PwC Interview Questions

Updated Sep 13, 2014
Updated Sep 13, 2014
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    Senior Associate Interview

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

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in December 2013.

    Interview Details

    Was referred into the Company. Individuals I met with were very intelligent and asked both technical and non technical questions. Should know your resume inside out before the interview

    Can tell from the interview process that on the job I will also be challenged to thnk outside the box. All interviewers were very sharp and knew their business focus well.

    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very easy 3 step process. First step was an on campus interview that was relatively simple and then I had an additional interview on campus. The last phase was an in person interview at the office that lasted all day. I spoke with a manager, a director, a partner, and a rep from HR.

    Interview Questions
    • There were not many difficult questions. Most were specific questions related to my field of study.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at PwC in February 2013.

    Interview Details

    Two rounds of Interview.
    First Round: 30 minute behavioral with Partner
    Second Round: 30 -45 Minute case interview and two 30 minute behavioral interviews one with partner and one with a manager.

    Interview Questions
    • I didn't think any of the questions were hard.

      Following are examples of questions:
      Tell me about your 4 failures and 4 success.
      What do you think is a required trait in a consultant and how do you plan to incorporate that in yourself?
        Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview during first round, 3 on-site interviews second round. Interviews for interns are conducted by a Senior Associate (who will be working with that intern), Manager, and Director-level. Accepted interns are notified fairly quickly (1 week) because decision is made almost immediately after the interview. Travel to interview site (typically within major city close to the University) is reimbursed.

    Interview Questions
    • Business cases are provided for full-time consultants, but not for interns. Questions are mostly behavioral and will revolve around explaining the applicant's ability to approach a problem, both individually and in teams, and solve the problem using resources available (research, peers, University staff). This simulates their ability to solve real-world consulting problems within the industry.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Hourly rate offered, no negotiation.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Knowledge Services - Knowledge Management Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    They asked about my past experience and how it related to the position I was pursuing.
    I spoke with the Screener, then the hiring Manager, then a prospective co-worker who was a Manager within the group and then HR, who informed me of the offer.

    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Risk-Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Portland, OR
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Portland, OR
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    The interview was primarily behavioral and honestly did not have much to do with accounting or information controls at all. The interview was more about my life and finding a stylistic fit from a work-life balance point a view.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe to me a time that you had a bad group or group project and how you handled it.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    This is an internship so the hourly rate is really not negotiable.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Audit Associate Interview

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

    interviewed at PwC in December 2011.

    Interview Details

    Very basic job application process via campus recruiting. Went in for a one day interview, which included 2 separate interviews, one with a partner and the other with HR. Very relaxed and easy going interview, more of a conversation actually. No out of the blue questions, just wanted to know why accounting and why PwC. Very friendly and professional experience.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern 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 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in August 2013.

    Interview Details

    There were 3 bevahioral interviews, all done in one day on site at the new york office. All only 30 minutes. Spent lunch and small breakfast with other interviewees and random associates before and after interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • "Tell me something impressive about yourself that isn't on your resume"   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Executive Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at PwC in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    Fantastic process and well-managed; requires more than one interview; once with HR then again with the partners with whom you will work; enjoyed going through the process to learn more about the company and the culture

    Interview Questions
    • They followed the standard question list: why you are leaving your current job, an accomplishment you have to report on in your last job   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    I went through a recruiter so I asked for more money initially and they gave it to me. (only a $2,000 addition)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Elevate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    The process for summer leadership programs like Elevate begins around the month of February. Generally, applicants submit their resume and cover letter both to their school career center website and to the firm's application website. Most applicants receive an invitation within the next few weeks to attend an on-campus interview with a PwC recruiter; if the firm chooses to, they'll extend an invitation to their second round interview/office visit. The second round usually takes place sometime during April, depending on the location of the applicant's preference. Applicants are generally notified of their application decision approximately two weeks after the second round.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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