Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at PwC
- Audit Associate (196)
- Intern (168)
- Associate (159)
- Tax Associate (130)
- Advisory Associate (93)
- Consultant (84)
- Senior Associate - Advisory (59)
- Assurance (59)
- Senior Associate (59)
- Risk Assurance Associate (55)
- Tax (51)
- Tax Intern (47)
- Internship (44)
- Senior Consultant (43)
- Risk Assurance (37)
- Manager (32)
- Audit Intern (31)
- Assurance Associate (28)
- Audit (27)
- Audit Staff (24)
- Director (20)
- Advisory (19)
- Advisory Manager (19)
- Assurance Intern (19)
- Experienced Audit Associate (18)
- Elevate Program (18)
- Risk Assurance Intern (16)
- PwC Assurance Associate (15)
- Advisory Intern (15)
- Audit Senior Associate (14)
I applied online. The process took 2 days – interviewed at PwC in March 2015.
I was scheduled for technical interview with an Indian who seemed so disinterested in conducting the interview. Instead of listening to the answer, he was cutting off in between before I could even finish the answer. I heard that interview will be more of a conversational but whenever I tried to strike a conversation about technical challenges, he would cut me off and say you are not supposed to ask technical question to me. I knew by the end of the call that he is going to reject.
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Other Interview Reviews for PwC
Associate InterviewNo OfferDifficult InterviewNo OfferDifficult Interview
2 phone interviews plus 1 face to face interview. Nothing unexpected in phone interviews, just behavior questions and talked few former work experience. after about 1 month, they invited me to their office for onsite. Overall it was not bad, good work environment.
- Lots of tech questions Answer Question
Associate InterviewNo OfferAverage InterviewNo OfferAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at PwC (Philadelphia, PA).
I went for an interview at the Philadelphia office and met with three senior members and a recent associate. During the meetings with managers we discussed trends in health care, what I believe were traits that were needed for consulting, the average schedule of associate and work load.
- What trend in healthcare legislation do you see and what are some examples of how it can affect clients. Answer Question
Associate InterviewNo OfferNo Offer
I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at PwC.
I applied through campus recruiting and got pre-night and first round interview in campus. Those went well. Then I got the second round invitation in a few days. It was an on site interview. 30 mins interview with 2 managers and 1 directors separately. Those were also behavior questions
- Mostly behavior questions Answer Question
Associate InterviewAccepted OfferAccepted Offer
As an undergrad, I applied for Risk Advisory with the Atlanta Office through my university's job posting website. I did not network beforehand, but was able to secure a first round interview. The night before the first round of interviews, everyone extended an interview was invited to dinner at a nice restaurant. There were 3 large tables, one for risk advisory, one for management advisory, and I believe one for the accountants. There were about 2 current PwC employees at each table from each respective practice who were not necessarily interviewers the next day. We had a very enjoyable evening with light conversation. Nothing stressful but it certainly helps to be relaxed and laugh while carrying easy conversation and eating your food without spilling it everywhere. This is where you just be your fun self and not worry about what they think of you.
The first round interview was with a Manager from the Atlanta office. There was no case. Now they have cases. It was pretty easy and relaxed. The interviewer just wanted to see if he would want to work with me. Lots of fit and resume questions. Very conversational.
Got an email a couple days later saying I would have a second (and final) round of interviews in the New York Office (I think they just centralized a lot of interviews that year). They flew me up there, had me stay in a very nice hotel with a tasty breakfast. In the morning I walked about 8 blocks to the PwC office and from there they took about 20 of us (all applying for various positions) up to the PwC floors. It was all planned out - Breakfast in a conference room with 4 other candidates and 3 PwC Associates and Senior Associates. They were not judging us just telling us how the day would unfold and making us feel at home. They would also shuttle us from one interview to the other (very nice people). After that I had 2 casual interviews, 1 with one of the associates from the breakfast room and 1 with a Manager. They were a combination of walking, showing me around, meeting people, and then chatting in the cafeteria. These 2 were not specifically from Risk. Then I had 3 formal interviews with higher-ups. The only case type question I got was 'how would you estimate the number of tennis balls that would fill this room?'. Everything else was fit based. The first interviewer was a young, very suave new yorker who didn't smile or show any emotion no matter how much I tried to engage him; he just asked me questions which I answered. My approach was to gently try to engage him without going to extremes and without taking offense or giving up. The other 2 interviewers were more senior and very personable. I felt like they wanted me to succeed. Questions ranged from resume, other experience, and fit.
I flew out the next day and hear back about 2 weeks later.
- How many tennis balls would fit in this room? Answer Question
Associate InterviewNo OfferNo Offer
I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at PwC.
1. One on campus interview, interview with a manager.
2. On site interview including a pre-night dinner and meet with two interviewers in the second day, one is senior manager, another is a partner.
- How did you do your network? Answer Question
Associate InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult InterviewNo OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
It is easy to wander when answering an experience interview question, particularly if you do not have a specific situation or problem in mind. Before answering the question, think of a specific example of a past situation that answers the question given. Provide a clear but concise description of the situation, explain how you handled the situation, and describe the results. By focusing on one specific example, your answer will be succinct and on topic.
- Before going to the interview, look at the job listing to see what specific skills and attitudes the job requires. Reflect back on your past work experience to recall situations in which you have demonstrated these skills and attitudes. Consider each situation in detail; you will need to be prepared to discuss these situations thoroughly, and answer any follow-up questions. In particular, reflect on the specific role you played in each situation, and the actions you took to achieve success. Answer Question
Associate InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceAverage InterviewNo OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks – interviewed at PwC in July 2014.
Applied through employee referral. Received mail within a week to schedule an interview. I found the recruiter a little unprofessional. I couldn't hear what she was asking. Kept on writing all that I said while I was speaking.Asked about my resume, my achievements, how I have helped others, if I had taken help from others etc.
She would not reply to any follow up emails or turn back calls.
Associate InterviewAccepted OfferAverage InterviewAccepted OfferAverage Interview
I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC (New York, NY).
First round on campus, then on site superday
- Where else are you interviewing? Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years? Answer Question
Associate InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage InterviewNo OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at PwC (Los Angeles, CA).
Pretty straight forward, first was a phone interview, then 3 1-on-1 interviews. One of the in person interviews was a case study. All of the questions were fairly easy, nothing out of the ordinary. The case study took a little getting used to, they really try to knock you off of your game.
- The case was the hardest part of the interview, it dealt mostly with financial information and data, which was not the focus of the position that I applied for. Answer Question
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