PwC Advisory Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 26, 2014
Updated Aug 26, 2014
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    Advisory Tech Consulting Associate Summer/Fall 2014 Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I applied through campus recruiting, and got accepted to the first round interview. It was an 30 min interview. Interviewer wasn't at the pre interview mixer, so it was my first time saw him. He was very nice and friendly. The first half of the interview was just behavioral interview. And the second half was scenario. He asked if your manager is very busy and you have to give your client a deliverable tomorrow but you are not clear about the case what would you do?

    Interview Questions
    • if your manager is very busy and you have to give your client a deliverable tomorrow but you are not clear about the case what would you do?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Advisory Associate Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied via college online recruiting system. Dropped my resume online, received a first round interview in about a week, three days later was contacted with a second round interview, had the second round four days later, received an offer the next day.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Attended info session, submitted resume, got phone interview, a week later had an office visit, received an offer shortly there after. People seemed to genuinely enjoy the team spirit.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Experienced Associate Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied to a specific service group within Advisory. Pretty straightforward and quick interview process. Got referred from a current employer, applied to position through referral link, got contacted from recruiter within a few days of applying and was asked some basic questions about career goals and my experience. 2nd round took place one week later and was a 'technical' screening phone interview from a Director - was not very technical, but mostly behavioral questions. 3rd round was in-person interviews with two other Directors and a Partner - each interviewer seemed to focus on something different - questions about resume (in detail), behavioral questions targeting consulting acumen (teamwork, leadership, dealing with clients, etc), and technical questions regarding understanding of industry and group's function.

    Interview Questions
    • Why are you interested specifically in this group over other Advisory groups?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Experienced Associate-advisory Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 7 weeks - interviewed at PwC in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, got call from 1. screener, 2. HR, 3. tech phone- advisory director, 4. Office interview, I was interviewed by advisory director, advisory manager, advisory manager. Interview was good, answered all questions well. interviewers focused on travelling needed, possible job responsibilities, positions open, projects available. i was told during the interview, that you will hear back real quick from us, but i dint get any response for almost 10 days. I sent 2 follow up emails no response. later got email from HR saying they are moving ahead with other candidates, and thought that a response was already sent.. when it was never sent!! no idea on how this happened, when my interview was good!!

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied on PwC website, recruiter contacted a month later. One phone interview with Manager in August first week. Waited for over a month for in-person interview at Chicago ofice. Met 5 people on same day in Chicago office . 2 Partners, 1 Project Manager, 1 Director and 1 Manager. Confirmed selection after 1 week, extended offer 2 weeks there after and accepted during the same week.It was a good experience overall, wait was tough though. Start Date is in second week of November

    Interview Questions
    • I was interviewed as Experienced Hire, lot of questions were on my experience with different technologies, where I want to be in 5 years, Ideal job description, few behavioral questions   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. It is what its is.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at PwC in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    - Applied through the referaal process
    - Contacted by HR in regards to a phone screen.
    - 1st Interview was a Technical via phone
    - Flew to Dallas, Texas for an interview with the Director, Manager and Partner

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Still in negotiations but seems like all will go well.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Advisory Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    interviewed at PwC in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    Straight forward process:

    Applied online via referral:

    1. Initial phone call with HR to assess fit
    2. 1st Round interview with Director to go over skill sets and resume.

    Once you pass 2nd round you get invited to talk to 3 different people in person - Manager, Director & Partner. These interviews really vary depending on who the person is. Nonetheless they are straight forward and revolve around your experience. You could get a case question or two (again depends on the person).

    Interview Questions
    • How many windows are there in NYC? What's the variance on your estimate?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Advisory Senior Associate Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process was excellent. Met with three people - two Managers and one Director. Very nice approachable. Non-intimidating.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Able to negotiate a bonus on top of salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Phone interview then a follow-up face-to-face

    Interview Questions
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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