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PwC Interview Questions & Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated Jun 27, 2014
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Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Manager - Advisory Services Interview

Manager - Advisory Services
Chicago, IL

The process took 5 days - interviewed at PwC in January 2010.

Interview Details – The PWC interview process consisted of 2 phone screens (about an hour each) to understand and validate technology and work experience. I have a full-day interview that consisted of 1:1 interviews with 2 advisory managers and 2 partners. The interviewers asked detailed questions about work experience, and put me in situations and asked me to respond what I would do in those situations. Each session was very interactive where I was able to repond and ask questions as well. I also met with HR who gave me a great overview of the company, and details on the review process at PWC. Overall a pretty smooth interview process.

Interview Question – How would you react to this particular situation (gave me a project engagement scenario).   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I was not able to negotiate the offer.


Declined Offer

Negative Experience

Difficult Interview

Internship Interview

Internship
Chicago, IL

The process took 2 days - interviewed at PwC in November 2009.

Interview Details – It was very unfriendly. They did not try to make me feel comfortable and just asked questions off a sheet. They were writing my answers down which made it very awkward and the interview did not flow.

Interview Question – Tell me something you saw on the news that affects you in your chosen field?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I wanted a summer internship, but they offered me a winter internship. I did not want to push my graduation date back so I declined.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Associate Consultant Interview

Associate Consultant
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at PwC in October 2011.

Interview Details – The hiring and interview process is fair and transparent and we were interviewed on campus after the first round there was an interview with the panel and the hiring decisions were announced in few days.

Interview Question – Case Study question from sample case studies given on consulting company's website   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I was satisfied with the offer of the company and didnt feel any need to negotiate.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Technology Consulting Interview

Technology Consulting
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in September 2013.

Interview Details – First round is behavioral based, your very standard behavioral question.
Second Round is three 45 minute interviews at their HQ. Two of them are behavioral, and one is a case question.

Interview Question – The case question   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Start Intern Interview

Start Intern
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at PwC in March 2014.

Interview Details – I applied through my school's career office. I received notice of a first interview through the school's website and notice of the second interview through email. The first interview was in person and the second interview was over the phone. After the second interview I received notice of the job offer soon after.

Interview Question – Name three words to describe yourself.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Difficult Interview

Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

Senior Associate - Advisory
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 months - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – Two rounds; one case one behavioural

Interview Question – How can a international beverage company cut costs?   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

PwC Assurance Intern Interview

PwC Assurance Intern
Chicago, IL

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

Interview Details – Two 30 min. on campus interview with an HR manager and a partner. Then went to Chicago office for second (final) round for a pre-night dinner and 3 back to back 30 min. interviews the next day with manager, senior manager and a partner.

Interview Question – Behavioral questions, "What's your leadership style", "From your prior internship experience, which employers did you liked and which ones did you not like"   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Summer Interview

Summer
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in February 2014.

Interview Details – 2 stages for the interview and hiring process, one on campus and one in the Chicago office. The on the Chicago has 3 interviews while the one on campus is just a conversation with a partner.

Interview Question – What is an example of a time when you had to get someone to agree with you and how did you do it?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Tax Associate Interview

Tax Associate
Chicago, IL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in April 2011.

Interview Details – Phone interview with HR rep. Person to person interview with an associate as a host. Met with a senior manager, director and partner as well as HR rep. More behavioral based, talked about why I wanted to work there, past experiences

Interview Questions

Negotiation Details – They are competitive in the market, if you expect them to pay a premium for your services you better be bringing something to the table


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Experienced Audit Associate Interview

Experienced Audit Associate
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at PwC in June 2010.

Interview Details – I was contacted by two HR managers who conducted phone interviews and based on the outcome invited me for an in person interview. During the office interview, I interviewed with two managers who asked me a wide range of questions regarding my experience, my goals, and why I wanted to work for PwC. Additionally, I interviewed with a Partner and the head of HR for the Financial Services department who additionally asked me the same type of questions mentioned above.

Interview Question – Why PwC?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No.

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