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KPMG Senior Associate - Advisory Interview Questions

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Advisory Senior Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee in Bengaluru (India)
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Difficult Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (Bengaluru (India)) in March 2010.

Interview

Interview process has three phases. HR round followed by technical round which is conducted by Manager or Senior Manager level. HR and technical round is generally conducted over a phone. After completing the technical round, if candidate is through, there will be partners round which is done through video conferencing or in person at the respective location/ branch.

Interview Questions

  • I had been asked some I Q questions related to tricky mathematics during the final round of interview which was quite unexpected.   1 Answer

Negotiation

This was my first job and I needed the brand in my CV. I did not do the negotiation as they told me that they have fixed minimum salary for each band

Other Interview Reviews for KPMG

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    Advisory Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at KPMG in June 2010.

    Interview

    Interviewed with Senor Manager and Senior Partner. Interview with Manager went very well with straight forward questions. However the Partner interview was difficult and was asked questions not related to the position. I prepared for weeks learning the technical stuff but never was asked a technical question by the Partner. Partner Interview was different from any other interview I've done.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe the business methodologies you have used in the past?   Answer Question

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Advisory Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at KPMG (Mountain View, CA) in November 2008.

    Interview

    Went in for 45 minute individual interviews with all managment (4 people) in the department. Sent in my resume after the interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a difficult situation you've overcome.   1 Answer
    • Give an example of strengths and weaknesses.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    No negotiation

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    Advisory Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Jakarta (Indonesia)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (Jakarta (Indonesia)) in November 2016.

    Interview

    written test such as technical test, IQ test, english test
    user test including interview with the respective user
    signing agreement with the company and determine the start date

    Interview Questions

    • what are your strength and weaknesses?   1 Answer

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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at KPMG (New York, NY) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Process was entirely too long; bounced around from various recruiters as people came and went from the firm. Two phone screens, an onsite visit, and another final phone screen. Salary was to be expected for the hiring.

    Interview Questions


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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at KPMG (San Francisco, CA) in September 2015.

    Interview

    A recruiter reached out to me on LinkedIn where I answered a series of questions and sent my resume over. From there, I had a phone screening with them. After, I had another phone screening with my manager. From there, I went into the office in person to meet a few members of the team and interview with them to see if I was a fit. My interview would involve technical questions as I'm on the tech development side of things.

    Interview Questions

    • How did you help improve business processes to enhance previous employers?   1 Answer

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    Advisory Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at KPMG.

    Interview

    Applied mid October and two weeks later spoke to a HR person. Two weeks after that I was contacted by another HR person to speak with a manager. Spoke with them 30 minutest over the phone. I then had to follow up two weeks later to hear if I made it the next round. I did and then spoke to a director the following week for another 30 minutes over then phone. I could tell he could care less to talk to me and he felt absent during our conversation. A week passes and I hear nothing. This time I followed up again with HR and learn the next day through a standard letter that they were not interested in me. I don't know what I'm more disappointed by: 1) not getting the job; 2) the fact that I had to be the one to continually follow up with them; or 3) that the whole process took nearly two months.

    Interview Questions


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    Advisory Senior Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 7 weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (Dallas, TX) in August 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process was both straightforward and complicated at the same time. I went through three rounds of interviews - phone screen with a recruiter, in-person with a manager, and in-person with two directors. The recruiter I worked with was good a communicating with me, and that turned out to be a very good thing because my second and third round interviews were rescheduled several times. Scheduling the third-round interview was very challenging. I was asked to fly out twice to different locations only to be told that the interview needed to be rescheduled or that I would need to fly out to a different city than the one originally planned. It all worked out in the end, but it definitely threw me for a loop when I ended up interviewing in one location instead of the one I was told 12 hours before.

    The interviews were very straightforward. I was asked to describe, in detail, the bullet points I included in my resume. Tip: Don't include anything that you can't describe well. They will easily figure out if you've embellished anything. I was asked a couple of technical questions, but they were more interested in learning how I went about doing things - managing an assessment, working with a difficult client, managing a team, etc. It was about describing the process in addition to talking about my subject matter expertise. Fortunately, there were no case questions. Overall, it was straightforward but demanding.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I was able to negotiate up on the salary by using a competing offer. I was also able to get a signing bonus.

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    Advisory Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Oslo (Norway)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (Oslo (Norway)) in August 2011.

    Interview

    Was contacted by recruiter. Had three different interviews, 1 with head of my group 1 with the head of my department and 1 partner interview. There was a skill test between number 1 and 2


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    Advisory Senior Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (New York, NY) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I was referred by a partner. I got a call for interview three days later.
    Got interviewed by a sr associate and a director.
    both were very friendly and the interview was more conversational.
    They grilled me on my past experience and the advisory related knowledge.
    Got a call after two weeks with the offer.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked me alot of questions regarding my experience in credit and related to financial crisis. How it could've been avoided   1 Answer

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