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Risk Assurance Summer Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details – 1. PWC's Application through the campus portal
2. Was shortlisted and attended the interview with a Director
3. Attended the 2 interviews back to back ( one with Manager and one Partner)
Interview Question – Nothing in particular , the interview was laid back Answer Question
Negotiation Details – None
Advisory Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2013.
Interview Details – Selected for an on-campus interview and was invited to a meet and greet event the night before. There were a bunch of PwC employees there and we all mingled and ate, it was very laid back. The next day was my 1 on 1 interview with a manager, which was very relaxed. We basically had a conversation for an our, and I didn't feel like I was being grilled at all. I heard back a few days later with an invite to the on-site visit that Friday in McLean. Myself and about 15 other candidates were there. We met in the lobby, got a presentation with lunch, and then the interviews began. My first interview was with a manager and that consisted of a few behavioral questions. My second interview was with a partner and it was again behavioral. My last interview was with another manager, and this was the case interview. They gave us the case in advance but gave us the questions that day. The case was pretty complicated and the questions were specific to each candidate's line of service. This is the first time PwC is doing case studies for undergrad interns. Prepare well in advance and you will wow them.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time an acquaintance helped you complete a task or learn something new.
What are you looking for in an internship? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation for interns.
Advisory Senior Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in November 2012.
Interview Details – Hiring process was excellent. Met with three people - two Managers and one Director. Very nice approachable. Non-intimidating.
Interview Question – Situational problem asked for a technical solution. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Able to negotiate a bonus on top of salary.
Risk Assurance Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in December 2012.
Interview Details – The first round is phone interview, our campus HR asked several questions about my resume, and offered an office visit at the 10th minutes. The interview last about 20 minutes. The office visit is a whole day visiting, included a breakfast, 3 interviews and a lunch. Each interviewee had a greeter who would introduce the company and answer questions. After the breakfast, our camps HR gave a presentation about the company and then the interviews began. My interviewers are a HR manager, a director and a partner. The interview questions are behavior questions, and the whole interviews were like chat. The employers in the company are very kind and helpful.
Interview Question – The questions are behavior questions. Answer Question
Senior Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at PwC in August 2011.
Interview Details – Quick, easy
Pass through, not much of an effort
Recruiting really good, did not get the staff augmentation feel.
Great group of sellers
Interview Question – Not that difficult Answer Question
Managing Director Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 months - interviewed at PwC in February 2009.
Interview Details – Recruiting general begins with internal network in the firm which is quite large with over 35,000 employees. Internal recruiters and Executive Search firms also bring candidates to PwC. Process begins with resume screening and then phone screen by recruiter. After that is goes to phone screening by the hiring manager. Finally in person interviews are arranged with the hiring manager, peers, subordinates and the PwC line of service owner with final hiring approval authority.
Interview Question – Interviewers will try and understand your approach to leadership and interpersonal style to ensure cultural fit. They frequently go to "tell me about a manager you worked for that you did not think was effective and how you handled that situation" or something similar. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Negotiation is possible. Key is to make sure that you have a general understanding going into the interview process of what they expect to pay for the role/position. Big surprises will shut down the negotiation process. Use internal sources and outside resources to understand the range of compensation for the position and location before starting. They tend to let the recruiters be the "middle men" in the negotiation process which can be challenging. Try and keep an open direct dialogue with the hiring manager so that your messaging does not get lost in the process.
Very Easy Interview
Director Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through other source and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in December 2008.
Interview Details – Initial interview/screening with HR; move on to next phase interviewing with individuals within group looking for a resource; move on to interviewing with partner or lead of group;
Negotiation Details – What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?
Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 5 days - interviewed at PwC in October 2011.
Interview Details – Had a screening call with HR followed by a technical phone interview. This lead into an onsite interview with 1 partner and 1 director. Offer was given quickly and started less than a month later.
Interview Question – Nothing of note. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Situation did not lend towards negotiation, but negotiation was not necessary offer was as discussed/promised.
Risk Assurance Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in November 2012.
Interview Details – First round is phone interview, asking about technical questions based on your internship or whatever professional experience. For me, all the questions is in data management area.
After 3 days, I got the second round on-site interview, it was a whole day office visit. Three one-on-one interviews, all about conversations, just random chat your educational background, your professional experience, your strength, your interests, why you pick PWC, what do you expect PWC provide you... and they gave you opportunities to ask a lot of questions. All the people there are very nice and professional!
Interview Question – Why PWC needs to choose you instead of the others? View Answer
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