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Updated 19 Jan 2015
Updated 19 Jan 2015
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Assurance Associate Interview

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Application Details

I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at McGladrey LLP.

Interview Details

Went to Meet the Firms in CSULA and talked to an associate. She kindly forwarded my resume to the recruiter and eventually got an email from the HR Department. I was invited to a social the night before my interview, went through the interview process the following day. Went through 3 interviews in total. Must be prepared to answer plenty of questions and have plenty of questions to ask.

Interview Questions
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Assurance Associate Interview

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    Interview Details

    I applied through my university and first had a 30 minute interview on-campus with a Partner. Then I was invited to the Company's local office to interview. I had 2 interviews, 30 minutes each, with a Partner and a Manager. The interviews were more conversational. Both individuals I interviewed with were friendly and easy to talk to. I got an offer about two days later.

    Interview Questions
    • I wasn't asked any really difficult questions. Some I was asked were tell me about yourself, why McGladrey, why assurance, why the middle-market, talk about your previous internship experience.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I didn't negotiate, I just accepted the offer that was provided.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assurance Associate Interview

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    Interview Details

    I received an interview through a college recruiting event. Everyone throughout the process was very friendly. The interview lasted around an hour and was mostly informational. They ask me a lot of questions about myself and my career aspirations. Then, I was given a chance to ask questions about their firm. I would recommend being prepared with a number of questions that you might have.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Assurance Associate Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at McGladrey LLP.

    Interview Details

    First round interviews, got to chat with one of the current employees while waiting. First interview was a lot about what I was looking for. could tell interviewer was tired after interviewing all day.
    Second round.. one presentation about the company, then a brief office tour, and then three interviews with different level staffs. Mostly about why McGladrey, why audit, groupwork, my knowledge about McGladrey's auditing practice, etc. Lunch after for over an hour.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Assurance Associate Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at McGladrey LLP in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied on McGladrey website after seeing the position posted on my alma mater's career website. Normally would have been an on-campus interview however I graduated over a year ago so I followed up via phone with HR/Recruiter in order to get noticed because anyone more than one semester removed is not allowed to apply for campus interviews. HR was nice - told me to email my resume and transcripts and that she would forward them to hiring managers. Was contacted about a month later on a Thursday and asked to come in for an office interview the following Monday. The interview process involved 4 consecutive 30 minute interviews with partners and managers. Very conversational interviews for the most part. A couple of them asked standard questions such as "tell me about a time you worked on a group project and what the positives and negatives were" and "describe a time when you went above and beyond expectations." One of the partners talked the entire time about his knowledge of the profession and stated that he did not even look at my resume. I think that this is a firm where it really depends on who you get for your interviewer. Not the cut and dry interview procedure that some larger firms do. My guess is that they just want to know that you can communicate and are a good fit personality-wise. After several interviews, my best advice is to be yourself because that is how you will find the best fit. Know the company and ask solid questions about the profession and company culture. Display a willingness to adapt and learn.

    Interview Questions
    • "Talk about a time where you had a different view than a co worker on something in the work place and how you dealt with it"   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Assurance Associate Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Assurance Associate Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at McGladrey LLP.

    Interview Details

    The people I spoke with, both on campus and office interviews, were incredibly nice. The conversation flowed easy, it was more about getting to know each other than reciting accounting skills or ideas I've mastered. The company defiantly tries to get people that match the company culture.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked if I was interested in the big 4 and why I did not want to work there.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I received a phone call with the offer. I asked McGladrey to email me the contract before I made any decisions. I emailed the contract once I decided to accept.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assurance Associate Interview

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    Interview Details

    First interaction was at a career fair, applied for the job and was called for an interview. One on one interview got an email for an office interview within 5 days. Office interview consisted of 2 interviews and a lunch. Received offer 9 days later.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no questions a reasonably prepared person would find difficult, interviews were simple and more conversational.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I negotiated nothing I liked the offer and the company. It was a phone call then an acceptance via email.
    Accepted Offer
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    Assurance Associate Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at McGladrey LLP.

    Interview Details

    I was able to skip the first round interviews because I was part of their Summer Leadership Program. First-round interviews are usually held on campus. Second round interviews were held in-office. We were first given a presentation on the different opportunities McGladrey has to offer and an office tour. Then three different people interviewed me, who were managers or directors. They really tried to make it a relaxed environment.

    Interview Questions
    • Honestly there were no unexpected questions, but the one I had most difficulty with was asking about a teamwork conflict from my work experience (most of my internships were individual work).   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Assurance Associate Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at McGladrey LLP in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Participated in on campus recruiting event. Meet with representatives at an on campus career fair. Was offered an on campus interview with an assurance manager in the Chicago office. A week later I was invited to their Chicago office for another interview. The entire process took about four weeks.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time when you had a successful group project and and unsuccessful one.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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