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PwC Advisory Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 21, 2014
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Advisory Associate
Tysons Corner, VA

I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at PwC in April 2014.

Interview Details – I went through two interview processes. One was a phone interview and then I was brought in for a face-to-face interview. The face-to-face interview included 3 behavioral interviews and a case interview. I thought that I nailed the entire thing, but I was not offered the position because they did not have a client for me to work on. I was sent an impersonal email from a "do not reply" email account rather than an email from the recruiter who I was corresponding with through the entire process.

Interview Question – The questions were all behavioral, and annoyingly repetitive.   Answer Question

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Advisory Associate
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in December 2011.

Interview Details – Interviewing process was unexpectedly fun and interesting. During the office interview, all the interview candidates were asked to sit the partners seat in a office, while the interviewers rotated between different interviewees. It made you comfortable and reinforce that one of PwC's core values in the importance it gives to its people

Interview Question – The most difficult question was the case style interview.   View Answer

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

Interview Details – Campus recruit. Submitted resume online and was called for On-campus interview. Later was asked to come for on-site interview with 3 senior people including a partner

Interview Question – Mostly behavioral questions with emphasis on knowing if you can hold conversations and not get phased by client demands   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation for a college hire.

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Miami, FL

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – The night before the first interview there was a dinner to get to know other interviewees and all interviewers. It wasnt mandatory but its definitely a good opportunity to get familiar with the person who will be interviewing you.

First interview was on campus by a partner. Fairly easy interview, spoke about why you would be a good fit and past experiences.

The second interview was at the desired office. I was interviewed by 3 different people, the first was similar to the interview with the partner, we spoke about past experience, why that office etc. The second interview was more of a informatory session, where the individual spoke of the department, responsibilities etc. The third was a technical interview since I applied for an ITPA position.

Interview Question – The most unexpected question had to do with data centers...cant quite remember the question.   Answer Question

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Advisory Associate

I applied through college or university and interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – On Campus Recruiting. Interviewed at Career Center. The questions are all behavioral questions and no technical questions. But he did ask if I had experience with tech platform kind of stuff since the position is Tech Associate.

Interview Question – Nothing really special basically job related and resume oriented.   Answer Question

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Advisory Associate
Houston, TX

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2013.

Interview Details – Applied via college online recruiting system. Dropped my resume online, received a first round interview in about a week, three days later was contacted with a second round interview, had the second round four days later, received an offer the next day.

Interview Question – "So, what do you want to do?"   View Answer

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Interview Details – Attended info session, submitted resume, got phone interview, a week later had an office visit, received an offer shortly there after. People seemed to genuinely enjoy the team spirit.

Interview Question – Phone interview was quite extensive   View Answer

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Advisory Associate

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – Phone interview then a follow-up face-to-face

Interview Question – Explain why consulting is right for you.   Answer Question

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Advisory Associate

I applied through college or university and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at PwC in August 2012.

Interview Details – I spoke with a recruiter on-campus in the fall to speak about an internship. The communication was very simple and straight forward. PwC always keeps you in the loop. I did an internship with them (client-service) and then was offerred an full-time position early August. In the interview they asked about my studies, my preferred line of service, certification, and behavioral questions

Interview Question – My weaknesses   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation really. All associates get paid the same depending on your line of service, market, and position.

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Advisory Associate

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

Interview Details – Applied online through my school and got notified for an on-campus interview. Had a one-on-one interview about a week later. Pretty standard questions - tell me about a time where you had difficulty working with someone in a group, why PwC, etc... Got an email about 2 weeks later saying I would not be moving on but no reason why.

Interview Question – Do you like to travel?   Answer Question

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