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Updated Apr 13, 2015
Updated Apr 13, 2015
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at PwC (Atlanta, GA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I applied with my resume on my university's website and got an email about a week later confirming an on campus interview. The interview was behavioral and conversational, about 45 minutes. Very casual and all the recruiters were easy to talk to. A few days later, I received an invitation for a dinner, office visit, and final round interviews in the Atlanta office in 2 weeks.

    PwC provided a nice dinner at The Oceanaire, a corner room at the Hyatt Midtown, and gave each of us a first-year associate host to guide us through the process. The dinner was with 3 candidates and 3 employees per table. There was a little talk of the internship but mostly conversational. The employees asked if you had any questions for them but they didn't directly ask us anything.

    The next morning we started at 8 with breakfast with our hosts. We then went on to have 3 interviews, each 45 minutes long, with employees of the manager/partner level. I steered these interviews to be conversational, which seems to have been a good choice, but still tried to tie topics back into things on my resume and personal stories. I made a few jokes and talked to one of the interviewers about a sports rivalry between our schools. After interviews, we went to lunch with our hosts. Then, back at the office, we played a round of Jeopardy about PwC's perks. There was a closing in the board room that highlighted Atlanta activities and next steps in the process. We were back at the hotel by 3 PM.

    The office visit and interviews took place Friday and I got a call back from a partner I had interviewed with and the main campus recruiter telling me I had received an offer on the following Monday.

    The process was streamlined, efficient, and comfortable. The office visit allowed me to meet around 10 employees and get a good feel for the company. PwC provided generous accommodations. Great experience!

    Interview Questions

    • When did you have to handle a large amount of data?   1 Answer
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    PwC Assurance Associate Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at PwC (San Francisco, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I applied through a college portal. I had the first round interview on campus and second round in the SF office. The interview was pretty much conversational , and nothing technical. I had very positive experience with all the interview and events.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you took an initiative to make a change   Answer Question
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    START Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC (New York, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    The process took about three weeks. I was able to skip the on campus interview because I attended PwC's explore program. I was invited to come to the NYC office for super day. First, there was an orientation session and breakfast for an hour. After that I was escorted to three half hour interviews. The first interview with a senior associate and the second interview was also with a senior associate. The last interview was with a partner at the firm. The interviews with the senior associates were behavioral based. The interview with the partner was more conversational. After the interviews, I joined the rest of the start candidates and hosts for super day at a restaurant for lunch. That was the end of super day.

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    Tax Associate Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC (Los Angeles, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Multi-person interview, striving to find a four stage component of each candidate. I don't remember it from the follow up briefing, but some were technical knowledge, leadership, et alia.the stuff was incredibly professional and accommodating. They interviews were much more personal than substantive in material. It was obvious that PWC was striving to find quality people to train and mentor, overall the process although it took several weeks was limited stress.

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    • Why I was interested in the location?   1 Answer
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    Summer Start Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PwC (San Francisco, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    It started off as campus recruiting. PwC recruiting officers came to my university and gave different "conferences". As a part of the activities, they talked about all the internships the company had to offer to students. I applied for the internship online; it was a very easy application. Attached my resume and my transcripts and got a call for an on campus interview the following week.

    The on campus interview was short and very easy going. It was more like a conversation, although the recruiter asked some situational questions. After that, I got a call that they were considering me for an offer. They invited me to an office day at the location that I requested for the internship.

    During the office visit, I met with two employees for interviews- a manager and a partner. The interviews were mostly like the on campus interview. They were easy going and more like a conversation. They asked some situational questions also and they were all very, very nice.

    After I left the office, I got a call from the main recruiter saying that they were pleased to offer me an internship for the summer.

    Interview Questions

    • How did you handle difficult people while working in a group?
      How do you stay up to date with what is happening in the world?
      Explain a moment where you were put into a situation were a person was being unreasonable. How did you handle it?
      Explain a situation, either at work or at school, where you had to stand up for something that you believed in.
      Talk about yourself.
       
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    Technology Consulting Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PwC (Chicago, IL) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Application -- I applied through my university at the end of January. I had honestly forgotten I'd applied until they contacted me for a behavioral phone interview in the middle of March.

    30-minute phone interview -- The phone screening(on a Friday) was pretty basic. I heard back from them on Monday with an invitation to do final interview during one of their big interview days (forget wha they call them) in their Chicago office that Friday.

    Final in-person interview -- I received a case overview to prepare 48-hours in advance. Then, on the day of the interview, I had 45 minutes to prepare for my presentation and write slides. Then I had my presentation (30 minutes) and two behavioral interviews (30 minutes each) with three different people (one-on-one). Last ther was a jeopardy-style presentation to learn about the company. I recall the order in which you had the three interviews and the jeopardy game varied amongst the different interviewees. The whole process took 4 hours (8 am - 12 pm).

    Offer -- I recieved an offer via phone call from one of the people I interviewed with a few hours later.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time you had to work with someone with a different cultural background than yours. What did you learn from it? How did it help the group to excel?   Answer Question
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    PwC Assurance Associate Interview

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    Easy Interview
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC (San Francisco, CA).

    Interview

    The interview process was very straightforward and I was kept informed along the way. Everyone that I met was very intelligent, funny and ambitious, which reflects very well on the company. I would say PwC has some of the best people. They are changing some of their interview practices in order to align more with their company values, such as asking questions regarding technical aptitude, global perspective, etc. but if you are interested in accounting nothing should come as a surprise. I received an offer on the day of my 2nd round interview, but declined because accounting was not my #1 career choice.

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    Assurance Interview

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    First they asked you to walk through your resume. Just the basic stuffs, things that you have done, your achievements, etc. Next, they asked you specific questions relating to the PWC assessment framework. It is more of a situational-based type of question. Lastly, they will set aside some time for you to ask questions about the company or your interviewer.

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    • How do you balance your time between school works and extracurricular activities?   Answer Question
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    Consulting Interview

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    Recruited on-campus for first round interviews. Got invited back to travel to a central office for Super Day, which consisted of an interview with 1 case study and 2 behavioral interviews. Overall smooth process.

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    Intern Interview

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    Accepted Offer
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    Application

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

    Interview

    Applied through on campus recruiting. First round was a 30 minute behavioral and heard back about 2nd round the next day. Case was given beforehand for 2nd round with 2 days for preparation. 2nd round was 2 behavioral and the presentation of case. Heard back the night of the interview

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about yourself, tell me about a time you had a conflict in a group and how did you solve it?   Answer Question

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