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PwC Senior Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 21, 2014
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Anonymous Employee

I applied online and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – Submitted my resume through the website. About 10 days later I got an email to schedule a screening interview with a recruiter. Very basic, 15 minute call basically asking me about my experience and if I was ok with 100% travel. After that I had a 30 min call with a Director, again pretty basic, take me through your resume, why PwC etc. Then I had an onsite interview with directors, each lasting 30 min, all behavioral.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you had a difficult client and what did you do.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation at all was possible.

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Senior Associate
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in March 2011.

Interview Details – Campus hire. Selected for case study, then phone interview with HR, followed by interview day with 3 people: Manager, Director, and Partner.

Interview Question – none, conversational   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotiation, focused on my last salary which i was foolish to share

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Senior Associate
Washington, DC

I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at PwC in August 2011.

Interview Details – Quick, easy
Pass through, not much of an effort
Recruiting really good, did not get the staff augmentation feel.
Multiple interviews
Great group of sellers

Interview Question – Not that difficult   Answer Question

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Senior Associate Interview

Senior Associate
Austin, TX

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in January 2012.

Interview Details – I was contacted and interviewed by two of the partners in the Firm.

Interview Question – They were generally questions about my resume. I was an experienced hire so I was prepared to answer any question regarding it.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I went through a recruiter so he negotiated for me.

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Advisory Senior Associate Interview

Advisory Senior Associate
Washington, DC

I applied through other source - interviewed at PwC in September 2011.

Interview Details – My firm got bought out by PwC.

Interview Question – Firm is big and global.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Quick

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Senior Associate
San Francisco, CA

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – Typical interview. Pretty simple and easy. Had a phone interview with Director. Second interview was in person with a couple of managers from different teams and lunch with peers. Interview was more about past experience, assessment of "fit", and behavior. No big technical Qs or case studies given.

Interview Question – None.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation really. Take it or leave it. Offered relocation money.

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Senior Associate - Advisory
Chicago, IL

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in November 2012.

Interview Details – First round of interview was over phone. Fairly straight forward. Had to fly down to Chicago for the second round interview. Having worked in Deloitte, i was very familiar with the company structure and a lot of people who were working at PwC. I had a cal with the HR with very good interview feedback but was put on hold due to international travel restrictions based on my VISA. I haven't heard back from them since and it has been more than 45 days.

Interview Question – Most of the questions were do to with my previous work experience. Nothing unusual   Answer Question

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Tax Senior Associate Interview

Tax Senior Associate
San Jose, CA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – The communication with the PwC recruiter was very unprofessional. I did not feel like I was being addressed as a professional, and there was a general tone and attitude in all my communication with them.

Interview Question – What were you evaluated in your last evaluation at your employer?   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – Other candidates would really appreciate relevant details that affected your decision.

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Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

Senior Associate - Advisory
Chicago, IL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at PwC in November 2012.

Interview Details – Got an interview call from HR manager only because of a referral from my school senior who happened to be a manager in PwC now. Started with 1 HR interview (very simple and direct questions related to visa status and previous work experience), followed by 2 Telephone interviews (one by a director and one by a tech manager). Position was related to Insurance industry. I did not have any experience in Guidewire and PwC is specifically looking for candidates with Guidewire experience (or may be an indepth P&C insurance knowledge candidate). I did fine/well in the phone interviews and questions were in general (about prior work experience and some insurance related questions) . This whole process of 1 HR interview and 2 Telephone interviews took over a month and a half. Then a final in-person interview was scheduled a month and half later (after the 2nd telephone interview was done). In-person interview with 3 Directors and 1 Partner. Discussions sounded very casual (again related to the position/work experience) except for with one director who asked the typical behavioral type of questions like why PwC, why should PwC hire you..and also some questions related to a particular scenario in policy issuance. I thought i did fine(not extraordinary) but was positive & expecting an offer. After two and half weeks the HR manager replied that i did not get the offer :( .. The overall process was good, though veryyy slow. The HR manager responded well for any email/call, though a little late sometimes (lot better than other companies I interviewed with) .

Interview Question – Nothing as such...but be prepared to answer any question that might be related to your prior experience and mentioned in your resume .. I was being frank/simple in my answers, but may be you need to be more elaborate sometimes!   Answer Question

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Senior Finance Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
Tampa, FL

I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – 3 interviews. 1- phone - HR, 2 hiring manager, 3 - department manager. No skills questions were asked. Mostly had to elaborate on prior experience.

Interview Question – None -mostly standard behavioral questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Non - negotiable offer

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