami, FL) in March 2012.

    Interview

    Met the firm at a career fair at University. This was most important for me, as it was my "first impression" of them. Although firm associates may act short/uninterested they are paying attention and want candidates that seem interested and eager to learn, not just someone "dropping off their resume". I followed through and applied for an interview through Career Services. The on campus interview was held 1 on 1 with a manager and consisted of behavioral questions and your experiences. 2 weeks later, I received an email asking me to come in for an office visit. The office visit was very relaxed and I did not feel as nervous as I had with other firms. I interviewed with 2 directors and 1 manager. They touched on my resume but were more interested in chatting and getting a sense of my personality. That night, we were invited for a social at a restaurant downtown and were able to meet more associates and managers (including managing partner), and met the other potential job candidates. I focused on networking and socializing with the firms associates who were surprisingly very open and eager to chat. Received a phone call 2 days later with the offer.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Accepted the initial offer, as it was market rate, and did not expect firm to negotiate higher, especially for entry level position. Do your research, for me, it was more important to "get my foot in the door" than potentially ruin the experience by asking for 2-3K more and being turned down. The offer was adequate for entry level.

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    Consulting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at McGladrey LLP in February 2012.

    Interview

    The interview was great. I had met many of my interviewers at business events before the formal interview and so I was excited about the opportunity. However, the interview turned negative when I received no reply by email or over the phone afterwards. While this is typical, it was particularly frustrating because even after calling and leaving messages with the interviewers, I was granted no response. I was promised reimbursement for my travel expenses on two separate occasions by two separate HR Reps and I never received it (because I could never get a hold of them!)

    Interview Questions

    • The interview was four hours long, however most of the questions were casual. There were no behavioral or situational questions.   Answer Question
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    Consulting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Charlotte, NC
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at McGladrey LLP (Charlotte, NC) in May 2012.

    Interview

    Met with a senior manager through a recruiting event and had an informal interview on site (golf course). Received an email a few days later from the regional HR recruiter extending an office visit. The office visit consisted of two 45 minute one-on-one interviews with managers from the consulting practice. There were no behavioral questions or anything drawing too much stress, more of a relaxed conversation trying to get a feel for the job and the interviewer trying to get a feel for your interests and goals.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time in which you had difficulty working in a group environment and how did you handle this situation.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    I received an offer from another firm that provided more personal opportunities.

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    Consulting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at McGladrey LLP.

    Interview

    Overall a great interview process. HR was extremely helpful and the interview process had no case component which allowed you to really express who you are and why you're a good fit. Round 1: In office: Three consecutive 30-45 minute interviews (Associate, Manager, Director). Mainly asking why you want to work there over other firms (important to note middle market) - A good reason for the middle market is that you are put on meaningful projects that you won't get in boutique firms, but get exposure to decision makers which you might not get at a large firm. Round 2: Confirmation email with another Director - Overall very friendly environment

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    Consulting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at McGladrey LLP in May 2012.

    Interview

    Very relaxed. Applied online and receive a phone interview within 2 weeks of apply. After the phone interview I was scheduled to have an on site interview within the next week. Got an offer after the 1 on 1 interview within 2 days.

    Interview Questions

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    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at McGladrey LLP (Dallas, TX) in March 2014.

    Interview

    2 phone interviews, 2 office interviews. Office interview consisted of interview with entire team as well as a few partners. Interview was very relaxed and informal. Asked basic interview questions. Whole process was long as it took 6+ weeks. Accepted offer and was offered bonus as well.

    Interview Questions

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    Consulting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at McGladrey LLP in March 2011.

    Interview

    Phone interview with human resources for typical screen; notified w/in two days about coming in for in office interview. Office interviews consisted of three 1:1 meetings, office tour, question and answer period. Asked typical behavioral and interview questions. Offer w/in two days.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about your three greatest strengths and weaknesses.   Answer Question
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    Consulting Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at McGladrey LLP (Minneapolis, MN) in October 2012.

    Interview

    I had an interview with a partner and a director at the same time. They were extremely friendly. The interview was very informal. They just had questions about my current job experience and education background and spent some time on explaining benefits of working for the company including the flexibility and challenging but rewarding experience.

    Interview Questions

    • What are the reasons you want to leave your current employer?   Answer Question
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