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Updated Dec 2, 2014
Updated Dec 2, 2014
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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Process started through college campus. Had first round interview. The interviewers were really friendly and conversational. The questions asked were conversational as well in how I behaved in certain situation. Heard back the next day for 2nd round in office the following week. The in office was some more behavioral questions but mostly to show you why you should pick PwC over other firms. Recieved offer the next day. Told them my decision a week later. Emails back and forth between current employees was also very easy and they were all open to talk about their jobs

    Interview Questions
    • When have you had multiple deadlines in ashore period of time and what did you do to get through those deadlines?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I decided to choose elsewhere in the Big 4 as I seemed to fit personality wise elsewhere.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at PwC in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I got a phone interview from a manager. It was a great conversation. Expect to be asked a lot of questions about leadership skills. There are 3 interviews on the second round interview. They will focus on communicating with clients, technical abilities, and business skills. It lasts for roughly 2 hours.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Summer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
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    PwC Assurance Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
  6.  

    Risk Assurance Inern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    The interview was a two part affair 2 part deal. I first received an invitation to interview with PwC on campus, after submitting an application on my university's career services website. The on campus interview lasted 30 minutes and was all behavioral. T was notified the following day that I was invited for an office visit/second interview. At the office, I interviewed with a partnet and manager, both were conversational and behavioral in nature. I was confident in my interviews, but lose hope as it took 13 days to finally hear back. The partner i interviewed with at the office called me to personally say i was welcome to intern with the firm.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Two rounds; one case one behavioural

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Transaction Services Valuation Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PwC in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Typical process like all Big 4 firms is to attend a ton of on campus events, network with individuals at the firm, and land on interview on campus. After the first round, you're invited to the office interviews for three more interviews with managers, directors, or partners. As with most companies, you need to constantly be aware that you're interviewing, as when I've been in the room for final deliberations on who actually gets the offer, if there are 2-3 individuals that have all proven they are hard-working, intelligent individuals, they will hire whoever was most social during the lunch and between interviews: you must be easy to talk to and show interest in the firm the entire time. Also, NEVER accidentally refer to PwC as any other Big 4 firm (had a guy that kept calling us KPMG...needless to say he did not receive an offer).

    Interview Questions
    • In the valuations group, I never received any difficult technical questions, but you should be prepared to answer the following:
      -Walking through the impact on each of the three financial statements when, for example, increasing depreciation
      -Discuss the three valuation approaches: DCF (Income Approach); Guideline Public Companies or Market Multiples (Market); and Guideline Transactions or Precedent Transactions (Market); may also bring up the Cost Approach.
      -Could be asked something like "How would you value customer relationships" related to a purchase price allocation - understand that income related to an asset being discounted is a pretty safe answer for that kind of question.
       
      Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Absolutely no room for negotiation at this level at the Big 4.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Start Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    FS Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC in March 2012.

    Interview Details

    I interned in another group, was referred into Advisory, but was not part of inital interviews due to attending a non-target school.

    Was contacted by HR in late February to see if I was still interested. Had an initial screening interview with HR for 30 mins over the phone.

    Emails a few days/week later to set up a phone interview with a partner out of NYC. All behavioral questions.

    Contacted a week or two after to get an invite to come to Chicago to attend an office interview. I believe I was the only candidate coming in, ther was no group or office tour (which was fine since I interned in that office and knew most of the things already).

    2 1:1 interviews with 2 Directors. All Behavioral. Walk me through your resume/Tell me about yourself, why consulting, why PwC, give me a time..., etc.

    Interview Questions
    • None. No technical or out of the ordinary questions asked.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    None. Standard package for all Associates. Pay may change depending on city location due to CoL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Technology Consulting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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