PwC Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Mar 11, 2015
Updated Mar 11, 2015
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Anonymous Employee
Anonymous Employee
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I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC.

Interview Details

Applied through campus recruiting and attended pre-interview night. The environment is friendly in general and could meet your interviewer for the next day. Met an unexpected small case in my interview, basically some market/revenue analysis with several graphs and numbers, not that difficult compared to MBA cases.

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  • met a case study in the first round interview, big Surprise!   Answer Question
No Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    The interview was. Talked to manager for 30 minutes in mostly a conversation

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
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    campus ph secreen, flwon for company inetrview, met 5 people, 1 hr each, Veyr professional. No drilling or grilling. Very firendly people, very courteous, Nice impression. Very hard working group fo people.

    No Offer
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
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    Applied online - application reviewed - contacted for initial round

    Interview Questions
    • What has been your most testing moment in your career?   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    I was first contacted by HR and had an initial phone screen. It went well. Next, I spoke with a director. That interview also went well. Lots of good, core competency, behavior based questions along with several technical questions. Then came the third interview. The person doing the interview called an hour and a half past the scheduled time. No contact letting me know he'd be late. That interview lasted 5-10 minutes. He asked me to hold on multiple times, and was very distracted through the entire call. I didn't hear anything further for about a month, then I got a system generated email thanking me for my time. I will never pursue another job with pwc after being handled and treated this way.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at PwC in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    One round of on campus interview. Basically just the partner talking about the firm.
    A week later got invited on site. The interview started with a panel discussion, which is just a presentation of the company and the position. It was followed by 3 one-on-one interviews with partners or directors. The interviews are essentially behavioral, aka asking you about your experience.
    Got phone call about the result three days later.

    Interview Questions
    • There was a case interview even though the invitation said explicitly that the interviews will be behavioral.   View Answers (3)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at PwC in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview with HR person and hiring manager. They mostly asked about "fit" questions and "walk through" your resume.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC in January 2009.

    Interview Details

    Initial Interview was two half-hour interviews with two different managers. One was behavioral, the other was case-based. The case was from a book of a dozen or so cases and the interviewer tried to pick a case that matched with my background. Second interview was more involved. It started with coffee with 2 1-3 year consultants. There was 3 interviewees there. We talked for 45 minutes or so with them predominantly answering our questions. Then, we had 3, 1/2 hour interviews with various senior consultants/managers that were behavioral based. Some were well prepared, one I think hadn't even looked at my resume yet. The last part involved a 30-minute presentation by the HR person and then 2 other junior consultants answered more questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at PwC in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Four stage process of which I experienced three:

    1. Online tests: Fairly low mark required to pass but time pressured.
    2. Telephone interview: Lasted about 40 / 45 minutes, interviewer was friendly and helped put me at ease, very understanding and guided through questions nicely. Again I don't think the threshold is all that high as I thought I performed pretty poorly and still went through to the AC. Lots of advice elsewhere on the internet but few things i'd focus on; know exactly what PWC and your line do, know how the program works, if its rotational how long will you spend in each dep. and what happens when you complete a rotation, several good pieces of recent news and how the apply to PWC and specifically your chosen line.
    3. AC: Half Day 13:00 - 17:00 ( I think). Probably about 20 or so grads there, everyone was nice and most are from Oxford, Cambridge, LSE etc. Several exercises including a retest of the online tests (felt slightly harder but probably just environment and scored highly), group exercise in a group of four. Cant remember the exact scenario but it was to do with utilising waste product from a manufacturing process, everyone had the same back story plus an additional piece of info unique to each candidate. Then had to discuss as a group to decide who had the best option based on cost, payback etc. Half way through the situation changes and funding is reduced so you have to reconsider. Another exercise was a hand written report about water. Again very time pressured, a number of people didn't finish.

    After the tests we also had time to talk with some current graduates.

    4. Partner interview.

    I didn't succeed at the assessment center, they phone you about a week after and give thorough feedback. You are ranked out of 5 for each exercise and then are given a cumulative score. You need to perform well in all tasks otherwise you may not progress. I performed well in the retests and report but scored 3 on a couple of the markers for the group exercise and this was enough to prevent me progressing. This means you can pass everything and still not continue in the process. I should also note I was very late to apply and the HR member who delivered my feedback said places were limited by that point and had I applied earlier I would have probably progressed so make sure to apply early!

    All in all was a very good experience, I have had interviews with the other big four and PWC were by far best in my opinion. The London offices were great and I imagine it would be a really good place to work, the projects we talked about with the grads seemed really interesting and the caliber of people in the AC are generally very good.

    Interview Questions
    • What do you know about the scheme, what happens at the end of a rotation?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Anonymous Employee in Düsseldorf (Germany)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PwC in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    It was an easy-going 1,5 hour interview with a partner and a senior manager. the mood was very relaxed, and they were very friendly. they asked me questions about the german energy market. in most of the cases my knowledge in the area was almost better then the partner. i was very surprised. towards the end they asked me more specific questions about accounting and cost calculations. the interview ended with my salary expectation. they found my salary expectation high and told me that they hire fresh bachelor graduates from poland and romania who would work cheaper. they also claimed that the job would be boring for me, and i would leave the company in the first six months. to be honest, i was very offended. hard to understand why they invited me at first place..

    Interview Questions
    • what are challenges in the german electricity market (energiewende)?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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