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PwC Tax Intern Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 26, 2014
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I applied through college or university and interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – Very informal. They just want to know your personality and want to make sure that you are a good fit for the company. They might go over your resume and ask some questions regarding what you have done while you were in college.

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I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in August 2013.

Interview Details – Had one shadow day, and a superday process with 3 behvaioral interviews back to back. The interviews were bookended by a small coffee hour breakfast, presentations, and then a lunch with associates afterwords.

Interview Question – "Tell me something impressive about yourself that isn't on your resume"   Answer Question

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McLean, VA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in November 2012.

Interview Details – I initially was recognized at a career fair where they marked my resume as one for consideration. My first interview was on campus and was strictly behavioral where all they wanted to know was about my history and what I was looking for at PwC. The second interview was at PwC and they had me meet with an associate, a manager, and a partner. Each interview was behavioral. All they wanted to know was if my personality fit with the company and the people working there. I was contacted shortly after the interview and they let me know they wanted me as an intern.

Interview Question – Name a scenario where you were challenged and how did you solve the situation.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – There wasn't a negotiation phase.

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I applied through college or university and the process took 10 months - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – It was an on campus interview with a Tax partner for a Winter Tax Internship. It was very casual since I had gone to so many recruiting events, socials, and office visits with PwC prior to my interview. The offer came on "offer day" as a phone call from the partner and I accepted about an hour later.

Interview Question – My interview was very casual and there were no unexpected or difficult questions. The main question that the partner asked was how I felt PwC could advance my career and whether or not the opportunity would allow me to achieve my career goals. They were very straight forward. From my experience, PwC wants to help you grow and achieve your goals...Whatever they might be. They also asked me what was important to me and if there was anything I was looking for in a career that I didn't think PwC could offer me. They were my number one choice throughout the recruiting process and I'm glad I chose a great company to work for.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – A telephone call giving me the offer and explaining my pay rate, overtime, and the Disney experience that is given to every intern that accepts a full time offer after the internship.

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Los Angeles, CA

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

Interview Details – Began with a pre interview dinner with many of Pwc staff ( partners, managers, directors and associates mainly of my university's alumni) the night before my interview where I met and conversed with my interviewer which made the next day not as nerve wracking as I already knew who was interviewing me. The next day I was interviewed by a Tax director. A week later I had a call back for another pre interview dinner and an office visit interview. Pre interview dinner had 2 others that were getting interviewed and 4 Tax associates. The office visit consisted of an introduction to the firm, a tour, lunch, and then 3 back to back interviews ( 20-25 minutes each with 1 partner and 2 directors) and then we were given a closing by the recruiters. Office visit was 5 hours long. 2 weeks later I received a call back with an offer.

Interview Question – Tell me a situation in which you had an opinion that was not agreed upon by a group and how you went about convincing them of your opinion?   Answer Question

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I applied through college or university and interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – It starts with campus recruiting. You go to Meet the Firms and talk to them, give them your resume. Then you apply through your school's career center and then they let you know if you can come in for a first round interview or not. After that, they let you know about whether or not you got a second round interview, a half day event at the office with office tours, presentations, breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Interview Question – "Why do you want to work for PwC out of all the Big 4's?"   Answer Question

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Interview Details – Relaxed, just a basic fit interview.

Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate.

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New York, NY

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

Interview Details – Completed an internship program through a college. Met PwC employees at a job fair, where I gave them a resume and ended up hearing back from them via email in about a week. Next, went through the interview process in which I met with 5 individuals in the respective tax department ranging from staff accountant to senior manager. Very informative and polite, but must be prepared for any and all questions in regards to your resume

Interview Question – The last interviewer made me recall all the information I had learned from the other interviewers. They are looking for your ability to listen and pay attention to detail.   Answer Question

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Philadelphia, PA

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at PwC in August 2012.

Interview Details – Completely behavioral interview with no technical questions about tax or accounting. I interviewed with the partner of the group I ended up working for and it was very laid back. Walked through my resume and talked about golf for a little bit. They are more about being able to fit in the culture than actual technical abilities.

Interview Question – Do you consider yourself outspoken.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation as I am in college.

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Boston, MA

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at PwC in March 2013.

Interview Details – i applied online through the PwC website a few days after the fall semester. they emailed me back in a week asking me to have a phone interview with them for the possibility of a in person review. Phone interview went well i believe it was with HR. I went to office to have another interview and i believe it was straight to 2nd round. The next day i got a call from the partner with the offer to join as an intern starting busy season in January.

Interview Question – what would you do if the client called you and started screaming at you claiming you made a mistake on the tax return?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiations for entry level positions.

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