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Updated Sep 14, 2014
Updated Sep 14, 2014
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    START Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    The Interviewing process was informal as a way to ease the nerves and get to know the associates better. The actual interview session in more conversation-like. Do not let the rankings of a firm get to you. And remember names well.

    Interview Questions
    • The questions are not difficult at all. Like I said before, it is more like a conversation.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    CMMAS Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Campus recruiting, so first round I was interviewed by a partner in transaction service department. He looks very "cold", little words, and seldom give reactions. During the interview ,there was no too difficult question, but the feeling was wield, because you don't know whether he likes you or not.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the most popular issue in the accounting field?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Evaluation and Assessment Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at PwC in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    From application to offer decision to process was approximately 6 weeks.

    I applied online via PwC's website. One week after submitting my application, I was contacted by a PwC recruiter to schedule a phone interview. The interview was scheduled one week after that initial contact. The phone-screen was approximately 10 minutes long. The recruiter asked about my past experience, was really trying to identify whether I had the skills and experience required for the position.
    One week after the phone-screen, I received a phone call from a PwC recruiting manager to schedule a HireVue video-conference interview. The interview was scheduled for one week later. The interview lasted approximately one hour with the Director and Senior Manager. They asked behavioral questions, as well as questions related to my proficiency with software tools. Overall the interview went well. The fact that it was video-conferenced may have eased my nerves (they interviewed out of their home-offices); although video-conference interviews may takeaway from capturing certain intricacies of someones' personality. I felt confident that I answered all the questions and was eager to find out if I would be successful/not.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you helped your team get out of a difficult situation.
      Tell me about a time when you had to deal with a difficult supervisor.
      Tell me about a time you exhibited great time management skills.
        Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied through employee referral. Received mail within a week to schedule an interview. I found the recruiter a little unprofessional. I couldn't hear what she was asking. Kept on writing all that I said while I was speaking.Asked about my resume, my achievements, how I have helped others, if I had taken help from others etc.
    She would not reply to any follow up emails or turn back calls.

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Risk Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied 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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    Tax Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Salt Lake City, UT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Salt Lake City, UT
    Application Details

    I applied 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 Interview Candidate  in  Florham Park, NJ
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Florham Park, NJ
    Application Details

    I applied 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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    Proposal Writer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied 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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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied 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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