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Updated Dec 21, 2014
Updated Dec 21, 2014
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    Tax Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Applied through college Erecruiting website and was offered an on campus interview, had a networking dinner the night before the interview and the interviewer was very laid back and young, interview was all behavioral questions just trying to figure out if your a good fit for the firm and the interviewer was very nice and understanding.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a conflict you've had to deal with in school relating to a group project?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Associate Consultant - Technology 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 career portal.
    Phase 1: On campus interview. 2 rounds. Behavioral. The first interview mostly discussed my projects and not many questions. Took about 45 mins(Though the typical time is 30 mins). The second interviewer asked many behavioral questions ('how would you react in this scenario..etc)

    Got a call in about a week or an onsite interview in NYC.
    They sent a case one day before the interview and I was asked to prepare.

    Phase 2: Onsite. 3 rounds
    All the participants were taken into a hall where we were given 45 min to prepare a presentation on few papers. After that, my first interview was with a partner. Behavioral. Then with another senior associate. The final round was case. The interviewer enacted as a client and I was supposed to enact as a PwC Consultant and present my summary on the case.

    Everything went well. Amazing accommodation. Reimbursements for food and transportation.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Nope. Fixed for college hires.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    They Flew me out to NYC and it was awesome trip in times square beautiful and amazing city interview with partners and managers they asked many behavioral questions and felt very nice

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6 daysinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with a Partner and Human Resources. It was a quick interview to go over my education, resume, and skills I have attained throughout my other jobs. Spoke briefly about college and was a good conversation.

    Interview Questions
    • A bit intimidating for an interview, but the questions were pretty basic. Just have a positive attitude and drive to succeed.   View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    I apply through university. The process took about a month. First it was the on campus interview, pre-night with your interviewer. That's a great chance to get to know the interviewer and ask any questions you have. I received an invitation to on-site final round more than 2 weeks later. I was told there would be a case and two behavior. Case was sent to me via email 2 days before the interview. It's based on your interviewer's vertical (industry, ie healthcare, retail, financial services) instead of yours, so it's totally random. During the case, it's more like a role play, where you pretend you are working for pwc and your interviewer pretend to be the client. Remember to prepare a pitch sell pwc to the client.

    Interview Questions
    • how do you get information about the latest trend and news?
      have you been in a situation where you have to adjust yourself
      tell me about a time when you had to adjust your presentation method because of your audience
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Tax Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Usually it starts with an internal recruiter. Generally speaking there are no tough interview questions, but rather it's typically conversational type interviews - you are asked about your experience and background. There are usually 3-4 interviews on-site including 1 with a partner.

    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First interview was an on-campus interview. There was a pre-night event at Buffalo Wild Wings where all of the interview candidates were able to mingle with various PwC professionals. The campus interview was with an assurance manager and they called me the next day to tell me I made it to the office interviews. There was another pre-night event that included all the interview candidates from the local colleges and many more PwC professionals. This was great because I had an opportunity to get to know many of the professionals and determine if I was a fit within their firm culture. The office visit consisted of three 30 minute interviews with one partner and two managers. There was also a discussion panel with about four other candidates where you could ask recent interns and new associates any questions you would like. After that, we all went out to lunch to finish the visit.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you used your network to achieve a goal.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    As an undergrad, I applied for Risk Advisory with the Atlanta Office through my university's job posting website. I did not network beforehand, but was able to secure a first round interview. The night before the first round of interviews, everyone extended an interview was invited to dinner at a nice restaurant. There were 3 large tables, one for risk advisory, one for management advisory, and I believe one for the accountants. There were about 2 current PwC employees at each table from each respective practice who were not necessarily interviewers the next day. We had a very enjoyable evening with light conversation. Nothing stressful but it certainly helps to be relaxed and laugh while carrying easy conversation and eating your food without spilling it everywhere. This is where you just be your fun self and not worry about what they think of you.

    The first round interview was with a Manager from the Atlanta office. There was no case. Now they have cases. It was pretty easy and relaxed. The interviewer just wanted to see if he would want to work with me. Lots of fit and resume questions. Very conversational.

    Got an email a couple days later saying I would have a second (and final) round of interviews in the New York Office (I think they just centralized a lot of interviews that year). They flew me up there, had me stay in a very nice hotel with a tasty breakfast. In the morning I walked about 8 blocks to the PwC office and from there they took about 20 of us (all applying for various positions) up to the PwC floors. It was all planned out - Breakfast in a conference room with 4 other candidates and 3 PwC Associates and Senior Associates. They were not judging us just telling us how the day would unfold and making us feel at home. They would also shuttle us from one interview to the other (very nice people). After that I had 2 casual interviews, 1 with one of the associates from the breakfast room and 1 with a Manager. They were a combination of walking, showing me around, meeting people, and then chatting in the cafeteria. These 2 were not specifically from Risk. Then I had 3 formal interviews with higher-ups. The only case type question I got was 'how would you estimate the number of tennis balls that would fill this room?'. Everything else was fit based. The first interviewer was a young, very suave new yorker who didn't smile or show any emotion no matter how much I tried to engage him; he just asked me questions which I answered. My approach was to gently try to engage him without going to extremes and without taking offense or giving up. The other 2 interviewers were more senior and very personable. I felt like they wanted me to succeed. Questions ranged from resume, other experience, and fit.

    I flew out the next day and hear back about 2 weeks later.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Tax Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    The interview process was very smooth. Be "on" and "prepared" at all time. Be yourself in the interview- they want to know the real you, not the fake you. If I didn't know an answer, I didn't know it. I actually said no to a question during the interview and told them I really wanted the job but wouldn't be doing 16 hour days.

    Interview Questions
    • PwC uses their new "framework" to ask questions. Some questions to expect, "How do you keep up with current events?" "How do you use those current events in relation to your work?" "If one manager gives you work due at the end of the week, then another manager gives you work due at the end of the week, what do you do?"   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation but still waiting on other offers from other Big 4
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Mostly behavior questions. The interview started with "Tell me something about you." Make sure to do some research before the interview. Prepare answers like what is your strength, what is your weakness. What is your career plan within 5 years, do you have any plan to take the CPA exams.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer

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