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Updated Aug 20, 2014
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Accountant Interview

Accountant

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1 week - interviewed at PwC in September 2009.

Interview Details – At first there was a phone interview in which i was asked basic personality questions. Then on the 1:1 interview, i was presented with detailed math and analytical questions and i had to answer those correctly. with the group interview i got to meet other candidates and prepare a presentation.

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Placement Year - Audit Interview

Placement Year - Audit
Reading, England (UK)

I applied online and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at PwC in January 2011.

Interview Details – The hiring process starts with an online application form that is shorter and easier to fill in than most competitors. The amount of guidance was superb. Next was an essay on how the company could offer help to another large company, in the form of services. Then a telephone interview which was competency based, with questions such as "Tell me about an area of finance in the news that interests you?". Once accepted, the last stage is an assessment day, with a group task, another essay, numerical and logic tests and finally a 1 V 1 interview with a manager. Overall the process is very quick, and PwC don't keep you in the dark for very long. I personally had an offer after only 24 hours after the assessment day, so the process is very swift.

Interview Question – Tell me about the corporation tax decreases and why George Osbourne decided to do this?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – -


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Audit Associate Interview

Audit Associate
San Francisco, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 7 weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2012.

Interview Details – There were two part of interviews -- on campus interview and on site interview. and before interview there was a pre-interview dinner to meet the staffs. The recruiters are really nice so you don't need to get too nervous. in the dinner and interviews you would get a lot of chance to ask them anything you want to know about the company. Don't wast your chance, prepare well and ask as many questions as you can and want.

Interview Question – In the interview I mentioned a project I've done and then the interviewer was interested in it and asked the detail. So to impress the interviewer, I suggest to prepare well for all the details of each project you did and don't mention anything you are not well prepared of.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Not yet. Everything is over my expectation


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Director Interview

Director
London, England (UK)

I applied in-person and the process took 4 months - interviewed at PwC in January 2009.

Interview Details – Started with an informal interview and then a series of 6 interviews including a panel interview with a board member.

Also required that I prepare a 1 page business plan indicating services that I would develop.

Interview Question – It was regarding culture and what I would do to adapt.   Answer Question


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Auditor Interview

Auditor
Boston, MA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at PwC in October 2011.

Interview Details – On campus interview be well prepared

Interview Question – Tell me about yourself   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – none


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Advisory Manager Interview

Advisory Manager
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at PwC in February 2011.

Interview Details – total 5 interviews, 1 HR, 3 Technical and 1 final with Partners, out of three technical interviews 2 were more detailed and focused on measuring my technical, functional and professional skills.

Interview Question – in technical rounds, i was asked to provide solution for couple business scenarios/process, that scenarios/ processes were totally new for me as that was Europe business practices. definitely the interviewer were very intelligent and experienced, it is difficult to answer their questions. you need to be well prepared for this interview, just like final year exams.   Answer Question


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Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

Senior Associate - Advisory

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC in February 2013.

Interview Details – 2 rounds: 1st round is mostly behavioral, with 1-2 interviewers and focuses on "what you bring on the table". They pay attention to the behavioral part and your stories, rather than technical skills and cases. People who are personable and demonstrate they are good fit will advance to 2nd round

2nd round is 3 interviewers (1 behavioral - 1 case - 1 "fit"). Case is sent in advance to candidates to prepare, and case questions are given on interview day. If 1st round was on-campus, then 2nd round is mostly held at a main PwC office. Case is hard and industry-agnostic. Interviewers are Directors, MDs, and Partners.

Interview Question – Cannot determine most difficult question - the case was challenging and demanded end-to-end approach, had to deliver solution in no more than 20 mins   Answer Question


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Assurance Intern Interview

Assurance Intern

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in March 2013.

Interview Details – Online Form: Normal Basic Question
Telephone Interview: Sell Yourself, analyse one business!!!!!!!!
Assessment Centre Online- MATHS VERBAL/NON Verbal Reasoning
Group Assessment Centre: Analyse a situation in a group. Englsih and Maths Test
Telephone Interview: Speaking about where you would like to work
Face to Face Final Interview: Grilling CV and undestanding of PWC

Interview Question – What do you think youll be doing. Why would you be doing this. What dont you think youll be doing. Ask people in that industry   Answer Question


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Intern Interview

Intern
Belgrade (Serbia)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – Referred by an employee. There were few rounds of interviews. It started with few online assessment tests. Then few on-site interviews combined of group case study, competency based interview and skill based interviews.

Interview Question – Lots of usual competency based questions.   Answer Question


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Executive Assistant Team Leader Interview

Executive Assistant Team Leader
San Francisco, CA

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

Interview Details – The hiring and interview process from my experience was long, thorough, challenging and spontaneous scheduling and confirmation. During the interview, I was relaxed and ready for any questions/concerns. I too presented many good questions in return.

Interview Question – What is the biggest mistake made in my career?   Answer Question

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