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Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
Interviewed at PwC
Interview Details – It is easy to wander when answering an experience interview question, particularly if you do not have a specific situation or problem in mind. Before answering the question, think of a specific example of a past situation that answers the question given. Provide a clear but concise description of the situation, explain how you handled the situation, and describe the results. By focusing on one specific example, your answer will be succinct and on topic.
Interview Question – Before going to the interview, look at the job listing to see what specific skills and attitudes the job requires. Reflect back on your past work experience to recall situations in which you have demonstrated these skills and attitudes. Consider each situation in detail; you will need to be prepared to discuss these situations thoroughly, and answer any follow-up questions. In particular, reflect on the specific role you played in each situation, and the actions you took to achieve success. Answer Question
Audit Staff Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I interviewed at PwC in September 2010.
Interview Details – I submitted my resume to our campus recruiting office. I attended several campus caree fair, and then campus interview, then office visit, then dinner with partners, senior managers, managers, seniors, and staffs.
Interview Question – how do you handle difficult personnality? Answer Question
Director Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at PwC in June 2014.
Interview Details – Very long and laborous. Need to limit the amount of interviewers and time to interview. There were many people met with and they did not have a solid understanding of the position or what my skillset entailed. Need a deeper dive in to the interviewers qualifications.
Interview Question – Why do you want to work in consulting? Answer Question
Audit Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in September 2013.
Interview Details – There were 3 rounds. I passed through the first two rounds and made it to office day interviews. I prepared a lot for the interviews and actually thought I did badly on the first two. Anyways. During the office day interview, I was funneled in with a couple of other potential audit associates from other schools. First half: Recruiters were nice and lunch was amazing. Second half: A round of 4 interviewers: two staff auditors and 2 partners. All went well until the last partner.
Interview Question – Why do you you would fit with the PwC team.? Answer Question
Computer Forensics Entry Level Associate Position Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details – The hiring manager who visited the college did not conduct the interview as told to us during the college visit. More so the hiring manager was no where to be seen when students visited the company for second interview as part of the lengthy 7 part interview process. The interviewer also did not seem to like the office culture when asked how much politics do entry levels have to face.
Interview Question – Being a technical field and a technical position, the interviewer seemed to know how my college life was rather than trying to ask technical question regarding the job. I was asked just one technical question in the whole interview. Answer Question
Summer Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university - interviewed at PwC in February 2014.
Interview Details – I applied to consulting summer internship position through university career center. The first round was on campus and it was purely a behavioral interview. There were about 50 candidates and only about 7 made to the second round.
Interview Question – What are your weaknesses and how did you deal with them. Answer Question
Tax Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in May 2014.
Interview Details – The hiring recruitment is so strange because had an interview on May 2014 but the job will start on Apr 2015. Also, you need to choose the way of interview between campus way and experienced way.
Interview Question – The questions are the same I expected. Answer Question
Audit Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details – If you go through the recruiting process straight from college, the recruiters hold your hand through everything. They try to make you feel as comfortable as possible. PwC gave me the best vibe of the Big 4 companies, and I felt the manager really cared to get to know us. The bad part though is that there are thousands of kids shooting for a few positions around the country, so you really need to make yourself stand out!
Interview Question – What are your two most important qualities that you will bring to the workplace? Answer Question
Elevate Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details – On campus recruiting - two 30 minute interviews with a manager and a partner. It was straightforward and just behavioral. I was inexperienced at the time, so I bombed it but looking back it was an easy interview.
Interview Question – None, all are straightforward Answer Question
Advisory Consulting Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online - interviewed at PwC in April 2014.
Interview Details – The NY office folks were very nice. I emailed a recruiter and obtained a first round of interviews. Next round I did not hear back and was not informed of the next process. The PWC portal indicated my candidacy was in Initial Interest phase. The rest is history.
I contacted the HR dept again and again and the Products and Services HR recruiter did not respond but indicated interest verbally. Not sure what that means. It was like "yes we are interested" from HR but we aren't calling you yet. It's been months.
Interview Question – It was technical question related to my skillset. Other than that, the questions were straightforward to the role. Answer Question
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