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PwC Interview Questions & Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated Mar 30, 2014
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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.

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Audit Staff Interview

Audit Staff
Chicago, IL

The process took a day - interviewed at PwC in May 2010.

Interview Details – The interview process was very casual. I am part of an Integrated Masters of Accountancy Program where an internship is built into the program. For over a year all members of the program had the opportunity to meet various public accounting firms and at the end of our junior year we interviewed for internship positions for the spring of our senior year. My interview was with a senior manager at PwC. She did not ask many technical questions, but rather it was more about getting to know me as a person and how I would fit into their company culture.

Interview Question – What is a misconception people have about you, and why is it not true?   View Answer

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Tax Associate Interview

Tax Associate
Chicago, IL

The process took 3 months - interviewed at PwC in September 2010.

Interview Details – I applied in June and got a call in September for a phone interview. After the phone interview I was invited to the Chicago office and met with a HR manager, Director, and a partner. Each of these individuals had a 30 minute interview with me which were back to back. They were mostly behavioral questions and focused more on team work and leadership. 3 weeks later I got a call with an offer and I accepted.

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Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate because I was happy with what I got.

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Audit Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in March 2010.

Interview Details – I submitted my resume on the university career website and got an on campus interview. My interviewer was a HR person and the interview was pretty relaxing, with questions like, tell me a little bit about yourself, where do you see yourself in 10 years, why do you think you are the right fit for our firm, how do you divide your time between study and campus activities, etc...no surprises.

After about 2 weeks they contacted me through email for an office visit. The office visit consisted of a lunch with the current employees and other candidates, a manager interview, a HR interview, and a partner interview. It was kind of intense cause it was one right after another with no break. No technical questions...the most technical one I got was, tell me about the financial news you are following lately. Other than that, mostly personality and experience based questions.

Interview Question – tell me about the financial new that you are following lately   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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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.

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Associate Interview

Associate
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in November 2009.

Interview Details – Met with the firm during a Career Fair at my university to meet with current employees and recruiters. Signed up for an on-campus intervew, which consisted of a 1:1 inteview with a manager, senior manager or partner. Interview was 30-45 minutes and was primarily behavorial questions with some time at the end to ask questions yourself.

After a week or so, I receieved an offer for a second round interview at the office location I had chosen, (Chicago, IL). This process included a pre-night dinner, the night before my intervew in the office, where you met with various levels of employees across all service lines to gain an understanding of the firm. The day of the interview consistes of a office tour and three seperate 1:1 interview. One being with your service line Partner, one with a manager or senior manager, and the last one was a HR representative. Most of these interviews were also Behavioral or Situational questions. With a few questions regarding the current news.

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  • Your GPA is well above average (3.5+), but why isn't it better?   View Answer
  • What is an interest new article that you have recently read?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – N/a.

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Accepted Offer

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Advisory Associate Interview

Advisory Associate
Chicago, IL

The process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in May 2009.

Interview Details – The interview process was pretty standard. It consisted of 3 rounds. The second round was only somewhat technical in that I was asked how I felt about the federal governments involvement in the GM bankruptcy. Everything else asked was about my resume and personal life.

Interview Questions

  • How do you feel about the government's role in the GM bankruptcy?   Answer Question
  • Tell me about a time when your classmates were struggling with a certain issue and you provided insight that allowed everyone to find the solution.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I negotiated nothing.

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Accepted Offer

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Easy Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
Chicago, IL

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

Interview Details – Very easy interview, all behavioral. No problems or brain teasers. Most of the time we just talked about sports. The in house interviews were even easier. I think if you get the in-house, you pretty much have the offer in hand. At that point they just want to make you feel important so you will go witht hem.

Interview Question – Describe one of your weaknesses.   Answer Question

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Senior Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
Chicago, IL

The process took a day - interviewed at PwC in January 2010.

Interview Details – Met with two Partners separately. Was asked questions about previous experience and was asked some basic behavior questions. They were interested in hearing not only about consultative background but my involvement in sales cycles and client continuity. Both interviews were very laid back and very low stress.

Interview Question – What is the most difficult part of being a consultant?   Answer Question

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Accepted Offer

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Easy Interview

Advisory Associate Interview

Advisory Associate
Chicago, IL

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in February 2010.

Interview Details – The people at PwC were great. The final interview day consisted of three one-on-one interviews where we just talked about my experiences and what it's like to work at the firm. They really tried to get to know me instead of simply asking scripted questions.

Interview Question – Why PwC?   Answer Question

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