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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Austin, TX Jan 2012 – Reviewed Apr 14, 2013
Interview Details – I was contacted and interviewed by two of the partners in the Firm.
Interview Question – They were generally questions about my resume. I was an experienced hire so I was prepared to answer any question regarding it. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I went through a recruiter so he negotiated for me.
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Oct 2012 – Reviewed Apr 14, 2013
Interview Details – OCR 1st round interview mainly fit with main partner. Lots of questions regarding experiences listed on resume. Really connected.
Interview Question – Valuation of private debt Answer Question
Reason for Declining – IB
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Apr 12, 2013
Interview Details – Submitted application on university's career website and got a first round interview on campus. The first fifteen minutes was the typical behavior questions. It always starts off with "so tell me about yourself." Then I was asked what are some of my interests. The second round was 3 back-to-back 30 minute office interviews.
Interview Question – What are some of your interests outside of school? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Pittsburgh, PA Jan 2013 – Reviewed Apr 12, 2013
Interview Details – On campus interview.
No Offer – Interviewed in Los Angeles, CA Apr 2010 – Reviewed Apr 11, 2013
Interview Details – Had interviews with the hiring manager. he was not very personable. I felt as if I was just another number to him, during his questions. It was a large building in the middle of downtown LA.
Interview Question – Background. Education. Why I liked working as an auditor. Can't remember much of anything else, since it was three years ago. Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Los Angeles, CA Mar 2013 – Reviewed Apr 10, 2013
Interview Details –
I was referred to HR by a partner from another office in the same market and was told to fill out a formal application online. After that, there was a phone interview with a RA manager. He asked about my background and why I was interested in the position. It felt like an informational interview about what RA is and what the internship would be like.
They got back to me about two weeks later and asked if I could come for an in-office visit. I'm not from the area so they flew me down to LA in the morning with a flight booked right after the office visit. The in-office visit was a really nice experience and they assign you to a host buddy who will take you to lunch (we walked to a nearby restaurant with the two other candidates and their host buddies) and then bring you to all your interviews. The host buddy also gets to give their opinion of you to HR so don't immediately rule the lunch out as just lunch -- you're basically being interviewed the moment you walk through the door.
The three back-to-back interviews were mostly conversational and behavioral with two managers and one partner. The managers focused more on the behavioral side. The partner asked me only one question (which the other two also asked): what do you know about risk assurance? The rest of the 30 minute interview was set aside for questions, which brings me to my next point: have a lot of questions ready.
From the moment you shake your buddy's hand, through the opening and closing presentations by your recruiter, while waiting for your food at the restaurant, and especially in all the interviews, make sure you keep asking questions. It shows your interest, even if you think you already know a lot or you think you're basically getting information repeated again and again. They're really nice people and they definitely make you feel welcomed throughout the day, to the point where you get really optimistic about the position (or at least I did).
There's a short closing at the end. The recruiter told us there were nine in the RA internship class but I knew there was only one position open. I heard back about a week and a half later with no offer.
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Apr 10, 2013
Interview Details – interviewed with a tax manager, a senior associate and then a partner. went through resume, several behavioral questions. why pwc, why ny, why public accounting. the firm gave them a list of questions that they could ask, but only one of them followed the list.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Nov 2011 – Reviewed Apr 10, 2013
Interview Details – Submitted application through campus website and got invited to the interview on campus. Interviewed with a partner from a local office. Overall, the atmosphere was very friendly and inviting, made me feel calm and relaxed. The interviewer asked general questions about my life experiences, we talked about where I grew up and where I worked during school. I moved to United States from a different country and my interviewer previously worked in that area on his assignment so it helped to find a common topic. Interview lasted 30 minutes and later this afternoon I got a call and got an offer.
Interview Question – No difficult questions, discussed life experiences and general topics Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Los Angeles, CA Mar 2013 – Reviewed Apr 8, 2013
Interview Details –
Found the opportunity through a partner from a campus presentation. After formally applying online there was a phone interview with a Assurance manager. 30 minutes phone interview, not much direct questions and mostly conversations. The interviewer will still want to know certain things, such as why this position, what you want to accomplish, why do you fit, etc.
Received e-mail confirming office visit 2 weeks later. 1 more week until actual visit. Visit began at 11:00. Short introductory presentation. Went to lunch with buddies. Came back for 3 1:1 30 minute interviews. Throughout the entire day, the buddies, the hosts, etc. they will ask you if you have questions. Be sure to ask questions even if you know that subject already. The interviewers will leave you a lot of time for questions in the end, and be sure to use up all that time asking questions. For my interview, they didn't directly ask me "Why this position" or "Why should we hire you," and questions as such. I went home thinking that I failed to get that point across, but it's part of the questioning process which I didn't make good use of.
Other than that, the interview questions are all behavioral. Nice and friendly people so they're easy to have small talks with.
Interview Question – How do you expand your network? Answer Question
Pros: Usually trys to do the right thing. Culture of partnership allows more of a beg forgiveness than ask permission culture, which keeps partnership nimble. Focus on education, opportunity and advancement. I believe compensation relative to Industry… – Full Review `
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