PwC Advisory Associate Interview Questions

Updated Mar 31, 2015
Updated Mar 31, 2015
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Advisory Associate Interview

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Application

I applied online. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at PwC (Luxembourg (Luxembourg)) in March 2015.

Interview

The Interview Process consisted of a telephone interview with personal (fit) questions and 2 rounds of interviews. The first round of interviews was 1 interview with a director, the next one with HR and the last one with a partner. Each interview during about an hour. The second round of interviews was a 1-hour-interview with 2 directors of the "target" department.

Most of the questions were general questions about my background and why I chose this path or made this decision. There were nearly no technical questions except looking over a PP-presentation and giving some advice on how to do it better and a very small "brainteaser". The HR asked typical questions (What are your weaknesses, Why PwC, were do you see yourself in 5 years...) and was quite unfriendly.

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  • You are working for a tie producer and your boss is calling to ask you how much market potential you would see in the Indonesian market. He wants a reply ASAP (5min).   2 Answers

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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at PwC (Bristol, England (UK)) in March 2015.

    Interview

    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

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    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC (New York, NY) in March 2014.

    Interview

    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.

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    Advisory Associate Interview

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    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PwC (Hong Kong (Hong Kong)) in November 2014.

    Interview

    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.

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    Advisory Associate Interview

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    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    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?   5 Answers
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    Advisory Associate Interview

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    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC (Chicago, IL) in February 2015.

    Interview

    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?
       
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    Advisory Associate Interview

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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    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
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    Advisory Associate Interview

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    Positive Experience
    No Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    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
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Declined Offer
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    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
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    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    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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    Advisory Associate Interview

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    No Offer
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    Application

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

    Interview

    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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