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PwC Risk Assurance Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 1, 2014

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Risk Assurance Associate
Corvallis, OR

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at PwC in October 2013.

Interview Details – Interview process consisited of a meet and greet the day prior to the formal interviews. There I met with several members of the staff and management as well as my interviewer. Made it to the first round interview. Questions were behavioral in nature. Meet and greet was business casual and the topics ranged from employees' experience with the firm to current events in sports.

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Risk Assurance Associate Interview

Risk Assurance Associate

Interviewed at PwC

Interview Details – The interview is generally about behavioral questions. The interviewer is a partner of Risk Assurance practice. He is really nice, and will tell you other potential opportunities available. No technical questions need to be expected in the first round interview.

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Risk Assurance Associate
Chicago, IL

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

Interview Details – I applied through campus access, and there were two round interviews. One was campus interview with one manager and second round interview was an office visit, interviewed with one manager and one partner.

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Risk Assurance Associate

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

Interview Details – I got the interview from on campus recruiting career fair. The interview was scheduled a week after the career fair. Two weeks later, I got a rejection letter.

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Risk Assurance Associate Interview

Risk Assurance Associate
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at PwC in March 2014.

Interview Details – I attended a university job fair and subsequently applied using PwC's website. About a week after talking to the recruiter, I got an email asking me to schedule a phone interview. The phone interview was straight forward and consisted only of typical behavioral questions. About a week after the phone interview, I got a call about scheduling an office visit for the final round of interviews. 2 weeks later, I attended the office visit. The office visit included two one-on-one interviews - one with a partner and one with a manager. These interviews were similar to the phone interview with a couple of behavioral questions. There weren't any major curve balls or unexpected questions.

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Risk Assurance Associate
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2013.

Interview Details – Got the interview via School application. I talked to the recruiter and a senior in the group to learn about the position and the interview.

Interview was with head of the financial services group. All the questions are pretty basics, not even so behavioral, basically let you talk about yourself and go over something interesting on the resumes.

You have to catch every opportunity to stand out instead of just plainly finish each question.

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Risk Assurance Associate
New York, NY

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

Interview Details – Submitted resume through campus recruiting; heard from HR about a week after the deadline. Before the first round interview, all the interviewees were invited to a networking event in PwC office. Interview questions were all behavioral, nothing difficult or special. Best be able to give specific examples to answer each question. Although I didn't get an offer, the whole process was quite enjoyable.

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Risk Assurance Associate Interview

Risk Assurance Associate
Boston, MA

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at PwC in November 2010.

Interview Details – After a pre-interview networking night and an on-campus interview with a college recruiter, I was offered an office visit, the second-round interview. Over 50 candidates for Associate positions in Assurance (auditing), Tax, and Risk Assurance (or SPA) were invited to the PwC Boston Office. These candidates were broken into groups and first had an information session. A partner and a hiring manager spoke about the company, and then current employees rotated around groups to introduce themselves and told us about their work. Then there were three 1:1 interviews with managers and senior managers. The day was concluded by a cocktail networking session.

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Risk Assurance Associate
Chicago, IL

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 days - interviewed at PwC in April 2011.

Interview Details – 2 different interviews. one with a partner and one with a manger. the interviews were very conversational. the night before the interviews, there was a dinner at a restaurant to meet other potential candidates and current employees, this was very helpful.

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Risk Assurance Associate Interview

Risk Assurance Associate

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in July 2014.

Interview Details – I applied for this positing early in June and had one of the best recruitment experiences. I submitted the online application and successfully passed the online tests. Soon after I received an email inviting me to a telephone interview. Additionally I received a call from the HR department asking me how I was preparing for the interview and offered to answer all my questions regarding the upcoming phone interview. I thought this was a very nice gesture and one that you rarely meet at a such an early stage in a recruitment process. Anyhow, the HR person suggested I read everything that is on the website and make sure I understood the new recruitment guidelines that had been updated this summer. The crucial thing for the telephone interview is to have answers prepared for all the competency based questions you can think of. There is a pdf on the PwC website that more or less has all the questions I was asked, such as: tell me about a time when you received feedback and what did you learn from this; tell me about a company that is currently doing well; what do you do to keep yourself updated with the financial news etc. This interview was one hour long and the lady was very nice. She was happy to repeat the questions if needed.

One week later I received the confirmation that I passed this stage of the interview and that I now had to book a slot for the Assessment Centre. Baring in mind that I had never been to an AC I was very nervous. I only had a week to prepare though. The HR department called me again to make sure I was happy with the AC and offered to explain what happens on the day. It was pretty straight forward. You have to resit the psychometric tests, you have to write a report and take part in a group exercise. There is nothing too complicated. Make sure you are being nice from the first moment you enter the room. They analyze absolutely every aspect of your behavior.

I was told that the report is the most time pressured test of the day, however I found it pretty easy and even finished 5 min earlier. You are given a booklet with information and asked to hand write a report in no more than two pages. Make sure you go through all the information, structure it very well and do not forget to write your recommendation.

The psychometric tests were harder than I thought. I had previously bought a package to practice as many as possible and this is what I suggest you do as well if you think you need a little bit more practice.

For the group exercise you are presented with a situation and each of the group members is given a separate brief to put forward in the discussion. During this conversation you are given 45 minutes to come to a conclusion. Make sure you speak, interact with the other group members, be polite and listen to what they have to say. I thought I didn't speak enough, however the feedback I received on this task was very good. Think outside the box and try to come up with one thing that nobody else thought about until that point in the discussion.

Good luck!

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