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Updated Mar 5, 2015
Updated Mar 5, 2015
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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    The first round of interviews was with one partner and this part was your standard Q&A session. The second round of interviews is difficult because it was a full day at one of their office locations, interviewed with 5-7 different partners and managers. The hard part is staying energetic and engaged. The second round of interviews is where I received behavioral and technical type questions by a few interviewers.

    Interview Questions
    • Q: Describe a time when you failed professionally, what did you learn from this?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and then was contacted by a recruiter (in a different location, my school did not have a recruiting program). For some reasons, I could not contact the recruiter after the process (invalid email address and non-working phone number) and I just never heard back from her/the company.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you provide me an example of a time when you receive a developmental feedback and your reaction/response?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Elevate Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    It was an on campus interview. I applied online through my campus website. The interview llasted 30 mins and it was more of a conversation than a formal interview. It seemed they were just trying to get to know you more than anything else. Just be yourself and make sure to ask questions at the end.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Risk Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at PwC in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    Applied through employee referral. Went into the Boston office for an interview with a partner, manager, and senior associate. The interview experience was about a half day from 9:00 to 2:00. Breakfast and a presentation in the morning, short tour, and then 3 half hour interviews. After that all of the candidates went to lunch with the hosts. Over all not a bad experience. I still haven't received an offer though and my interview was yesterday. So my hope is fading.

    Interview Questions
    • What was your favorite book that you read recentl?
      How do you keep up on current affairs?
      How do you work in teams?
      What was a time when working in a team went poorly?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Associate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    There is first a phone interview. Then, they ask you to make an online profile where you submit a resume, personal info, etc etc. Then, they call you in for an in-person interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Standard behavioral questions: How do you deal with a situation where your firm/boss does something that you consider unethical?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Summer Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    It was a about 40 minutes long interview. I briefly introduced about myself. I answered why I want to be an actuary, which sector I want to get involved, why I choose PWC. As these were typical questions, I had no difficulty to answer the questions. After that, there were about 5 behavior questions about leadership. Although I didn't have enough concrete stories, the questions were not that picky. Moreover, He asked one recent issue on the insurance industry. As it was my first interview, I was very nervous. But, as I remember, the interviewer was nice.

    Interview Questions
    • Can you tell me one recent issue on the insurance industry?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    My process went really fast. I had the telephone interview on a Wednesday of the week of 2/9/15. I had my in person interview with 2 directors and a manager that following friday and then the partner interview on a Wednesday evening the following week. All interview were 2-3 business days a part.

    I haven't yet had a response and its been exactly one week since my partner interview. Has anyone received an offer after a week or so? Or how soon did you receive your offer? I heard I did very well and was one of 2 final candidates.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time where you had to change the direction of a project while in the middle?   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview--> on-site interview. It's a very comfortable interview and people are very nice. They want to learn more about you by asking the questions. Also, they have the list of questions and pick 4-5 questions per interview.It takes 30 min/interview and you will feel time flies, especially after 4-5 questions and only 5 mins left for asking my questions.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you manage your time if the deadline earlier than your expected?
      What's your favorite subject?
      How do you do a research?
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Forensics Technology Consulting Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    I applied thorough university career site. Got a call for interview. Pre-interview recpeiton and buddies were assigned. Interview process was very good and smooth. They made candidates very comfortable so that they give their best during interview. Interview feedback was given within 2 days for selected days and a week after for rejected candidates

    Interview Questions
    • Situation based leadership behavioral questions. Be well prepared with stories about your leadership experiences in the past.
      1. Conflict situation?
      2. Feedback scenario?
      3. Have you ever had strong feeling about something and sticked to it?
      4. My previous experience in PwC
      Follow up questions
       
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Contacted by recruiter for a phone interview. Then invited for the office visit. Interviews are consist 80% behavior question 10% resume and 10% chit chat. They really want to know how you react by answering behavior question that put you in different situation. No difficult questions if you have prepare your story. In my opinions the communication in the process is lacking, their staff also skipped the office tour in the interview day (which is pretty lame since they are suppose to be responsible for that). Response was quick as receive a very general rejection letter few days after my interview, tried to follow up with my recruiter for the feedback, but like I said, communication is lacking in my opinion.

    Interview Questions
    • Before we start, tell me something you want me to know that is not on your resume.
      Tell me a time where you have to change your ways to communicate with the others.
      Tell me a time u receive developmental feedback.
      Tell me a time where your team had conflict due to different cultures and and background.
      Tell me a time where you're working under pressure but still ensure to deliver quality work.
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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