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Assurance Intern Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2013.
Interview Details – 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 Question – What makes you stand out from other applicants for this position? Answer Question
Risk Assurance Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details – First round interview was with an Assurance manager on campus (I applied for the risk assurance internship). Very informal. Interviewer asked questions about classes - most difficult class I had taken, favorite, etc. Also walked through my resume and asked questions about past work experience. Also asked why I was interested in working for PWC. Very laid back interview. Nothing was difficult or unexpected.
Interview Question – There were not any difficult or unexpected questions. Answer Question
N/A Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details – Attended a basic screening interview through on-campus interview process. It was a normal "get to know you" interview, but unfortunately I didn't move on to the call back interviews. The interviewing personnel seemed like a great team, but another student was a better fit for them.
Interview Question – None of the questions were "difficult" because it was only a screening interview. Answer Question
IT Audit Associate Interview (Negative Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at PwC in April 2013.
Interview Details – 3 round interview, first communicate with me through phone, then face to face interview, the third round interview is in their office. You need to have breakfast with staff to know about the company value, then 3 officer interview you. After that they will telephone you the result in few days.
Interview Question – How do you deal with a team member who don't want to work. View Answer
Advisory Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at PwC in April 2014.
Interview Details – I went through two interview processes. One was a phone interview and then I was brought in for a face-to-face interview. The face-to-face interview included 3 behavioral interviews and a case interview. I thought that I nailed the entire thing, but I was not offered the position because they did not have a client for me to work on. I was sent an impersonal email from a "do not reply" email account rather than an email from the recruiter who I was corresponding with through the entire process.
Interview Question – The questions were all behavioral, and annoyingly repetitive. Answer Question
Data Analytics Manager Interview (Neutral Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details – Interview process was very professional. The team was very friendly and gave a very detailed expectations of the position being interviewed for. The position description received from HR did not match the actual expectations required for the posting. It was communicated by HR as the analytics position while it was more related to IT data modelling in SSAS.
Interview Question – Would you prefer being in an interactive role with clients or in day-to-day activities? I was also asked what type of management style I prefer. Answer Question
Audit Staff Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details – PwC's hiring and interview process involves heavy recruitment, events, lunches with employees, and more. The company is very accommodating to their recruits needs, and leave a good impression. PwC hosted a recruit BBQ event during the summer - drinks, sports activities, and food was provided. The purpose of this was to give recruits the opportunity to interact with the firms employees and determine whether the recruits are a good fit for PwC's corporate culture. Each of the Big Four have a different corporate culture, and it is important to interact wit the firm's employees as much as possible to determine whether you are a good fit. The best advice I have is to be natural, genuine, and always be aware of everything.
Accountant Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at PwC
Interview Details – I got an interview through a recruiter. the interview was scheduled to meet with three people. most of the interview questions are very general such as going through my working experience, why accounting, why our comany and etc.
Interview Question – They gave me one situation question about how will you deal with dead line and how you prioritize. View Answer
Senior Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in February 2014.
Interview Details – The hiring and interview process was standard. There was an HR screen, a telephone screen with a Manager, and three in-person interviews with Directors. The first in-person interview was the case study. I received the case study two days in advance of the interview, worked on it quite a bit at home, and was happy to have it out of the way. The woman who conducted the case with me was very pleasant and patient. In retrospect, I don't know if I would have spent as much time preparing for the case as I did. I was unhappy with the way the final interview went because the person interviewing me was more concerned about how I got there (and how I landed prior positions) than my experience and what I could bring to the table. The last person asked too many personal questions -- not good, not professional. There was no interview debrief with HR or walkout -- it was pretty strange.
Interview Question – From what I recall of the business case.
...Please design a proposal that addresses one or more of the following key questions and areas of focus:
-What are the challenges and/or opportunities with the current operating model?
-What framework and approach should be used to improve the operating model?
-(and two others). Answer Question
Audit Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through college or university and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details – Applied through on campus recruiting. Was invited to a pre-interview dinner with a senior partner. He told us about the company and we asked him various questions. The next day I had my interview. The interviewer asked very basic questions about my resume, why I wanted to work there and NYC.
Interview Question – Who is your favorite teacher and why? Answer Question
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