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No Offer – Reviewed Mar 10, 2013
Interview Details – Had a phone interview and an office interview about 2 weeks later. Everyone was friendly and laid back. The group is recruiting more JDs, so that was the push to recruit. the interviews were friendly and pretty straight forward. they just wanted to know that you were interested in consulting.
Interview Question – if you were a CFO of a bank what would be your biggest concern Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Chicago, IL – Reviewed Oct 27, 2012
Interview Details –
-- One 30-minute 1st round on-campus interview with a Director who I met before at a campus recruiting event
-- Two 30-minute 2nd-round interviews at the office with a Partner and a Director (including one office tour and one coffee break)
-- The partner called in the afternoon on the same day after the interview, extending an offer
Interview Question – What do you think we mean by saying "PwC wants to hire those who can make an impact on our company?" What is the impact you had on the other from your university? What impact would you have on PwC? How would you measure those impacts? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in McLean, VA Feb 2012 – Reviewed Jun 16, 2012
Interview Details – Two rounds of interviews. First was a phone interview, and then I was invited for an office visit, transportation and lodging covered by PwC. Had three interviews with employees at various levels, including one with a partner. One other interview was done to check my security clearance eligibility. Received offer within two weeks.
Interview Question – "Tell me about yourself." View Answers (3)
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY Nov 2011 – Reviewed Feb 19, 2012
Interview Details – I got the interview request through a campus recruiting system. Had the candidates come to a pre-interview networking event where we got to meet our interviewers, luckily mine was exceptionally nice. Anyway, the next day consisted of 2 one-on-one interviews which were essentially completely personality evaluations. After a week or so I was invited to the New York office for my second round and a few weeks after that we attended a super day (which was really only 3 hours). This consisted of a couple presentations and then two more interviews with partners. Again, mostly personal but this time it got a little more technical, nothing unmanageable.
Interview Question – Simple things such as giving examples of projects or team ventures and their outcomes. I was interviewing for an intern position so they did have much to ask on the difficult side. Answer Question
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Boston, MA Dec 2011 – Reviewed Jan 18, 2012
Interview Details – Both first and second round interviews were all fit - no cases. They only give cases to MBA candidates. They asked why consulting, go through your resume, etc. Asked when was a time that you faced an ethical dilemma and what did you do about it?
Reason for Declining – They extended offers way early in recruiting season; no chance to interview with other firms.
No Offer – Interviewed in Philadelphia, PA Oct 2010 – Reviewed Feb 15, 2011
Interview Details – First, campus 1:1 interview with an advisory lead partner, strictly behavioral, I asked most of the questions and it was a basic walk through of my resume. Office visit consisted of short presentation with other intern candidates from recruiter about HR policies, community services, intern program, etc. Then 1:1 time with an analyst, unstructured Q&A basically. Next was 2 back to back interviews with a Manager and a Partner in the group. All behavioral questions (tell me about a time, etc.).
Interview Question – Tell me about a time you had to problem with another member of a group and how you resolved it Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Los Angeles, CA Mar 2009 – Reviewed Oct 20, 2009
Interview Details – I found the internship through my school career fair and many of the accounting organization networking events. I submitted my resume through the school career center website. Got accepted for an interview. Was mostly behavior questions and 1 case study question. Afterward, I got invited a few days later to an inhouse interview. I had three informal interviews that day with managers/partners, back to back. Afterward, I got the job.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you demonstrated leadership experience... Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Mar 13, 2013
Interview Details – Only one round of interview, with the direct line manager. 2-3 were selected for an already filtered pool of applicants
Interview Question – What are some of the factors in a company that you would look out for to acquire? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Dec 5, 2012
Interview Details –
I had my 1st round on campus with a recruiting manager, which was short and easy, because he didn't ask too many technical details relating to my work experience. Mostly behavior questions.
My 2nd round was in office. There were total 6 candidates in 2 back-to-back sessions, I was in 1st session, from 8:00-10:30. It consisted of a breakfast, casual chat with hosts, and then 3 30min interviews with a principal and two managers. Managers asked more details and harder questions. Be prepared with stories about teamwork, strengths, failures, and technical skills that you could bring to the table, plus they are looking for.
Interview Question – Have you ever missed a deadline? Answer Question
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