PwC Interview Questions

Updated Jul 28, 2015
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    Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PwC (Dallas, TX) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Brief on-campus interview with a partner, followed by an office visit. The office visit included a dinner, a night at a hotel, and then a day of interviews consisting of meeting with a partner, a senior manager, and several senior associates. Received an offer a few days later. The interviews were all very conversational and included discussions on current business and international economic topics, as well as about my own experiences and plans.

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    Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC in May 2015.

    Interview

    My university worked with the firm to create a unique and easy process for interns to be hired. I only had one interview that was on campus. It was a one on one interview that was mostly conversational, and I was offered a position towards the end of the 30 minutes.

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    • Give me a time that you had to showcase leadership skills in a team environment   Answer Question
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    Risk Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at PwC (New York, NY) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I was referred by an employee. First, I had a phone interview with the referrals team. This was resume based and behavioral. Three weeks later, I had a phone conversation with the HR person for Risk Assurance. Another week later, I had another phone interview with a manager in my practice. Another two weeks later I had an office interview. I spoke with a Director followed by a Managing Director. These were half hour behavioral interviews.

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    Negotiation

    Entry level. Didn't negotiate.

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    Audit Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Saint Louis, MO
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at PwC (Saint Louis, MO) in May 2015.

    Interview

    I was selected to participate in the Elevate program for my city. The Elevate program was a 2 day summer leadership conference where they bring in about 30+ students to learn more about the company. They also planned various social and philanthropic activities. On the second day, each students had (2) behavioral interviews with a partner and a manager in the chosen service line. Do not be intimidated by the word behavioral. It was very conversational almost as if you're talking to an advisor/counselor on your career goals and aspirations. For each interview, they began asking basic questions such as read me through your resume, tell me more about your involvement in this club, etc. The rest of the time was situational questions such as Tell me how you approach working in a team, what position do you tend to take, how do you deal with a teammate not doing their part, etc. If you go in with a mentality of preparedness and confidence about yourself, the interview goes by real fast! Be genuine and actually listen to what they have to say about themselves. Often times, more questions arise as your conversation carries on. That way, questions you ask become more genuine and catered to them. Overall, all interviews I've had with PwC is very laid-back, conversation and stress-free.

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    two on-campus interviews (one with a HR manager and the other with a manager). Asked to come to the superday in the office and had three interviews (manager, director, and partner) plus a lunch break with a host.

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    Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    1) On phone interview, 2) two weeks later = reception night before "Superday", 3) Superday = presentation, 3 interviews (at least one senior associate, and at least one partner)

    Interview Questions

    • Based on "PwC Professional". Phone interview = leadership questions, In person interviews = 4 other parts of "PwC Professional". Why Assurance? Why PwC? Example of work that shows understanding of Assurance. Teamwork examples. How you deal with conflict. Example of when you were given criticism and how you used it to improve. Example of dealing with complex problems.   Answer Question
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC (New York, NY).

    Interview

    The first round was a phone interview. The second round was on-site, I met with a manager, a HR and a partner. Each had half a hour. Questions were all relatively easy.

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    National Elevate Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    Interview was not technical in the slightest. Mostly questions regarding your ability to coach others and what your views are on leadership and teamwork. The interviewer also was very impressed by team sports. Looks great as far as teamwork goes

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    Sophomore Leadership Program Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    It was purely behavioral. Since it is a program for sophomores, the employers do not expect the candidates to know that much about technical side, but they do expect you to show your personality. It is a good chance to show who you really are and let them help you decide whether you are a good fit for the firm as well as whether the firm is the right place for you.

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    International Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    After having an initial phone conversation with a recruiter, I was called back for an interview with a partner in one of the major offices. The interview was very conversational and lasted about an hour. Following that interview, I was invited back to participate in one of PwC's Super Days along with a number of other candidates from the TIP/TARE recruiting event for LLM in Taxation candidates from NYU, Georgetown, BU, and Northwestern. Prior to the Super Day, there was a cocktail event the evening before where I had the opportunity to meet with other candidates and individuals from the international tax services group. The following day consisted of a tour of the office, a presentation about PwC, and three back to back thirty minute interviews with two directors and a partner followed by lunch with associates. Everyone was extremely professional, friendly, and wanted to be as helpful as possible. The thirty minute interviews were also conversational, but generally driven by the interviewer asking particular questions. Nothing was out of the ordinary, and I did not receive substantive or behavioral questions with two exceptions. One of the directors asked me what I knew about international tax (not an unusual question), and the partner asked me to describe a time when I went above and beyond (typical behavioral question I suppose). Overall, the experience was very positive.

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