PwC Interview Questions

Updated Apr 14, 2015
Updated Apr 14, 2015
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    Accountant Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at PwC in September 2009.

    Interview

    At first there was a phone interview in which i was asked basic personality questions. Then on the 1:1 interview, i was presented with detailed math and analytical questions and i had to answer those correctly. with the group interview i got to meet other candidates and prepare a presentation.

    Interview Questions

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    Accounting Department Interview

    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at PwC (Phila, PA) in June 2008.

    Interview

    Had the interview CONFIRMED, specifically stated that I would be on my lunch HOUR. Arrived 10 minutes early, no one could find the person for about 20 minutes [that's 30 minutes into my lunch hour] ... finally found her, it took her another 15 minutes to find a place for me to take the test [45 minutes into my lunch hour] then proceeds to state that the test will take about 45 minutes!!!
      Started the test ... the equipment wasn't working properly, had to find another ... found one [60 minutes ... my lunch HOUR gone!!!]
      Twenty minutes into the test ... I stopped, thanked them and left. And yes, I ended up taking a 2 hour [waste-of-my-time] lunch and never even got to eat anything.

    Interview Questions

    • N/A. The initial interview went well or I would not have gone back for a follow-up   Answer Question
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    Placement Year - Audit Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at PwC (Reading, England (UK)) in January 2011.

    Interview

    The hiring process starts with an online application form that is shorter and easier to fill in than most competitors. The amount of guidance was superb. Next was an essay on how the company could offer help to another large company, in the form of services. Then a telephone interview which was competency based, with questions such as "Tell me about an area of finance in the news that interests you?". Once accepted, the last stage is an assessment day, with a group task, another essay, numerical and logic tests and finally a 1 V 1 interview with a manager. Overall the process is very quick, and PwC don't keep you in the dark for very long. I personally had an offer after only 24 hours after the assessment day, so the process is very swift.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about the corporation tax decreases and why George Osbourne decided to do this?   1 Answer

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    Consultant Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at PwC (Montreal, QC (Canada)) in May 2012.

    Interview

    3 interview
    First one supposed to be informal but it is very formal
    Second is a case interview with an hour to answer to a complex problem. It is a real case study! My only advice be prepared it is not an easy one
    Third, Phone interview for select or between two last candidate

    Interview Questions

    • According to you what are the role and responsibilities of a consultant   Answer Question
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    Senior Accountant Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at PwC (London, England (UK)) in January 2008.

    Interview

    Numerous tests and interview panel on several occasions

    Interview Questions

    • If you were to be re-incarnated as an animal what type would you be and why   2 Answers
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    Team Lead Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at PwC (Bangalore (India)).

    Interview

    First technical round of 1 hr. Second technical round of 2 hrs with Architect. Then HR round.

    Interview Questions

    • SAP ABAP: Why we have 3 descriptions for data element. Table control manually. IDoc inbound config is not done, will the idoc be posted in recieving system.   Answer Question
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    Summer Assurance Internship Interview

    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PwC (New York, NY) in November 2012.

    Interview

    The interview process started through campus recruiting. My first interview was a one-on-one interview with a manager and all conversational, with very basic questions about my resume. It lasted 30 mins. The second interview was the in-office interview where they flew me up to NYC. They were with a partner, a senior manager and manager. They all lasted 30 mins.

    Interview Questions

    • During the in-office visit, the questions were all behavioral. I didn't feel like they were trying to get to know me at all. They would start out with a basic question and continue to ask every detail about it. For instance they asked me "What do I do to organize my life?" I said keep a planner. Then they asked "How many lines do I have written in the planner a day?" "How many lines do I complete a day?" They also asked "Why does a soda can has a lip around the edge"   Answer Question
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at PwC (San Francisco, CA) in October 2012.

    Interview

    There were two part of interviews -- on campus interview and on site interview. and before interview there was a pre-interview dinner to meet the staffs. The recruiters are really nice so you don't need to get too nervous. in the dinner and interviews you would get a lot of chance to ask them anything you want to know about the company. Don't wast your chance, prepare well and ask as many questions as you can and want.

    Interview Questions

    • In the interview I mentioned a project I've done and then the interviewer was interested in it and asked the detail. So to impress the interviewer, I suggest to prepare well for all the details of each project you did and don't mention anything you are not well prepared of.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Not yet. Everything is over my expectation

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    HR-Placement Interview

    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at PwC (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    It was done by an external company which is very strange and although it was meant to last 20 minutes, only lasted about 10 minutes. The interviewer called five minutes late. Asked 2 behavioral questions and asked a lot about their client and the goals they have.

    Interview Questions

    • What is a problem a chosen client is facing and how would you solve it. What new services would you offer them.   Answer Question
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    Forensic Technology Graduate Programmer Interview

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC (London, England (UK)) in November 2012.

    Interview

    Online tests - numerical test, then followed by a 45 minute interview down in London by the Head of this sector of the company. Was a very hard and necessary grilling based on technical and competency based questions. The technical questions were based on the mathematics I might have completed in the past.

    Interview Questions

    • Could you please describe the standard deviation and mean of the Normal distribution?   Answer Question

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