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Updated Sep 16, 2014
Updated Sep 16, 2014
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    PhD Transfer Pricing Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  All, MO
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in All, MO
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC in January 2011.

    Interview Details

    Required participation in American Economic Association annual meeting. If it goes well, you will get a fly out, likely to the city of your choice. There, you are likely to have four interviews and potentially will have an extremely abbreviated job market paper presentation. Very fast movers and the offer explodes very fast. Basically they will force you to decide on this before you have a chance to hear back from most other interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • What you're telling me is I really don't understand your research at all, right? You think I'm stupid don't you?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Base pay was negotiable up by about $5,000 pretty easily - more might be possible with competing offers. Explaining that some form of signing bonus or moving expenses are normal on the PhD market generally accomplishes this.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Elevate Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at PwC in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    The process was easy. They cam and interviewed on campus. was accepted yto participate in the program. The progra mwas an awesome experience and I would highly recommend it. This is not an easy acceptance process. You need ot be on your A game.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    On campus interview (1) followed by in office final rounds (3 back to back)

    One of your three final interviews will be case based. Not traditional consulting cases, since they email you a case 24 hours before your final interview. It's definitely important to read it beforehand and come prepared with "what if" scenarios. You will get 20-30 minutes to create slides on 8.5x11 sheets of paper, and then you present whatever you have. There will be major gaps in the case data, so it's crucial that you come prepared.

    Interview Questions
    • One of the aspects that set me apart from other candidates was that I had a bunch of excel printouts of different scenarios I created manipulating factors (such as sales,costs,customers) and showing how the end results were effected by the changes.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    IFS Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    1 phone interview
    5-8 in person interviews
    Most questions around project management skills.
    A recruiter reached out via linkedIn and stared the process. In the IFS role you support 4-5 partners and accounts, so you meet with all the partners, who determine if they like you and want you on their account team.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Had a cap on the highest amount, which wasn't very high from the initial offer.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Senior Business Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tampa, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at PwC in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initially interviewed with a consulting headhunter firm, then interviewed in person a with a group of 3 individuals. The interview was great and used a lot of analogies, examples of detailed documentation and focus on agile methodologies. The best part of the interview was that the companies values are incorporated into the interview process and allows you to recognize if you truly belong in consulting.

    Interview Questions
    • Why did you leave your previous company?   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    yes able to negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  7.  

    Tech Advisory(Via Elevate) Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed once on campus (behavioral interview) then after that selected to fly out to NYC office for second round interview (case question interview+ 2 behavioral interviews). After that I was selected to attend their National Elevate Program after which I received an internship offer.

    Interview Questions
    • The case was the hardest as I had never done a case interview before but if you prepare and practice you will be successful.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  8.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied for this summer internship through my school's campus recruiting program. The process began with an information session, followed by an interview offer after application. Finally, there was a super day at the office with a brief orientation and three back-to-back interviews. The morning after the interview day, I was contacted by both my campus recruiter and one of the interviewers.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to be in "XYY" Line of Service.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation attempted; except for a expedited response following super day. I was hitting deadlines for other offers but wanted to hear from PwC first.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Risk Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at PwC in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    An initial on campus interview with yourself, a partner, and a manager is required. Then you should expect 4 back-to-back 30 minute interviews with managers, directors, and partners concluding in a group lunch.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you say your biggest weaknesses are and why?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    There was not any negotiation from new hires from campus
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Elevate Program Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    There were two rounds of interviews, first on campus and then at a PwC office. The on campus interviews consisted of two 30 minute interviews, both behavioral and extremely conversational. Make sure to bring your resume, but don't be too stressed about this one. The interview at the office consisted of two behavioral interviews and one case study. The case study was a little nerve wracking since it was my first time doing one but the interviewer is helpful and asks questions along the way. The behavioral interviews are also very laid back and conversational.

    Interview Questions
    • The business case was difficult in that I had no industry knowledge and was expected to make a presentation out of it. However they seem to be looking more for whether or not you can articulate your thoughts and give a well structured presentation rather than how good of a solution you can think of.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  11.  

    Reporting Analyst Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Tampa, FL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Application Details

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    I was hired via a temp agency. My account manager submitted my resume to the hiring manager, two days later I had a phone interview with the hiring manager, then 3 days later I had a technical interview, after that the next day I had an offer for the position.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    The salary was already negotiated with the temp agency
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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