PwC Interview Questions

Updated Jul 25, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)  

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC in July 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through a company referral. First round was a phone interview with a manager. Second round was three separate 30 minute interviews with a senior associate, director, and partner. All questions were behavioral. Very friendly environment. Just be prepared to talk a lot and have a lot of good examples to draw back on.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a school project or work assignment in which you had to use your accounting skills.   Answer Question
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    Advisory Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at PwC in June 2015.

    Interview

    Whole process took 4+ weeks, Went through the recruiter who came back after 2 weeks. Another week in scheduling 2 phone interviews with directors. The first was more on confirming what I know and what Industries I have worked in. The interviewer did not drill down on any topic. The other interview got rescheduled few times and the interviewer asked some key questions to gauge my depth and he was convinced. In sum both were positive interviews. In the end the HR told me they have filled with an internal candidate

    Interview Questions

    • What industries have you worked in? Deep dive on specific technology questions related to the industry   Answer Question
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    Transfer Pricing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Minneapolis, MN
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at PwC (Minneapolis, MN) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I interviewed with 3 members of the TP department one at a time. Each was about 30 minutes long followed by lunch with the two newest associates in the department. Each three were different. One was about the work, one to scrutinize every bit of my resume, and the last about goals.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time that you had to change your approach to a situation, but still found success.   Answer Question
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    Incident Response Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Dallas, TX
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at PwC (Dallas, TX) in June 2015.

    Interview

    External recruiter contact, phone interview with internal staffer, telephone screen with potential manager, traveled to Dallas for face to face interview with Director, Managing Director, and Partner, and quick discussion with senior team manager.

    Interview Questions

    • Interview questions were less technical and more towards personality, situation resolution, questions regarding background and what would I bring to the table, career aspirations, and had informal discussions.   Answer Question
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    Manager - IT Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at PwC (Columbia, SC) in June 2015.

    Interview

    1st round interviews were with 5 different managers from different areas. 2nd round was with panel of 5 managers and 3 others that were also interviewing which included a role playing exercise. Challenging interview but at the same time a great experience. Interview was with peers you would be working with as well as managers and Sr. Executive. Interview process was very well organized and flowed smoothly. It was interesting that the interview process was very organized however, I never heard a word back from anyone that I was not going to be made an offer.

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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    I had applied atc ampus career website then first round interview at campus. Later on site interview at the firm. mainly about examples of various situations why you choose the firm and weakness standard behavior qs

    Interview Questions

    • mainly about examples of various situations why you choose the firm and weakness standard behavior qs   Answer Question
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    Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PwC (Houston, TX).

    Interview

    All the directors were at the dinner to meet their students, they also arrange to sit near their student. It turns out the person sitting opposite to you is going to interview you the next day. They also revealed who will be interviewing who. Two directors didn't show up including mine so I was stuck. Everyone else got to know their interviewer. I sat on one end of the table so with 1 person missing, I could only talk to 2 other people. This means I only have 30 minutes interview to make an impression on the next day. Tough interview. So my experience is: if the person who should sit with you doesn't show up, change seat asap if you still want to get the internship. Otherwise, they will think you are shy. Not a good character in public accounting. You can talk to yourself, that will look very good. If you change seat, you will make a ruckus because of the arranged seating. They might think you are a suck up, but since it is already over, just do anything to have fun. Might as well back out of the office visit.

    Interview Questions

    • The director predenteded to be a difficult client, not listening, poor communications, on the verge of flipping, then see how you deal with him.   Answer Question
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    AML Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at PwC (Atlanta, GA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    The interview began with a company overview addressed to the entire interview group. The overview covered PwC as company and also the culture/hierarchy at the service delivery center in Columbia, SC. After the overview, each interviewee met individually with 3 different managers in 30 minute intervals. The interview was laidback and conversational. It largely addressed knowledge of AML and skill sets, as well as flexibility and ability to easily switch roles. PWC is interviewing throughout the SE for positions based in Columbia, SC.

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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    The process was in three stages; first round was with someone in upper management. Then you come in for the second round of interviews, where you meet with three different people (2 HR managers and 1 IT skills manager from what I recall). They then test your mathematics and reading comprehension skills. Once you pass those interviews, you meet with the "team" as they call it (the team is whom you will be working with, and they do what is called a "peer review"), then meet with the director of the Delivery Center.

    Interview Questions

    • Final Round of Interview Question: Tell me something that makes you stand out above the others. (What makes you stand out from the other candidates?)   Answer Question
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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    PwC has certain "values" and they would ask you questions based on those values, which are competency, leadership, experience (emphasized more on leadership behavior questions). Overall are behavioral questions or questions based on your resume. Know every details that you put on your resume.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me an example where you put your value into the project.   Answer Question
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