I applied online. I interviewed at KPMG (Dallas, TX).
Just had one of the worst interview experiences. Job posting was vague, and I thought, recruiter or phone screening with the hiring manager will clarify things about role/responsibilities. Recruiter was barely ever responsive, and did know nothing about the details about responsibilities etc. Finally, was scheduled for phone screening with 3 people and 1 didnt show up. One never said a word in the interview and the one who spoke the most asked very easy questions. Then I was shortlisted for in-person interview. The interview scheduling took 2 weeks, and again recruiter won't provide timely updates. During the interview, no one from the provided list of 4 showed up. Room had inadequate lighting, remote person could barely see anything from the whiteboard (actually glass,) and very easy questions were asked by the in-person people. They didnt even know who is the hiring manager, where will be the reporting site, and exact work responsibilities. It was a waste of all the time and efforts of 3-4 weeks.
I applied online. I interviewed at KPMG (London, England) in July 2017.
Extremely slow, inefficient, and inaccurate process, with very poor communication between the recruitment team and candidates.
To organise the first interview, the recruitment team had to rearrange 3 times: they suggested the days and times, I offered my availability straightaway, and they forgot to confirm or cancel.
In 2 cases I ended up calling the recruiter the day before of the planned interview to learn that the interview was not confirmed and none bothered to communicate this to me.
It took 4+ weeks to arrange just the first interview.
The first interview was very positive. Had a very good impression of the company and the person I met.
I sent a feedback email to the recruitment team waiting to be called for the second interview, as I was told by the interviewee they would plan one ASAP.
I waited again 2 weeks before following up, just to find out that the recruiter missed the positive feedback from the interviewee. The recruitment team called to apologise for their mistake, and to tell me that the position was already offered to someone else.
Nevertheless, I was offered a second round of 2 interviews for a similar role, which took again another 2+ weeks to be organised.
I have sent my feedback to the recruitment team straight away after the 2 interviews.
And 10 days later, still no feedback from the recruitment team!
And I have accepted another offer fro a more efficient company.
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