PwC Interview Questions in Boston, MA

Updated Mar 3, 2015
Updated Mar 3, 2015
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    Risk Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a dayinterviewed at PwC in March 2015.

    Interview Details

    Applied through employee referral. Went into the Boston office for an interview with a partner, manager, and senior associate. The interview experience was about a half day from 9:00 to 2:00. Breakfast and a presentation in the morning, short tour, and then 3 half hour interviews. After that all of the candidates went to lunch with the hosts. Over all not a bad experience. I still haven't received an offer though and my interview was yesterday. So my hope is fading.

    Interview Questions
    • What was your favorite book that you read recentl?
      How do you keep up on current affairs?
      How do you work in teams?
      What was a time when working in a team went poorly?
       
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    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PwC in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my university career center. After the deadline, I received an invitation for the first round interviews, which were on campus. These were two 45 min interviews with a current manager and a Director. In total, the first round interviews were 90 minutes. A week later I received an invitation for the final round interviews, which were at a PwC office. The second round interviews were from 8:15 until 12:30. In total, there were three interviews: first with a senior partner, than with an consultant , and finally a case based interview. They give you the case 48 hours in advance to prepare at home. However, you receive the questions once you are at the office and then you have to prepare slides on paper (4 to 10 slides). The time frame for slides preparation is 45 minutes.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about yourself? (i was asked this question from all of them)
      How do you feel traveling 80% of your time at PwC?
      Questions about teaming experiences: tell me a about a time you had a conflict in a team; when someone on your team could not deliver on time; do you work best in a team or individually.

      Be sure to know the PwC professional framework: whole leadership, business acumen, global acumen, relationships, and technological capabilities. (google it, read about it, know it inside out)

      Come up with examples for all of them that relate to your unique personal and professional experiences. All questions were related to this PwC professional framework.
       
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    START Interview

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

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at PwC in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    When I arrived they put 3 people to 1 PWC professional and gave us a presentation and breakfast. We were then told that we would have 3, 1 on 1 interviews with a manager, an associate, and a partner. All were very conversational and they didn't ask very many questions. They really don't expect you to have much experience as you aren't working in an accounting line of service in this internship. Just smile, be nice, and HAVE QUESTIONS! Everyone is super cool and friendly. The partner called me the next day offering me the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about an experience that you've had that ties into global acumen. Do you have any questions for me? There were maybe 3-5 behavioral questions through out the whole process.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    ITPA Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at PwC in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Two rounds
    First on-campus - went through my resume and all the projects I worked on for 15 minutes. Next 15 minutes I was asked a few behavioral questions.
    Second in-person - speed networking at breakfast: 3 rounds with 2 managers and 1 principal; networking lunch

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    Got another offer

    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Assurance Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at PwC in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Started with an on campus interview and then was invited back to the second round for an office interview. The first interview I thought the first on campus interview was a lot harder than the office interview because the office interviews were more conversational.

    Interview Questions
    • Asked a lot of questions about teamwork and how you performed in a groups   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Risk Assurance Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied for the position through the Business School's Career Center Recruiting website. I was accepted for a 30 minute on campus interview as well as a 2 hour meet and greet the night before. The meet and greet was purely conversational, I got a chance to meet my interviewer as well as former interns and current employees. The interview consisted of mostly behavioral questions and ran 15 minutes longer than initially intended. About 4 days later I received an email for an in office interview day that consisted of a presentation, networking event, and then 2 separate interviews (Still mostly behavioral but slightly more technical).

    Interview Questions
    • Can you describe for me a time when you had to give feedback to a co-worker?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Audit Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at PwC in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    We introduced our-selves first and then we walk through my resume for about 15 minutes and then he asked me 4 behavioral questions, like leadership, muti-tasking. And last, he gave me sometime to ask a few questions about the company and the position.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    2 rounds of interviews one on campus and one on site
    Met with 3 individuals during my onsite interview each being from a different team and different position
    Very relaxing fun day, they made all candidates feel very comfortable

    Interview Questions
    • When have you used knowledge you learned in an auditing class and applied it to other situations?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Accepted offer at another firm

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Elevate Program Interview

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

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

    Interview Details

    It was mainly behavioral questions, interviewed with a partner, didn't have any technical questions.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Assurance Associate Interview

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

    I applied through other source. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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