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PwC Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 22, 2014

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Accounting Department Interview

Accounting Department
Phila, PA

I applied in-person and the process took 3 days - interviewed at PwC in June 2008.

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


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Positive Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Consultant Interview

Consultant
Montreal, QC (Canada)

I applied in-person and the process took 3 months - interviewed at PwC in May 2012.

Interview Details – 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 Question – According to you what are the role and responsibilities of a consultant   Answer Question


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Positive Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Senior Accountant Interview

Senior Accountant
London, England (UK)

I applied online - interviewed at PwC in January 2008.

Interview Details – Numerous tests and interview panel on several occasions

Interview Question – If you were to be re-incarnated as an animal what type would you be and why   View Answers (2)


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Positive Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Team Lead Interview

Team Lead
Bangalore (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at PwC.

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

Interview Question – 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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Neutral Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Summer Assurance Internship Interview

Summer Assurance Internship
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in November 2012.

Interview Details – 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 Question – 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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Neutral Experience

Very Difficult Interview

HR-Placement Interview

HR-Placement
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – It was done by an external company which is very strange and although it was meant to last 20 minutes, only lasted about 10 minutes. The interviewer called five minutes late. Asked 2 behavioral questions and asked a lot about their client and the goals they have.

Interview Question – What is a problem a chosen client is facing and how would you solve it. What new services would you offer them.   Answer Question


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Positive Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Forensic Technology Graduate Programmer Interview

Forensic Technology Graduate Programmer
London, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC in November 2012.

Interview Details – Online tests - numerical test, then followed by a 45 minute interview down in London by the Head of this sector of the company. Was a very hard and necessary grilling based on technical and competency based questions. The technical questions were based on the mathematics I might have completed in the past.

Interview Question – Could you please describe the standard deviation and mean of the Normal distribution?   Answer Question


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Positive Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Advisory - Technology Consultant Interview

Advisory - Technology Consultant
San Jose, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2013.

Interview Details – Applied on campus, heard back a couple of days before the deadline that I'd be getting an interview. I got a call from a woman in HR that asked which position I wanted to interview for, because I applied to 3 positions. I chose one and heard back the next day that I'd be interviewing for the position.

I did very well during the first interview on campus. Recruiter was very nice and easy to talk to. General resume overview followed by a couple of behavioural questions: "Tell me about a time you dealed with someone who didn't do their work in a group project", "How'd you hear about PwC?"...couple similar questions. Know the company, state some facts and figures. I left the interview KNOWING I was going to the second round (I could just tell).

2nd round was all the final round. Btw this interview was for full time. We were given a case study about 48 hours in advance. We were flown to their San Jose office where we were then given questions on the case. We had 45 minutes to answer these questions and draw slides for a powerpoint presentation. We were then immediately rushed out of the room and had a tight schedule consisting of 1 interview where we would present our slides, and two behavioral interviews.

My first behavioral interview was the same as the first interview but much longer so more questions. One of his questions was: "What is Math?", that kind of caught me off guard (he asked this because of my math background). He asked many behavioral questions that focused on leadership, team/group work, and initiative.

2nd behavioral interview: I was actually given a case during this interview, which i was annoyed about cause we weren't told that there was going to be an additional case. This one was EXTREMELY vague and ridiculous. We had to explain our thought process on a case that he told verbally. He wanted our thought process in order of what things could come first. This made it very difficult because he was looking for specific steps in a specific order. This was the hardest part about the entire process.

Case interview: can't say much here. Its more about HOW/WHY you get to your solution than the actual solution it self. Explain WHY you brought things up. Since you get the case without the questions 48 hours before hand, I'd recommend doing about 3-6 hours of outside research. About the industry and other things in the case.

All in all, the final round was extremely challenging and eye-opening. I think I did well, but not stellar.

I should be hearing back soon about the decision. Good luck!...I hope this was helpful!


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Negative Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Audit Intern Interview

Audit Intern
New York, NY

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

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

Interview Question – Who do you hate the most in your family?   Answer Question


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Negative Experience

Very Difficult Interview

Director EPIC Interview

Director EPIC

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – Very unorganized. They were not all the same page. I was passed off to another recruiter that was not fully informed of my background or what job I had applied for with their organization.

Interview Question – I was called for a phone interview; without being preped as to the position or any background information on the person interviewing me. I had requested the information prior to the interview; no response.   Answer Question

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