PwC Assurance Associate Interview Questions

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Assurance Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
No Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at PwC (Pittsburgh, PA) in October 2013.

Interview

Applied on school website. They had a pre-interview event and told everyone they were already lucky to even make it to the interview stage. Interview was questions about my resume. it was really laid back. It was the best interview I ever had.

Interview Questions

  • Why PwC do you want to work for PwC over the other accounting firms   Answer Question

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    Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at PwC (Los Angeles, CA) in October 2012.

    Interview

    Submitted my resume for an on campus interview.

    Interview Questions

    • The interview was pretty casual. We mostly went over my resume and i was able to ask some questions at the end.   Answer Question
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    Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5+ weeks. I interviewed at PwC (New York, NY) in April 2011.

    Interview

    First had a phone interview (scheduled for 30 minutes but went over to 45min) where she asked the typical phone interview questions (google it, basically revolves around your resume) then got invited to the "SuperDay" in NYC. It involved a "Q&A" with partners and managers (round table style with all other candidates, pretty relaxed), three 30min interviews (one on one, manager, partner, HR, in that order), and a lunch (which turned out to just be with our associate hosts and one manager). Surprisingly fun once I was able to shake my nerves. Everyone was very nice and understanding.

    Interview Questions

    • Pretty expected, actually. Partner and I didn't really even talk about myself, just about current events and life, so I guess be prepared for that possibility and stay up on the news a couple days in advance at least!   Answer Question
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    Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at PwC (New York, NY) in November 2010.

    Interview

    You meet with the campus recruiter on a one on one interview. Basic interview questions relating to teamwork and leadership. Superday is the same one on one interview with a manager, hr, and partner. Interview questions very easy but you have to stand out from the crowd of applicants to get a job. Best way to get hired is through a referral or through an internship.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your greatest strength and weakness?   Answer Question
    • Tell me a time when you had to take leadership. How did you overcome your obstacle?   Answer Question
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    Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at PwC (New York, NY) in May 2010.

    Interview

    I set up the interview through a partner at PWC, and from there I had a phone interview that lasted for about a half hour. The phone interview was informal and was geared toward weeding people out. After that, PWC flew me to New York from St. Louis to conduct three face to face interviews. The day started off with a group presentation followed by a panel discussion and then I was interviewed in a one on one format three separate times.

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    Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at PwC (San Jose, CA) in February 2010.

    Interview

    I applied for the position through my university's job board over winter break and got a call from the Chicago campus recruiter who scheduled my first-round (on-campus) interview with a San Fransisco Partner who would be coming down to my university to recruit for both the San Jose and San Fransisco offices. The on-campus interview was very comfortable; the Partner was very down-to-earth, and our conversation was not only job/career-related but was also about other things. It was very casual, and I really felt the PwC company culture through this interview. Then I got a call from the San Jose recruiter, telling me that I had been invited for an office visit in San Jose, which was very cool! PwC paid for a hotel room for me at the Fairmont Luxury Hotel, which is one of the most expensive hotels in San Jose, as well as paid for the plane tickets to and from San Jose. The office visit started with a pre-interview dinner with some of the Associates/Senior Associates/Managers. There were about 15 interviewers and many PwC staff, and we were all divided into groups of 6 for the dinner. Each group consisted of 3 PwC staff and 3 interview candidates. Because it was such a small group, the dinner was more personal than most of the pre-interview dinners I had been to and they PwC staff made sure that we had our questions answered before the interviews. The interviews on the next day took almost all day; It started with an introduction to the company, intro of ourselves, Associate/Senior Associate group panel (basically Q&A sessions), two 30-minute interviews (one with a Partner and one with a Manager), HR presentation, and lunch. The lunch was in the same format as the Pre-Interview dinner. Everyone I met at the office visit and the Partner who interviewed me on campus were all very nice. They really cared about each candidate as a person, not just a number. One piece of advice for anyone interviewing for PwC, at least for the San Jose office: They really value your grades and accounting-related experience. Once I found out that I did not get the offer, I asked for feedback on my performance at the office visit, and the San Jose HR person was very kind as to call me the next day with very useful feedbacks, like positive and negative comments that the interviewers had written down on their evaluation form for me. And although the interviewers thought that I was "a hard-worker, a great person to talk to, and a very passionate person," I did not get the offer because the person they chose had a 4.0 GPA and more accounting internships than I had.

    Interview Questions

    • They just asked about the experience that I had on my resume. So my advice is just to know your resume really well.   Answer Question
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    Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at PwC in October 2011.

    Interview

    I was interviewed with an Assurance Partner. It was an on-campus interview. The whole interview process lasted about 30 minutes. I made mistake while saying hello to the partner. I've never met her before but I?said it's great to see you again. Also, as for the question "why did you leave your previous job", I didn't address very well. The answer I gave was too general. What the interviewers anticipate are specific answers which can illustrate your motivation and drive. As for the teamwork experience question, I used too many adjectives. Better answers should be more story-like and include more examples. As for the ""why master of accounting" and "why PwC", answers vary. Based on what I heard, those people who got in may have very good or bad answers. Why PwC? Why audit? Why did you leave your previous work? Why master of accounting? Teamwork experience? Leadership experience? How do you handle pressure? Do you have any questions?

    Interview Questions

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    Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 day. I interviewed at PwC in September 2010.

    Interview

    I applied through the university career center. Before they decided who would get interviews, they held a lot of corporate "get-to-know-our-employees" events. I learned a lot about the people and culture. For example, PwC has a team-oriented corporate environment, especially in the audit/assurance department. Everyone seems to be extremely supportive on one another. A little while after these events, I got a first-round interview. The interview was held on campus. Decisions of whether you were granted second-round interviews were made within the week.

    Interview Questions

    • When was a time where you had to balance various academic/extra-curricular duties?   2 Answers
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