PwC Interview Questions

Updated Sep 13, 2014
Updated Sep 13, 2014
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    Accountant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. 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.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Placement Year - Audit Interview

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

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • Tell me about the corporation tax decreases and why George Osbourne decided to do this?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    -
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Audit Associate Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Director Interview

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

    I applied in-person. 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 Questions
    • It was regarding culture and what I would do to adapt.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Auditor Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    On campus interview be well prepared

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Advisory Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Assurance Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Belgrade (Serbia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Belgrade (Serbia)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Executive Assistant Team Leader Interview

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

    I applied online. 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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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