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PwC Risk Assurance Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014
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Risk Assurance Associate
Philadelphia, PA

I applied through college or university - interviewed at PwC in October 2010.

Interview Details – An initial on campus interview with yourself, a partner, and a manager is required. Then you should expect 4 back-to-back 30 minute interviews with managers, directors, and partners concluding in a group lunch.

Interview Question – What would you say your biggest weaknesses are and why?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There was not any negotiation from new hires from campus


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Risk Assurance Associate Interview

Risk Assurance Associate

Interviewed at PwC

Interview Details – Participated in the accounting recruiting process through Beta Alpha Psi during undergrad. Participated in socials, on-campus job fair, on-campus interview, and then the office visit interviews.

Interview Question – None of it was "tricky", they just wanted to get a feel for you as a person, and get to know what you were interested in. Through conversation, interviewers decide whether they see you as a fit for the firm and as someone they would allow representing the firm in front of a client.   Answer Question


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Risk Assurance Associate
Philadelphia, PA

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2012.

Interview Details – their interviews are more like a chatting, they try to see what kind of person you are and if you will fit in their culture. nothing to worry about be yourself and be confident

Interview Question – know your resume very well, you might be surprised buy some questions concerning dates and tasks. Do not lie, they will catch it. keep it professional.   Answer Question


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Risk Assurance Associate Interview

Risk Assurance Associate

I applied through college or university and interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – Recruiting events on Campus, 1st Round Interviews on Campus, 2nd Round Interviews (3 rounds- 1 Manager, 1 Director, and 1 Partner).

Interview Question – Why PwC?   Answer Question


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Risk Assurance Associate
New York, NY

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

Interview Details – applied through school job recruiting link;
campus interview
office visit interview: three rounds

Interview Question – What is your special skills or characters that you think are unique to the company and how do you coach others within your team about your specialty?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – no negotiation opportunity


1 person found this helpful

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Risk Assurance Associate Interview

Risk Assurance Associate
Atlanta, GA

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

Interview Details – Applied through school and PwC for full time.
Pre-interview dinner with candidates and professionals from all practices.
First round interview was 45 minutes with a director-- behavioral and resume questions.
Got a call back three business days later for a second round invitation.
Thursday night dinner, each table consisted of three candidates and three professionals.
Three interviews on Friday morning consisted of a senior, a director, and a partner.
Breakfast, lunch, and office tour with a personal host.
Additional events in the afternoon to get to know PwC better.

Make sure to give the best impression to everyone you meet from the day you first express interest. Keep your campus recruiter updated with your continuing interest in PwC. Every person who says one good thing about you is another step closer. Try to connect with professionals in your field past just a 'thank you' email.

Interview Question – Tell me a time when you did not perform to your expectation and your takeaways.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.


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Risk Assurance Associate Interview

Risk Assurance Associate
Atlanta, GA

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2011.

Interview Details – On campus, the review process begins at the career fair, so first impressions matter. GPA and relevant experience are very important factors. We are also looking at personality and whether or not you know what Risk Assurance actually does (we like people who know what they want to do in their life). After the career fair, there are on the on-campus behavioral interview, followed by offer to on-site interview. If you do the on-site interview, know that you will be judged during your pre-interview dinner and by your host when you arrive - so always remain focused. The on-site interview is behavioral with managers, directors and a partner. Know that if you make it that far, they know your smart - they want to test your character and behavior.

Interview Question – During these interviews, I never saw any questions about technical skills or knowledge. If you make it to the interview, they know you meet the technical qualification. What distinguishes one big four company to another is its people. So in addition to being smart, you need to be personable and able to communicate comfortably in stressful moments. Some of the partners like to ask random questions about failures or difficulties you encountered to gauge how you work under pressure. Aside from that, its fairly routine.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Risk Assurance is accept/reject. At the time there was no negotiation phase.


1 person found this helpful

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Risk Assurance Associate
McLean, VA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in December 2012.

Interview Details – The first round is phone interview, our campus HR asked several questions about my resume, and offered an office visit at the 10th minutes. The interview last about 20 minutes. The office visit is a whole day visiting, included a breakfast, 3 interviews and a lunch. Each interviewee had a greeter who would introduce the company and answer questions. After the breakfast, our camps HR gave a presentation about the company and then the interviews began. My interviewers are a HR manager, a director and a partner. The interview questions are behavior questions, and the whole interviews were like chat. The employers in the company are very kind and helpful.

Interview Question – The questions are behavior questions.   Answer Question


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Easy Interview

Risk Assurance Associate Interview

Risk Assurance Associate
Washington, DC

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in November 2012.

Interview Details – First round is phone interview, asking about technical questions based on your internship or whatever professional experience. For me, all the questions is in data management area.
After 3 days, I got the second round on-site interview, it was a whole day office visit. Three one-on-one interviews, all about conversations, just random chat your educational background, your professional experience, your strength, your interests, why you pick PWC, what do you expect PWC provide you... and they gave you opportunities to ask a lot of questions. All the people there are very nice and professional!

Interview Question – Why PWC needs to choose you instead of the others?   View Answer


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Risk Assurance Associate
Washington, DC

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2012.

Interview Details – First started out with getting through the screening and getting a first round interview on campus. The day before the interview they have a pre-night session which in my opinion is better than the pre-night of other Big 4's. The first round interview was very basic and conversational (go through resume, basic behavioral questions). Heard back 4 business days later to invite me to office visit. Took 3 business days after office visit to get offer.

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