PwC Interview Questions

Updated Oct 22, 2014
Updated Oct 22, 2014
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    Assurance Core Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    The whole processs took about 3 weeks. My professor told us Pwc will come to our campus for an interview so if anyone interested, we would have to submit the Pwc talent profile which you can find on their website. Then my school contacted me pwc would want to interview me on campus. It was one interview and took about 30 mins, there were two greeters to talk and make you feel relax. It was very nice of them.

    Then a week after, I got the call from Pwc recruiter saying I was invited to office visit. There were around 40 candidates from different school ( mostly from state university and there was few from small private school like me). It was two days events. It was so much fun. I really enjoyed it. The food was good, the activities were fun. I was not stressful at all. They will assign each candidate a buddy ( normally associate ) for you to talk and ask any question you have. Trust me they are super nice. I was convinced to go with Pwc because of that even I have other offer from big4 firms. They have such an unique culture.

    So after multiple events, the interviews were conducted on the next day. There were 3 interview each 45 mins. Again, behavioral questions like first round but nothing to difficult. Just prepare yourself 5 examples from your work/school experience and you would be fine. The rest of it was yourself. They are very engaged in the conversation and actually very cool people to hang out with.

    After 3 hours, I got the call from one partner whom I interviewed with and got the offer. It was very quick.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about time when you have to do research to make the decision
      Tell me about time when you have to convince for agreement in the group
        Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Risk Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I started with campus interview with a senior manager. Heard back from the recruiter in about two weeks about the office interview. Went to the office where I met several other associate at risk assurance office. I heard back from them in another 2 weeks. The process wasn't too hard.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you have an unpopular idea and what's the result?
      How do you deal with constructive feedback?
      simple behavior questions. Really trying to get to know you and finding out if you are a good fit for the company.
        View Answer
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I was brought in by one of the partners, so my interview process was different, since I never independently applied for the position. I initially talked with HR regarding what I do now, my salary goals, what I am looking for, etc. I then met with a director/manager from the east coast via the phone. The interview was about half an hour and was more so talking about what they do. It took a while to get the next interview set up, so there was about a one month gap between my first interview and my second. The second interviews were in person, I met first with a director and then a partner. In that process they basically talked to me about the company and the department, they asked me the normal questions, why do you want to come here, what are you looking for, etc. nothing too difficult or challenging. Luckily they were faster on the turn around after the second interview and I was offered a position the next afternoon. The actual onboarding process is a bit of a process, be prepared for a very thorough background check, they will verify employment, education, do a credit check, etc. The downside to the onboarding is that they only have specific dates that you can come into the company, so I had to choose between a handful of dates across two months. Unfortunately because of how the dates landed I have to wait two months until my actual start date. I have not started yet, but am working through the onboarding process currently.

    Interview Questions
    • There were no really out of left field questions for me, very generic and I thought they were all easy to answer   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The recruiter called me with an offer of employment and asked what I currently make and what I am looking to make. We talked it through and she gave me the current salary range for people in similar positions. I submitted what I was looking for to the recruiter based on this information, they brought my bid back to the partners and the partners approved my request the next day.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Elevate Leadership Program Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    First round interview on campus, very casual and behavioral based
    Two weeks later, received an invite to interview in NYC for the final round over spring break.
    This consisted of three interviews, two behavior and a case. First we had a presentation from pwc professionals then were taken back for the interviews.
    After I returned, it took about two weeks to receive my invite to the Elevate program.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Interview Details

    Applied through school's website. Went through on campus recruitment. Two round of interviews, one with a manager on campus and one in-office interview. In-office interview consisted of four interviews with managers, directors, and partners. Mostly behavioral types of question to see how you will fit in with the company, your background, and work ethics.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    It was very easy. It was a group interview. Talked with a manager and a partner. Then we went to lunch as a group. I Got an offer on the way home.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked what would keep me from working there.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I Didn't negotiate. It was a pretty standard offer. They gave me a month to decide.
    Accepted Offer
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 8 weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    MBA hire. Apply through school career center. First round on campus, Final round on site. Offer extended the day after the final interview.

    First round interview includes two back-to-back interviews taking 45 mins each. All behavioral and conversational. Watch out for some situational questions that require thoughtful answers.

    Second round interview includes one case interview and two behavioral interviews, all back-to-back.

    Interview Questions
    • Some situational questions such as what would you do if you are required to deliver a negative message to client?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Standard base and signing for MBAs
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Risk Assurance 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

    Very low stress interview with one individual (manager, director, or partner) on campus, followed by interview in office with (1) senior associate/manager, then (2) partner. Interviewers are well-trained in recognizing high-functioning team members with required skills. Interview questions will be conversational to get a sense of how a person may or may not fit in with PwC culture and the demands of working in a team environment most of the time.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Very little negotiation on pay as PwC is able to hire the next person in line, but was able to state preference on office location and travel.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Experienced Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was a bit drawn out, but pleased overall. There was a minor technological glitch during the final interview, but it turned out well in the end.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Experienced Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    First a phone interview and then an office visit that consists of 3 interviews. The office visit would have an HR representative, a manager and a partner to conduct your interviews separately. HR personnel would ask behavior question. Manager would ask technical questions. Partner would ask questions like why you would want to join PwC, what are your long-term goals etc..

    Interview Questions
    • What would your old firm think of if you tell them your leaving the company   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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