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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in San Jose, CA Nov 2011 – Reviewed Nov 27, 2012
Interview Details – They just want to make sure you are going to work hard, excited about working for PwC, and they can put you in front of their clients.
Negotiation Details – They were pretty strict on what they would offer
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in McLean, VA Oct 2011 – Reviewed Nov 20, 2012
Interview Details – Had a screening call with HR followed by a technical phone interview. This lead into an onsite interview with 1 partner and 1 director. Offer was given quickly and started less than a month later.
Interview Question – Nothing of note. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Situation did not lend towards negotiation, but negotiation was not necessary offer was as discussed/promised.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Dallas, TX Oct 2012 – Reviewed Oct 24, 2012
Interview Details – Behavioral interviews with 3 directors and 1 partner
Interview Question – Do you have any other prospects in mind Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Houston, TX – Reviewed Oct 22, 2012
Interview Details – Applied on PWC website. Got the first call and first phone interview with the Recruiter. Second phone interview was with the Recruiting Manager, these two calls took place over a month. After over a month of waiting, I was scheduled for an office visit. At the office visit, met with 7 people. All were very nice and professional; but, a lot of questions and please ensure to know what you said when and where as well as every point of your resume. They do listen to all you say carefully. Make a point to connect with people you meet in the office. All in all, I loved the office environment and all people I met.
Interview Question – When did you get negative feedback, what was it, how did you handle it, and what actions did you take due to it? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiations, but they do know what the market pay is for every role.
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in San Francisco, CA – Reviewed Sep 22, 2012
Interview Details – Mostly behavioral questions. Asks you questions on teamwork and interpersonal skills on both rounds. First round was on-campus with one person (manager) and second round was on site with 3 people (managers and above).
Interview Question – Where do you see yourself in 20 years? Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in New York, NY Oct 2010 – Reviewed Aug 4, 2012
Interview Details – The entire process was very soft skilled based and I felt that I got the job after the first round interview because I went to a target school that PwC recruits heavily from.
Interview Question – Most difficult question was why PwC. View Answers (2)
Negotiation Details – No Negotiation.
No Offer – Interviewed in Boston, MA Oct 2011 – Reviewed Jun 18, 2012
Interview Details – Neutral experience interviewing here. I applied for a healthcare position and no one on the information panels during the interview day had any knowledge whatsoever on the position or the healthcare sector of the company in general. The information was geared mostly towards audit type positions. Went through round of 3 interviewers- all were fine to interview with. However if you're looking for a pharma specific consultant type role this is not a great fit- as I realized during these sets of interviews.
Interview Question – Give an example of a time where you failed at something. Answer Question
Declined Offer – Interviewed in Dallas, TX Apr 2012 – Reviewed Apr 21, 2012
Interview Details – They came to my school and interviewed for positions in the health industries advisory department. It was a panel interview, three people, two of them were alumni from my school. It was rapid fire questions, one after another. Some of them personal, many of them were industry related. I didn't get any time for questions.
Interview Question – Name three character traits about yourself. I for some reason had a hard time with this question. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Pittsburgh, PA Feb 2011 – Reviewed Feb 24, 2012
Interview Details – 3 personal interviews. Rounds consisted of resume walk through, behavioral interview and on-the-spot mini-case type questions
Negotiation Details – Yes if you have relevant industry/academic experience
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in San Francisco, CA Oct 2011 – Reviewed Feb 13, 2012
Interview Details – Signed up via my university's career fair. Offered an interview about a month after the applications were submitted. It was a 1:1 behavioral interview with a director at the office. Second round began about three weeks after the first round, and was the same, except I interviewed with a partner and manager, each 1:1, with the interviews revolving around behavioral questions and examination of my resume. Extended an offer two weeks later, which I accepted over the phone with a partner.
Interview Question – Describe a time where you were working with a team and things were not getting done. What did you do to fix this, and how did you go about implementing your strategy? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was no negotiation involved. I was extended an offer over the phone and promptly emailed the details of the offer, which I accepted.
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