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KPMG Associate Interview Questions

Interviews at KPMG

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Associate Interview

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

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (Dallas, TX) in December 2010.

Interview

Basic behavioral questions. 2 phone interviews 1 in person. No caste study.

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  1. Helpful (3)  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Campus interview then first round and second round on site. With 4 managers.


  2. Helpful (1)  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at KPMG (Washington, DC) in February 2013.

    Interview

    It's an on campus interview for associate position in economics consulting. 1-1interview and a lot of behavior questions such as why do you choose KPMG. It lasts half an hour. First go through some projects on resume and then give several behavior questions. At last, let you ask several questions about them.

    Interview Questions

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    Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at KPMG (Chicago, IL) in August 2008.

    Interview

    Met the HR recruiting team at the campus career fair and was called back for a second round of interviews on campus. The second of round of interviews consists of talking to HR and a manger from your prospective group. The third round of interviews is on site at the KPMG office and is a formality - don't screw up and you have a job.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a task that you failed and why   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation was allowed


  4. Helpful (4)  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at KPMG (Los Angeles, CA) in January 2010.

    Interview

    I interviewed with KPMG for an Associate position in their dispute advisory group. The process was very unprofessional and I was constantly left without any callback or answer from KPMG. I initially had a phone interview with an HR Director that went well, so another phone interview was set up with a Managing Director. I never got a phone call at the specified time. I called the HR Director and she told me that the Managing Director had forgotten about me and was on a business trip. She says that she will reschedule. A MONTH later she calls me and sets up an in-person interview with 2 individuals and a lunch. The in person interview goes great. A week later, I email all 4 people I met with and not one returned my email. The HR Director didn't return my voicemail, either. It is 7 months after that interview now and I have yet to hear from anyone KPMG. This is a premier accounting firm?

    Interview Questions

    • What would your coworkers say is your biggest weakness?   2 Answers

  5. Helpful (3)  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (Atlanta, GA) in November 2010.

    Interview

    First round was a phone interview and it went well

    Got office visit, most of KPMG associates were friendly and nice. Only problem - I did not like the team that I was interviewing for.There was a partner presentation followed by 3 interviews (manager/sr Manager/Associate)

    I was highly disinterested in the process because of the negative vibes and treatment by the team. Did not care at all - going into this office visit I had offers from 2 other bigger+better big4s

    Interview Questions


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    Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (Houston, TX) in March 2011.

    Interview

    Very organized and well planned interview process. More of personality fit and value driven selection process. Be confident and sell yourself well. Very friendly and candid interviewers so do not ruin your chances with nervousness!

    Interview Questions

    • Why this position?
      sell yourself   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Take it or leave it! some lucky passenger is always ready to grab the opportunity


  7. Helpful (3)  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at KPMG (Los Angeles, CA) in January 2011.

    Interview

    Initially contacted by a recruiter after a friend submitted my resume to HR. Had an hour long interview. Contacted the next day to set up an onsite interview. The onsite consisted of two 1:1's both behavioral in nature (Describe a time when...). One was with a partner, which was slightly stressful. Definitely more difficult than the phone interview but not the worst thing I have ever been through. Was contacted about a week later with an offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you when were on a high stress project, what did you struggle with and what did you excel in?   2 Answers
    • Describe a time when you had to demonstrate leadership to motivate a group to perform a task.   1 Answer
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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 weeks. I interviewed at KPMG in October 2016.

    Interview

    On campus hire so the interview process was similar to all on campus hire interviews. Spoke with the Partner, a Director, and met the team within a week. Overall I felt the interview was relaxed and the interviewers seemed to want me to do well and addressed me as though I was already part of the team.

    Interview Questions

    • Had a series of situational questions and tell us about yourself, describe experience with data analysis   Answer Question

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    Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at KPMG (New York, NY) in June 2019.

    Interview

    Replying very slow, but looks quite standardized. Had a very short talk with HR, got declined after one hour without reason. Followed up with interviewer then I was told because it doesn't sponsor. I did write I need sponsorship but still they gave me this time-wasting interview.

    Interview Questions


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Pros: “- Supportive, helpful co-workers - Co-workers are intelligent, competent, excited to be there - Interesting work - Culture encourages vacation/time-for-self - Company/teams constantly...”“- Supportive, helpful co-workers - Co-workers are intelligent, competent, excited to be there - Interesting work - Culture encourages vacation/time-for-self - Company/teams constantly searching to better themselves, work more efficiently, etc. - Company infrastructure very solid - rarely concerns about equipment, travel plans, meeting set-up, etc.” – Full Review

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