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PwC Internship Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated May 6, 2014
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Interview Details – Your first have to directly apply for the program. It normally takes 2-3 weeks to hear bak from them to determine whether you have gotten the first round of interviews. Normally this is a one-to-one. It normally takes place in your college's career center. The second round is at the PWC offices and may be with multiple people at once

Interview Question – tell me about yourself   Answer Question


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I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – Was selected through on-campus recruiting. PwC had a formal dinner the day before the interview where you could ask questions to current employees. Very professional. Had the interview the next day with the same person i spoke to the night before. Went very well. Never got a yes or no answer.

Interview Question – What are some of your strengths and weaknesses?   Answer Question


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I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – Office where there were alumni from my university where much more receptive to me, and vice versa. If you're not from one of their "core" schools then you can forget it.

Interview Question – The interviewer asked many questions about my resume, but the most unexpected was just about me. He asked, "what do you like to do?" which is a very simple question but it caught me off guard. I would just try to be personal and not so serious and rigid.   Answer Question


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I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – I applied through my university and received documents to be filled out online two weeks later. I was then called for an initial phone screen one week after that. The questions were pretty general like when will I have completed 150 credits and if I plan to pursue a CPA license. A week later I scheduled a phone interviewed that lasted about thirty minutes.

Interview Question – Why do you prefer audit over tax?   Answer Question


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I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC in November 2013.

Interview Details – First went through on campus recruiting. Met with a manager from PWC and was very conversational interview. Asked about teamwork examples (bad team players, how you handled situation, etc). Received a call for a second round interview about 4-5 days afterwards. The super day kept being pushed back because they wanted all the candidates to be in the office at the same time. Was pushed back about 3 weeks to late November.
Superday started with breakfast, a HR manager presentation and then a panel with 2 young associates. Make sure to ask a question ( I asked about opportunities for international travel). Next I had 3 consecutive interviews starting with the manager, then director and lastly managing director. The manager asked the most technical questions ( Why Pwc, why tax, how do you manage time, work late + manage course load, team work, etc). The director was very laid-back and talked about the social aspect, sports teams that PWC can offer. Maybe asked 1 question off my resume regarding previous internship. Lastly was the managing director. Asked several questions about why accounting, why my school and why tax. Make sure to speak about at least one relevant accounting issue related to your position with the partner. This will set you apart from other candidates and the partners will love it that you did some outside research. Overall process was simple. Interviewed wendesday and heard back Monday for an offer in NYC office.

Interview Question – Why accounting? Why Tax? Why Pwc? Give examples of how you managed extensive course load/job/ school at once.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.


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New York, NY

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2012.

Interview Details – I got in contact with a recruiter. We did a preliminary interview before I interviewed with a partner. Then on the Super Day I interviewed with several partners. The whole interview process was long but very easy going in the beginning. Towards the end the interviews got to be a little more nerve racking.

Interview Question – "Tell me a situation in which you had to..." Scenario questions are the most difficult.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None for the start internship.


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Detroit, MI

I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at PwC in September 2013.

Interview Details – Met PwC at a career fair and was invited to interview a few days later. Process was very straightforward. Interviewer was very knowledgeable and did not ask any hard or challenging questions. The interview felt more like a conversation than an interview. I was given a thorough overview of the job details and the overall culture of the work environment.

Interview Question – Why PwC?   Answer Question


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I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at PwC in October 2012.

Interview Details – I applied through campus career services. It's an on-campus interview. I got response back in one week. Two interviewers includes one manager and one partner. There is also a pre-interview night before the interview date. You can many different employees from different department.

Interview Question – Basic behavior questions: tell me about yourself? why PwC?   Answer Question


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Interviewed at PwC

Interview Details – The recruiter was very nice and friendly. He doesn't make you feel uncomfortable at all, which is what some interviewers try to do. The people at their office is very nice too. They mainly want to see whether your personality fits with the company or not.

Interview Question – What makes you want to stay here is your family is in Taiwan?   Answer Question


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I applied through college or university and interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – Met with recruiters at career fair and was soon offered to interview and invited to dinner to meet with company representatives. The next day I had two 15-minute behavioral interviews and invited back for super day at office. I declined office interview due to another opportunity

Very upbeat, friendly interviewers

Interview Question – Mostly behavioral questions, why PwC, etc.   Answer Question

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