PwC Tax Associate Interview Questions

Updated Mar 28, 2015
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Tax Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
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Application

I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC.

Interview

The first round of interviews was with one partner and this part was your standard Q&A session. The second round of interviews is difficult because it was a full day at one of their office locations, interviewed with 5-7 different partners and managers. The hard part is staying energetic and engaged. The second round of interviews is where I received behavioral and technical type questions by a few interviewers.

Interview Questions

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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
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    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at PwC (Washington, DC) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through my university. We were scheduled for 30 minute interviews. I spent the first few minutes talking about myself before the interviewers asked any questions. It was a pretty easy and low-key interview. The interview went smoothly and it was very conversational and we spent several minutes discussing the office dynamics and my role within the firm.

    Interview Questions

    • What type of work environment do you prefer?
      How would you like to spend your work days?
      What would you do if you knew a co-worker was leaking confidential client information?
       
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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Average Interview
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    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    Interviewed with multiple employees with different titles. The interviewers were all friendly. I expected to meet with more but giving the timing and the holidays, I only met with 3. I believe I would have been in a better position had I met with more partners that were responsible for hiring associates within the group.

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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    A campus contacts me for a phone interview after I applied online. We scheduled a 30 mins interview. It is all about behavioral based questions. For example, tell me a time when you have to deal with lots of staff and how you handle them. Tell me about your experience of working with difficult people and how did you persuade them.

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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    I was first interviewed on campus and was invited for an office visit and pre-interview dinner. The experience on the whole was great. I was interviewed by a partner, associate director and manager separately. Very thorough questions to assess the potential of candidates.

    Interview Questions

    • How has your networking skills helped you in difficult situations?   Answer Question
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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
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    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at PwC (New York, NY) in January 2015.

    Interview

    The interview was done in a very formal way. The interviewers asked me in details my previous work experience and the content of my publications. They did not ask me about my future plans. They were interested in understanding my background and what I could give to the firm. They gave me the occasione to ask questions to them about the firm.

    Interview Questions

    • -Describe your academic background and your professional experience.
      -Describe the content of your publications and the conclusions that you wanted to present there
       
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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
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    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    They grilled me about my grades. It was frustrating and insulting. Even if they love you at the interviews and events it's all about numbers to them at the end of the day.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time you had to handle a difficult situation what did you do   Answer Question
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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
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    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PwC (Atlanta, GA).

    Interview

    Did the whole on campus recruiting/networking it was pretty easy. Just be yourself. Next, PwC had a lot of socials where you meet a lot of professionals. Every interview I had was all conversational and did not get one behavioral question.

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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at PwC (New York, NY) in November 2014.

    Interview

    I met with a Senior Associate, Director, and a Partner for 30 minute interviews each. The interview with the Senior Associate consisted of three behavioral questions, while the interviews with the Director and Partner consisted of more traditional conversational interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time that you had to teach something new to someone and the processes you employed. What was the outcome?   Answer Question
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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    No Offer
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC (Atlanta, GA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online. Emailed me to interview after like 2 weeks.
    The whole interview was pretty standard. Went over the resume first. Then some behavior questions. Some small talks. And my questions at the end. The whole interview took like 30mins.
    Got emailed a week after saying I don't get to go to the second round.

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