PwC Senior Associate - Advisory Interview Questions

Updated Jun 28, 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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    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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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience

    Interview

    Had a very unprofessional exchange with the recruiter who contacted me out of the blue, set up and blew off TWO phone screenings with me in a row coming up with a last minute weird excuse at the last moment, and then ultimately, after I reached out to him to follow up, he told me that I was not qualified for the job. It's like OK... Well then why did you reach out to me in the first place??? They seem pretty disorganized and also rude.

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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at PwC (New York, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Phone screening for an experienced hire advisory position. Word for word was told I would not be considered for an in-person interview without giving my current salary. I immediately said I did not want to be considered for the position. I was extremely turned off by the fact that my salary would be determined based on my current salary plus x% instead of what I could bring to the table.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your current salary?   1 Answer
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC (New York, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    1) Applied online
    2) Recruiter arranged the telephonic interview with Sr. Associate
    3) Face to Face interview with Partner, Director, and Manager
    4) After 1 week offer was extended
    Basic questions regarding the s/w product and resume and some behavioral questions

    Interview Questions

    • Basic questions regarding the s/w product and resume and some behavioral questions   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    didnt negotiate

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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PwC (Boston, MA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I applied through my university career center. After the deadline, I received an invitation for the first round interviews, which were on campus. These were two 45 min interviews with a current manager and a Director. In total, the first round interviews were 90 minutes. A week later I received an invitation for the final round interviews, which were at a PwC office. The second round interviews were from 8:15 until 12:30. In total, there were three interviews: first with a senior partner, than with an consultant , and finally a case based interview. They give you the case 48 hours in advance to prepare at home. However, you receive the questions once you are at the office and then you have to prepare slides on paper (4 to 10 slides). The time frame for slides preparation is 45 minutes.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself? (i was asked this question from all of them)
      How do you feel traveling 80% of your time at PwC?
      Questions about teaming experiences: tell me a about a time you had a conflict in a team; when someone on your team could not deliver on time; do you work best in a team or individually.

      Be sure to know the PwC professional framework: whole leadership, business acumen, global acumen, relationships, and technological capabilities. (google it, read about it, know it inside out)

      Come up with examples for all of them that relate to your unique personal and professional experiences. All questions were related to this PwC professional framework.
       
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PwC (Atlanta, GA) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I applied on the company website and was contacted by a recruiter in a couple of days time. The first conversation I had was with the recruiter and it was about my goals and aspirations. After that, I was schedule for a phone interview with another Sr. Associate in the practice. That call was 30-45 minutes and was about my experiences, what the position I am interviewing for has to offer and how my experience can be of use for the practice.

    After this call I was schedule for an interview day at one of the PwC offices. There were 3 more candidates for Senior or Experienced Associate position in the same team. The on-site interview was scheduled as four 30 minute interviews with 3 partners and one senior. It was mostly getting to know kind of thing. They are judging you mostly on how personable you are, how well you communicate your ideas and views and past experiences.

    After that, I was told that I will hear about the decision in a week or so.

    I got the offer in a week. Unfortunately, I had to turn down this fantastic opportunity because I had much stronger offers on my table with similar scope in other Big 4 companies. If they were willing to improve on their offer(which they were not), I would have taken it.

    My suggestion would be to make sure you communicate your expectations(in terms of title and compensation) properly.

    Lastly, I read this somewhere and I would like to share it "you don't get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate."

    All the best!

    Interview Questions

    • Where do you see yourself in five years?
      How did you learn the technology you are working in?
      How do you implement it(the latest technology) in these scenarios, and why not the legacy ones?
       
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC (New York, NY) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Phone interview with a director in the group. Quick feedback. 2 weeks later had an 2 back to back interviews in person with managing directors, found out results 3 days laters. Very efficient process.

    Interview Questions

    • How would your past experience help you in an advisory role. How would your previous clients benefit from doing things a different way. If they were an advisory client what aspects would you help them with.   Answer Question
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at PwC (Dallas, TX) in January 2015.

    Interview

    This was for the Senior Associate Intern position within the M&A Advisory group. The first round consisted of 2 1X1 interviews on campus. Both were behavioral. Within four days of the first round, I was invited for the second round of interviews on their Dallas, TX campus. 48 hours prior to the second round(super day), I received a case that I was supposed to solve and present for one of the rounds for the final day interview. On the day of the final round, we were greeted in the morning and given a total of 6 questions and 45 minutes to work on our presentation which we would make to Director within the respective groups that we were interviewing for. Brace yourselves, 45 minutes is very less time if you are not pre-prepared with your analysis. Other than the case presentation, the super day consists of 2 other interviews, mostly situational/behavioral. Overall the entire interview process was very enriching and it seemed like they were looking for the best candidates to place in front of clients. After the interviews they mostly seem to have quick deliberation and turn arounds. My final round was on a Friday and I received the phone call with an offer on Monday morning.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    It is a standard offer for Management Consulting interns across US. No negotiation necessary.

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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    5 Interview, telephonic and on site interview. Onsite interview was in detail to understand previous work experience and academic projects, business acumen and technology acumen. One of the interview was very easy without any formal question. It was just a conversation.

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    Negotiation

    Salary negotiated.

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