PwC Advisory Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jul 12, 2014
Updated Jul 12, 2014
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Advisory Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Anonymous Interview Candidate
Application Details

I interviewed through college or university. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at PwC in February 2013.

Interview Details

Two rounds of Interview.
First Round: 30 minute behavioral with Partner
Second Round: 30 -45 Minute case interview and two 30 minute behavioral interviews one with partner and one with a manager.

Interview Questions
  • I didn't think any of the questions were hard.

    Following are examples of questions:
    Tell me about your 4 failures and 4 success.
    What do you think is a required trait in a consultant and how do you plan to incorporate that in yourself?
      Answer Question
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  McLean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at PwC in September 2009.

    Interview Details

    Interview was great...more of a conversation than Q&A. No case study. The office building was very nice-- nice facilities and close to a lot of restaurants and shopping. Only problem came when it got to the negotiation phase. The recruiter was pushy and I did not like her approach.

    Negotiation Details
    Appartently this firm does not pay as well as the others (e.g., Deloitte). The recruiter not willing to negotiate is a big red flag for me...but I'm willing to see how things go in the first 6 months. My circumstances may not be the same as yours, so it never hurts to try.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia)
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 1 week - interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    One telephone call from HR offering advisory position - was offered second choice (Business Recovery) since Corporate Finance position was filled

    Interview Questions
    • Only background checks and questions to double check availability for duration of internship   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Easy Interview
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    Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Got an interview through the GRADUAN Australian Recruitment Fair. Had a one to one skype interview. Interviewer was very friendly, the interview lasted for one hour. Ask some basic introductory questions, delve into more technical issues by giving me a scenario and ask me what would I do. Asked typical behavioral questions, what are your strengths? biggest challenges etc..

    Interview Questions
    • unexpected question: what are the headlines in Australia   View Answer
    No Offer
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    Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at PwC in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    I had two 1:1 interviews, each lasting about a half an hour. The first guy seemed pretty uninterested in what I had to say. I was basically just answering his questions, and then he would write something down and ask me a different question. There wasn't much reciprocation. The second guy was much more interesting. He would ask me follow-up questions to my responses, and he genuinely seemed interested in our interview (which was actually more like a conversation).

    Interview Questions
    • Which one of you past experiences do you think most applies to the job that you're applying for?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  City of London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Employee in City of London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at PwC in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    asking some basic questions based on my resume, and one question about the current news.
    Make sure no mistake in your comment of the news, try to study hard on the details of the news.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in August 2010.

    Interview Details

    I had to travel to an interview site and interview with several people. There were multiple candidates present interviewing with the panel.

    Interview Questions
    • Provide an example of a prior work situation in which you were not totally comfortable with the situation and how you tackled that project.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    The initial communication started at a Big Four career fair where I got to meet with some of the recruiters. I got to talk with PWC the most in-depth and liked the people I spoke with so applied. For the first round interview, it was through on-campus recruiting and was a good experience. For PWC, it was behavioral for both the first and second round interviews. They hold a pre-interview outing/dinner for each round and in terms of professionalism and opportunity to get to know the firm and its culture, I would say PWC did a great job. They have a great structure for their second round interviews and was able to get to meet with a lot of people from the firm. Everyone was very willing to speak with the potential candidates and was quite a good experience.

    Interview Questions
    • If you were in a group with someone who was being difficult and not putting in the level of effort everyone else is, how would you handle the situation?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through other source. The process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in December 2009.

    Interview Details

    Had a topic given to share my view points on what consultancy & advisory mean. Given a clocked time to complete. Followed by a first round of HR interview by the HR Manager. Took abt 3weeks to receive an second call. The second level was carried by Director along with Associate Director. Primarily asked abt my experiences and how I can contribute to the role which they were looking. Know your resume in and out and some of the inner experiences in work. Almost took abt 1hr and were convinced. Though informed me of another interview round by the partner but took almost 4 weeks to receive an call by the HR Manager to confirm the selection.

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult assignment/task which I carried and why did I find it difficult.   Answer Question
    • What KPI's were there which client had in measuring their Operational efficiencies?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at PwC in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    The first round consisted of 2 sessions (30 min). I did not get through to the second round, but it is case interview.

    PwC asked questions like: Where do you see PwC in five years? How do you deal with "free riders" in a group? I also got questions about the company`s values. I would recommend other candidates to study the web page so you have knowledge about Pwc and the core values. The values are important to PwC, so you might get questions about them.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

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