PwC SENIOR Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Jun 29, 2014
Updated Jun 29, 2014
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Senior Consultant Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details

Applied online, was then contacted by Recruiting manager who asked normal HR type questions (i.e. salary, work authorization, experience). After that I had 4 phone interviews with a Director, manager, senior manager and partner. The interviews were very friendly and cordial mostly wanted to talk through resume and experience. They also set expectations in regards to travel and working hours.

Interview Questions
  • No real difficult questions, again mostly talk through resume and experience and why I wanted to work for PWC.   Answer Question
Reasons for Declining

got another offer from a different consulting firm that I felt more aligned with where I wanted to take my career. I would recomend PWC however.

Declined Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Recruitment through campus interview in a top US B school

    Interview Questions
    • What I havent asked you so far that you wish to discuss.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Better offer

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Calcutta (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calcutta (India)
    Application Details

    I applied in-person. The process took 5 months - interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    I applied online, and the first call came within 24 hours. We fixed a date for the interview. The interview was with the manager of the team, and it was quite easy with very few truely technical questions. However after this there was also a Partner interview scheduled which took place after more than 3 weeks. Though that interview was equally simple, there was a substantial wait period after that...over 4 months...during which the position was put on hold and then again opened and then there were negotiations. The wait was extremely annoying especially because there was no clear communication about my candidature from PwC. Very unprofessionally dealt with.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation....what I sincerely disliked was that I was lied to by the HR personnel. When I asked about reimbursement of relocation expenses, I was told PwC doesn't provide the same to any of its new employees. Quite a bare faced lie as I was to learn in a few days...should have prepared me for the horrendous journey that PwC Calcutta was.
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    - Submit an application
    - Telephone interview
    - Online assessments
    - Group Discussions, Assessment, Personal interview

    Interview Questions
    • Narrate a situation when you have demonstrated leadership/ management/ negotiation abilities   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation for graduate offers
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Sydney (Australia)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Initial application via website
    First interview with Director
    Second Interview with two Senior Managers
    Offer made within 3 days of second interview
    All interviewers were professional, friendly, more conversational than formal

    Interview Questions
    • Describe how you would approach your task with your current employer if you were an external consultant   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Two rounds of interview. Very long process.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Gurgaon, Haryana (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 8 weeks - interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    There would be at-least 3 rounds of interviews. First one would be with someone in your function or could be from HR. Second round is usually a case round and is taken by someone senior such as an associate director or a partner depending upon the need. Firm tries to communicate fairly regarding the process.

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult part would be technical stuff related with the work that is expected from you or if you are doing the same in your current job. This is basically asked during second or third round. Also it can be during case interview regarding handling difficult client situations.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation is usually done about base location, salary, % variable component. Although in my case there was a limited possibility of negotiation as the offer was universal in nature.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    The interviews were good.. had 3 technical rounds.. HR is a bit laidback in releasing the offer

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    It was very lenghty and hell lot of discussions, took considerable amount of time to get them convinced, but finally HR agreed to what i asked
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Delhi (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Delhi (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in June 2012.

    Interview Details

    Two technical rounds, one Partner round and last HR.
    Two slow process. PwC takes forever to respond or release offer letter.
    Very unprofessional HR - got selected but did not hear for 1 month. And then stopped follow up...

    Waited Waited Waited Waited Waited and waited for the HR to respond and then finally dropped.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    All rounds cleared but HR never got backed after collecting documents.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Kiev (Ukraine)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kiev (Ukraine)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Got invitation to test in a month from application on-line. The test comprised three sections: English, Critical reasoning and Quantitive (15 m / 45 m / 30 m). In a week after 1st test I had been invited to the skills test, where basic corporate finance knowledge was tested. Next two rounds where 1:1 interviews with a Manager and a Partner. Offer was given in the end of the last interview.

    Interview Questions
    • No difficult questions, just standard ones that can be found on the internet   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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