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Updated Oct 22, 2014
Updated Oct 22, 2014
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    Accounting Department Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phila, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Phila, PA
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed 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 Questions
    • N/A. The initial interview went well or I would not have gone back for a follow-up   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed 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 Questions
    • According to you what are the role and responsibilities of a consultant   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3.  

    Senior Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at PwC in January 2008.

    Interview Details

    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   View Answers (2)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Team Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Summer Assurance Internship Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed 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 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
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    HR-Placement Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed 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 Questions
    • What is a problem a chosen client is facing and how would you solve it. What new services would you offer them.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Forensic Technology Graduate Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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 Questions
    • Could you please describe the standard deviation and mean of the Normal distribution?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9. 9 people found this helpful  

    Advisory - Technology Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

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

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Audit Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

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

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Director EPIC Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

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