PwC Assurance Associate Interview Questions

Updated Apr 22, 2015
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Assurance Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
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Accepted Offer

Interview

My school has a very good relationship with Big 4. I started to connect with the firm on a campus career fair. I was then invited to two rounds of onsite interviews. Also, before the second round, I was invited to a small group dinner lead by a firm partner.

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    Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    I was hired on campus. Started going to on campus networking events Sophomore year and eventually interviewed for full-time senior year. Interview was all behavioral and mostly just a conversation.

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    Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Dallas, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at PwC (Dallas, TX) in May 2014.

    Interview

    I went for an office visit and chatted with two partners, then went to lunch with a couple associates, then was offered a position when I came back from lunch.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was no negotiation on the salary

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    Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC (Boston, MA) in November 2013.

    Interview

    I applied for assurance associate position in Los Angeles at a job fair for English and Japanese bilinguals so the position was for Japanese practice.
    I walked into their booth with my resume. First they put me through "English screening" which is just and an casual conversation with one of their staff. The next one was a real interview with an manager. He asked me to explain him my past job experiences and why I want to do audit. It took about 10 to 15 minutes. The second interview was on the next day with a partner. He basically asked same basic questions but he asked what industry I would be interested in to audit. Also he asked why PwC, not other Big 4. The interview was about 20 mins and I was invited to dinner with all the staff, managers and partners that night. I was not asked any interview-like questions at dinner but I got to ask many questions about the firm.
    About 2 weeks later, I had phone interviews with one manager and two partners on the same day. Each interview was for 30 mins. (You usually visit their office for this interviews but I was out of country and could not be there.) There was no difficult or surprise questions here as well but I could have nice conversations that especially I had someone we know in common with two of them.
    I got an offer on the next day of the phone interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • There was no surprise questions and all they asked is basic things such as my past job experience, why audit, why PwC, etc.   Answer Question
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    Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Pittsburgh, PA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC (Pittsburgh, PA) in October 2013.

    Interview

    Applied on school website. They had a pre-interview event and told everyone they were already lucky to even make it to the interview stage. Interview was questions about my resume. it was really laid back. It was the best interview I ever had.

    Interview Questions

    • Why PwC do you want to work for PwC over the other accounting firms   Answer Question
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    Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC (Boston, MA) in November 2012.

    Interview

    Good process, behavioral interviews were standard

    Interview Questions

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    Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC (Los Angeles, CA) in October 2012.

    Interview

    Submitted my resume for an on campus interview.

    Interview Questions

    • The interview was pretty casual. We mostly went over my resume and i was able to ask some questions at the end.   Answer Question
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    Assurance Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC (Philadelphia, PA) in September 2012.

    Interview

    On campus interview followed by office visit/interview.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the greatest challenge you had to over come in college?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    No negotiation attempted.

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    Assurance Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC (Phila, PA) in September 2012.

    Interview

    Applied through university careers website, initial on campus interview was a casual conversation. I was called back the next day and scheduled for an office visit/ interview a week later. Office visit ran about 4 hours with lunch. This included an info session (many other candidates were also there), an office tour and 2 interviews. The interviews were mainly conversation based with some typical interview questions. I heard back within about a day letting me know I had received an offer. Overall positive and friendly experience.

    Interview Questions

    • Discuss a time you worked in a challenging group setting and how you responded to those challenges   Answer Question
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    Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Los Angeles, CA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6 weeksinterviewed at PwC (Los Angeles, CA) in November 2011.

    Interview

    First round interview for campus hires is done at the educational institution, second round in the office. The second round interview consists of 3 back to back interviews.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you worked in a team and things did not go as planned, how did you handle the situation?   Answer Question

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