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PwC Tax Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 17, 2014

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I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in May 2014.

Interview Details – The hiring recruitment is so strange because had an interview on May 2014 but the job will start on Apr 2015. Also, you need to choose the way of interview between campus way and experienced way.

Interview Question – The questions are the same I expected.   Answer Question


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Chicago, IL

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

Interview Details – campus interview and onsite

Interview Question – Do you complete any task by using your relationship of other people?   Answer Question


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Detroit, MI

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in October 2011.

Interview Details – Initial interview with Tax Partner on campus. A couple months later I interviewed at PwC offices with 2 Managers and 1 Human Resource Staff Member. Manager asked strictly behavioral questions where the others were more conversational.

Interview Question – Most difficult questions involved a behavioral question to which I did not have an answer to.   Answer Question


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Los Angeles, CA

I interviewed at PwC in October 2013.

Interview Details – I emailed through school's career site and like many of the other candidates from my school, went on to a single person interview, then an in-house interview at the LA office

Interview Question – None were too difficult but I think the most difficult part would be trying to fit in with the partners or the more elderly people who'll be interviewing you.   Answer Question


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

Interview Details – First round on campus and then on-site interviews. Normal behavioral questions about teamwork experience and former internship experience. No technical Questions

Interview Question – No unexpected questions. Standard behavioral Qs.   Answer Question


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I applied through college or university and interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – On Campus. Took 3 weeks. No technical or behavioral questions, we just spoke about my resume and interests.

Interview Question – Why accounting? Why tax?   Answer Question


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I applied through college or university and interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – It's an on campus recruiting process. The company had several info session and networking event on campus and students drop their resume through school's online system. Before the interview, there was a pre-interview reception held by PWC where candidates met and talked people from PWC and their interviewer. The interview took about half an our and includes some behavioral questions.

Interview Question – Generally tell me about yourself. I didn't encounter questions like why PWC or why tax questions.
Another one is what do you do in your spare time?
Tell me a situation where you feel pressure from an ethical issue? Also some other behavioral questions. I think the interviewer has a list.
Then I asked the questions I prepared to the interviewer. Preparing more questions is quite recommended.
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San Jose, CA

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

Interview Details – Applied through on campus interview. All behavioral team oriented questions. Be clear and concise. They asked about when I had a had worked with a team and the team didn't agree with an idea I had. How did I deal with that? They also asked leadership questions and how to include team members when implementing my ideas.

Interview Question – Nothing difficult   Answer Question


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

Interview Details – On campus interview. Seemed like only those who were invited to the second round of interviews were contacted after the interview

Interview Question – Don't fit the mole of the typical college graduate. Why should I hire you?   Answer Question


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Tax Associate
Washington, DC

I applied online - interviewed at PwC in February 2012.

Interview Details – Started with a phone interview with an HR rep who was really nice. We chatted for about 45 minutes and he told me I was his number one candidate and set up an in person for the following week. I met with two a manager and the person I would be replacing for lunch. They took me to a nice restaurant near by and we talked and chatted about the position. Mostly them informing me on what the position consisted of. I then had 4, 30 minute interviews with various managers and a partner. They were all really nice and didn't ask me anything too difficult. I felt it went extremely well. A few days later they told me that it was down to me and one other person and they wanted to have one more phone interview to make a decision. They wanted to know my background a little more and see how it applied to the position and asked me a difficult question I stumbled over a little. I didn't get the job but they liked me and said they will keep in mind. I am currently in the process of interviewing for a different position with them.

Interview Question – Question about my statistical software usage.   Answer Question

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