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Updated Feb 23, 2015
Updated Feb 23, 2015
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    Technology Consulting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    First round is behavioral based, your very standard behavioral question.
    Second Round is three 45 minute interviews at their HQ. Two of them are behavioral, and one is a case question.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Process started through college campus. Had first round interview. The interviewers were really friendly and conversational. The questions asked were conversational as well in how I behaved in certain situation. Heard back the next day for 2nd round in office the following week. The in office was some more behavioral questions but mostly to show you why you should pick PwC over other firms. Recieved offer the next day. Told them my decision a week later. Emails back and forth between current employees was also very easy and they were all open to talk about their jobs

    Interview Questions
    • When have you had multiple deadlines in ashore period of time and what did you do to get through those deadlines?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I decided to choose elsewhere in the Big 4 as I seemed to fit personality wise elsewhere.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    IT Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at PwC in April 2013.

    Interview Details

    3 round interview, first communicate with me through phone, then face to face interview, the third round interview is in their office. You need to have breakfast with staff to know about the company value, then 3 officer interview you. After that they will telephone you the result in few days.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you deal with a team member who don't want to work.   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Inititial phone interview with Recruiter lead to a second phone interview with a Consultant. For the third interview I was invited into the office for "interview day" in which several candidates were being screened at once.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Actuarial Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at PwC in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    On-campus interview followed by an on-site interview in Chicago, IL. The HR contact told me she would call me with in two weeks. I e-mailed her 5 times and called their office trying to contact them after the two weeks was up. The got back to me 4 weeks later. Thanks PwC.
    Had a panel of people we could talk to about full time work. No actuaries, all consultants. We were under the Tax people for some reason, apparently, we did not get our own department or area.

    Interview Questions
    Reasons for Declining

    The HR contact took look to contact me so I took a different offer.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at PwC in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Got an interview call from HR manager only because of a referral from my school senior who happened to be a manager in PwC now. Started with 1 HR interview (very simple and direct questions related to visa status and previous work experience), followed by 2 Telephone interviews (one by a director and one by a tech manager). Position was related to Insurance industry. I did not have any experience in Guidewire and PwC is specifically looking for candidates with Guidewire experience (or may be an indepth P&C insurance knowledge candidate). I did fine/well in the phone interviews and questions were in general (about prior work experience and some insurance related questions) . This whole process of 1 HR interview and 2 Telephone interviews took over a month and a half. Then a final in-person interview was scheduled a month and half later (after the 2nd telephone interview was done). In-person interview with 3 Directors and 1 Partner. Discussions sounded very casual (again related to the position/work experience) except for with one director who asked the typical behavioral type of questions like why PwC, why should PwC hire you..and also some questions related to a particular scenario in policy issuance. I thought i did fine(not extraordinary) but was positive & expecting an offer. After two and half weeks the HR manager replied that i did not get the offer :( .. The overall process was good, though veryyy slow. The HR manager responded well for any email/call, though a little late sometimes (lot better than other companies I interviewed with) .

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing as such...but be prepared to answer any question that might be related to your prior experience and mentioned in your resume .. I was being frank/simple in my answers, but may be you need to be more elaborate sometimes!   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PwC in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    First round of interview was over phone. Fairly straight forward. Had to fly down to Chicago for the second round interview. Having worked in Deloitte, i was very familiar with the company structure and a lot of people who were working at PwC. I had a cal with the HR with very good interview feedback but was put on hold due to international travel restrictions based on my VISA. I haven't heard back from them since and it has been more than 45 days.

    Interview Questions
    • Most of the questions were do to with my previous work experience. Nothing unusual   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Advisory Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    -- One 30-minute 1st round on-campus interview with a Director who I met before at a campus recruiting event
    -- Two 30-minute 2nd-round interviews at the office with a Partner and a Director (including one office tour and one coffee break)
    -- The partner called in the afternoon on the same day after the interview, extending an offer

    Interview Questions
    • What do you think we mean by saying "PwC wants to hire those who can make an impact on our company?" What is the impact you had on the other from your university? What impact would you have on PwC? How would you measure those impacts?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ weekinterviewed at PwC in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    One round of on campus interview. Basically just the partner talking about the firm.
    A week later got invited on site. The interview started with a panel discussion, which is just a presentation of the company and the position. It was followed by 3 one-on-one interviews with partners or directors. The interviews are essentially behavioral, aka asking you about your experience.
    Got phone call about the result three days later.

    Interview Questions
    • There was a case interview even though the invitation said explicitly that the interviews will be behavioral.   View Answers (3)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  11.  

    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC in October 2012.

    Interview Details

    The interview in their chicago office was really relaxed. They were all really nice. They mostly asked me about my resume and just behavioral questions. When I had my on campus interview I was asked one case question, which I bombed, but I was still invited back for a second round interview

    Interview Questions
    • They asked a case question regarding sub prime mortgages and bank regulation. That was difficult mostly because it was unexpected.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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