PwC Associate Interview Questions

Updated Aug 28, 2014
Updated Aug 28, 2014
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Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dallas, TX
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
Application Details

I applied through college or university. The process took 2 days - interviewed at PwC in March 2007.

Interview Details

First I had two one on one Interviews each lasting about half an hour each. Once they decided on whether I was a fit for their firm they then offered me an office visit, or a second interview. This seemed to be less an interview and more of a showing of the firm and why you would be a good fit there.

Interview Questions
Negotiation Details
No negotiation seems possible since everyone gets the same generic contract when hired.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a day - interviewed at PwC in October 2009.

    Interview Details

    I applied to the job via Monster.com. I sent in my resume and received a response right away. The recruiter called me to set up a phone interview for the following week. The interview was very relaxed- it was all behavioral questions and lasted 30 minutes. Two days later i received a phone call to schedule an in-person interview. I haven't had it yet, but from what I understand, it will consist of peer interviews, partner intreviews, and a hiring manager interview- all on one day.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever been placed in a situation where you completely disagree with a team leader/superior? What did you do to resolve the issue?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Dallas, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Application Details

    The process took a day - interviewed at PwC in July 2007.

    Interview Details

    I was contacted since I had applied for the job on Monster. The interview went smoothly. No technical accounting questions were asked. Most of the questions were situational. I interviewed with two partners. a director, a manager and HR. All the interviewers were very pleasant and porfessional

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Very little room for salary negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in May 2007.

    Interview Details

    There are 2 rounds of interviews. An initial screening on-campus and then you are invited to the PwC office to meet with three other high level staff. The questions were very straight forward as they know they are interviewing kids straight from college. They are looking for people that want ot be in the accounting field and have strong communication skills.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a day - interviewed at PwC in June 2008.

    Interview Details

    After having a colleague refer me to an open position, PWC indicated that they weren't hiring at that time. About a month later I was asked to interview for an Associate position within their Government Affairs practice group.

    The group was unique to PWC in the sense that they focused more on the legislative side of the accounting/financial world.

    The position was in support of two managers, one senior manager, and one vice president, all whom I interviewed with. Overall, the culture of PWC is very strong, and more lively than I expected for what many consider a dull accounting firm. PWC has a lot of government consulting contracts to make gov't work more efficiently. I was impressed by the team, though the role was more support than the legislative experience I had.

    Interview Questions
    • We currently use new media like webcasts to explain legislation that affects the accounting world. These are very poorly attended. How would you create more interest?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mc Lean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mc Lean, VA
    Application Details

    The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in January 2007.

    Interview Details

    Initial interview with a Director level interviewer. The interview was conversational and non-behavioral. The second interview was an office visit with two directors where one interview was very similiar to the inital interview and the other was 100% behavioral. I met with some staff members for lunch and we also were provided with a presentation regarding the firms services and clients.

    Interview Questions
    • Why should PwC hire you? What do you bring that noone else does?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Start date. Salary was negotiable at a very minimal amount
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at PwC in January 2007.

    Interview Details

    Fairly casual and qualitative. Almost no technical questions

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Zwolle, Overijssel (Netherlands)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Zwolle, Overijssel (Netherlands)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    Telephone interview, tests, more tests, face to face interview, rejection, difficult question and trust issues. People claim that you are wrong when you are right. It is a horrible company and all they do is to flame you and make you feel bad. Do not go there.

    Interview Questions
    • Do I have to trust someone on his blue eyes?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    There's an online numerical and logical test, as well as something like a situational judgement test. the same tests in higher difficulty arise in the assessment centre. Following that there is a group exeercise and a couple of interviews, depending on your performace in the previous areas

    Interview Questions
    • the tests in the assessment centre are more difficult than the ones completed online   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Mumbai (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Mumbai (India)
    Application Details

    interviewed at PwC in January 2014.

    Interview Details

    It is a fair process, everybody is given a fair chance to present their talents. PwC has a great way of taking interviews. The interviewee will always be made comfortable, and given ample time to prepare himself/herself before the interview. The interviewers will be very experienced professionals nad will make every efforts to make the interview a great experience for the interveiwee.

    Interview Questions
    • There are no unexpected questions,. An interviewee is expected to have some background of the job applied for. The interview will be more or less around the job profile, and certain technical skills that are needed to perform that role. Nothing is difficult if you know where your going.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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