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Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Toronto, ON (Canada) Mar 2012 – Reviewed May 20, 2013 New
Interview Details – There were 3 interviews. First was with HR which was a little weird. Reason being that we had a good conversation but when I started to ask questions about the job, she did not know much at all. The way the job was portrayed almost left me not wanting it. I was not going to go back but because she called me back the very next day I did and I'm glad now. Had 2 more interviews all inquick succession and those were great!
Interview Question – Can't think of any Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Reviewed May 13, 2013 New
Interview Details – Dragged on for about three months despite receiving excellent feedback from both Partners
Interview Question – Nothing challenging due to lack of intelligence from interviewer. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There is no negotiation at all.
No Offer – Interviewed in Calgary, AB (Canada) Apr 2013 – Reviewed May 3, 2013
Interview Details –
I got a telephone interview for the National Leadership Conference for the Calgary Office.
I prepared for the interview by researching the office and the work they do. I put a lot of emphasis on Audit and didn't talk as much about the conference. I am waiting for feedback from the interviewers to see where I could have improved.
Interview Question – The questions were pretty srtandard (Tell us about yourself? Why do you want to be a CA?) and i thought i did well, but i guess they were looking more at who fits the company and culture. Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Apr 25, 2013
Interview Details – typical behavioural interview questions: tell me about yourself, why do you want to work here, etc
No Offer – Interviewed in Vancouver, BC (Canada) – Reviewed Apr 24, 2013
Interview Details – Applied to PwC as part of the CA recruitment process. Received an interview offer. Interviewer was really friendly . Even in situations where I can't answer to the question perfectly, interviewer would tried to guide me to answer the whole questions by asking me to elaborate on certain points. Was not offered a second interview , as I was totally unprepared for the tough behavioral questions that were asked
Interview Question –
Tell me a time where you have to adjust your communication style to a certain audience?
Tell me a time where you went above and beyond what is required of you to deliver excellent service?
Tell me a time where you contribute to a team by using your past experience? Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Calgary, AB (Canada) Jan 2013 – Reviewed Feb 23, 2013
Interview Details – The first round interview was a phone interview with standard behavioral questions. The second round interview was a group case with teams of 4 people.
Accepted Offer – Reviewed Feb 6, 2013
Interview Details – Easy, get to know the recruiters at school events.
Interview Question – Existing relationship, more of a conversation rather than specific interview questions. Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Calgary, AB (Canada) – Reviewed Jan 3, 2013
Interview Details – The initial phone interview with a consultant was basic and gave me a favorable impression. They then flew me out to their Calgary location. The day consisted of an 1 on 1 interview with a senior partner, which was straightforward. There was also an office tour. The toughest portion was a group exercise with about 5 other interviewees where the task is to comb through a case study and provide a recommendation. They was a follow up written assessment where you have to summarize your findings.
Interview Question – It was a case study about a resort in Asian wanting to earn an eco-friendly certification. Answer Question
No Offer – Interviewed in Toronto, ON (Canada) Dec 2012 – Reviewed Dec 29, 2012
Interview Details – Contacted within a week of the application via email. Went to downtown office for a 30 min interview. Turned out to be almost 45 mins. Manager and Associate were very welcoming and easy to get along with. Very laid back and interested in personality more than qualifications
Interview Question –
1. What are 2 ways you had to change your communication methods.
2. How did you learn and communicate a technical skill
3. Conflict resolution
4. How do you stay organized Answer Question
Accepted Offer – Interviewed in Calgary, AB (Canada) – Reviewed Dec 7, 2012
Interview Details –
There were 4 stages to their hiring process for this particular position.
1. Submit online application, resume and cover letter.
2. One on one interview (mostly behavioural) with a director
3. One on one interview with a partner (mostly behavioural)
4. Group assessment in their office, this consisted of a group consulting case, group discussion, individual review, and a writing test.
Offer was made the same day as the group assessment.
Overall it was a great process, but make sure you do a great deal of preparation. Know about them and their competitors, have your STAR examples ready and try to be upbeat and funny!
Also be expected to be asked for more detail on every answer you give.
Interview Question –
What is a flash mob (i had been talking about a marketing case competition)
Most of the questions were listed on this website, but prepare more examples than listed. For example one question cited said they were asked for two examples, I had the same question but was asked for 3 ("Give 3 examples of when you had to change the way you communicated). Answer Question
Negotiation Details – This was an entry level position, for recent university grads (and includes two years of rotational training), so I did not negotiate.
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