PwC Auditor Intern Interview Questions

Updated May 9, 2015
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    Risk Assurance Intern ERP Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at PwC (New York, NY) in December 2013.

    Interview

    I am in the first year of my MBA program. I was looking for a summer internship position and was referred by an acquaintance in PwC. I got a call from a recruiter from Boston and an interview was fixed. On the day of the interview I was called and the interview lasted only for 2 minutes because the recruiter thought I was graduating in 2014 and wanted to interview me for a full time position. However she said that I am a good fit for the company and with my 9 years of experience I can be an asset. She said that she would forward my resume to the campus recruiting team. I never expected another call from them after that. However in a couple of weeks I got an email from another recruiter asking for my preferred interview location. I was then contacted by another recruiter (third in the whole process) who fixed my interviews. The first one was a telephonic interview taken by a manager from Texas. After the interview he told me that he was going to recommend me, so I already knew I was going to the next round. The personal interview was in New York and I was interviewed by a Managing Director and a Manager. I reached NYC a day earlier and was put up in a hotel hardly 5 mins 10 mins from PwC office at Madison avenue. The first interview was with the managing director. I had practiced my answers well but after the " tell me about yourself" question it was just a conversation and spontaneous, something you cannot prepare for. Overall it was great and I knew I had impressed him. I had asked good questions and he appreciated.
    The next one was the manager who pretty much had hand written notes at the back of my resume. It was just a conversation and he explained me how they would use me once I am there ( another hint I was coming aboard). He and I had one thing in common that both of us had our first babies just 2 weeks before the interview and we laughed how difficult it is to stay up all night.
    After the interview I almost knew there was going to be a positive response. On my way back home to Connecticut I got the call from the recruiter that I was being offered the internship position and that they would also like to offer me full time position.

    I have a feeling that with my 9 years of ERP consulting experience they had already decided to hire me even before the interview and just wanted to check if I was good enough to handle clients independently during the personal interview.

    It is important to be confident and be yourself for these personal interviews. Preparing examples of situations for behavioral questions is good but these interviews often take their own shape and you have to be spontaneous to answer questions and respond to interesting conversations.

    Interview Questions

    • With your experience how would you feel to work with interns who are recent college graduates? example of Team Management   Answer Question
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    Risk-Assurance Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    2 Rounds of interviews:

    1) On-campus interview with one of the senior managers from the firm. Mostly behavioral questions dealing with leadership and collaboration. The interviewer was friendly, but made you feel awkward at times when he didn't like a particular response. Overall fairly straight-forward and simple interview.

    2) Office interview with 3 upper-level employees of the firm (senior manager, director, general partner). Interviews were mainly conversational and the interviewers will extremely easy to talk to. They were very welcoming and made you fee like you fit right into the firm. Overall, easier round than the first. Provided a fantastic lunch and opportunity to meet new PwC employees, following the interviews.

    Interview Questions

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    Risk Assurance Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    There were 2 rounds of interviews- on campus interviews and in house interviews. The on campus interview was more of understanding my background and prior experience. They asked many questions about my involvement in school. The in house interview was less technical and more conversational. They do ask you if you have any questions, so make sure to have questions prepared.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked to answer 10 question in 5 minutes. The interviewer cut me off half way through my answers and asked another question. They wanted me to think on my toes and not get rattled by my surroundings.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation phase. There is a standard offer for all interns.

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    Risk Assurance Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC (McLean, VA).

    Interview

    1. PWC's Application through the campus portal
    2. Was shortlisted and attended the interview with a Director
    3. Attended the 2 interviews back to back ( one with Manager and one Partner)

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    None

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    Assurance Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at PwC (San Jose, CA).

    Interview

    long interview process: meet with recruiter at school and two interviews to follow. The last interview day was from 8:30am to 2pm. Got a call from the partner the same day that I got the offer.

    Interview Questions

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    Risk Assurance Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    It was so nice to see how comforting and warming all the employers were. They made me feel very comfortable. I was given an on campus interview and then went to Super Day. The questions varied from learning about my resume, to behavioral.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing was really unexpected, all questions were normal behavioral ones.   1 Answer
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    Audit Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    Initially met a recruiting events, interview was primarily conversational, the process was very structured and organized

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time when something did not go according to plan and how you dealt with it?   Answer Question
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    Audit Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC (New York, NY).

    Interview

    Got an interview request from my school's career fair. Went in to interview a week later.

    Interview Questions

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    Assurance Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC (Philadelphia, PA) in October 2013.

    Interview

    Performed one phone interview followed by an in-office interview with three different managers within the department. Questions asked were fairly straightforward and focused on behavioral questions from experiences listed on your resume. Ample time left after questioning to ask your own questions.

    Interview Questions

    • What makes you stand out from other applicants for this position?   Answer Question
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    Assurance Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Florham Park, NJ
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at PwC (Florham Park, NJ) in October 2013.

    Interview

    Initially applied through my school's career services website, and was invited for an on-campus interview shortly after. The interview was pretty conversational. I was only asked two questions directly, and they were both easy ones. The partner I interviewed with was most interested in hearing me talk about my resume directly rather than answering behavioral questions. About a week after my campus interview I received a call from the recruiter inviting me to Superday.

    Interview Questions

    • Only two questions, rest of interview was conversation. 1. Tell me about a time when someone in your team was not pulling their weight, and how did you deal with it.
      2. Tell me about a time you were not able to meet a deadline.
       
      Answer Question

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