Grant Thornton Interview Questions

Updated Sep 7, 2014
Updated Sep 7, 2014
178 Interview Reviews

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    Accountant Interview

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    HORRIBLE! I got an e-mail requesting a time for a phone interview. I replied an hour after i got the e-mail. NEVER heard back from him then found out the position was filled. At least have the courtesy to email me.

    No Offer
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    Valuation Services Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at Grant Thornton.

    Interview Details

    GT typically recruits on campus, sending currently employed alumni to deliver the presentations, collect resumes, and conduct on-campus interviews. Typically these occur two weeks or so before on-site interviews, which consist of approximately 4 half-hour interviews with managers, a service-line overview presentation, and lunch, wrapping up around 2:00-2:30pm.

    Interview Questions
    • It depends which job role you're applying for. If you interested in the financial instruments aspect of the job, questions get pretty technical. Otherwise, interviews are purely behavioral and "why are you interested in the work" targeted.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I got an offer the day of my interview and was given approximately three weeks to decide, although HR said I could take more time if I needed it. They are flexible with school requirements/career services offices.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at Grant Thornton.

    Interview Details

    Telephone interview,
    first interview with manager
    then case study
    then partner interview

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
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    Summer Leadership Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Grant Thornton.

    Interview Details

    Applied on their official site and through school career site. Got a response about a week and a half later and scheduled an interview for a few days after that.

    First professional interview, felt really comfortable during the whole process. Started out with some "tell me about yourself" into basic behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at Grant Thornton in May 2013.

    Interview Details

    They wanted to see my personality and how I interact with people. They didn't ask any technical questions. Most

    Interview Questions
    • There were no difficult or unexpected questions. They asked about things on my resume and for me to explain them.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was no negotiation phase. A simple take-it or leave-it offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Interview Details

    Applied through campus job fair. Process took around one month from initial interview to job offer. On campus interview was first. Following the on campus interview, I was invited to visit the office. At the office visit, met with several different people, ranging from manager to partner. Great experience overall.

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    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Tax Associate Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at Grant Thornton.

    Interview Details

    It took about a week. I contacted a recruiter and she set me up with an Senior Associate. Being my first interview, I did not expect some of the questions. Phone interview: basic questions, be more professional over personal at all times. He was friendly and made me at ease, but not enough preparation. Asked tell me about yourself, strengths and weaknesses, something about yourself not on the resume.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Alexandria, VA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Alexandria, VA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at Grant Thornton in June 2010.

    Interview Details

    Interview process was standard. No "trick" questions were asked, nor was I placed on a project for which I didn't interview.

    Interview Questions
    • "Tell me about a time you had to overcome a difficult manager or client, what you did about this difficult person, and what was the result.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I negotiated aggressively (probably a little bit too aggressively), but at the time it seemed like they really needed my skills.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    BAS Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Grant Thornton.

    Interview Details

    The process began with informal communication via email. Expressed interest and went through an on campus interview that lasted about 30 minutes. From there I was invited to the next stage and went through two rounds of interviews 45 minutes long after an office visit. A week later they made an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • None were really difficult. Be prepared to ask questions because the second round of the office visit interviews will be 100% about you interviewing a manager or partner about GT.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Grant Thornton in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    Spoke with national recruiter, and was set up with phone interview in about a month. Phone interview was pretty standard. No unexpected questions. Be prepared to answer why GT specifically, and the specific line of business within GT you are looking in. Make sure to do research on the company, as well. Know your resume very well, and have talking points beforehand.

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    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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