PwC Associate Advisory Interview Questions

Updated Mar 24, 2015
Updated Mar 24, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    1st round: On-campus interview with manager. Be prepared to clearly articulate why PwC, why consulting, and behavioral experiences in school/in your internships. Be confident and don't over embellish or exaggerate your answers - they are looking for genuine people who fit in to their culture.

    2nd round: One case interview (case sent 48 hours before), one interview assessing your global acumen and one interview assessing your teamwork and communication competencies. If you make it this far, its yours to lose. Again, be open, kind, and confident in yourself. They are trying to see if they can put you in front of a client.

    Received verbal offer one business day later.

    The whole process was smooth, everyone was down to earth and friendly, and I was very impressed with the caliber of the interviewees at the final rounds. PwC is a rapidly growing its advisory practice and is truly investing into its new hires, which factored in to my decision to accept.

    Interview Questions
    • Did you get a return offer at XYZ company? If so, why didn't you take it?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    It was a generous offer so I didn't negotiate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    First round was a phone screening with a manager in my field of study. All behavioral and technical competence questions about my qualifications. Two weeks later, I received an invitation to attend final round interviews in New York City. Three interviews: one case presentation, one behavioral, and one global acumen and technical competence interview. Interviewers were very accomodating and wanted to see you succeed. Notified of offer several hours after interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Can your proposal actually be implemented? If so, how?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    PWC Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    I applied through the school's career service and got an on-campus first-round interview. Purely behavioral, pretty standard interview. Interview questions are like why consulting, why PwC, where do you see yourself in 5 years, and what specific consulting division you want to work in. So make sure that you research the company well and have a concrete career plan with the company.

    Interview Questions
    • What has been a time that you persuaded a group. What has been a time that you failed.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Associate Consultant - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    I applied through on campus recruiting and received a first round interview. The first round was behavioral, they asked questions about leadership, fit etc. After the first round, they invited me to a final round interview in the nearest major office. They final round consisted of three back-to-back interviews, two behavioral and one case. For the case, they sent us a brief a few days before, and we had to prepare a 20 minute presentation once we got to the office on how to address the client's needs.

    Interview Questions
    • What is the biggest problem with your University?
      How would you go about fixing it?
       
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Experienced Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through an employee referral. I was contacted by a Recruiting Manager the following day who wanted a quick rundown of my experiences to determine fit and if my skills were applicable to the role. He then outlined the positions and told me I would soon hear from a scheduler to setup my next interview.

    1 week later, the scheduler connected me with a Director for a 30 minute phone interview. Nothing special... Asked for a summary of my experiences and the typical Why PwC questions. The call only lasted about 15 minutes. He expressed interest at the end of the call for a face-to-face.

    The scheduler contacted me the following Monday to setup three 30 minute interviews in Chicago with a Partner and 2 Directors. The Partner interview was very informal - questions were mostly about fit, experiences, and gave me an in-depth overview of the team, role and projects. The 2nd interview with a Director was very technical and dove deep into many item on my resume, tools used, approaches, techniques, etc. The 3rd interview was purely behavioral and focused on leadership questions.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Not much room to negotiate. If you are joining as an Exp. Associate with a couple of years experiences, you will likely be promoted within the year to Sr. Associate.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Pretty standard management consulting interview. First round was by phone, which I took from my college campus. Simple questions (tell me about a time...). Heard back very shortly after (3-4 business days) that I received a final round interview. The final round was nothing too hard, you get an email detailing what it will be--2 "fit" interviews and a case interview. They email you the case 2 days before the interview so make sure you take the time to read it carefully!

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing too unexpected...hardest would have been during the case interview, but I prepared a lot so they were expected.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation--great offer
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    first round HR, second round meet with partner, MD and directors (about 4 ppl in total). After 1 to 2 weeks, you will hear from them and you can choose which month you would like to join if you are experienced hire.

    Interview Questions
    • Why the bank choose to merge instead of opening another branch in that state?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    I went through the campus recruiting program. I would recommend that you go to all of the socials that you can before the interview process begins because the communication between employees is crazy. When I was invited to the office visit I got congratulatory emails from many of the people I met at the socials almost as soon as I found out. There was one on campus interview and one office visit. Oddly enough, unlike a lot of the reviews I had read, my on campus interview had a few behavioral questions but I didn't have almost any during the office interviews.The office interview consists of 2 interviews and one case study. The best advice for the case study I would say is to be confident , even if you don't grasp every single thing about it. As long as you can show you have some strong points you can run with those.

    Interview Questions
    • I didn't have too many crazy questions. I had a lot of questions about why exactly I want this job and if I could wake up every day excited for it.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    The position was for M&A advisory. First round was on Campus, mostly behavioral.

    (1) Tell me a time when you had to take decision in a quick time frame
    (2) Most satisfying project at work

    Final round was at their Chicago office. The case was sent 48 hours earlier. We were all huddled in to a room and asked to prepare presentations on hard copy paper slides based on a set of questions about the case they gave at that time.

    After that there were 3 rounds of interview. 2 behavioral and 1 for the case presentation.

    Interview Questions
    • Did not have any surprise questions. It was the usual beaten to death behavioral type of questions.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Tough Process, getting harder than most Big 4 to land a role. Interviewed with Deloitte as well. PwC has adopted the "booz" mindset and it was harder than I anticipated.

    Interview Questions
    • Case interview on Customer Experience within the Digital space   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

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