PwC Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Apr 15, 2015
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Application

I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC.

Interview

PwC has come to our campus for recruiting. The actually interview process was different from what was mentioned in the placement website. The first round was a GD round. Here, it is important that one participates and makes contribution in terms of a new perspective or elaborates/ analyses someone else's perspective. The next round was a telephonic interview. My experience of the telephonic interview was not very good. I almost understood the result after that round. To my surprise, the company waitlisted my application though.

Interview Questions

  • Contray to what was expected (based on what other people had mentioned about their experience), there were a few actual technical questions based on programming languages and technology strategy for banking sector etc.   Answer Question

Other Interview Reviews for PwC

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Accepted Offer

    Interview

    Manager interview, followed by Associate Director/ Executive Director, and then HR. It is better to have your CV forwarded through an internal reference.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    I did not negotiate, but you should - there are salary disparities at the same experience and rank.

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PwC (Sydney (Australia)) in April 2013.

    Interview

    Applied for a position under their graduate recruitment program (Sydney). Online application form starts off the recruitment process, followed by an invitation to an invite-only pre-interview networking event. A phone interview follows that, the one I received was conducting by a HR person who asked questions relevant to the position but seemed unqualified to have a intelligent discussion. An example was when the HR person asked for my opinions on a recent business/financial news event. She was unfamiliar with the topic herself and was frantically trying to scribble notes down instead of engaging in a two-way conversation. Finally, the HR person admitted that she was mainly trying to decide what role would suit me rather than respecting my ability to decide if I had the skills and qualifications to be competent in a role. The company took 2 weeks to get back with rejection email, offering to provide feedback via a telephone callback. After scheduling a time with their automated system, I was surprised that the call never came at all. Very unprofessional conduct for a prestigious firm.

    Interview Questions

    • What do you think a consultant does? Tell me about three of your strengths.   1 Answer
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Calcutta (India)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 daysinterviewed at PwC (Calcutta (India)) in April 2013.

    Interview

    I got a call from the HR.

    Interview Questions

    • Though it was a QA interview but questions were from all parts starting from java to networking.   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calcutta (India)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC (Calcutta (India)) in March 2013.

    Interview

    1st round was Telephonic . As I am into SAP , questions were asked on both technical and functional, also from projects I worked. It was for 35-40 minutes by a Principal Consultant..2nd round was Managerial round . It was F2F at Bangalore taken by the Director and Partner. Few managerial questions like leadership,motivation were asked. Why PwC?
    What U know about PwC? Favorite MBA Subject--Few questions on that..Final HR round was telephonic. They asked only about salary expectations,reason 4 change, how soon I can join,etc....My hobbies, engineering rank, significant achievement..etc..Overall it was very good...Interviewers were very friendly, cordial, didn't put into pressure or stress...very much professional..

    Negotiation

    I told Best in Industry and got 70% hike from my previous company. PwC offers more than industry standard for talented guys...

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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    No Offer

    Interview

    First round interview is a traditional numerical test. Reading and interpreting graphs and then calculate the correct answer. Also included true, false or can not be answered-questions.

    Also some tests of reading abilites, which are in the local language. Short texts discussing different topics, such as economics, technology and scientific findings.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing out of the ordinary really. Some time pressure, but that's all.   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Calcutta (India)
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    interviewed at PwC (Calcutta (India)) in February 2013.

    Interview

    As it was a campus driven interview so there was only one round and fully based small case studies. Mostly they were checking the statistical approach to the problem.

    Interview Questions

    • if u want to launch a telecom service in India, what u will look at and how u will proceed.   1 Answer
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Calcutta (India)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through a staffing agency. The process took a weekinterviewed at PwC (Calcutta (India)) in January 2013.

    Interview

    technical round-questions asked as per cv.
    managerial round- general questions like willing to travel, marital status etc
    hr discussion

    Interview Questions

    • nothing difficult, but was lengthy.interviewer covered almost everything written in CV   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a dayinterviewed at PwC in January 2013.

    Interview

    3 round interview process for campus hiring
    1. Group Discussion : Focus areas communication skills, group dynamics
    2. Case Analysis: Case describing issues faced by a manufacturing co. Analyse for possible approaches for driving down costs, followed by interview largely CV based
    3. Partner interview: Fit interview, stress , CV based

    Interview Questions

    • You are at client site, need to go home for some personal emergency but your manager is not releasing you   Answer Question
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Declined Offer

    Interview

    Resume shortlisting, group discussion and then one personal interview. Resume shortlisting had grade criteria, group discussion was extremely easy as the problem statement was comprehensible (not abstract). structure was: 5 mins to understand the problem, 20 to discuss and then 5 mins to conclude. Interview was entirely case study as expected.

    Interview Questions

    • how can a company make vendors sell its product more without giving him any benefit to do so.   Answer Question

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