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Associate Interview

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

Application

I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (Dallas, TX) in January 2016.

Interview

There were a lot of different steps to the interview process and many people that I had to go through. I also didn't have much of an idea of the actual position that I was applying for until I got my formal offer.

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Other Interview Reviews for KPMG

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (New York, NY) in December 2015.

    Interview

    Everyone is nice and the conversation is relaxing. I was asked by several tech questions and most parts are about my past experience, previous projects, etc...the nyc office locates on park ave and has a nice view.

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  2. Helpful (8)  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at KPMG.

    Interview

    My friend referral me this position, after I submitted the application,I have a phone interview with manager, manager was nice, and another phone interview from the team member, she also very nice. They ask me if I can work as intern other than full time.

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (Chicago, IL) in November 2012.

    Interview

    There was a telephone screen and information call before they get back to you. If they like you, they will set up a telephone interview which contains a case. Thy then evaluate and set up a time for you to come into the office and do two in-person interviews, one with a case and another behavioral. They then evaluate and extend offers. Overall, a very pleasing and efficient experience.

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at KPMG (New York, NY) in October 2015.

    Interview

    The interview was very conversational. The manager/director who interviewed me was well versed with all the company details and was a good resource to understand what the role I applied for would be like.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me how my skill sets could align to the work that would be assigned in my current project, my strengths and weakness.   Answer Question

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sacramento, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (Sacramento, CA) in December 2012.

    Interview

    I had a couple phone calls and then was flown our for a final round interview with four directors and one partner. Once I had a final interview with the company, they reached out 2 weeks later to offer me the Associate role. Following the offer, I spent a 1 week in negotiations with the recruiting lead, and finally started the role an additional 3 weeks following that time period.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time when you were confronted with a problem while leading a team? Mostly behavioral questions.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I went back and forth with their national recruiter while negotiating salary and signing bonus.


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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Pre-interview followed by on campus interview and super day at office. I applied through my university and got an email saying I have an interview. Very professional and got to see the office. They offered everyone to stay at a 5 star hotel and good food.

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  7. Helpful (11)  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at KPMG (New York, NY) in June 2016.

    Interview

    My first KPMG encounter was 2 years ago when I applied for a position. I received initial email contact from a recruiter to set up a phone screen. I completed the phone screen and then never heard from the recruiter again, with my follow up emails being ignored.

    Flash forward and I recently applied for an Associate role, a little gun-shy after what I deemed to be a negative encounter 2 years earlier (it really does not take much to send a courtesy email to close the loop and I can't view a lack of response to several emails as anything other than rude). But KPMG generally has a good (some might say, a great) reputation as an employer, so I decided to try again.

    I went through the same initial contact/phone screen process and this time, secured an in-person interview. The process, with 3 different points of contact before the in-person interview, seems a bit all over the place, but I will chalk that up to KPMG being a massive organization with more complex procedures than some/most. My in-person interview ended up being quite bizarre as I was brought into a public space, which felt entirely inappropriate for what was not a casual conversation, but a formal interview, with a serious tone and behavioral questions to boot. It was utterly distracting to have noise, people eating lunch a few tables away, others walking by and crumbs and dirt on the table at which we sat.

    Following this interview, I again find myself back where I was 2 years ago, with my email communication to the recruiter being ignored, despite being assured in advance that their role was to advocate on my behalf.

    All around a wholly unpleasant candidate experience on both counts and an experience which leaves me with a negative opinion of the organization.

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    KPMG Response

    Sep 1, 2016 – Associate Director, Hire Recruiting

    I am sorry you had a negative experience with the recruiter and the hiring team. As I mentioned in a previous post candidate care if very important to us. Please let me know if I can do anything to... More

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (Dallas, TX) in June 2012.

    Interview

    Not too bad. I did a phone interview and a follow up interview with the partner. Once I went through this initial round of interviews, I also did a round of in-office interviews where I was able meet with potential leaders on the team of the project where the need was.

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at KPMG in May 2012.

    Interview

    Campus interview at first then interview at the office you will be working in. Interview was about average in difficulty. It took a very long time to hear back from recruiting. Much longer than expected.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the most difficult challenge you have had in your career and how did you address it?   Answer Question

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