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PwC Intern Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 18, 2014
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Intern Interview

Intern
Boston, MA

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.


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Intern Interview

Intern

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


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
Philadelphia, PA

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in March 2010.

Interview Details – Phone interview during first round, 3 on-site interviews second round. Interviews for interns are conducted by a Senior Associate (who will be working with that intern), Manager, and Director-level. Accepted interns are notified fairly quickly (1 week) because decision is made almost immediately after the interview. Travel to interview site (typically within major city close to the University) is reimbursed.

Interview Question – Business cases are provided for full-time consultants, but not for interns. Questions are mostly behavioral and will revolve around explaining the applicant's ability to approach a problem, both individually and in teams, and solve the problem using resources available (research, peers, University staff). This simulates their ability to solve real-world consulting problems within the industry.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Hourly rate offered, no negotiation.


Accepted Offer

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Intern Interview

Intern
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in August 2013.

Interview Details – There were 3 bevahioral interviews, all done in one day on site at the new york office. All only 30 minutes. Spent lunch and small breakfast with other interviewees and random associates before and after interviews.

Interview Question – "Tell me something impressive about yourself that isn't on your resume"   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Intern Interview

Intern
Baltimore, MD

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC in April 2014.

Interview Details – After the initial resume/cover letter submission, a recruiter came to campus and had a 1 on 1 interview. Next they invited me to their office where I had 3 thirty minute 1:1 interviews.

Interview Question – Questions were mostly behavioral and none stood out as too difficult to answer.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Summer Interview

Summer
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in February 2014.

Interview Details – 2 stages for the interview and hiring process, one on campus and one in the Chicago office. The on the Chicago has 3 interviews while the one on campus is just a conversation with a partner.

Interview Question – What is an example of a time when you had to get someone to agree with you and how did you do it?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Tax Interview

Tax

I applied through college or university and interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – Very informal. They just want to know your personality and want to make sure that you are a good fit for the company. They might go over your resume and ask some questions regarding what you have done while you were in college.


No Offer

Neutral Experience

Intern Interview

Intern

Interviewed at PwC

Interview Details – I was interviewed as a college recruiting intern. Honestly, I don't remember it much as I was 15 and I only did it because my family works there. It was a good experience but I don't want to ever work in corporate American ever again.

Interview Question – Why would you want to work here?   Answer Question


No Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Tax Interview

Tax
San Francisco, CA

I applied through college or university and interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – I had a video interview with a senior manager. The questions asked were not that difficult though, in retrospect, my answers could have been better worded. The interviewer was very friendly and the atmosphere was relatively comfortable. Overall, the interview felt more casual than expected. However, there was no invitation for an office interview.

Interview Question – Tell us about yourself.   Answer Question


No Offer

Negative Experience

Easy Interview

Summer Interview

Summer

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at PwC in February 2014.

Interview Details – The interview was simple and straightforward. Basic questions about past experiences/resume, etc. Some basic behavioral questions. No case questions or anything tricky. However, the interviewer really liked the candidate before me, and was quite rude to me. He messed up my name three times in the interview (I have a very common name, he just did not put in the effort to remember it) and was overall quite rude. This doesn't seem like a company where people are happy working.

Interview Question – What accomplishment are you most proud of in college?   Answer Question

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