PwC Interview Questions

Updated Aug 24, 2015
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. I interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    I was called for the interview in Westin Gurgaon. There I met the HR person and I was called for the interview within 15-20 mins. They took good care of making me feel comfortable. The person taking my interview was also very chilled out and made sure to make me comfortable. But the profile that they were expecting was different to the one I was into. May be the recruiter made a mistake.

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    • I was given a case study and told to describe the architecture I will use to implement the requirement,   Answer Question
  2.  

    SALT Seasonal Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at PwC (New York, NY) in April 2015.

    Interview

    I had a friend refer me for the SALT Seasonal Program. First i was emailed to set up the interview a week after the referral and was called around 2 weeks after that by the interviewer. The interviewer (she) started by asking me about the company and telling me about their work. She did not seem so knowledgable and felt like she was reading from an online site for dummies on how to conduct an interview, besides she skipped a few pages. She asked me a very simple behavioral question and that was all, I expected more of a personal interview as is expected when applying for a position a bit more about how you spend your time and what your goals are but got none of that from the interviewer just one question and a follow up of: "Do you have any questions for me?" which I responded vigorously asking easily 10 questions about the company and actively trying to learn about how life is like in a large firm. I felt like I did my part of being an active interviewee but the interviewer was below par and badly trained.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me an example of a situation in which you had to meet a deadline and how did you meet that dealing in time?   1 Answer
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    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at PwC in July 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online and within a week received an email from HR requesting an interview. Interviewed via phone with HR representative. It took a little back and forth because I do not have daily access to the internet or a Smartphone (HR rep was very understanding).

    Interview Questions

    • HR rep wanted to know my background as a team assistant. Have I scheduled meetings, what is my Outlook experience. Also wanted to know why someone with my experience (administrative supervisor) would want a team assistant position.   1 Answer
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    Resource Officer Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks. I interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    Initial telephone interview/CV chat with recruiter. 4 weeks later - interview 1 basic competency. Had to chase recruiter after a week to find out result. 4 weeks later - interview 2. More advanced competency questions. Really positive feedback. Friendly interviewers. Challenging at times. No decision/result until 2 weeks after interview 2 and that was after numerous calls and emails - process was a big let down. Was told I was over qualified for the role yet not qualified enough for next role up - stuck between a rock and a hard place! In all honesty they could have told me that after interview 1 rather than string it along for another 6 weeks or so.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time when you have had to change something that the team didn't like   Answer Question
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    Advisory Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at PwC (Chicago, IL) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I interviewed for an Analytics role. Phone interview with Advisory Manager followed by on-site interview, and another phone interview after the on-site. I never heard back despite emails/calls to the recruiting co-ordinator. The scheduling of interviews was somewhat dysfunctional - one of the phone interviews happened without any confirmation on when I was to expect the call. My travel for on-site was booked, somewhat frantically, after I emailed to check on it a couple of days prior to the interview. That said, the interviews were conducted in a professional manner.

    Interview Questions

    • Most questions were around experience and background - description of prior analytic projects conducted in the past, with some level of deep-dive into the details   1 Answer
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    Deals - CVA Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at PwC (Sydney (Australia)).

    Interview

    Applied online, completed the competency test and video interview, a week later received a phone call with details for an interview. The HR person was very inviting and helpful - I was given a list of questions to expect and areas to research/be informed about. The interview was with a partner and senior manager, the partner did most of the talking. Ultimately I was unsuccessful - but the experience was a very rewarding one to learn from.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you think you're interviewing for? Why PwC? What PwC value do you think is most important? Do you have any relevant skills?   Answer Question
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    Risk Assurance Experienced Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at PwC (San Francisco, CA) in August 2015.

    Interview

    I had a phone screen by a recruiter. It lasted around 30 / 40 min. Very classical, questions where tell me about you, why Price and specific questions about my background. I spoke about my experience, asked questions about Price, being a consultant, career and so on. The call went really well but did not worked out, I received an email one week later saying there was no match. I did not really understand why.

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    Portfolio Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at PwC (Sydney (Australia)).

    Interview

    It was a really aggressive interview by one of the directors and a financial manager. They asked very vague questions and they conducted themselves in a very hostile manner. The HR team promised a call following the interview which I never received, even after I tried to call a number of times. Really unprofessional. I think they don't take foreign candidates seriously.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you feel about technology? ( very vague/general question... How about some context?)   Answer Question
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at PwC (McLean, VA) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Pretty standard interview, an HR person who welcomes you telling you about all of the opportunities at pwc and three interviewers, a host who gives you a tour and takes you out to lunch. Definitely be prepared to talk about current events, behavioral questions your resume, and why you are interested in pwc. The interview wasn't as bad as i expected.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had a partner in a group project who didn't do any work.   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at PwC (Pittsburgh, PA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    The process consisted of 2 Interviews, back to back, with largely behavioral questions. Each interview was about 45 minutes in length, one with a Partner in the firm and the other a Senior Manager. In both cases the interviews began in the typical fashion of 'tell us a little about yourself?' and moved into "Why do you want to be a consultant" and "Why PWC?", all the while remaining largely conversational and more like a dialogue than an interview

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