PwC Interview Questions

Updated Jul 29, 2015
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    PwC Elevate Program Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Geneseo, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC (Geneseo, NY) in March 2015.

    Interview

    I met with three recent graduates who told me about their daily work life before the actual interview. I had my interview with a partner in the company, and it was mostly conversational. I only remember being asked two questions with others happening naturally in the conversation. There were no behavioral questions. The interviewer was very nice and pleasant to talk to. I applied to the NYC Elevate program which was very competitive and didn't end up getting in. They were very friendly and I appreciated that they called to let me know I didn't get. Overall, it was a good experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Do you have any questions for me? Tell me about yourself.   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    There is first a phone interview. Then, they ask you to make an online profile where you submit a resume, personal info, etc etc. Then, they call you in for an in-person interview.

    Interview Questions

    • Standard behavioral questions: How do you deal with a situation where your firm/boss does something that you consider unethical?   Answer Question
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    Summer Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    It was a about 40 minutes long interview. I briefly introduced about myself. I answered why I want to be an actuary, which sector I want to get involved, why I choose PWC. As these were typical questions, I had no difficulty to answer the questions. After that, there were about 5 behavior questions about leadership. Although I didn't have enough concrete stories, the questions were not that picky. Moreover, He asked one recent issue on the insurance industry. As it was my first interview, I was very nervous. But, as I remember, the interviewer was nice.

    Interview Questions

    • Can you tell me one recent issue on the insurance industry?   Answer Question
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    My process went really fast. I had the telephone interview on a Wednesday of the week of 2/9/15. I had my in person interview with 2 directors and a manager that following friday and then the partner interview on a Wednesday evening the following week. All interview were 2-3 business days a part. I haven't yet had a response and its been exactly one week since my partner interview. Has anyone received an offer after a week or so? Or how soon did you receive your offer? I heard I did very well and was one of 2 final candidates.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a time where you had to change the direction of a project while in the middle?   6 Answers
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    Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

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

    Interview

    Phone interview--> on-site interview. It's a very comfortable interview and people are very nice. They want to learn more about you by asking the questions. Also, they have the list of questions and pick 4-5 questions per interview.It takes 30 min/interview and you will feel time flies, especially after 4-5 questions and only 5 mins left for asking my questions.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you manage your time if the deadline earlier than your expected? What's your favorite subject? How do you do a research?   Answer Question
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    I applied and got contacted by the national HR for a phone screening interview in 3 weeks. The process was quick. The phone interview was about 30 minutes. There were 4 main questions.

    Interview Questions

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    Forensics Technology Consulting Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PwC (New York, NY).

    Interview

    I applied thorough university career site. Got a call for interview. Pre-interview recpeiton and buddies were assigned. Interview process was very good and smooth. They made candidates very comfortable so that they give their best during interview. Interview feedback was given within 2 days for selected days and a week after for rejected candidates

    Interview Questions

    • Situation based leadership behavioral questions. Be well prepared with stories about your leadership experiences in the past. 1. Conflict situation? 2. Feedback scenario? 3. Have you ever had strong feeling about something and sticked to it? 4. My previous experience in PwC Follow up questions   Answer Question
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    Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    Contacted by recruiter for a phone interview. Then invited for the office visit. Interviews are consist 80% behavior question 10% resume and 10% chit chat. They really want to know how you react by answering behavior question that put you in different situation. No difficult questions if you have prepare your story. In my opinions the communication in the process is lacking, their staff also skipped the office tour in the interview day (which is pretty lame since they are suppose to be responsible for that). Response was quick as receive a very general rejection letter few days after my interview, tried to follow up with my recruiter for the feedback, but like I said, communication is lacking in my opinion.

    Interview Questions

    • Before we start, tell me something you want me to know that is not on your resume. Tell me a time where you have to change your ways to communicate with the others. Tell me a time u receive developmental feedback. Tell me a time where your team had conflict due to different cultures and and background. Tell me a time where you're working under pressure but still ensure to deliver quality work.   Answer Question
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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at PwC (Washington, DC) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through my university. We were scheduled for 30 minute interviews. I spent the first few minutes talking about myself before the interviewers asked any questions. It was a pretty easy and low-key interview. The interview went smoothly and it was very conversational and we spent several minutes discussing the office dynamics and my role within the firm.

    Interview Questions

    • What type of work environment do you prefer? How would you like to spend your work days? What would you do if you knew a co-worker was leaking confidential client information?   Answer Question
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    Applied through university career site, got replied after a week. Went to the pre-night dinner to meet all the recruiters and get in touched with the recruiter who actually interviewed me on campus the new day. Standard 3 phase interview, total of 30 mins, first phase consist of 2 why questions (why security, why PwC). Next are 4 behavioral questions which are mainly in the form of STAR. Last is the part whether you have any questions to ask the recruiter. The entire process did not went through your Resume at all. Generally, if you have passed the first round of interview, you will get notified within a week asking you to have a on-site interview. And usually 2 days before the on-site interview, you will received a case which you will be discuss during the on-site interviews. Generally the on-site interview will have 2 more behavioral interviews and 1 case interview. If you also managed to went through all that process, you will get notified in another week or so of you offer or rejection.

    Interview Questions

    • Behavioral questions: 1) Tell me about a experience when someone is asking your previous work, and how did you replied. 2) Tell me about another experience that shows your ability to teach. 3) Tell me about the third experience which demonstrates your leadership ability. 4) Tell me about the last experience which you have a conflict/discussion with others, what was the topic and how did you manage to handle.   Answer Question

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