PwC Interview Questions

Updated Jul 29, 2015
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    Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    I applied online and then was contacted by a recruiter (in a different location, my school did not have a recruiting program). For some reasons, I could not contact the recruiter after the process (invalid email address and non-working phone number) and I just never heard back from her/the company.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you provide me an example of a time when you receive a developmental feedback and your reaction/response?   1 Answer
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    Team Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at PwC (New York, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I applied on line for the Team Assistant position since I already have working experience in the same company. They contacted me by email 7 days later and scheduled phone interview. It was very short and concise. She asked me about my previous experience and some technical question such as my knowledge of Excel, Word and Power Point, also scheduling meetings and preparation of the meeting documentation.

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    • Did you ever make travel arrangements?   1 Answer
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    Technology Consulting Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC (Chicago, IL) in March 2015.

    Interview

    One phone interview and final onsite interview. The interviewers were very friendly and helpful. HR coordinated everything very well and were very prompt with decision emails. After the phone interview, I got the email for the next onsite interview within a week. And also the decision of the onsite interview 2 days after the interview. They are much faster than most places I have interviewed.

    Interview Questions

    • Phone interview: Mostly behavioral. Leadership based questions. " Tell me a time when...." kind of questions. 30 mins duration. Onsite interview: Three 30 mins interview. 2 behavioral and 1 case study interview. Behavioral interviews have all different kinds of questions related to leadership, time management, working under stress kind of questions. For case study, you will be given a case 2 days in advance and you will have to prepare a ppt based on questions given to you at the interview ( time to prepare the ppt - 45 mins, and presentation time : 30 mins)   Answer Question
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at PwC (New York, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Phone screening for an experienced hire advisory position. Word for word was told I would not be considered for an in-person interview without giving my current salary. I immediately said I did not want to be considered for the position. I was extremely turned off by the fact that my salary would be determined based on my current salary plus x% instead of what I could bring to the table.

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    • What is your current salary?   1 Answer
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at PwC in March 2015.

    Interview

    the whole process lasted 4 weeks; first is the phone interview; then i was invited to office visit; they have a staff showing me around and answering my questions. next is manager interview; the last step is partner interview; typical questions; the partner was very nice; he asked easy questions. the interview was conversational. he asked about my family; he also talked about sports;

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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at PwC (Tampa, FL) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Almost like clockwork, I heard from PwC every 10 days to schedule the next interview. Everyone was uber professional along the way. Three phone interviews (recruiter, Sr Manager, Director), two in person (same Sr Manager, Managing Partner). All were mainly conversational in nature, describing current and perceived role of the area being interviewed for. I was advised that - in the hiring process - they preferred more junior candidates at Manager or below. While I received nothing but positive feedback, was ultimately rejected by a recruiter with no explanation. I requested constructive feedback, received none. I left this experience thinking there a certain type of candidate they're looking for...and - despite credentials - was not it. A shame, as the person who referred me is a wonderful ambassador for the company.

    Interview Questions

    • What is your preferred approach for solving problem x? I believe you may be overqualified for this position...?   Answer Question
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    Advisory Specialist Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC (Columbia, SC) in March 2015.

    Interview

    There were 2 round to the interview. The first round was with three different people at different times. The second round consisted of two different panel interviews along with 5 other candidates. Both panels consisted of 4 people.

    Interview Questions

    • During the first round of three interviews, depending on what position you applied for they assigned you to people in that department and asked behavioral questions. Panel pt. 1 consisted of an open discussion with the panel(employees) and other candidates, everyone took turns answering questions. Panel pt. 2 consisted of management asking situation questions based off of experience   Answer Question
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    Risk Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at PwC (Boston, MA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through employee referral. Went into the Boston office for an interview with a partner, manager, and senior associate. The interview experience was about a half day from 9:00 to 2:00. Breakfast and a presentation in the morning, short tour, and then 3 half hour interviews. After that all of the candidates went to lunch with the hosts. Over all not a bad experience. I still haven't received an offer though and my interview was yesterday. So my hope is fading.

    Interview Questions

    • What was your favorite book that you read recentl? How do you keep up on current affairs? How do you work in teams? What was a time when working in a team went poorly?   Answer Question
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    Summer Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC (Chicago, IL) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Prior to the first round, all candidates were invited to a networking event at a restaurant. Be warned, make sure to make a good impression on your recruiters. This is basically to gauge the candidates' people-skills and ability to network. The first round was with on-campus with a manager. I was later invited to the final round at the chicago office, where I did 2 behavioral interviews and 1 case/presentation interview. Prior to the final round, all candidates were given a case study -- to be presented to the interviewer on super day. On super day, all candidates have time before the interviews to prepare their presentation.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me an example of a time when you had to deal with an annoying team member. What did you do?   Answer Question
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    Elevate Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Interview

    It was an on campus interview. I applied online through my campus website. The interview llasted 30 mins and it was more of a conversation than a formal interview. It seemed they were just trying to get to know you more than anything else. Just be yourself and make sure to ask questions at the end.

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