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Updated Jan 28, 2015
Updated Jan 28, 2015
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assurance Interview

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

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    First round interview on campus. Second round interview at location in NYC.
    At office visit in NYC there were 3 Interviews:
    First interview was with someone in HR- mostly behavioral questions.
    Second interview was with a Senior Associate- asked more technical accounting questions.
    Third interview was with a partner- very friendly and was asked general questions about the accounting industry and why I wanted to work for PwC in particular.

    Interview Questions
    • Why PwC?
      What do you know about the accounting industry?
      Tell me about a time when you had to get your work reviewed.
      Tell me about a time you had to defend an unpopular opinion.
       
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    Negotiation Details
    none
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Phone screening led to in house interview which was then followed by an invite to their Superday which consists of 3 -1 on 1 interviews then a lunch. The environment is very comfortable and didn't feel any tension at all. They are very quick to respond where I got a call back that day.

    Interview Questions
    • All my interviews were behavioral... Give me an example where you were on a team and couldn't met a deadline... etc   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Wasn't in a position to negotiate nor did I really need to
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern 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

    Applied through campus recruiting website. Got an email 2 weeks later getting invited to Superday event. The firm flies you in and pays for hotel. Superday was a presentation and 3 1-1 interviews with managers/partners

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Risk Assurance Associate Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    2 interviews. The interview was more of a get to know you phase. I interviewed with 4 people total. There were no technical questions. I visited the office to see what it was like. I enjoyed the people who walked me through the office. Associates also took me out to lunch to get to know them more.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Public Sector Practice Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Interview Details

    Easy interview. applied trough campus recruiting website. on campus interview was easy with a manager. on site was three interviews. first was with a manager, second was with a director and was a case interview and third was with the partner.

    Interview Questions
    • all questions were behavioral based. there was one case interview on site.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
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    Experienced Associate Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    If you have the experience, and you don't get a call, it's usually timing. PwC is always in need of talent. So if at first you don't succeed, follow up, try again, try with other contacts, do what you must. PwC employees have an incentive to recruit. Reach out to any sort of contact you have, sell yourself to your contact, and they will push you to HR... if you've got it. Once in the door, first round is usually with recruiting, possible phone interview, then onto specific industry and market team HR managers potentially a phone interview also. After that you likely have 2 rounds, a senior manager or partner for both rounds. At that level, you have the best and brightest in the game interviewing you. They are going to ask you a bit about your experience, but that won’t be a focus. Your attitude, personality, character, sociability..that’s what they are looking for. Get your story together, practice in front of a mirror, dress sharp, think smart, and present yourself. Good luck!

    Interview Questions
    • Be an interesting person, bring that to the interview. They are trying to get to know you.You can control that. If you can't than that's where the unexpected questions are coming from.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    First had a campus interview. That was pretty easy, asked a few behavioral questions but was mainly conversational. Was invited to an office interview. Had three interviews: one HR rep, one manager, and one partner. Honestly the interviews really depended on who you met with, all three of mine were completely different in terms of questions and formality, but nonetheless they were pretty easy. Just go in with interesting things to talk about and ask really good questions

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you stood up for something you believe in   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Tax Inter Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Got an interview on campus. Dinner and an interview the next day. Interview was mostly informal. There was one or two behavioral questions but mostly just going over the resume and expanding on experience. Then had an in-house interview. There was a presentation about pwc and two interviews. Similar to the on campus interview but more behavioral questions. Pretty fun experience overall.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when someone was doing something unethical and you did something about it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    PwC is one of the best, if not the best, accounting firm in the nation. PwC has some of the best clients to work on.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The interview process was great. They have a new process where each of your interviews will test a certain part of the "PwC professional". They put on a fantastic reception after the Superday.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It was campus recruiting and I had a pre-interview dinner before the actual interview followed by an office visit with interviews as well as lunch with a few new associates. The people that I have met were friendly and professional.

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly conversational questions with an occasional behavioral question.

      Named an instance where you displayed leadership.
       
      Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience

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