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I applied through college or university and 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 Question – "So, what do you want to do?"   View Answer

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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 Question – Phone interview was quite extensive   View Answer

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I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – Phone interview then a follow-up face-to-face

Interview Question – Explain why consulting is right for you.   Answer Question

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I applied through college or university and 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 Question – My weaknesses   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation really. All associates get paid the same depending on your line of service, market, and position.

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Advisory Associate
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – 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.

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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 Question – Give me three reasons why I should hire you   Answer Question

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Columbia, SC

I applied online and 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 Question – 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.

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Anonymous Employee
San Francisco, CA

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in December 2010.

Interview Details – Very normal interviews to look for interest, personality/cultural match. Fortunately for me, the local sports team was in the World Series, so we spoke about our sports passion for most of the time.

Interview Question – We are in the business of client services. What have you done that demonstrates the values of our firm?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Coming out of undergrad, you do not have much room to negotiate. Might as well try!

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Advisory Associate
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at PwC in April 2012.

Interview Details – I got the email ask me to phone interview with a manger. Phone interview was all about behavior questions.
Two weeks later got the email ask to to onsite. 30 Min with director, and 30 Min with the manager. Behavior questions and some very technical questions.
3 days later, got the email ask me to do phone interview with the partner. 30 Min was very causal conversation. They wanted to get to know your personality.
4 Days after the final round, got the offer.

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Advisory Associate
New York, NY

The process took a day - interviewed at PwC in February 2012.

Interview Details – The first round was a preliminary phone interview, which I would describe as pretty simple. The interviewer just wanted to make sure that I was actually interested in the position. The in-person interview consisted of 5 independent interviews with various members of the staff - HR rep, partner, senior manager, director, and managing director. None were particularly difficult, as long as you maintain a conversational atmosphere, rather than a strict question-answer.

Interview Question – Why did you go to law school if you intended on going into the business sector.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – N/A. There was no negotiation process, I simply took the position offered.

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