PwC Interview Questions

Updated Jun 30, 2015
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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
       
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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
       
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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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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    First round is about 20-30 minutes phone interview with HR. Then I got into second round which is a phone interview with their manager and took about 40 minutes. Basically behavioral questions focusing on leadership skills, maintain relationship, teamwork, giving feedback, etc. Then about a week later, HR follow up with me to set up an office interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What to do to maintain good relationship with clients?   Answer Question
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    It was an all behaviour questions based interview. You have to think about what challenges you confronted with in the past, and how you dealt with them eventually. There weren't much time for you to think about it. Remember to give specific, positive and real examples and use the "STAR" model. ]

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when you had conflicts within your team and how you solved it.   Answer Question
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    AML Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC (Columbia, SC) in May 2015.

    Interview

    The first step is a 5 minute phone screening to see if you meet the job requirements. Then you should receive a phone call from a manager with more detailed questions. They flew me out to Columbia SC for the third step which consisted of an orientation and three 30 minute interviews with a associate, manager and partner. The questions will range from technical, behavioral and leadership questions. I was sent an e-mail which had instructions to take two assessment test which were logical questions. I received notice that I made it the final round and flew out again. It consisted of an AML panel (5 people in the department) for an hour, questions range from fun facts, work experience and behavioral questions. Then the last part was a 45 minute leadership breakfast which was lead by senor staff and they gave you a case study. The final round interview was with 3 other applicants and a group interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time you implemented a process at your current job?   Answer Question
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    Senior Finance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at PwC (McLean, VA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Initially contacted via email by a junior recruiter followed by a phone interview, then another phone interview by HR Manager with detailed information about Position and ball-park figure of compensation. Then 2 weeks later received an email from recruiter for schedule of in-person interview with hiring managers. The recruiter included the on-boarding packet. I interviewed with the Finance Director and Finance Manager.

    Interview Questions

    • 1) How I learn about the position
      2) Knowledge about CostPoint and Deltek
       
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