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Sumemr Tax Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at McGladrey LLP.
Interview Details Applied to the Pathways Leadership program on campus and was invited to participate in the program after a 30 minute on-campus interview. I had met the recruiter before so the interview went well. I participated in the two day program, and following the conclusion of the program I interviewed with one of the partners of the tax practice. Two days later I received an offer to join the company next summer in the tax department. I had a very positive experience with the company and I am looking forward to joining the company next summer.
Interview Question – Have you applied to or considered working for the Big 4? Answer Question
Consultant Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at McGladrey LLP
Interview Details They have definite age restrictions. They like younger people to train and help with their process.
They have quite a big turnover and have many international spots. They are flexible with the work schedule and easy to work for regarding time.
Interview Question – there were no suprises. I do not remember the process it has been to long. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – They approached me to work many years ago. There was not an personal interview process.They were very friendly on the phone interview. The FDIC needed me to help on a project.
Assurance Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at McGladrey LLP in January 2010.
Interview Details Recruited on college campus. Second round interview was in Chicago. In Chicago, I interviewed with two different partners in the firm. I heard back from the human resources department within a week.
Interview Question – Nothing unusual View Answer
Negotiation Details – None
Audit Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at McGladrey LLP
Interview Details 2 interviews, one on campus and one at the main office. both interviews were conversational in nature. there was a pre-interview dinner before the first round. i felt like the interviews were just tests to see if you would fit with the company.
Interview Question – not difficult, but crucial question: why are you interested in mcgladrey? your answer to this question is pretty much all they need to know. Answer Question
Experienced Audit Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at McGladrey LLP in November 2013.
Interview Details Applied online through website,, contacted a former classmate who was a supervisor and he gave a good recommendation. Did phone interview and went in for a face to face with 2 partners. No real hard questions, offered the job almost immediately.
Negotiation Details – I countered the first offer and they increased it.
Very Easy Interview
Pathways Leadership Program Interview (Positive Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at McGladrey LLP.
Interview Details I was invited to the program after meeting with one of the tax directors at a school function. Making sure you follow up with firm representatives is crucial in the recruiting process. Every step must be measured, but if you send the follow up emails and know how to network the process will be much easier for you.
Interview Question – My conversation with the recruiter was very conversational and no behavioral questions. The hardest question was explaining my part of my undergraduate GPA (2 years wasn't so hot), but she was very understanding. Answer Question
Assurance Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and interviewed at McGladrey LLP.
Interview Details I applied using university career service and got a school interview. My interviewer was a audit director, very humble and soft spoken person. He was really cordial and made me very comfortable. The first question he asked me is to tell about me and what i like and do thats not in the resume.
Interview Question – no unexpected questions. Answer Question
Pathways Summer Leadership Program Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at McGladrey LLP in May 2014.
Interview Details I got referred through a current employee and had a phone interview with the recruiter. We set a time before hand that worked best for both of us and the recruiter called me during that time. The interview was very casual, basically the recruiter wanted to know which way I was headed in accounting. If I was thinking about doing tex or auditing etc.
Interview Question – Why public or private accounting? Answer Question
Senior Consultant Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at McGladrey LLP in April 2014.
Interview Details Multiple call interactions with human resources. One in-person interview with two partners. They were willing to give me an offer, but had reservations about my requested salary. Then multiple insulting call interactions with human resources telling me the requested salary was unreasonable, after I was told by someone who works for McGladrey in another office in the same division as this position what to ask for and what to expect in salary; the asking salary was also in line with market data for the position. They wanted to offer between $63-68k, when market data was a median of $99 and a low of 74. HR was badgering and insulting with regards to my background and asking salary.
Interview Question – All questions asked in my in-person interview were fair and not out of the ordinary. Questions from HR concerning my current and expected salary were badgering and insulting. Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Difficult and insulting human resource contact.
IT Auditor Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at McGladrey LLP.
Interview Details The hiring process and interview process was very organized. They were very quick to get back to me regarding the position. Overall great experience.
Interview Question – The questions were conversational. There was not any impossible questions to answer. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation made.
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