PwC Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Aug 2, 2015
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Consulting Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC.

Interview

Recruited on-campus for first round interviews. Got invited back to travel to a central office for Super Day, which consisted of an interview with 1 case study and 2 behavioral interviews. Overall smooth process.

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at PwC (Chicago, IL) in October 2014.

    Interview

    I actually went through their interview process twice and I found the process to be very well organized both times. The process included your standard behavioral interviews and then a case study interview. I found everyone there to be very friendly and welcoming towards any questions I had throughout the day.

    Interview Questions

    • Have I ever had an team project experience where I could not agree on a process with a team member and how did I get through this.   1 Answer
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PwC (McLean, VA) in December 2012.

    Interview

    As an experienced hire, they asked more about me personally versus technical questions. Was very relaxed which is not usually the norm. The type of questions were very standard regarding how you would handle X situation in the past, how did you over come it, etc. Depending on the person interviewing you they may be looking for more information about technical aspects of your past but usually they are looking to see if they could, "Be stuck in conference room with you for 24 hours and still want to work with you". And yes that will happen to you at PwC.

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    Consulting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at PwC (San Francisco, CA) in November 2010.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • 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

    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 Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at PwC (New York, NY) in September 2009.

    Interview

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

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at PwC (Seattle, WA) in August 2008.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • 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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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at PwC (Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)).

    Interview

    Had 2 meetings with senior management and one with the partner. The first interview was very casual, and I believe it was more of a personality test. Also had a presentation of my choosing that had to revolve around 1 specific topic that will increase the departments service offerings. The partner, a few juniors, assistant manager and manager were at this presentation.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us a time when you used quick judgement in a difficult situation   Answer Question
    • What do you know about PwC and which line of service are you looking to join and why?   Answer Question
    • What do you do in your spare time outside of work?   Answer Question
    • General questions about what you studied and why   Answer Question
    • General questions regarding your past jobs   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC (Frankfurt am Main (Germany)) in May 2015.

    Interview

    They offer a typical interview setting. Beginning with 'tell me about yourself' then going through your interview. They are looking for someone with as much experience as possible. They ask a few minor follow up questions on experience. On a second interview I attended a 'Interview Day' with 9 other candidates. I was given 1 hour to read a case study, and another hour to present it. Topics varies, but mine was on the Purchase Process of ABC Company. They were looking for a model of the purchase process and evaluation of risks in the model.

    Interview Questions

    • You have been preparing a presentation with a partner for the last several months. The day arrives and the partner calls you that he is sick. What do you do? (Be confident and do it!) Do you prefer to work in teams or alone? Simple brain teasers.   1 Answer
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    Consulting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Case interview with individual and group components. Question and Answer with Partners, based on the case provided. Time is limited for most of the components, group component require good time management

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    Had a phone interview with HR - they asked me standard questions like why PwC and what technical skills I have First round interview with Director/Manager - standard behavioural questions - really allowed me to ask a lot of questions Second round interview with Senior Manager/Manager - a little bit harder but similar to first round interview

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    Negotiation

    HR stuffed up contract....

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