PwC Advisory Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
Updated Jul 23, 2014
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Advisory Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details

On campus interview (1) followed by in office final rounds (3 back to back)

One of your three final interviews will be case based. Not traditional consulting cases, since they email you a case 24 hours before your final interview. It's definitely important to read it beforehand and come prepared with "what if" scenarios. You will get 20-30 minutes to create slides on 8.5x11 sheets of paper, and then you present whatever you have. There will be major gaps in the case data, so it's crucial that you come prepared.

Interview Questions
  • One of the aspects that set me apart from other candidates was that I had a bunch of excel printouts of different scenarios I created manipulating factors (such as sales,costs,customers) and showing how the end results were effected by the changes.   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
No negotiation.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Interviewing process was unexpectedly fun and interesting. During the office interview, all the interview candidates were asked to sit the partners seat in a office, while the interviewers rotated between different interviewees. It made you comfortable and reinforce that one of PwC's core values in the importance it gives to its people

    Interview Questions
    • The most difficult question was the case style interview.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Campus recruit. Submitted resume online and was called for On-campus interview. Later was asked to come for on-site interview with 3 senior people including a partner

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly behavioral questions with emphasis on knowing if you can hold conversations and not get phased by client demands   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation for a college hire.
    Accepted Offer
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied via college online recruiting system. Dropped my resume online, received a first round interview in about a week, three days later was contacted with a second round interview, had the second round four days later, received an offer the next day.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Attended info session, submitted resume, got phone interview, a week later had an office visit, received an offer shortly there after. People seemed to genuinely enjoy the team spirit.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview then a follow-up face-to-face

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at PwC in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    I spoke with a recruiter on-campus in the fall to speak about an internship. The communication was very simple and straight forward. PwC always keeps you in the loop. I did an internship with them (client-service) and then was offerred an full-time position early August. In the interview they asked about my studies, my preferred line of service, certification, and behavioral questions

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation really. All associates get paid the same depending on your line of service, market, and position.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Recruited through on campus recruiting process. Involved initial behavioral interview on campus with one manager followed by an office visit with 3 others at the New York office, where I talked to a manager, partner and director. Got a chance to meet several associates and senior associates as well. No case interviews here (unlike my experience with other firms). All behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Wasn't particularly difficult. Interviews were conversations that revolved around my prior work during internships.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Salaries seem pretty set in stone.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Campus recruiting. Submit resume then wait for one week. The first interview was in campus. Meet with two recruiters, one director and the other one manager. Got invited to the super day after about a month.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbia, SC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, SC
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    I interviewd with 2 Managers and a Senior Associate. They were all very friendly and open about the opportunity and projects. They mentioned the pros and cons of the job and asked simple questions about job history, goals, and previous experiences.

    Interview Questions
    • The most unexpected question was did I ever see a colleague cheat on a test and how did I handle the situation.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The offer was firm and I wish my salary was higher but the sign on bonus was generous and allowed me to accept the position. I look foward to having a long-lasting career with PwC.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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