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Updated Apr 1, 2014
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Interview Details – I phone interviewed with the partner and it was mostly discussing my resume and behavioral traits. I was invited to an office visit where I interviewed with other people throughout the company. Most of the interview were conversational however one interviewer asked me more technical questions to test my knowledge.

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I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – Applied through campus website.
First round interview was on campus and was very basic. The interview was with a partner and he ask simple behavioral questions.

Interview Question – What was your least favorite class and why?   Answer Question

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I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – The process included the typical questions: where do you see yourself in 5 years, tell us about a time you worked in a team, how would your teammates describe you, etc.
A pretty straight forward process and with a little preparation you should be just fine

Interview Question – The question that caught me off guard was "Explain to me what PwC does"   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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San Jose, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – long interview process: meet with recruiter at school and two interviews to follow. The last interview day was from 8:30am to 2pm. Got a call from the partner the same day that I got the offer.

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Florham Park, NJ

I applied through college or university and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2013.

Interview Details – Initially applied through my school's career services website, and was invited for an on-campus interview shortly after. The interview was pretty conversational. I was only asked two questions directly, and they were both easy ones. The partner I interviewed with was most interested in hearing me talk about my resume directly rather than answering behavioral questions. About a week after my campus interview I received a call from the recruiter inviting me to Superday.

Interview Question – Only two questions, rest of interview was conversation. 1. Tell me about a time when someone in your team was not pulling their weight, and how did you deal with it.
2. Tell me about a time you were not able to meet a deadline.
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Interview Details – Pretty basic phone interview (1st round) instead of on campus. Office visit contained 3 back to back interviews with a manager, MD, and partner. No particularly tough questions, but definitely spend time preparing.

Interview Question – Do you have any experience with sales?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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I applied through college or university and interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – first interview with a senior manager, then super day, three interviews with manager, senior manager and partner

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I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – Applied through college career website, met with recruiters on campus.

Interview Question – Describe a time when you were challenged as a leader.   Answer Question

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New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2011.

Interview Details – Met a local recruiter at a Meet the Firms event on campus and was invited to interview the next day but had a conflict. She agreed to do a phone interview with me instead. The interview was very casual and easy-going. Asked a lot about my community service work because I'm very passionate about it. It lasted about 20 minutes. She then referred me to the NYC office because that was the one I expressed interested in working at. Within 2 days I received an email from a recruiter there inviting me to an office visit during one of their recruiting Super Days. They flew me out the following week. The office visit lasted from about 8:30am-2:00pm. It included an info session about the particular market the NYC office is in as well as overall firm info for the ~30 students that had been invited. There was a panel session with several partners and managers and then three individual 30 minute one-on-on interviews--mine were with a partner, a manager, and an HR manager. They all were very friendly and nice, really put me at ease as this was my first time going through the interview process. They asked a lot of questions about why I was applying so early (I was applying for an internship position over a year in advance because I was going to be studying abroad) and why I wanted to work for PwC and specifically audit. They asked about working in teams and how I made it work when there were people not doing their fair share of work--very standard, behavioral type questions that I was expecting. Afterwards, they took us to lunch as a big group. Everyone else at the Super Day was interviewing for internships for the following summer or for full-time positions so I felt a little out of place but it turned out well for me. When I spoke to the others at the end of the day several said that they were asked more difficult questions and asked to justify their "low" GPA but I did not experience anything like that.

Even though I was interviewing so early for my position, the recruiters told me that I would hear their decision within 2 weeks. I received a call the next day notifying me that they were extending an offer.

Interview Question – Explain a time when your personal ethics were challenged and how you dealt with it.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I didn't even try to negotiate.

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Miami, FL

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at PwC in September 2010.

Interview Details – I had a great interview process. PwC tried to accommodate me in every aspect with regards to the day of the interview. They put me up in a hotel the night before of the interview (I was located about an hour and a half north of interview location). I was given the opportunity to ask plenty of questions and I believe I got honest responds. The company also took me out to lunch with some of the first to third year employees so I can ask them specifically how they like their work environment.

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