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PwC Consultant Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
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Consultant
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.

Interview Question – None   Answer Question


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Consulting
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


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Consultant Interview

Consultant

Interviewed at PwC

Interview Details – Process took over 5 months.
Received online tests in January
Telephonic interview in February - standard questions, competency based, business acumen, why PWC, salary expectations.
Assessment center in late April - maths & verbal test, summarise 16 pages document in 2 pages in 30 mins and 45 mins group exercise.
Senior Manager iterview in mid May - competency again, motivational.
Partner interview end of June - more technical questions, e.g market trends, options for investing 1m $.
Received offer on the phone during last interview.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Consultant Interview

Consultant

Interviewed at PwC

Interview Details – There are 5 parts.The first one consists on introduce your CV and seem to be a good candidate, the second part constist on an english test, then a gruop work, and two other personal interviews.

Interview Question – Create a business case   Answer Question


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Difficult Interview

Consultant Interview

Consultant
Copenhagen (Denmark)

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in May 2014.

Interview Details – I answered a job add on LinkedIn, after which I was contacted for the 1st interview (this was about 2 weeks after sending in my cover letter and CV). Before the 1st interview, I had to take three online aptitude tests: one consisting of numerical, logical and verbal reasoning, and two focused on personality type (PAPI tests- one ipsative, one normative). At the first interview I was given feedback on the first test (verbal/logical/numerical reasoning), whereas, regarding the PAPI test, I was told they would not give me feedback, but rather compare their experience of me to the results that were still unknown to me. 1st interview was generally experiential, and to see if the chemistry was there. 2nd interview was a business case/presentation I had to prepare a few days in advance, and present to a partner, HR manager and a subject matter expert.

Interview Question – I prepared very thoroughly for the experiential part (use the STAR format and focus on concrete examples of your achievements!) as well as the business case, so nothing unexpected as such came up. The subject matter expert did ask me some questions on my thoughts on certain potential issues related to the context the case took place in, but I simply and confidently admitted that my knowledge of the field/concept did not extend that far (they seemed to respect that).   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation as such. I was offered a salary a little lower than what I had proposed, due to the fact that they are paying for a business graduate diploma worth over DKK 110,000.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Consulting Interview

Consulting

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – Followed the instructions on the website. Fairly straight forward and you are required to complete verbal and numerical reasoning tests. I would recommend that you prepare well for these are you are racing with time. Then if you get through, you have to go through phone screening and assessment centre

Interview Question – if you could change one thing in the world what would it be and why?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Prepare your cover letter and cv well. Make sure there is no mistakes


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Easy Interview

Consultant Interview

Consultant
Madrid (Spain)

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in April 2014.

Interview Details – Contacted via job ad on their website, received a call after a week for group exercises, did HR interview on the same day (approached me as i left the group exercise), first partner interview one week later and second partner interview the day after that - job offer within the week.

Interview Question – Not difficult as such, but the people in the group exercise were all top notch and it was quite a good session - i felt. All in all they like seeing that you're confident and able to negotiate.   Answer Question


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Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Consultant Interview

Consultant

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – There were three interviews. The first one was Group Dynamics, the second and the third one were with the SM and Director, respectively. They are very upfront, serious and ethical about their interview process. They ask you about your ambitions, your future projects, why are you worth working there, the full works...

Interview Question – What would you do if a specific client asked you an opinion on a subject you don't fully grasp.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Negative Experience

Very Easy Interview

Consultant Interview

Consultant
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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