PwC Associate Interview Questions

Updated Aug 9, 2015
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Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through college or university. I interviewed at PwC in August 2011.

Interview

College recruiting---get to know the recruiters when they come to your university, follow-up, and be well-rounded..PwC does not recruit the curve breaker as much as the work hard/play hard persona

Interview Questions

Negotiation

no negotiation, except for your preferences for work type and location

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at PwC (Chicago, IL) in June 2011.

    Interview

    I was contacted through an organization at my college informed us that PwC was looking for new associates. I applied and was contacted through HR for a phone interview with a Senior Associate. The phone interview was you basic behavioral asked questions about my background and what I did in college. After that it took 3 weeks to hear back and informed my that I would be brought to the office for final rounds. For the final interviews all were behavioral except one dealt with small cases. had 6 total interviews, which is out of the norm. I think typically it will be 4-5, but I was only able to meet with the partner for 10 mins because he had an important meeting he had to go to. Everyone in the group was nice. One thing I must say is HR seemed a little out of the loop. Seemed they were always behind on what the practice group wanted them to do.

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at PwC (New York, NY) in March 2011.

    Interview

    I did a phone interview with a manager, easy questions, I had to ask him quite a lot of questions Overall the person was quite laid back and questions as usual, any technical questions, just general questions about background and company

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Tampa, FL
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at PwC (Tampa, FL) in March 2011.

    Interview

    Interviewed on Campus through college. Spoke with them at career fair and subsequently had on-campus interview and office interview. received full time job after that

    Interview Questions

    • There were no difficult questions, they were more conversations instead of specific questions   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    N/A

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at PwC (Pittsburgh, PA) in February 2011.

    Interview

    3 personal interviews. Rounds consisted of resume walk through, behavioral interview and on-the-spot mini-case type questions

    Interview Questions

    • Describe the best project you have worked for.   1 Answer
    • Describe one difficult team situation you have faced and how did you face it ?   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    Yes if you have relevant industry/academic experience

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at PwC (New York, NY) in January 2011.

    Interview

    I interviewed on campus and I was invited for the superday in the office. The people are amazing, everybody is very nice and helpful. The process is not stressful and it is all behavioral with some questions that check how you think. Overall, great experience.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    I decided to take an alternative offer.

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at PwC in November 2010.

    Interview

    had pre interview meeting on campus with interviewers who were managers, followed by on campus interview. after the first round, invited back for a second interview in the office, which was also preceded by a pre interview dinner at fancy hotel. interviewed in office with a partner, senior manager, and manager. asked about challenges, career goals and relevant experience. offered job that day along with some others

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    no negotiating

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at PwC (New York, NY) in October 2010.

    Interview

    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 Questions

    • Most difficult question was why PwC.   2 Answers

    Negotiation

    No Negotiation.

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Minneapolis, MN
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at PwC (Minneapolis, MN) in September 2010.

    Interview

    Straight-forward. Phone interview, in person interview with 3-4 people.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing out of the ordinary and little technical questions. Interview was more of a cultural fit assessment.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation. All starting associates sign the same offer.

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at PwC (Washington, DC) in June 2010.

    Interview

    I was referred by a friend (who was a Manager) who submitted my resume. I was contacted by an HR leader who held the first screening over the phone. Within a day, I was told that they are interested in me coming in for a series of office interviews, which would take about 3 hours. The first interview was with a managing director who mostly read my resume and said that my skills were mostly what they needed. The second interview was with a director who asked more difficult questions related to my audit experience. The third interview was with a senior partner who asked softball questions. The fourth interview was with an HR staffer who asked standard recruiting questions and confirmed my previous employers. After a week, I was asked to perform a security screening over the phone with PwC's security director. The next day I was offered the job.

    Interview Questions

    • I was asked how I would support a team of 30 individuals who were not collocated and were constantly on the move.   1 Answer

    Negotiation

    I gave them my salary requirement over the phone. Within a day, HR called and said that my request was higher than others within the staff class. They gave me the highest salary on their internal scale and a bonus to cover the difference.

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