PwC Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Aug 2, 2015
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Consulting Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

Application

The process took 1 dayinterviewed at PwC (San Francisco, CA) in November 2010.

Interview

The interview was quite basic. it consisted with an informal meet and greet with a "buddy" for the day and then it was a series of four, more or less, behaviorally based interviews: two partner interviews and two manager / director interviews

Interview Questions

  • Tell me about a time when you faced an ethical dilemma in the work place. Who was involved? How was it resolved?   Answer Question

Negotiation

yes. they always low ball the initial salary. I was offered a much lower offer for a city that is much more expensive to live in that I was initially looking at.. they were helpful and understanding.

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 daysinterviewed at PwC (New York, NY) in September 2009.

    Interview

    One on one on campus interview then went to office and sat wtih five different managers.

    Interview Questions

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC in January 2009.

    Interview

    Initial Interview was two half-hour interviews with two different managers. One was behavioral, the other was case-based. The case was from a book of a dozen or so cases and the interviewer tried to pick a case that matched with my background. Second interview was more involved. It started with coffee with 2 1-3 year consultants. There was 3 interviewees there. We talked for 45 minutes or so with them predominantly answering our questions. Then, we had 3, 1/2 hour interviews with various senior consultants/managers that were behavioral based. Some were well prepared, one I think hadn't even looked at my resume yet. The last part involved a 30-minute presentation by the HR person and then 2 other junior consultants answered more questions.

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    The process took 1 dayinterviewed at PwC (Seattle, WA) in August 2008.

    Interview

    The interview consisted of four one on one interviews with each level of the department, each interview lasted for half an hour. I interviewed with a staff, senior, manager, and director. Questions during each of the interviews were focused on understanding my experience, work habits, and problem solving skills. In addition to making sure you have experience that fits with their practice they also want to know that you are ready to work long hours with a good attitude and that you are ready to deal with some potentially demanding clients.

    Interview Questions

    • What would you do if you have two competing deadlines but there is not enough time to complete both?   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at PwC (Riyadh (Saudi Arabia)).

    Interview

    Had 2 meetings with senior management and one with the partner. The first interview was very casual, and I believe it was more of a personality test. Also had a presentation of my choosing that had to revolve around 1 specific topic that will increase the departments service offerings. The partner, a few juniors, assistant manager and manager were at this presentation.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell us a time when you used quick judgement in a difficult situation   Answer Question
    • What do you know about PwC and which line of service are you looking to join and why?   Answer Question
    • What do you do in your spare time outside of work?   Answer Question
    • General questions about what you studied and why   Answer Question
    • General questions regarding your past jobs   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    Online testing with SHL or SHL style: verbal reasoning and comprehension, maths and graph interpretation, diagrammatic reasoning (choose next in series or sequence) Video Interview: Short series of very general questions. Ranging from behavioural to what you know about current events Assessment Centre: Group activities, Interviews with partners and directors

    Interview Questions

    • Generally questions specific to the area you are applying. Make sure you stress why you want to work for the specific area   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC (Frankfurt am Main (Germany)) in May 2015.

    Interview

    They offer a typical interview setting. Beginning with 'tell me about yourself' then going through your interview. They are looking for someone with as much experience as possible. They ask a few minor follow up questions on experience. On a second interview I attended a 'Interview Day' with 9 other candidates. I was given 1 hour to read a case study, and another hour to present it. Topics varies, but mine was on the Purchase Process of ABC Company. They were looking for a model of the purchase process and evaluation of risks in the model.

    Interview Questions

    • You have been preparing a presentation with a partner for the last several months. The day arrives and the partner calls you that he is sick. What do you do? (Be confident and do it!) Do you prefer to work in teams or alone? Simple brain teasers.   1 Answer
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    The first round was a telephonic round where you are asked a lot of questions about your current job role, responsibilities and interesting assignments. The second was a f2f round where again, you would be asked specifics of some interesting/relevant projects. Its here that you are asked a lot of questions about your CV and real-life examples/situations. You are also given a "feel" of the next round, which in most likelihood is a technical round. I am still in the process but must admit, the process is agonizingly slow.

    Interview Questions

    • Is there anything we missed asking you during our last conversation?   Answer Question
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    Consulting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Interview

    Case interview with individual and group components. Question and Answer with Partners, based on the case provided. Time is limited for most of the components, group component require good time management

    Interview Questions

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    Had a phone interview with HR - they asked me standard questions like why PwC and what technical skills I have First round interview with Director/Manager - standard behavioural questions - really allowed me to ask a lot of questions Second round interview with Senior Manager/Manager - a little bit harder but similar to first round interview

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    HR stuffed up contract....

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