PwC Interview Questions

Updated Jul 31, 2015
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at PwC (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Behavioral Interview with extremely nice group of people. Be personable and make sure PwC is a good fit for you before accepting. There is not a whole lot you can do to prepare other than being confident in your abilities and confident that PwC is a good place with you for a good reason. Beyond that, be comfortable with travellng and open to learning.

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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    I applied through indeed.com and it took me 3 weeks to get the response. The employer was very friendly and it seems that they have a great corporation culture.

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    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    The initial phone round was professionally handled and smooth. Round 2 was a nightmare, with the process went quickly downhill. I had a F2F, where the interviewer entered the room 20 mins late, asked me totally random questions (the first round was way more organized and pointed), and essentially only talked to me for 5 mins. Even worse was the fact that while I was sitting in his room, I could see a list of other candidates with names with a check or cross against their names. Ridiculous. Maybe a one-off instance, but surely very off-putting. Made even more disgusting by the fact that they offered me a job later. I could have justified this behavior if they were not interested in me, but to present yourself like this to someone you want to hire is baffling to me.

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    • First Round (phone) was mostly about data analysis questions, with other questions testing my business sense. Second Round was a major ramble.   Answer Question
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    Experienced Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PwC (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    Two HR screening interviews and then one phone interview with Senior Manager. Invited to in office interviews where I interviewed with 3 people (Manager, Sr Manager and Director level). Interview questions included Skills Assessment and the usual background questions. There was no case study but the director presented a challenging set of questions in the Tell me a time when... format. I interviewed with multiple top 5 consulting firms and PwC was the most positive experience. Interviewers were respectful of time and offered a lot of information on the company.

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    • Questions based on previous experience (tell me a time when...). These were the toughest questions but should not be an issue for anyone who has prepared well for the interview.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    After in office interviews, I was presented an offer. However, the offer was contingent upon the official signing of a contract (this was not mentioned during the interview process). I had to wait for 3 weeks for the written offer to be sent to me but the contract was still not signed. I waited 3 more weeks and delayed a decision on another offer but ultimately decided I could not give up the other offer as it was significantly more salary.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    The meetings and arrangements were entirely hassle-free, and handled well by the recruiting team. Laid-back interview style, but keep in mind that it was also very professional. Met with three different people within the firm, and had an interview with each of them, following a first-round interview screening a few weeks prior.

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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    I interviewed with a director on campus during the fall recruiting season. The night before the in-office interviews, all the candidates were taken to dinner at a nice restaurant where we met HR reps and seniors from assurance and tax. The interviews were fairly relaxed. I met with a director and other management personnel. Everyone was very positive and friendly. Then they took us to lunch in small groups with some of the seniors, followed by an overview of employee benefits with the HR staff. The entire day lasted about five hours.

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    • What is the worst class you had in school and why was it the worst one?   Answer Question
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    PwC Elevate Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    Filled out application and heard back about a week later for an interview on campus. Interview was very basic and stress free. More of a get to know you situation with an occasional behavioral question. The behavioral questions focused more on team environments and situations. They want to see how you work in a team.

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    Leadership Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    The interview was a campus 45 minute interview with partner. Really friendly and made the interview process easy. Very behavioral questions. Make sure you ask them personal questions as well.

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    • If you heard a fellow employee discussing confidential data what would you do?   1 Answer
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Straight foward, focuses on the PwC professional framework, which is found on the website.There was a mini-case for mine, but not sure if that is the case for all interviews. Really straight forward and to the point. Loved that part. Once you advance, you will have to prepare a case and deck to showcase to a partner, and also get interivewed by two others, usually director level and above.

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    Experienced Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    The interview process was what you'd expect. A full morning on interviewing with 3 different levels of management from Manager to Partner. Each interview lasted about an hour. You're hosted by someone about at the level you're interviewing for which is a good opportunity to ask them questions. Strictly a personality interview.

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