PwC Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 25, 2014
Updated Aug 25, 2014
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    1. One on campus interview, interview with a manager.
    2. On site interview including a pre-night dinner and meet with two interviewers in the second day, one is senior manager, another is a partner.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Risk Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    The first round interview was very easy if you can make the interview more conversational rather than just the manager asking questions. The 2nd round consists of 3 interviews usually back to back to back. It is a long process but you are assigned an associate to help you throughout the day. At the end of the interviews, you go to lunch with associates. Its important to network during that time.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work at Big 4 compared to Industry?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Tax Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Employee in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initial interview on campus. Half hour interview with a manager Was invited for 2nd interview/office visit several weeks later. This consisted of 5-7 one on one interviews. Interviews were with people from all different levels of the firm...1st year staff all the way to a partner. Firm did a great job of letting you meet wide variety of staff.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Tax Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Florham Park, NJ
    Anonymous Employee in Florham Park, NJ
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    I applied to intern position via campus hiring online then received a phone call inviting the super day event. I was with candidates at superday and interviewed with 3 different managers.

    Interview Questions
    • there is no difficult question, questions are straightforward   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at PwC in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through a referral. I was contacted by HR-initial phone screen, phone interview with a Director level, then in-person interview with 3 personnel (Principal, Managing Director, Manager). Questions were mostly behavioral and technical, I thought I answered them well and showed great enthusiasm and knowledge of the firm and its operations. I asked a lot of thought-provoking questions. During second phone interview, they wanted something more specific and targeted within my background and skill-set as the 2nd interviewer was iffy on proceeding with me or not to the next round. Had great dialogue with the in-person interviewers as well & I was a seasoned consulting former employee at one of their prime competitors. Pretty shocked they decided not to pursue my candidacy.

    Interview Questions
    • Dig deeper into a specific work situation or issue- how would you go about doing that differently? What was the most challenging part of a specific assignment or role?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Proposal Writer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied on line and got a phone interview followed by video interview. Two people interviewed me virtually via a webcam -- a first for me. One asked technical questions about writing process and the other more general questions about working as part of a virtual team and doing marketing writing

    Interview Questions
    • What is your writing style? and How do you keep your sanity when you have a lot of deadlines?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Finance Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    I submitted my resume through PWC's online platform for a job listing and was contacted 3 months later (there was a lull in the hiring for this position). The first phone screening with the recruiter was the typical 30 minute interview about what you're seeking, your background, etc. After that, the next round was an in person interview with multiple team members. Since this position was for the core services group, there is no mathematical assessment or skills test or group interview which was definitely a plus. The 1 on 1 interviews with the team members went well, and they asked standard questions relating to previous experience. Not many behavioral based questions, all straight forward. We kept the conversation flowing and I received positive feedback during that time. The only thing that I disliked was that they rejected me based on 2 reasons, 1 of which was invalid, saying that I seemed adamant about doing something which is normally beneath what I was performing at my previous job. I assured them during the interview that that was the direction I wanted to take and was in fact what I was seeking so I disliked that they blamed it on that.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Forensics Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    They scheduled a phone interview with one of their current employees who was currently out on the field. it was not a very long interview, about thirty minutes tops. The whole process was a screening before they decided to take the interview process into their office. Therefore, it was much more casual than I had expected.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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