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KPMG Interview Questions

Updated Apr 27, 2017
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at KPMG (Toronto, ON (Canada)) in September 2016.

    Interview

    On-campus MBA recruitment. This was the first round. It was 2 back-to-back case interviews, 45 mins each. Cases took about 20-25 minutes and there was a short Q&A session after. The cases were written by consultants within the practice (though not necessarily the ones who are interviewing you). I found the cases to be medium-difficulty. Mix of quant and qual but less strenuous than cases at the MBB firms I interviewed with (or some of the case book practice cases).

    Heard back 2 or 3 days later with a "no" to proceeding onto the second round. Feedback was delivered by one of the interviewers, but it was not particularly useful.

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    IT Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Lots of interviews and very intense theoretical questions. Black suit was a must. Migrated from phone to inperson to a full day of back to back interviews and office tour.

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    Graduate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at KPMG.

    Interview

    Applied online, wrote a bit about myself and my past. I was asked to do the theme park hero tests, did ok (but not amazingly) in them. Then did a video interview with about 5 questions (each were relatively easy and straight forward). Called in for final interview which had more challenging questions about issues like diversity, how I respond to criticism etc.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you think of a time you've received critical feedback and how you responded?   Answer Question

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    Executive Look Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Vancouver, BC (Canada)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at KPMG (Vancouver, BC (Canada)) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Met the interviewers on campus, arranged by the schools career website. It was a two on one interview, with interviewers alternating questions. Average interview with typical questions, pretty conversational with behavioural questions. People are very nice. It was a quick 20-minute interview.

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    Vacation Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney (Australia)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at KPMG (Sydney (Australia)) in April 2017.

    Interview

    The interview processes consisted of an online application , a gamified online testing from Revelian called 'Theme Park Hero'. More details about this test can be found on youtube and google. Following this there is an online video interview consisting of around 5 pre-set questions with around 2-3 minutes preparation time for each

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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at KPMG (San Jose, CA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    The interview process was very smooth. It was one round interview. 30 minutes with a manager and 30 minutes with a partner. Questions were relate to your resume. Also lots of behavior questions.

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    Praktikum Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Berlin (Germany)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took a week. I interviewed at KPMG (Berlin (Germany)) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Nach meiner Bewerbung habe ich recht schnell eine Einladung zum Telefoninverview erhalten. In der Email wurden mir zwei Gesprächspartner genannt. Zwei Tage vor dem Interview erhielt ich eine weitere Email mit einem dritten Namen. Das Gespräch führte ich dann mit der zuletzt genannten Person und einer weiteren. Beide waren erst seit wenigen Monaten bei KPMG beschäftigt und hatten offensichtlich kaum HR- oder Interviewerfahrungen. Nach einer umfangreichen Vorstellung beider Gesprächspartner sollte ich durch meinen Lebenslauf führen und wurde zum Ende hin recht unhöflich unterbrochen. Es wurde eine Frage zu Komplikationen in einem meiner vergangenen Consultingprojekt gefragt. Da es aber keine Probleme bei diesem Projekt gab, verlief die Frage im Sand. Irgendwann kam heraus, dass die beiden Herren mich speziell für eine Stelle in Berlin im Bereich SAP ERP interviewten. Als ich meinte, dass ich aber gerne nach Stuttgart (wie deutlich in meiner Bewerbung stand) und lieber im Bereich Operations das Praktikum machen möchte, war das Gespräch quasi beendet. Keine weiteren Fragen. Ich verstehe nicht, warum ich zu einem Gespräch mit zwei unerfahrenen Inverviewern eingeladen wurde, die mich für die falsche Stelle befragt haben und offensichlich keine Entscheidungsmacht über Stellen in Stuttgart haben. Wenig später kam dann auch die erwartete Absage. Auf meine Nachfrage nach genauerem Feedback und der Bitte meine Bewerbung nach Stuttgart weiterzuleiten, wurde erst nach knapp drei Wochen verneinend geantwortet. Ich muss leider sagen, dass ich von der Handhabung meiner Bewerbung enttäuscht bin.

    Interview Questions

    • Bitte führen Sie uns durch Ihren Lebenslauf.
      Was gab es für Probleme im Kontakt mit dem Kunden im Projekt xy?  
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    Senior Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at KPMG (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    Simple - basic background question eg education, previous work history - have u led a team before, previous clients - industry, challenges, strength and weaknesses, to be honest interviewer spent more time talking about themselves and their experience

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    Audit Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Austin, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at KPMG (Austin, TX) in March 2017.

    Interview

    There was a pre-interview event and a 30 minute interview the next day. The interview was a little casual and did not involve technical questions. All questions were behavioral and many were about teamworks.

    Interview Questions

    • Why did you choose audit? Why certain city I applied to? What skills does an audit intern need? What kind of values do you think you can bring to your team when you intern?   Answer Question

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Melbourne (Australia)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at KPMG (Melbourne (Australia)) in April 2017.

    Interview

    Apply online, psychometric testing, video interview then face to face interview with two managers/partners. Very friendly people who made the experience relaxing, they talked about the company and what they do before asking behavioural and get to know you questions

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioural questions eg "tell me about a time when..."   Answer Question

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