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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
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
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
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
Risk Assurance Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at PwC in October 2013.
Interview Details – Interview process consisited of a meet and greet the day prior to the formal interviews. There I met with several members of the staff and management as well as my interviewer. Made it to the first round interview. Questions were behavioral in nature. Meet and greet was business casual and the topics ranged from employees' experience with the firm to current events in sports.
Interview Question – What is your favorite cartoon character and why? 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
Manager Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at PwC
Interview Details – 1. Submitted CV online. 2. Online reasononing tests - mathematical, verbal and logical. 3. First stage interview, 90mins, competency based questions following PWC core competencies (search their careers website). 4. Second stage interview, 90 mins, 10 minute presentation on recent project, different competency based questions plus general interview questions - why do you want to move, etc.
Interview Question – Give an example of when you have done things differently. Answer Question
Advisory Manager Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at PwC
Interview Details – I was really surprised--both interviews went really well but then they just fell off the face of the earth. I was really surprised that I never even got the courtesy of a final email/follow up call. I understand that the interview and selection process can be an arduous one however I think I deserved the courtesy of a follow up.
Interview Question – I was really surprised by how unstructured the interviews were. I found that I had to ask questions in order to get a sense of the job as both parties had little to share. Answer Question
Forensic Accounting Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at PwC
Interview Details – Applied through school jobs portal. Was emailed that I had been accepted and had a 1-on-1 interview scheduled on campus. Campus interview went well and was invited to attend a Superday at their Manhattan office. Interviewed by two senior associates, one focused on behavioral questions while the other asked about a case study that was provided the night before the Superday. Lastly interviewed by partner, mostly behavioral, then was taken to lunch by junior associates.
Interview Question – The case study they gave to us candidates was the trickiest part of the whole interview process. Candidates only had a night to prepare and we were asked to prepare a presentation on our findings during the Superday and it was a pretty complex forensic accounting problem. They told us it was the first time they tried something like it and it tripped me up. Answer Question
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