PwC Interview Questions

Updated Aug 24, 2015
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    Accounting Department Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Phila, PA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at PwC (Phila, PA) in June 2008.

    Interview

    Had the interview CONFIRMED, specifically stated that I would be on my lunch HOUR. Arrived 10 minutes early, no one could find the person for about 20 minutes [that's 30 minutes into my lunch hour] ... finally found her, it took her another 15 minutes to find a place for me to take the test [45 minutes into my lunch hour] then proceeds to state that the test will take about 45 minutes!!! Started the test ... the equipment wasn't working properly, had to find another ... found one [60 minutes ... my lunch HOUR gone!!!] Twenty minutes into the test ... I stopped, thanked them and left. And yes, I ended up taking a 2 hour [waste-of-my-time] lunch and never even got to eat anything.

    Interview Questions

    • N/A. The initial interview went well or I would not have gone back for a follow-up   Answer Question
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    Team Lead Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Bangalore (India)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a week. I interviewed at PwC (Bangalore (India)).

    Interview

    First technical round of 1 hr. Second technical round of 2 hrs with Architect. Then HR round.

    Interview Questions

    • SAP ABAP: Why we have 3 descriptions for data element. Table control manually. IDoc inbound config is not done, will the idoc be posted in recieving system.   Answer Question
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    Senior Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at PwC (London, England (UK)) in January 2008.

    Interview

    Numerous tests and interview panel on several occasions

    Interview Questions

    • If you were to be re-incarnated as an animal what type would you be and why   2 Answers
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at PwC (Montreal, QC (Canada)) in May 2012.

    Interview

    3 interview First one supposed to be informal but it is very formal Second is a case interview with an hour to answer to a complex problem. It is a real case study! My only advice be prepared it is not an easy one Third, Phone interview for select or between two last candidate

    Interview Questions

    • According to you what are the role and responsibilities of a consultant   Answer Question
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    Summer Assurance Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at PwC (New York, NY) in November 2012.

    Interview

    The interview process started through campus recruiting. My first interview was a one-on-one interview with a manager and all conversational, with very basic questions about my resume. It lasted 30 mins. The second interview was the in-office interview where they flew me up to NYC. They were with a partner, a senior manager and manager. They all lasted 30 mins.

    Interview Questions

    • During the in-office visit, the questions were all behavioral. I didn't feel like they were trying to get to know me at all. They would start out with a basic question and continue to ask every detail about it. For instance they asked me "What do I do to organize my life?" I said keep a planner. Then they asked "How many lines do I have written in the planner a day?" "How many lines do I complete a day?" They also asked "Why does a soda can has a lip around the edge"   Answer Question
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Zwolle, Overijssel (Netherlands)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    (Translated from English)

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at PwC (Zwolle, Overijssel (Netherlands)) in December 2012.

    Interview

    Telefonisch sollicitatiegesprek, testen, meer testen, persoonlijk sollicitatiegesprek, afwijzing, moeilijke vraag en vertrouwensproblemen. Mensen beweren dat je fout zit, terwijl je gelijk hebt. Het is een afschuwelijk bedrijf en alles wat ze doen is je afbranden en je een slecht gevoel geven. Ga er niet heen.

    Telephone interview, tests, more tests, face to face interview, rejection, difficult question and trust issues. People claim that you are wrong when you are right. It is a horrible company and all they do is to flame you and make you feel bad. Do not go there.

    Interview Questions

    • Moet ik iemand vertrouwen op zijn blauwe ogen?   Do I have to trust someone on his blue eyes?   1 Answer
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at PwC (McLean, VA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    The questions were weirdly asked and they seemed like they were trying to get information out of you that isn't legal for them to ask in a straightforward manner.

    Interview Questions

    • What type of news outlets do you pay attention to and how do they affect your daily life?   Answer Question
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    Audit Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at PwC (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Got an interview request from my school's career fair. Went in to interview a week later.

    Interview Questions

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    Tax Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    On campus interview, all behavioral questions....be prepared to give examples and know yourself well. very nice company to work for from what i hear, if you make it! one of the hardest interviews I ever been through. good luck to you.

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    Client Driver Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at PwC (Atlanta, GA) in April 2013.

    Interview

    I interviewed for this position after an employee recommended me for the role. The process initially was fairly straightforward. I had a telephone interview with a HR rep, submitted further writing samples, then participated in a telephone interview with the supervisor. They brought me in for a face-to-face interview within two weeks of the initial resume submission. The actual live interview was quite intense. Over the period of an entire afternoon, I individually met with seven people from all levels of the team from the VP to managing partners to managers to senior associates. Time was limited to only 30 minutes with each person, scheduled back-to-back with no break. With each interviewer, they spent more than half the time talking about themselves, their role and their experience with PwC. They explained more about the Client Driver position and its significance within the team. I asked varying questions of each of them related to the position itself: What are the day-to-day responsibilities in the role? What is the ramp-up period for new employees? Why did the previous staff member leave the role? What is the greatest challenge? Why do you like working here? How have you advanced in PwC?, etc.... The final person I met with was the supervisor who conducted the previous phone interview. We chatted casually about the role, my experience and the expectations of the position. All in all, I felt it went very well, and looking back, there is nothing I would've changed about my answers, behaviors or impression. They promised to get back to me within the week, but of course, I did not hear from anyone during that time. I reached out to the HR person, who called a week later and told me that "they decided to go in a different direction". I asked for feedback, and they said that I did not ask enough questions. Frankly, in the interview format and the time allowed, I asked as many questions as I could!

    Interview Questions

    • How have you personally benefitted from professional mentoring/coaching in the past?   Answer Question
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