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- No OfferNeutral ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at PwC (Chicago, IL).
attended info session, applied through university career website.
- pretty much all the questions were straightforward,but ready to answer questions in a conversational basis. Answer Question
Helpful (1)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 6+ weeks – interviewed at PwC (Chicago, IL) in September 2013.
Applied on PwC website, recruiter contacted a month later. One phone interview with Manager in August first week. Waited for over a month for in-person interview at Chicago ofice. Met 5 people on same day in Chicago office . 2 Partners, 1 Project Manager, 1 Director and 1 Manager. Confirmed selection after 1 week, extended offer 2 weeks there after and accepted during the same week.It was a good experience overall, wait was tough though. Start Date is in second week of November
- I was interviewed as Experienced Hire, lot of questions were on my experience with different technologies, where I want to be in 5 years, Ideal job description, few behavioral questions Answer Question
No negotiation. It is what its is.
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied online. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at PwC (Chicago, IL) in September 2013.
I had a great recruiter who was able to see my information for this specific position. I have also applied at PWC for other positions and have been unfortunate with other recruiters.
- Case related: How would you handle a specific client? Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at PwC (Chicago, IL) in September 2013.
Applied to a specific service group within Advisory. Pretty straightforward and quick interview process. Got referred from a current employer, applied to position through referral link, got contacted from recruiter within a few days of applying and was asked some basic questions about career goals and my experience. 2nd round took place one week later and was a 'technical' screening phone interview from a Director - was not very technical, but mostly behavioral questions. 3rd round was in-person interviews with two other Directors and a Partner - each interviewer seemed to focus on something different - questions about resume (in detail), behavioral questions targeting consulting acumen (teamwork, leadership, dealing with clients, etc), and technical questions regarding understanding of industry and group's function.
- Why are you interested specifically in this group over other Advisory groups? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks – interviewed at PwC (Chicago, IL) in September 2013.
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.
- The case question Answer Question
- Declined OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at PwC (Chicago, IL) in September 2013.
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
- 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.
- No OfferNegative ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took a week – interviewed at PwC (Chicago, IL) in April 2013.
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.
- How do you deal with a team member who don't want to work. 1 Answer
Helpful (1)No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks – interviewed at PwC (Chicago, IL).
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.
- How do you deal with difficult clients Answer Question
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ months – interviewed at PwC (Chicago, IL) in November 2012.
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) .
- 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 OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 2+ months – interviewed at PwC (Chicago, IL) in November 2012.
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.
- Most of the questions were do to with my previous work experience. Nothing unusual Answer Question
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