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Updated Jul 11, 2014

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Data Analytics Manager Interview

Data Analytics Manager
Tampa, FL

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

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Audit Staff Interview

Audit Staff
Seattle, WA

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.

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Accountant Interview

Accountant

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

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Senior Associate Interview

Senior Associate
New York, NY

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).
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Audit Intern Interview

Audit Intern

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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FAS Advisory Interview

FAS Advisory
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – On campus interview with a mix of behavior and technical questions. The interviewer asked about the part I wanted to discussed the most on the resume without asking to introduce myself. He asked some behavior questions about my experiences and built technical questions on top of that.

Interview Question – Technical questions are basic finance questions, but they can be tricky.   Answer Question

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Elevate Program Interview

Elevate Program

I interviewed at PwC in March 2014.

Interview Details – I applied for the summer program online, and when they accepted my application, I signed up for an interview time. The recruiters came to my school and had a networking dinner the night before interviews.

Interview Question – Name a time you had to deal with conflict.   View Answer

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Internship Interview

Internship

Interviewed at PwC

Interview Details – Your first have to directly apply for the program. It normally takes 2-3 weeks to hear bak from them to determine whether you have gotten the first round of interviews. Normally this is a one-to-one. It normally takes place in your college's career center. The second round is at the PWC offices and may be with multiple people at once

Interview Question – tell me about yourself   Answer Question

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Risk Assurance Summer Intern Interview

Risk Assurance Summer Intern
Binghamton, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at PwC in October 2012.

Interview Details – first round on campus interview, didn't make it to second round.

Interview Question – your greatest weakness   Answer Question

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Intern Interview

Intern

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Interview Details – Interview last for 30 minutes. I was asked some basic questions including past experiences.

Interview Question – tell me about a challenging experience you have in your previous job   Answer Question

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