PwC Advisory Associate Interview Questions

Updated Mar 23, 2015
Updated Mar 23, 2015
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Advisory Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bristol, England (UK)
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bristol, England (UK)
Application Details

I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at PwC in March 2015.

Interview Details

Online application, followed by a telephone interview and then an assessment centre.

The online application is exactly what you expect, essentially your CV and a cover letter broken up into parts. The telephone interview was a series of competency questions, asking you to describe a time when you have demonstrated a certain characteristic. Each example you give is followed up with more questions. The assessment centre consisted of a diagrammatic test, a numerical test, a written communication and a group exercise. I think the key thing for all of these is to manage your time well. Each exercise is time pressured and it is essential that, even if it is not completed to the best of your ability, you complete the task and identify the most important points to focus on.

Final round interview is in a month's time.

Interview Questions
  • Tell me a time where you've had to deal with a difficult person?   Answer Question
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Campus Interview, nothing special. Just bahavior based interview overall. The interviewer was very nice ask a lots of inrelevent questions such as where you came from, how do you like your school etc. Then I heard back from them after two weeks. Then invited to the office. Their office looks really nice, I meet with two partners and a manager. The second round interview questions is similar to first round, except more questions on how you will fit into the company's culature.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Anonymous Employee in Hong Kong (Hong Kong)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PwC in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    It was a super day. It started with a ice breaking game. Then group discussion. We were divided into two groups. After discussion, we two groupsrespectively did the presentations to deliver our conclusions. Then there was a written test, to write an email in a situation. After the lunch with managers and partners, we had the individual presentations. The preparation time was 5 mins and the presentation time is also 5mins. After that, we had manager interview and partner interview.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    My process went really fast. I had the telephone interview on a Wednesday of the week of 2/9/15. I had my in person interview with 2 directors and a manager that following friday and then the partner interview on a Wednesday evening the following week. All interview were 2-3 business days a part.

    I haven't yet had a response and its been exactly one week since my partner interview. Has anyone received an offer after a week or so? Or how soon did you receive your offer? I heard I did very well and was one of 2 final candidates.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time where you had to change the direction of a project while in the middle?   View Answers (5)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    First round was on campus and consisted of a single behavioral/fit interview with a manager
    Second round was at the Chicago office and consisted of 2 behavioral/fit interviews and one case study. An overview of the case was send to us 48 hours before our interview, and on the day of the interview we were given 45 minutes to create a presentation to answer a business question also given the day of.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you keep up with current events?
      Why do you want to be a consultant?
       
      Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    it is three round interviews, 1-1 first, and onsite event, and another follow up, generally speaking it is a well structured, but the whole process lasts longer than regular procedure.
    onsite visit contains three back to back interviews, talking to three different people in the team from different level.

    Interview Questions
    • ask about resume, projects, behavioral questions, nothing unexpected   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Submit resume and unofficial transcript during the online application process. Before the interview, I talked to a senior associate and after that a senior manager interviewed me. The interview was mainly about behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    • How you lead yourself, how you lead others, how you lead yourself and others   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Did it through on campus recruiting. One round on campus and second round they flew me onsite. Everyone I met was very nice and I can tell they care a lot about the candidates. Finally declined offer because I joined a different industry, but the overall impression throughout the process was extremely positive.

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    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    I got the interview from campus hiring program. There are two processes. One phone interview and then onsite interview. The phone interview is not hard, basic screening questions. Got the onsite interview invitation but declined.

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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    The first round interview was fairly typical. They asked me about my background and internships and a couple behavioral questions ("Why consulting/PwC?", "Tell me about a time when...").

    They informed me a couple days later that I got a final round interview. 48 hours before it, they sent me a case study that I had to familiarize myself with. It was a few pages long, and decently complicated. When I arrived at the PwC office, they gave me and the other candidates an hour to create hard copy powerpoint slides based on questions they had on our cases. We then had three interviews in a row, each lasting half an hour. Two were behavioral interviews (they asked me about my traveling experiences, general resume questions, and again a lot of "tell me about a time when..." questions, but nothing too unexpected), and the third was the case. I had to present my presentation to the interviewer as if he was the client, which was the most nerve wracking of the three.

    They called me later that day with a verbal offer!

    Interview Questions
    • The case was the most difficult part. Make sure you have good presentation skills.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I wasn't able to negotiate. It's a national position, so negotiating would be a little more difficult.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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