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PwC Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014

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Client Strategist Senior Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Seattle, WA

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at PwC in April 2014.

Interview Details – A recruiter reached out to me via email for an updated resume and then called me within a few hours. He asked what I did on a day to day basis and how I came across the position. Two days after this phone call, he emailed me to schedule an on-site interview with 2 of the leadership positions on site. I met with them and we talked about my resume and what I liked about the job. They asked a lot of questions about my current position and a lot of hypothetical questions and how you would solve problems such as "what would you do if the account team isn't responding to you?" I was a little frustrated because they would ask questions and if they didn't like my answer, they would ask the question again. I felt a little bit like they have answers that they want to hear and if they don't hear it right away they stop listening. The culture is WAY different than what my recruiter said on the phone.

Also, they looked at my LinkedIn and took what was on it very seriously so make sure your LinkedIn is polished.

Interview Question – Alot of questions about technical writing experience, why I like relationships and sales. Lots of "how would you handle x" questions as well   Answer Question

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Art Director Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – How is it possible that a person with over 15 years of Art Direction experience receive a letter stating, "after reviewing your qualifications and experience against the requirements of the Art Director position, we can not progress your candidacy to the next stage."

Interview Question – I question this because there must be others receiving interesting responses.   Answer Question

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Elevate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Irvine, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in January 2014.

Interview Details – Both interviews were very relaxed. A bunch of behavioral questions, then you go out to eat in the second round. I had bad luck and got a bad interviewer for the second round who asked a bunch of hard questions, but other people said that it was supposed to be a conversational type of interview so don't sweat too much.

Interview Question – Asked me consulting questions (even though I'm not going to consulting), so logic questions.   Answer Question

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Senior Consultant Interview

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I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in March 2014.

Interview Details – Phone interview followed by in-person interview.

Interview Question – How will you adjust from ind to team consulting?   View Answer

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Tax Intern Interview

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I applied through college or university and interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – mostly casual conversations, just about 3 behavioral questions. Very normal~

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Corporate Tax & Legal Assistant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and the process took 4 months - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – online assessment, than interview with second online assessment

Interview Question – Why corporate tax and not physical person tax   Answer Question

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Risk Assurance Associate Interview

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Interviewed at PwC

Interview Details – The interview is generally about behavioral questions. The interviewer is a partner of Risk Assurance practice. He is really nice, and will tell you other potential opportunities available. No technical questions need to be expected in the first round interview.

Interview Question – Project Management Experience.   Answer Question

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Risk Assurance Associate Interview

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Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2013.

Interview Details – I applied through campus access, and there were two round interviews. One was campus interview with one manager and second round interview was an office visit, interviewed with one manager and one partner.

Interview Question – No difficult questions, really fair and casual.   Answer Question

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IT Consultant Interview

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I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – On campus interview with a pre-interview social night.

Interview Question – Just simply walk through the resume.   Answer Question

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Experienced Associate (Assurance) - Advanced Risk and Compliance Analytics Team Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
New York, NY

I applied online and the process took 7 weeks - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – Initially contacted by HR to know about my background, VISA status, expected pay and other HR details. Call lasted for 30 minutes.
Moved on to the hiring manager, where he asked me in depth questions on one of my term projects - he specifically asked what was my contribution.
After that, I had 3 back to back interviews with 2 managers and a director. Some technical questions on DBMS like "LIKE" and ROW_NUM.
Finally the partner round - I lost here.

Interview Question – 1. Tough boss scenario.
2. Explain each of your projects especially where you did data manipulation and analysis.
3. What did you like and dislike in your previous job?
No out of blue questions.
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