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Updated Jul 25, 2014
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Advisory Technology Interview

Advisory Technology

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – Meet recruiter on campus. Had one 45 min interview on-campus. All behavioral questions. Talked a lot about projects and interacting with other people, and we quickly went through my resume.
Then I got a call that I was to be interviewed at an office in San Jose. Travelled up (they paid for travel and lodging) and I interviewed with 3 people. 2 interviews were in office and the third was over the phone. One behavioral was really good with a cool guy. We got along really well. The second I pitched my plans to change a hypothetical companies main business and implement new technology. The third was another behavioral. Interviews took about 6 hours with a lunch.

Interview Question – The whole business pitch was really challenging. We had to make powerpoint slides on blank sheet of paper and use them. The man interviewing me was in character and was intense and grilled me about every idea I presented.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – I did not want to travel as much as was expected. Most consulting jobs would have had me fly out Monday morning and fly back home Thursday night. I did not want that travel lifestyle.


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Assurance Associate Interview

Assurance Associate
Boston, MA

I applied through other source and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC in November 2013.

Interview Details – I applied for assurance associate position in Los Angeles at a job fair for English and Japanese bilinguals so the position was for Japanese practice.
I walked into their booth with my resume. First they put me through "English screening" which is just and an casual conversation with one of their staff. The next one was a real interview with an manager. He asked me to explain him my past job experiences and why I want to do audit. It took about 10 to 15 minutes. The second interview was on the next day with a partner. He basically asked same basic questions but he asked what industry I would be interested in to audit. Also he asked why PwC, not other Big 4. The interview was about 20 mins and I was invited to dinner with all the staff, managers and partners that night. I was not asked any interview-like questions at dinner but I got to ask many questions about the firm.
About 2 weeks later, I had phone interviews with one manager and two partners on the same day. Each interview was for 30 mins. (You usually visit their office for this interviews but I was out of country and could not be there.) There was no difficult or surprise questions here as well but I could have nice conversations that especially I had someone we know in common with two of them.
I got an offer on the next day of the phone interviews.

Interview Question – There was no surprise questions and all they asked is basic things such as my past job experience, why audit, why PwC, etc.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Sa Interview

Sa

Interviewed at PwC

Interview Details – Great interview process and most of the questions is about consulting. Great interview process and most of the questions is about consulting. Great interview process and most of the questions is about consulting.


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Advisory Intern Interview

Advisory Intern

I applied through college or university and interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – Heavily recruits from my school so there were already many opportunities to network with the representatives. Everyone was incredibly nice and easy going. The first-round interview was just a conversation, with the occasional question about activities at school. Final round included the case presentation, however the questions asked were very predictable. The final interview was also incredibly focused on the conversations.

Interview Question – What skills that you learned from outside academics can you bring to the table?   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Tax Associate Interview

Tax Associate
Houston, TX

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

Interview Details – Recruitment process started with sending cover letter and resume to somebody I knew in the firm, who then forwarded those materials to HR and the tax team. Had a phone interview with one of the managers shortly afterwards. A few weeks later, I interviewed at the office with two partners and a staff member. Office was located within a skyscraper. Interviewers mostly asked traditional interview questions rather than behavioral or situation questions. Interview concluded with lunch with two associates. Received job offer two weeks later; however, I was required to reply within a limited period of time.

Interview Question – Why did we not pick you up earlier?   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Difficult Interview

Associate Intern Interview

Associate Intern
New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in February 2013.

Interview Details – 3 phone interviews and a super-day. Phone interviews were one on one. Super day interviews were one on one as well, concurrently following each other. Each about 30 minutes long with no break in between.

Interview Question – Why don't I have a 4.0   Answer Question


1 person found this helpful

Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

PwC Assurance Intern Interview

PwC Assurance Intern
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in February 2012.

Interview Details – Two 30 min. on campus interview with an HR manager and a partner. Then went to Chicago office for second (final) round for a pre-night dinner and 3 back to back 30 min. interviews the next day with manager, senior manager and a partner.

Interview Question – Behavioral questions, "What's your leadership style", "From your prior internship experience, which employers did you liked and which ones did you not like"   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Average Interview

IFS Senior Associate Interview

IFS Senior Associate
New York, NY

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at PwC in May 2013.

Interview Details – Submitted application via an employee referral. I was then contacted by HR and went through a standard screening process. I was then interviewed by 2 managers in person (including my future boss), a senior manager over the phone, and 2 directors separately (in-person). I was extended an offer about a week after the final interview.

Interview Question – Describe a situation in which you had difficulty working with a team member, and how you resolved it.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate


Accepted Offer

Neutral Experience

Senior Manager Interview

Senior Manager

Interviewed at PwC

Interview Details – I met with several people, some covered technical aspects of the job and others covered soft skills. Pretty easy interviews if you knew what you were doing. I interviewed with people who I ultimately reported to, as well as one stakeholder who was more tangential to the role I am in now.

Interview Question – There wasn't anything really difficult.   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Audit Associate Interview

Audit Associate
New York, NY

I applied through other source and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at PwC in November 2011.

Interview Details – (1) On campus interview and (1) Superday interview including 3 interviews on-site (Senior Associate, Manager, Partner). I was notified of PwC's decision by the partner a few hours after my interview followed by call by recruiter. PwC paid for hotel to stay in the night before the interview on Park Ave and interview process was very succinct. They were more than willing to field calls about talking through the decision process when I got identical offer at rival firm.

Interview Question – How do you feel about reporting to someone younger than you?   Answer Question

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