PwC Interview Questions

Updated Jul 1, 2015
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  1. Helpful (7)  

    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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    Advisory Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at PwC (New York, NY).

    Interview

    It was really helpful, straighforward and too the point. They ask you questions that they would like to see in individuals they would have to work with. A good thing to think about is the airport test, which is commonly used in these kinds of interviews.

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    Tax Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    Interviewed with two managers and a partner. One behavioral question (standard have to ask all applicants) and just general conversation. One lady legit asked me one question and made me ask her questions the entire time. Like come on lady who's interview is this mine or yours?

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    Senior Analyst (AML) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PwC (Columbia, SC).

    Interview

    I got a screening call from a PwC about two and a half months ago. The guy asked me about my experience and basically matched up what I told him with my resume and the job posting. A month and a half later I got a call from a PwC recruiter, who introduced himself as "____ from PwC" which isn't exactly true: he's a contract recruiter FOR PwC (more on that down below).

    Anyway, he called to explain the job and gave me a salary range (after I asked). He said someone from the PwC office would contact me for an interview time and date, and I got an email that afternoon to set up a time and date to come in.

    The first round consisted of an "intro" presentation by a PwC partner to myself and four other candidates. Then an assistant took each of us to a small office, where PwC staff rotated interviewing us (~30 minutes/interview).

    I got a call back the next day to come in for the final interview and told me to take two online tests that they emailed me. The final round consisted of me and a few other candidates sitting for a group interview with five PwC staffers and it lasted about an hour. Then they brought in a breakfast to eat and a few of the interviewers left, while a few more came in. The second half of this interview lasted ~45 minutes and was a PwC partner presenting us with a case study and we basically had to treat it like he was the client and we were the consultants, while the rest of the PwC staff in the room observed us.

    I got a call two days later from the recruiter that initially set up the first interview and he said that they "really wanted" me....and then offered me almost the minimum for the hiring range the recruiter initially told me about. The salary offered is pretty pathetic (considering they are only interviewing experienced people for this job) and though you are free to negotiate, do not expect them to come up more than $1k. The recruiter kept telling me how much they wanted me, though their offer and counter-offer say otherwise. From my own experience with contract recruiters, they get paid based on how many of their leads actually get hired at these firms, so I think he was looking more for a commission rather than what was best for me. They're free to try and get something for nothing, but I'm also free to say "no."

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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    One behavioral interview on campus and three off campus. Make sure to be authentic and vocal. Describe yourself, prepare SWOT analysis on yourself and understand PwC's whole leadership model. This will give you a nice added advantage

    Interview Questions

    • How did you deal with communication gaps and ambiguity in some past project?   Answer Question
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, SC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC (Columbia, SC) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I applied through the company website. First, I was contacted by the recruiter within a week. I had a first round interview in Atlanta, GA. I was interviewed by three separate managers/directors. I was invited back for the final interview in Columbia, SC. It was a group interview with 5 other candidates and 5 managers of different departments.

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    • What is your knowledge/experience with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel?   Answer Question
    • What is one thing that makes you stand out above the other candidates?   Answer Question
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    Campus interview and then on-site interview. Campus interview was more difficult (tell me about a time when..., etc.). On-site interview was more conversational (tell me about yourself, what do you like to do, etc.) The Campus interview was 1 interview, and on-site was 3 separate interviews packed into one day.

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    • When was a time that you had to be a leader?   1 Answer
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    It was hard bet hard . Interviews was not good. Very tough . It was he difficult interview ever had . Also o don't know what else I can say here

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    Experienced Associate (Saratoga) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ monthsinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    The single worst, most unprofessional interview process I could have conceived of. Missed calls, poorly written emails, inaccurate information conveyed by recruiters both before and after the hiring process. This list goes on...

    Interview Questions

    • Interview questions ranged from efforts at effective case interviews to multiple rounds of identical behavior-based interview questions.   Answer Question
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    IFS Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Jersey City, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at PwC (Jersey City, NJ).

    Interview

    Phone screening interview, then in person super day with 3 people in that line of service ranging from senior associate to senior manager. I kept in constant contact with the recruiter which made the transition more more smooth. All questions were behavioral. The only thing technical is what I brought up to make myself stand out.

    Interview Questions

    • What skills from your past experiences can you utilize at PwC?   Answer Question

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