Grant Thornton, LLP
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Updated Apr 14, 2014
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Audit Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Vancouver, BC

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Grant Thornton, LLP.

Interview Details In house interview lasted about 20-25 minutes and was a mix of small talk, questions like why accounting?, why Grant Thornton? why Vancouver?.. etc. Second round was a cooking class with roughly 30 other applicants. We cooked food in groups of 5, then ate the food in a business casual setting. No offer but was told I'm still in the running.

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Staff Accountant Interview

Staff Accountant
Edmonton, AB

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at Grant Thornton, LLP.

Interview Details Phone interview, on-site interview

Interview Question – All regular questions. Basically a walk through your resume, with behavioral questions such as tell me about a time when you were criticized by a client/manager. It seems that they are very concerned about one's ability to interact with clients.   Answer Question

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Associate Interview

Associate
Edmonton, AB

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Grant Thornton, LLP in October 2011.

Interview Details The interview process was more informal at first, then culminated by meeting with 3 of the senior staff as well as the recruiter. I really liked the fact that the process was focused on how I would fit with the team personally and professionally. They really respected the fact that I am capable of learning quickly and they were very honest about the work load I could expect. There was no sugar coating.

Interview Question – Why shouldn't we hire you?   Answer Question

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Accountant Interview

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Interviewed at Grant Thornton, LLP

Interview Details Initial screening phase began with HR representative that conducted a phone interview that took 20 minutes. After passing that phase was invited to interview in person with a senior manager and partner at the university campus. Interview was very informal and did not feel the pressure of a regular interview. After the interview, was contacted via telephone of offer. People at Grant Thornton are very friendly and have a a down-to-earth culture that is not too corporate.

Interview Question – What did you do during a time in your life where everything went wrong? and how did you deal with the situation.   Answer Question

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Senior Accountant Interview

Senior Accountant
Edmonton, AB

I applied online - interviewed at Grant Thornton, LLP in January 2012.

Interview Details Really professionals, no non sense. Hiring process was prompt

Interview Question – As mentioned above questions were professional.   Answer Question

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Human Resources Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Halifax, NS

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at Grant Thornton, LLP in May 2012.

Interview Details Interview process began with a telephone interview which lasted approximately one hour followed by an interview via video conference which last one and a half hours.

Interview Question – What special benefits did my current employer offer?   Answer Question

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Manager Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at Grant Thornton, LLP in April 2014.

Interview Details The process for scheduling the interview was a bit hectic. I received an email stating the interview was scheduled for the next day, so I didn't have much notice. The interview process was straight forward. There were five 30-minute interviews with different managers. The process lasted about 3 hours.

Interview Question – If you were king/queen for the day, what job would you be doing other than this?   Answer Question

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Advisory Associate - Healthcare Interview

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I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at Grant Thornton, LLP.

Interview Details I applied through a university career fair and was scheduled for an in-person interview at my university shortly thereafter. The interview involved fairly straightforward questions about my experiences. The interviewer had my resume in front of her and was taking notes.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you made a mistake and how you handled it.   Answer Question

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Facilities Manager Interview

Anonymous Employee
McLean, VA (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at Grant Thornton, LLP in October 2010.

Interview Details Met with several partners for about 15-20 minutes each, as well as the lead Administrator.

Interview Question – There really weren't any - they were more interested in my work experience.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Very easy - they pay well.

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Intern - Valuation Interview

Anonymous Employee
San Francisco, CA (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at Grant Thornton, LLP in February 2013.

Interview Details 2 rounds of interview. Both are on-site.
The first interview was with the manager and basically went over the resume.

Notified a week later for the 2nd round. Met 4 ppl on-site, each with 30 mins.
First had a coffee chat with an associate.
Then met the senior manager and went over the resume again, asked me the details of the DCF model I used before.
Later met another manager and talked about the cultures of the firm and asked me about my soft skills.
Final one was a partner and talked about some extracurricular activities listed in the resume.

One week later I get the offer.

Interview Question – What is the worst class you have taken in college   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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