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IFS Senior Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC in August 2010.
Interview Details – 1 phone interview
5-8 in person interviews
Most questions around project management skills.
A recruiter reached out via linkedIn and stared the process. In the IFS role you support 4-5 partners and accounts, so you meet with all the partners, who determine if they like you and want you on their account team.
Interview Question – Mostly behavior and attitude questions Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Had a cap on the highest amount, which wasn't very high from the initial offer.
Senior Business Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at PwC in April 2014.
Interview Details – Initially interviewed with a consulting headhunter firm, then interviewed in person a with a group of 3 individuals. The interview was great and used a lot of analogies, examples of detailed documentation and focus on agile methodologies. The best part of the interview was that the companies values are incorporated into the interview process and allows you to recognize if you truly belong in consulting.
Interview Question – Why did you leave your previous company? View Answer
Negotiation Details – yes able to negotiate
Tech Advisory(Via Elevate) Interview (Positive Experience)
I applied through college or university and interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details – I was interviewed once on campus (behavioral interview) then after that selected to fly out to NYC office for second round interview (case question interview+ 2 behavioral interviews). After that I was selected to attend their National Elevate Program after which I received an internship offer.
Interview Question – The case was the hardest as I had never done a case interview before but if you prepare and practice you will be successful. Answer Question
Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in November 2013.
Interview Details – I applied for this summer internship through my school's campus recruiting program. The process began with an information session, followed by an interview offer after application. Finally, there was a super day at the office with a brief orientation and three back-to-back interviews. The morning after the interview day, I was contacted by both my campus recruiter and one of the interviewers.
Interview Question – Why do you want to be in "XYY" Line of Service. View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation attempted; except for a expedited response following super day. I was hitting deadlines for other offers but wanted to hear from PwC first.
Risk Assurance Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university - interviewed at PwC in October 2010.
Interview Details – An initial on campus interview with yourself, a partner, and a manager is required. Then you should expect 4 back-to-back 30 minute interviews with managers, directors, and partners concluding in a group lunch.
Interview Question – What would you say your biggest weaknesses are and why? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was not any negotiation from new hires from campus
Elevate Program Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details – There were two rounds of interviews, first on campus and then at a PwC office. The on campus interviews consisted of two 30 minute interviews, both behavioral and extremely conversational. Make sure to bring your resume, but don't be too stressed about this one. The interview at the office consisted of two behavioral interviews and one case study. The case study was a little nerve wracking since it was my first time doing one but the interviewer is helpful and asks questions along the way. The behavioral interviews are also very laid back and conversational.
Interview Question – The business case was difficult in that I had no industry knowledge and was expected to make a presentation out of it. However they seem to be looking more for whether or not you can articulate your thoughts and give a well structured presentation rather than how good of a solution you can think of. Answer Question
Reporting Analyst Senior Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in August 2013.
Interview Details – I was hired via a temp agency. My account manager submitted my resume to the hiring manager, two days later I had a phone interview with the hiring manager, then 3 days later I had a technical interview, after that the next day I had an offer for the position.
Interview Question – Do you know how to code in Visual Basic? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The salary was already negotiated with the temp agency
Senior Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in December 2013.
Interview Details – Was referred into the Company. Individuals I met with were very intelligent and asked both technical and non technical questions. Should know your resume inside out before the interview
Can tell from the interview process that on the job I will also be challenged to thnk outside the box. All interviewers were very sharp and knew their business focus well.
Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate
Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at PwC
Interview Details – Very easy 3 step process. First step was an on campus interview that was relatively simple and then I had an additional interview on campus. The last phase was an in person interview at the office that lasted all day. I spoke with a manager, a director, a partner, and a rep from HR.
Interview Question – There were not many difficult questions. Most were specific questions related to my field of study. Answer Question
Advisory Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at PwC in February 2013.
Interview Details – Two rounds of Interview.
First Round: 30 minute behavioral with Partner
Second Round: 30 -45 Minute case interview and two 30 minute behavioral interviews one with partner and one with a manager.
Interview Question – I didn't think any of the questions were hard.
Following are examples of questions:
Tell me about your 4 failures and 4 success.
What do you think is a required trait in a consultant and how do you plan to incorporate that in yourself? Answer Question
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