Getting an Interview
Getting an Interview
Interviews for Top Jobs at PwC
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- Intern (219)
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- Advisory Associate (106)
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- Risk Assurance Associate (75)
- Senior Associate (71)
- Tax (59)
- Senior Consultant (49)
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- PwC Assurance Associate (22)
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- Elevate Program (20)
- Associate Consultant (19)
- Analyst (19)
- Assurance Intern (19)
- Audit Senior Associate (17)
Helpful (47)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 3 days. I interviewed at PwC (New York, NY).
Behavioral Interview with extremely nice group of people. Be personable and make sure PwC is a good fit for you before accepting. There is not a whole lot you can do to prepare other than being confident in your abilities and confident that PwC is a good place with you for a good reason. Beyond that, be comfortable with travellng and open to learning.
- Why PWC? Answer Question
Helpful (13)Declined OfferNegative ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 5 weeks. I interviewed at PwC.
They didn't want to pay for my hotel room, instead they wanted me to make the 5 hour drive the day of and only wanted to give me $100 for gas, and meals to travel to and from the location (that $100 included the trip back as well). I knew at that point it was going to take a lot of convincing to get me to accept any offer they gave compared to the ones that I had previously received. a few good things came out of the interview process with this company: - I know who I dont want to work for - I loved the city - They have good taste in food. On top of that, there were no hard interview questions if you have studied to the standard at which other big 4 accounting firms expect.
- why do you want to work for us rather than another big 4? Answer Question
Helpful (16)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. I interviewed at PwC.
The new interview process covers several acumen areas: business, global, whole leadership, relationships, and technical. Several questions can be asked for each area and there will be follow up questions based on your response to the question. You will likely need to be able to provide examples of a time you demonstrated leadership, technical capabilities, or business acumen. Being caught up on current events will help for global acumen - this might not always be an essential question to get right for on campus interviews.
- Tell me about a time you faced adversity. Answer Question
Helpful (5)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
Two rounds of interviews, one on campus, the other in the office. The second round has two interviews and an office tour. The interview questions themselves were pretty typical - behavioral questions, elaborating on your resume, etc. On campus interviewer often has ties to the school, so he/she might ask specific school related questions.
- Tell me about the time you... resolved a conflict/had to give a feedback etc Answer Question
Helpful (2)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceEasy Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at PwC (Los Angeles, CA) in October 2015.
I applied through my university and was invited to interview via OCR. I met with two different Project Manager Consultants. Both were extremely nice and made the interview very stress-free.
- Describe a time when you had to finish a project on a very strict deadline? Answer Question
- When in the past have you used technology to solve a problem? Answer Question
- How do you handle having multiple activities going on simultaneously? (e.g. work, school, extra-curriculars) Answer Question
- Why do you like technology and more specifically tech consulting? Answer Question
Helpful (3)Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through a recruiter. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at PwC.
I interned at another big 4 firm last summer which made the recruiting process easier. Connected with a recruiter at my school and explained to her my situation. Was given 2 rounds on campus and then my final at the office where I will ultimately accepted.
- Tell me about a time you failed Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at PwC.
First around behavioral and second round case interview plus behavioral. The whole process is very pleasant interviewers are all very nice. They focus on the global acumen business acumen and tech acumen. Be sure to prepare for these questions.
- Tell me about yourself Answer Question
- No OfferPositive ExperienceDifficult Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at PwC.
First round was on campus. One to one with a director at the department. Behavior questions mainly. The director was nice that he actually repeated one question when I was blown away.
- what were some of your strengths and weaknesses? Answer Question
- Accepted OfferPositive ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at PwC (Florham Park, NJ).
I applied online via the PwC Careers page. A recruiter contacted me within a week for a phone interview, which lasted about 30 minutes. I was very quickly (within several days) contacted by the recruiter to set up an in-person interview. Two weeks later I was interviewed in the office individually by four different managers over two hours. Each manager had a specific set of questions to ask and sat with me for thirty minutes. 1) The first asked me about myself very generally, why I was interested in working at PwC and a quick rundown of my past experiences, 2) The next asked very specific details about my past and experiences, pinning down exactly what I would be doing in my current role and trying to understand if I was capable in those areas, 3) The third talked about my career path and ability to bring innovation to the team, and 4) The last one asked a few questions on why I was leaving my current job. This person was the most senior manager and appeared to just be there to sign off on me overall. I was offered the job within a week after that. Overall it was a very pleasant experience.
- Why are you leaving your current job. 1 Answer
- No OfferNeutral ExperienceAverage Interview
I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at PwC (San Francisco, CA).
I was invited for an on-campus interview after I applied it through campus. I was interviewed with a partner. He was really nice. We met on the pre-interview social day so we were just chatting. He did not ask any specific behavioral question. I received the rejection email two weeks later.
- Why do you want to work in Tax? Answer Question
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