I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in November 2013.
Interview Details – Process was very straightforward. Most of the recruiters are a combination of very sociable and kind people who really enjoy working with the company. Most interviews up till the final round are mostly behavioral with a little technology question and problem solving scenarios thrown in the mix.
Interview Question – Most difficult question was the case study given to me, since my major is not in buisness. View Answer
I applied through college or university and interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details – I was recruited through my college. It featured a social the day before the on-campus interviewed. I met a handful of directors,managers, and consultants, and one would be the manager to my respective department. The first round was behavioral just asking about my background. The second round was located at their office and it was 3 behavioral interviews with their managers/directors.
Interview Question – What is your dream job? View Answer
I applied through other source and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at PwC in May 2012.
Interview Details – Snobby culture. Interview standard. Review background and listen to them talk and talk
Interview Question – How did you motivate your team Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at PwC in October 2011.
Interview Details – The hiring and interview process is fair and transparent and we were interviewed on campus after the first round there was an interview with the panel and the hiring decisions were announced in few days.
Interview Question – Case Study question from sample case studies given on consulting company's website View Answer
Negotiation Details – I was satisfied with the offer of the company and didnt feel any need to negotiate.
I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in April 2011.
Interview Details –
I did a phone interview with a very nice consultant from PwC, which went well. Then I was asked back for a Superday round of interviews. I was totally unimpressed with my "Superday" experience; I feel like I just got unlucky. This consisted of a presentation about the company (I had researched and already knew everything they told us, so that seemed rather pointless), and then three behavioral interviews, followed by a lunch with the whole group of interviewees (about 15 of us). The interviews themselves were easy (no difficult, stumping questions) but it was hard for me to convey that I was a better candidate, especially since it seemed that I didn't interview with anyone particularly important.
The host leading me around had 1 month of experience working at the company, hardly knew where anything was, and clearly had no pull in whether I would get hired or not. While other people from my school got to interview with a partner at the firm who is an alumni from my university, I did not, which seems completely unfair. There were 5 people their from my university. Three of them got to interview with the partner who was an alum, and those were the 3 who got hired. The other girl and I, who interviewed with a different partner, did not. Looking strictly at merit, I think we are the better two candidates, but clearly PwC takes the "who you know not what you know" approach. Also, it seemed that PwC was a pretty superficial company, overall. My interview process was unorganized and frustrating. They sent us the itinerary less than 24 hours before, although it was promised at least 2 days before, etc.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in September 2010.
Interview Details – I had 3 phone interviews, the 1st one was with the HR which consisted of basic questions the other 2 were with managers which were 30min and 15min long. The 4th round was at the Boston office where I had to meet 7 people which included 2 Partners, 1 Director. It was interactive and all of them were very easy to talk to.
Interview Question – Mention an incident where you faced a problem with a team member? Answer Question
Interviewed at PwC
Interview Details – Got a call from a director asking me to come in for a formal interview. Interview with senior manager and senior consultant
Interview Question – What is the cultural difference between advisory and assurance? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at PwC in September 2013.
Interview Details – I applied through an online job board that serves recent grads/ early career professionals. Process was fast, I applied and the job posting closed on the 27th of September and I had an interview scheduled on the phone within a week. After the phone interview, which was a brief 15 minute behavioural interview(which I thought I bombed because it was a MD/VP interviewing me who seemed to be pushing through the questions) you are sent an email within 3 days telling you if you make it to the assessment center. I made it to this stage and was flown out to the hiring office where myself and several other candidates(I believe 10 per day over 2 days) were put through our paces.After the assessment center, we were called within 3 days(before the weekend) and were informed whether or not we had been successful and were sent our offer letters same day.
Interview Question – Behavioural questions, "stress tests" and the like. Do not make stuff up for behavioural questions and be genuine, they know you are "technically smart" but it does not matter what you did as you degree or what school you went to. And you interview in a group, so do not belittle your fellow interviewees.. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation, as is the norm in most Big 4 practices. It was quite generous considering being a new grad and all.
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details – The initial phone interview with a consultant was basic and gave me a favorable impression. They then flew me out to their Calgary location. The day consisted of an 1 on 1 interview with a senior partner, which was straightforward. There was also an office tour. The toughest portion was a group exercise with about 5 other interviewees where the task is to comb through a case study and provide a recommendation. They was a follow up written assessment where you have to summarize your findings.
Interview Question – It was a case study about a resort in Asian wanting to earn an eco-friendly certification. Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details –
There were 4 stages to their hiring process for this particular position.
1. Submit online application, resume and cover letter.
2. One on one interview (mostly behavioural) with a director
3. One on one interview with a partner (mostly behavioural)
4. Group assessment in their office, this consisted of a group consulting case, group discussion, individual review, and a writing test.
Offer was made the same day as the group assessment.
Overall it was a great process, but make sure you do a great deal of preparation. Know about them and their competitors, have your STAR examples ready and try to be upbeat and funny!
Also be expected to be asked for more detail on every answer you give.
Interview Question –
What is a flash mob (i had been talking about a marketing case competition)
Most of the questions were listed on this website, but prepare more examples than listed. For example one question cited said they were asked for two examples, I had the same question but was asked for 3 ("Give 3 examples of when you had to change the way you communicated). Answer Question
Negotiation Details – This was an entry level position, for recent university grads (and includes two years of rotational training), so I did not negotiate.
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