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Senior Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in December 2013.
Interview Details – Was referred into the Company. Individuals I met with were very intelligent and asked both technical and non technical questions. Should know your resume inside out before the interview
Can tell from the interview process that on the job I will also be challenged to thnk outside the box. All interviewers were very sharp and knew their business focus well.
Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate
Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at PwC
Interview Details – Very easy 3 step process. First step was an on campus interview that was relatively simple and then I had an additional interview on campus. The last phase was an in person interview at the office that lasted all day. I spoke with a manager, a director, a partner, and a rep from HR.
Interview Question – There were not many difficult questions. Most were specific questions related to my field of study. Answer Question
Advisory Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at PwC in February 2013.
Interview Details – Two rounds of Interview.
First Round: 30 minute behavioral with Partner
Second Round: 30 -45 Minute case interview and two 30 minute behavioral interviews one with partner and one with a manager.
Interview Question – I didn't think any of the questions were hard.
Following are examples of questions:
Tell me about your 4 failures and 4 success.
What do you think is a required trait in a consultant and how do you plan to incorporate that in yourself? Answer Question
Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in March 2010.
Interview Details – Phone interview during first round, 3 on-site interviews second round. Interviews for interns are conducted by a Senior Associate (who will be working with that intern), Manager, and Director-level. Accepted interns are notified fairly quickly (1 week) because decision is made almost immediately after the interview. Travel to interview site (typically within major city close to the University) is reimbursed.
Interview Question – Business cases are provided for full-time consultants, but not for interns. Questions are mostly behavioral and will revolve around explaining the applicant's ability to approach a problem, both individually and in teams, and solve the problem using resources available (research, peers, University staff). This simulates their ability to solve real-world consulting problems within the industry. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Hourly rate offered, no negotiation.
Knowledge Services - Knowledge Management Senior Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details – They asked about my past experience and how it related to the position I was pursuing.
I spoke with the Screener, then the hiring Manager, then a prospective co-worker who was a Manager within the group and then HR, who informed me of the offer.
Negotiation Details – N/A
Risk-Assurance Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2013.
Interview Details – The interview was primarily behavioral and honestly did not have much to do with accounting or information controls at all. The interview was more about my life and finding a stylistic fit from a work-life balance point a view.
Interview Question – Describe to me a time that you had a bad group or group project and how you handled it. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – This is an internship so the hourly rate is really not negotiable.
Audit Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I interviewed at PwC in December 2011.
Interview Details – Very basic job application process via campus recruiting. Went in for a one day interview, which included 2 separate interviews, one with a partner and the other with HR. Very relaxed and easy going interview, more of a conversation actually. No out of the blue questions, just wanted to know why accounting and why PwC. Very friendly and professional experience.
Interview Question – Why have you specifically chosen audit? Answer Question
Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in August 2013.
Interview Details – There were 3 bevahioral interviews, all done in one day on site at the new york office. All only 30 minutes. Spent lunch and small breakfast with other interviewees and random associates before and after interviews.
Interview Question – "Tell me something impressive about yourself that isn't on your resume" Answer Question
Executive Assistant Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at PwC in March 2010.
Interview Details – Fantastic process and well-managed; requires more than one interview; once with HR then again with the partners with whom you will work; enjoyed going through the process to learn more about the company and the culture
Interview Question – They followed the standard question list: why you are leaving your current job, an accomplishment you have to report on in your last job View Answer
Negotiation Details – I went through a recruiter so I asked for more money initially and they gave it to me. (only a $2,000 addition)
Elevate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in April 2014.
Interview Details – The process for summer leadership programs like Elevate begins around the month of February. Generally, applicants submit their resume and cover letter both to their school career center website and to the firm's application website. Most applicants receive an invitation within the next few weeks to attend an on-campus interview with a PwC recruiter; if the firm chooses to, they'll extend an invitation to their second round interview/office visit. The second round usually takes place sometime during April, depending on the location of the applicant's preference. Applicants are generally notified of their application decision approximately two weeks after the second round.
Interview Question – Why tax/audit? View Answer
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