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PwC Associate Interview Questions

Updated Jan 13, 2015
Updated Jan 13, 2015
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Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
Anonymous Employee
Interview Details

Good experience in general... Easy and friendly... Make sure you brush up before you go into the interview

No Offer

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    2 rounds of interviews. First on campus, second at office

    Interview Questions
    • Give me an example where you need to think about internal control   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Standard offer
    Accepted Offer
  2.  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Interview was straight forward - met with 3 senior managers and a partner. No surprises.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    reasonable public accounting salary for the area.
    Accepted Offer
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Very detailed and quick interview and assessment processes

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Asked about college experiences, prior internships.

    Interview Questions
    • They asked why public accounting as opposed to private accounting.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    First round of interview for tax associate in ITS. The interviewers were laid back and be ready to ask questions.

    No Offer
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    HR will run the initial screening, then you will be contacted for the 2nd round of interview, mostly conducted by a peer, a manager or a director, and a partner.

    Interview Questions
    • Probably technical questions related to your experience stated in the resume. Must be fully prepared to answer regards to past projects and experience.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Campus Hire - The process was very straight forward. One interview in the September October time frame on campus. A follow-up day of interviews in the office about 2 weeks later. Offer was extended in November.

    Interview Questions
    • I got a question about the bank bailout situation and offered my recommendation on how it should be solved.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PwC in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied online but then reached out to folks on linkedin. Definitely wouldn't have moved forward without pestering people for a referral

    Phone interview -basic questions (strengths and weaknesses, etc),

    2nd phone interview- talked to a manager at PwC advisory, also standard questions about academic background, proudest moment, how you deal with multiple projects at one time, your analytical skills,

    then

    3 rounds on inperson interviews with advisory team members

    Standard questions about background, dealing with clients, my knowledge of the industry the advisory position was assigned to, Why PwC?

    Did not get offer, but I had to call and email about 10 times to find this out. It's a big company, so this is sadly usually the case- you have to run over many hurdles just to finally hear back from someone

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hartford, CT
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Hartford, CT
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at PwC in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was directly selected for the 3rd round interview (the office visit). Because it was the first and last interview, I was very nervous because it was schedule for five hours (from 8:30 to 1:30) However, the actual interview was not bad at all. After arriving the office, the partner gave an introduction about the office and they we did some ice breaker games. The actual interview started at 10 A.M. and I was interviewed by a partner, a HR manager, and a manager separately. Each interview was 30 minutes. After the end of the interview, we had a recession at a local restaurant and I had an opportunity to blend with other PwC employees. The interview ended at 1:30 P.M. and I thought I did pretty good. I was surprised that one of the partners called me back at 3:30 P.M. the same day and made an offer!

    Interview Questions
    • All the questions are very straight forward. I guess the most difficult question was when a manager ask me "what would you do if you realized that you cannot meet the deadline?" I guess a good way to approah similar question is to maintain a good attitude and be open.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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