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Updated Dec 17, 2014
Updated Dec 17, 2014
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    Core Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    learn more about your skills and preferences, ask you several behavioral-based interview questions, talk through some of the information in your Talent Profile, as well as your potential career interests.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at PwC in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied online on a Friday, got an email the following Monday asking for a phone interview, which would be scheduled for the coming Wednesday. Wednesday came, no call from the recruiter. I called and left a message, the recruiter called back saying their "systems" were down or something like that. Call rescheduled for the coming Friday. Friday comes, no call. I email this time, and get an email back asking for another reschedule that would take place at a inopportune time for me, but I accept not wanting to miss out on this opportunity. So after working twelve hours overnight, 6pm to 6am, and staying up until 9am to do this phone interview, I wasn't exactly 100%. (I am currently transitioning military and my current position involves revolving shifts). Not surprisingly, no follow up, call back..nothing. Thanks PwC.

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
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    Transaction Services 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 3 daysinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Very relaxed environment. Interview tries to make you feel comfortable to get to know you better in a non pressure environment. Interviewed with the partner of the group I would be working while on college campus.

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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern 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.

    Interview Details

    After submitting the online application, I was invited to complete online tests. Received a report with the results from the tests, and then an invitation for a telephone interview. Only one date with several time slots were available. The interviewer went over all 5 core values of the company - you can find them in the report, and asked for an example where I demonstrated them. The connection dropped twice during the interview and the interviewer said "candidates are advised in advance to make sure their connections are stable before the interview". I checked my connection a couple of times before that and it was working perfectly fine.

    Give me an example of a situation when you received feedback and had to change your strategy because of the feedback.

    Give me an example of a situation when you had to work in a team in order to achieve a common goal.

    The feedback from the interview stated that the language I used for one of the questions (I assume the most difficult one) was too technical.

    Interview Questions
    • Discuss a recent business development. How can this be implemented in PwC? How can this be applied to the division you have applied for (IT Risk Assessment)? Why? Where did you read about this? How many articles/news/reports did you read on the topic?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Telephone interview: structured around PwC's five core competencies, asking about two questions for each competency. Also asked for my knowledge of the position I applied for. Be sure to think about any significant things you have learnt from each example you give. The interviewer was very friendly and made me feel at ease.

    Interview Questions
    • Give an example describing how you have adapted to feedback you've received at university or in a work environment.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at PwC in June 2013.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview about a week later invited to the career . Absolutely love the company people where very nice. They paid for hotel and lunch and travel. Each person had a mentor with them for the day to ask questions and show them around the office .

    Interview Questions
    • Normal interview questions strength weaknesses , why Pwc   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Manager - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was pretty generic. One phone interview followed by a in person interview. I had 3 rounds of back-to-back interview. The interview process was good and the panel was very interactive.

    The nightmare started after the interviews when I was waiting for the decision. One week after the interview I received the call that all liked my profile and they would potentially make any offer. The decision was to be taken after discussions with the partner. I waited for 3 weeks but there was no communication. I emailed/ called the recruiting coordinator and she replied that she has no clue on the decision. I followed again with emails/ phone calls but there was no response. After another week of wait I received an email to my follow-up that the recruiting manager will call. Again the wait translated to another 2 weeks of anticipation. I again approached out with a follow up email and finally the recruiter called and shared that the decision to not make an offer.

    The real issue was the rationale that she gave for the decline contradicted with what she had shared in our 1 week after the interview discussion. Overall my experience was horrible with the recruiting team. The team didn't care to respect my time and took the liberty to prolong the decision. I would not recommend the firm based on my bitter experience with the recruiting team. For a consulting company this timeline is totally not acceptable.

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    • Questions were around experience in the industry, type of projects, functional expertise.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Audit Graduate Interview

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

    telephone interview firstly, then assessment center, if you passed the past two, you will get partner interview.

    Assessment center is the one most of people fail. the final interview is the one that most of people pass.

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    No Offer
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    Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I went to PwC assessment centre last week. There were 3 main tasks including tests which are similar to online tests, group exercise and written exercise. Really time pressure on written exercise! I failed in AC and received the email after 3 days without feedback. I think the main reason that I failed is I did not summarize and have a deep explaining for the recommendation.

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    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Risk Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Apply through campus recruiting and heard back in one week. Had a pre interview social night and met interviewer before the interview. The first interview was with the supervisor of the team.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview

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