PwC Tax Associate Interview Questions

Updated Aug 23, 2015
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Tax Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at PwC.

Interview

Pre-interview process: Applied through university career site. Found out I got an interview about a week later. First round interview was about a week after that. 1st round interview: Had a networking session the night before the interview on campus. Met with several associates, managers, a director and a partner. I honestly think this was one of the reasons why I eventually got an offer - because I networked my @$$ off. Next day, I had a 30-minute interview with the partner who I had met the previous night. Asked really basic questions about my resume and experience. Found out the next day that I had been selected for super-day that would be 2 weeks later. Super-day interviews: Had a dinner with some of the staff the night before at a nice restaurant. Grabbed a glass of white wine and immediately found 2 partners to talk to (again, networking my @$$ off). Then ate dinner and chatted with one of the partners, an associate, and a couple of the other interviewees. The next day, we all got breakfast with a bunch of associates. After we walked to the office, sat through a 30-minute presentation, and immediately were put through 3 30-minute interviews, first with a director, and then with 2 managers. The interviews were all pretty basic, asking about my resume, experience, and then asking some behavioral questions "because they had to." Afterwards, I was brought to a room where they gave me sheets about all the details of working (health benefits, tech benefits, etc.). Then all of the interviewees and some associates walked to a nearby restaurant and got lunch at a nice restaurant. THEN we walked back to the office and sat through another 30-minute presentation. And THEN, FINALLY, the interview was over. I found out the next Monday that I had been extended an offer.

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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    I applied through indeed.com and it took me 3 weeks to get the response. The employer was very friendly and it seems that they have a great corporation culture.

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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at PwC (San Jose, CA) in April 2015.

    Interview

    Applied online and then had the phone interview with one of the tax manager. Received the second round invitation one week later. The phone interview was just basic behavior questions and back ground check.

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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    Applied through college's career website. First round was behavioral on campus, and the final round was at their office and included 1 interview with partner, 1 interview with director and 1 interview with manager. They assigned a buddy to help you go through the process. The final rounds were on a Friday and I received the offer via phone on Monday. Overall process went really well. Everybody at PwC is genuinely nice, and they are more than willing to help. Know your resume very well.

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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    There were 3 rounds - hr, manager & partner round. Hr asks general questions and checks you stress handling capabilities and your communication skills. Manager round is a technical round teating your knowledge and past experience. Partner round is again a general cum technical round and the final round. Post that the offer is made.

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    • what is the one thing that you like about PwC?   1 Answer
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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    I've got my first round PwC interview on Wednesday. They just asked some general questions. 20 mins. Applied thru campus and went to NYC. Describe a time you were under stress ? Why tax? Why PWC?

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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at PwC (Los Angeles, CA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    Multi-person interview, striving to find a four stage component of each candidate. I don't remember it from the follow up briefing, but some were technical knowledge, leadership, et alia.the stuff was incredibly professional and accommodating. They interviews were much more personal than substantive in material. It was obvious that PWC was striving to find quality people to train and mentor, overall the process although it took several weeks was limited stress.

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    • Why I was interested in the location?   1 Answer
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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Spoke on the phone with a partner for about 30 minutes. Flew me to the Dallas office for an in-person interview. Interviewed with 2 partners, 2 directors, a manager, and a senior associate all in one day. Very relaxed interview process, all very nice. Feeling out whether or not I would fit into the team's atmosphere.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly conversational, but most difficult question would be: why PwC over a law firm?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Still negotiating salary.

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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    There was significant discussion regarding how to netowrk as well as talkw ith individuals. I thought overall it was very easy and laid back. Got to discuss current issues in the world and bring in outside knowledge regarding our discussion.

    Interview Questions

    • People say that some of the work we are doing is wrong and can hurt others. It is simply creating and certifying the 1%. What is your opinion on this stance?   Answer Question
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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 days. I interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    Interviewed with a Partner and Human Resources. It was a quick interview to go over my education, resume, and skills I have attained throughout my other jobs. Spoke briefly about college and was a good conversation.

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    • A bit intimidating for an interview, but the questions were pretty basic. Just have a positive attitude and drive to succeed.   1 Answer
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