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Updated Apr 14, 2014
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New York, NY

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

Interview Details – One on one on campus interview then went to office and sat wtih five different managers.

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Anonymous Employee
San Francisco, CA

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

Interview Details – The interview was quite basic. it consisted with an informal meet and greet with a "buddy" for the day and then it was a series of four, more or less, behaviorally based interviews: two partner interviews and two manager / director interviews

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you faced an ethical dilemma in the work place. Who was involved? How was it resolved?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – yes. they always low ball the initial salary. I was offered a much lower offer for a city that is much more expensive to live in that I was initially looking at.. they were helpful and understanding.

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Consultant
Seattle, WA

The process took a day - interviewed at PwC in August 2008.

Interview Details – The interview consisted of four one on one interviews with each level of the department, each interview lasted for half an hour. I interviewed with a staff, senior, manager, and director. Questions during each of the interviews were focused on understanding my experience, work habits, and problem solving skills. In addition to making sure you have experience that fits with their practice they also want to know that you are ready to work long hours with a good attitude and that you are ready to deal with some potentially demanding clients.

Interview Question – What would you do if you have two competing deadlines but there is not enough time to complete both?   Answer Question

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Anonymous Employee
Lisbon (Portugal)

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 months - interviewed at PwC in January 2011.

Interview Details – 3 stage recruitment process: 1st stage tests; 2nd stage is an interview with someone from the HR dpt and 3rd stage consists of an interview with a partner.

Interview Question – What would you do with a water bottle tap?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Fixed salary for new joiners and also for all the following positions.

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Consultant
Milano (Italy)

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

Interview Details – initial group technical assessement with other 15 candidates. Second step with a senior manager (personal and questions questions in italian and english). Third step with the partner (personal and technical questions + clear and detailed desciption of the type of job that I was going to begin)

Interview Question – In which italian company would you invest 1 million € today?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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Interview Details – Written test in English, Numeric and Verbal intelligence; case study, related to the department you applied for; interview with a partner of department you applied for

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Milan (Italy)

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – With a phone call the HR specialist invites you in the office for an interview. Before the formal interview you have to complete an enghish test and a technical test. Once finished this part you are involved in the formal interview with the responsible of your future team. He/She asks you some questions about your personality and your area of interest of the business. That is a way to know you. After several days you could receive a job offer!

Interview Question – The questions depend on the responsible of the interview process. However I was asked not unexpected questions.   Answer Question

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Consultant
Stuttgart (Germany)

I applied in-person and interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – friendly but demanding atmosphere

Reason for Declining – location in Stuttgart

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Delhi (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at PwC in December 2011.

Interview Details – Group Discussion & Personality Screening

Interview Question – Regarding ambition considering the practical constraints in married life for women   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Campus Placement. No Negotiations

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I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at PwC in October 2012.

Interview Details – i got in through campus placements. The procedure is standard. First is the written round, second is the GD and third personal interview. first round consisted of general ability questions, mostly simple, but time given was less. so accuracy and speed was required. GD had an unorthodox format. the whole batch was split into two parts and one side had to play client and other company.

Personal Interview consisted of pretty much whatever was in my resume. In between there was a guess estimate and a small case study.

Interview Question – I had in my resume, under hobbies, sketching. Unexpectedly the interviewer just asked me to sketch,. caught out of the blue i asked as to, what do i sketch. He replied, whatever i feel like.

The case study that was given was simple. I was asked to prepare a strategy blueprint of: how can technology be used in implementing government schemes, so that the benefits can reach grass-root level.
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