PwC Interview Questions in Canada

Updated Sep 28, 2014
Updated Sep 28, 2014
64 Interview Reviews

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  1.  

    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 week - interviewed at PwC in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    First round was through campus interview. Basic behavioural questions. Nothing unexpected.
    The second round was on site professional talent centre includes 4 parts, which are group exercise, written report, partner interview, and office tour.
    Partner interview was the easiest one. Also behavioural questions and a chance you can ask questions. Just show your passion you will be fine.
    I failed in written part according to the feedback they gave. We are required to write a report based on given facts (8,9 pages) in half an hour. Grammar issues. sigh.. I believe they were testing your ability to filter necessary information from a bunch of facts and organize a report in limited time.
    Group exercise is not that hard I thought. All you need to do is sharing information and discussing just like the case you have in school.

    Still a valuable experience. Staff are professional and passionate.
    Not bad for my first official interview.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  2.  

    Associate, Controls Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Poor experience. Started well with a phone interview. Lasted about 30 minutes discussing resume details. After 1 week and dealing with numerous people, scheduled an Video Conference interview. Here's where it all starts to go wrong. Firstly, one of the interviewers doesn't show up, instead he was on speakerphone listening in. The other interviewer had to relay all my answers to the other guy. Needless to say it was very uncomfortable. Then it turns out they were interviewing me for a DIFFERENT position and failed to inform me beforehand.

    However, I dismissed it as a one-off and decided to go on with the application because the other position offered was also a good one. For the next 4 WEEKS, and after rescheduling 5 TIMES, we finally settled on a date and time. Guess who messed up the time? Got a phone call asking me why I missed the interview, apparently me and the other interviewers all got different timings. So we rescheduled AGAIN. This time everyone shows up on time. But the interviewers didn't seem interested, I was talking to them they were using their phones as if they had better things to do. Even their questions weren't thought out and they clearly didn't read my resume beforehand.

    Surprisingly I got offered the job, but eventually refused.

    Interview Questions
    • To add to the horror, they requested I write for 30 minutes after the interview on a topic for their choice. Ridiculous.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    They didn't seem interested at all. They expect you to sell yourself to them, but they don't reciprocate.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    3 INTERVIEWS
    1. Behavioural with Senior Associate
    2. Behavioural with Manager
    3. Conversational with Partner

    The interview process is straight forward. Questions are pretty generic. They ask you questions regarding leadership, teamwork, challenges you've faced. Its important to know your resume inside and out always.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Set salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Knowing someone will help make it easier to get into the company as it is largely based on word of mouth. Having prior experience can help or coming from another Big 4 company.

    Accepted Offer
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    Audit Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    usually have a phone interview, then a person interview.
    they will take you out to lunch and this is a sign that you're in the company
    it is very easy going even thought you meet managers and partners along the way
    be yourself. they look for fit

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Risk Assurance Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Long and tedious. Lots of filtering

    Interview Questions
    • Dont know, my interview process was very rare and particular   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter - interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Long, very long and detailed!

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
  9.  

    New Associate - Management Consulting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    Interview process:
    -First Round Telephone Interview (approximately 30 min.)

    If you advance to the Assessment Day, you should expect the following major activities:
    -Cognitive Test (20 min.)
    -Group Case Study (45 min.)
    -Second Interview [telephone or in-person] (approximately 1 hr.)
    -Office Tour (approximately 45 min.)
    -Networking Event (approximately 1 hr.)

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Undisclosed Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5 days - interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    I'm trying to remain as anonymous as I possibly can, but I should share my experience as a heads up for others.
    I had a panel interview, then got a call 4 days later that I was the chosen candidate Two hours later the offer was withdrawn (no fault of my own really, they just decided to go with someone "internal"). I did not do anything crazy, like quit my current job or anything, and I was not upset that I did not get the job, I just thought that the way they handled it was extremely unprofessional.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Three interviews
    Sr associate
    Manager
    Partner

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations
    Accepted Offer

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