PwC Advisory Associate Interview Questions

Updated Aug 26, 2014
Updated Aug 26, 2014
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Advisory Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
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Application Details

I applied through college or university. 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 Questions
Negotiation Details
No negotiation really. All associates get paid the same depending on your line of service, market, and position.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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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 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Recruited through on campus recruiting process. Involved initial behavioral interview on campus with one manager followed by an office visit with 3 others at the New York office, where I talked to a manager, partner and director. Got a chance to meet several associates and senior associates as well. No case interviews here (unlike my experience with other firms). All behavioral questions.

    Interview Questions
    • Wasn't particularly difficult. Interviews were conversations that revolved around my prior work during internships.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Salaries seem pretty set in stone.
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Campus recruiting. Submit resume then wait for one week. The first interview was in campus. Meet with two recruiters, one director and the other one manager. Got invited to the super day after about a month.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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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 - interviewed at PwC in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview in their chicago office was really relaxed. They were all really nice. They mostly asked me about my resume and just behavioral questions. When I had my on campus interview I was asked one case question, which I bombed, but I was still invited back for a second round interview

    Interview Questions
    • They asked a case question regarding sub prime mortgages and bank regulation. That was difficult mostly because it was unexpected.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average 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 an employee referral. The process took 6 weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    First round interview was a phone call with an HR rep. The second round interview was another phone call, this time with a director. For the final round interview, I was flown out to Chicago and had three behavioral interviews.

    Interview Questions
    • I was asked to describe a difficult task in a previous work experience and display my thought process in solving the problem (asked to draw out the steps on a whiteboard).   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Philadelphia, PA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at PwC in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    I apply from my university's job fair. And got an on campus interview with them. I supposed to meet with one manager, but he introduced me to another director. So I talked to two people on that day.
    Two days later, they invited me to their office on Fri. I visited there and did three behavior interviews, plus some detailed questions based on my Resume. The whole process was smooth, and no difficult questions. But they reject me on Mon., I cannot think of any reason for that. Maybe they just want to find some cheap kids to work for them.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    Two round interviews. First was conducted on campus with two interviewers and the second was on site with two managers.

    Interview Questions
    • If your favorite band holds a free concert in Central Park in NYC, how do you estimate the people listening to the concert.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Columbia, SC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, SC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in August 2012.

    Interview Details

    I interviewd with 2 Managers and a Senior Associate. They were all very friendly and open about the opportunity and projects. They mentioned the pros and cons of the job and asked simple questions about job history, goals, and previous experiences.

    Interview Questions
    • The most unexpected question was did I ever see a colleague cheat on a test and how did I handle the situation.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The offer was firm and I wish my salary was higher but the sign on bonus was generous and allowed me to accept the position. I look foward to having a long-lasting career with PwC.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in December 2010.

    Interview Details

    Very normal interviews to look for interest, personality/cultural match. Fortunately for me, the local sports team was in the World Series, so we spoke about our sports passion for most of the time.

    Interview Questions
    • We are in the business of client services. What have you done that demonstrates the values of our firm?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Coming out of undergrad, you do not have much room to negotiate. Might as well try!
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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