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Plante Moran Interview Questions

Updated Dec 27, 2014
Updated Dec 27, 2014
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Plante Moran.

    Interview Details

    Took an entire day, met with various individuals that I would be working with if I got the job. I never felt nervous or pressured- everyone was very welcoming and made sure I felt comfortable. I got the opportunity to ask all of my questions and each person took a great deal of time when answering.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  2.  

    Audit Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Cleveland, OH
    Application Details

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Plante Moran.

    Interview Details

    I spoke with a recruiter at my university's career fair. I received a call a few days later about scheduling an on campus interview. The on campus interview was pretty standard, I was asked some behavioral based questions. I then went to an on-site interview. I interviewed with an associate, in-charge, and partner. The interviews were very conversational, except the interview with the associate involved a lot of behavioral based questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Accounting Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at Plante Moran.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with 3 people for the 2nd round office visit (partner, manager, associate). Each interviewer asked different kinds of questions. Overall, it was a conversation about about what was on my resume.

    Interview Questions
    • The manager level interviewer ask some specific behavioral questions   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assurance/Tax Intern Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Plante Moran.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed on campus and then got a call about 4 days later to schedule an office visit interview in Chicago.

    I interviewed with three people in Chicago (30 min each) and then got a call about an offer about an hour after I left the office.

    Interview Questions
    • None of the questions were two difficult. Mostly just talk about yourself and career goals.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Plante Moran.

    Interview Details

    First, a pre-interview dinner with one interviewer and 10 other interviewees. Know your business etiquette. Second, a first round interview with two interviewers. Fairly standard behavioral questions, but the interviewers were tough. They were very interested in what you knew about the company and checking that you did your homework. Last, the office visit. Met with three partners for about an hour each then went to lunch. Office visit was more relaxed than first round. They seemed interested in if I would be a good fit personality wise. Overall, an intense but rewarding process.

    Interview Questions
    • No curveballs, just do your homework and have the facts to back up any claim you make about yourself.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation, they sent an offer and then a partner called to talk about it, but I was very happy with it and accepted.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Consultant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at Plante Moran in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Started with a phone interview with someone in staffing, then moved to a couple of office interviews. The process moved fairly quickly and it was efficient. Everyone was polite and helpful. I had good follow up . One thing that was different and somewhat annoying is that you will be asked extremely detailed questions about your current compensation and expected compensation, non-compete agreements, benefits, etc just in the first phone interview. You will be asked for base salary, bonus, last increase you received, how much your last increase was, when you're getting your next increase, amount of your last bonus, when you are getting your next bonus, etc., etc. You will also be asked about your benefits, 401k and match, how much time off you get, etc. You will be asked to share the exact amount of money you expect to make if you join Plante Moran. If you hesitate or don't give a solid answer, they will tell you can't move forward in their interview process. I was really surprised to be pressured so hard like that about compensation during a first phone interview. Be prepared to put EVERYTHING on the table regarding compensation during your first phone interview. Once you give that number, understand that there will be little to no room for negotiation later in the process if you get an offer. If you try to negotiate, they act like it's an insult or that it's really shocking. They also make you take a lot of tests - personality tests, IQ test, numerical reasoning test.

    Interview Questions
    • The most unexpected and unwelcome aspect of the interview process for me was to discuss compensation and benefits in so much detail during an initial phone screen, and to be pressured so hard about exact compensation expectations during the first contact with the firm. Also, all the testing that was involved was not expected.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation. They really don't negotiate at all. I asked for more and was told no.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Inter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    The process took me 4 weeks

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  9.  

    Internship Inteview Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbus, OH
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at Plante Moran.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by a recruiter that set up an office visit. Did three 30 min interviews with an associate, manager, and partner. All were more like conversations and everyone was really nice. More of them selling me on their company with a few questions about me. Few behavioral questions and questions about my resume. Afterwards had a dinner with the candidates and staff.

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Management Consulting (IT) Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at Plante Moran in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    Got a first round interview on campus. There is a pre-interview mixer and it was a good opportunity to meet with your interviewer. First round is mainly behavior questions, I got about 6-7 behavior questions. The interviewer is a manager and she is extremely nice. Got a call from hr the next week and arrange a second round. Second round was in their office and the managing partner gave a welcome speech. Second round with two manager and a partner. Interview are mostly conversational. I interviewed in Chicago office and it was a nice office (better than some of the big 4). Get a call from the partner the next Friday to extend an offer

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Audit Staff Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at Plante Moran.

    Interview Details

    Included a career fair, then online application. Before first interview they held a pre interview dinner that you should definitely go to for networking purposes. The first interview was very relaxed but involved some behavioral questions. 2nd round interviews were much more casual, with two of the three interviews being basically conversations. The other one involved just a couple behavioral questions. All interviews lasted roughly 35-40 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time when you had to be clever to get an outcome you desired.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview

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