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Updated Dec 15, 2014
Updated Dec 15, 2014
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    Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC in February 2010.

    Interview Details

    A senior manager and a senior consultant conducted the interview. The senior manager had a evaluation form from HR department. All were behavior questions. There is only one question is about my technical background. As they were hiring banking IT auditor, they need people with IT and banking system knowledge.

    Interview Questions
    • As a software engineer in Oracle, why you want to join PwC?   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    Considering the working environment of big 4 in China.

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Phone interview was mainly competency based, Compentencies they look for can be found on their website.
    Best advice is to prepare specific examples and be ready to go into more depth.
    Also a few questions to test commercial awareness. Have a recent business news story ready to talk about.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about a recent news story you read and how does it affect pwc?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  3.  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    application, telephone interview, assessment centre, final interview

    Interview Questions
    • No unexpected question. The difficulty of interview can be depending on the interviewer due to their personalities(my opinion), thus you need to be aware that they can be nice or very rude. Also you need to try to understand what the interviewer wants to hear 'exactly' as their questions can sometimes be unclear and vague then do not assume and ask them again.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    got transferred(as the position i applied was filled during the interview process) to another position which I wasnt interested

    Declined Offer
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    Human Resources Technology Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Applied online, did SHL tests: numerical. logical and personal. In one week was asked for more information about my application through email. Then was invited to telephone interview, which was about 1 hour based on the competencies outlined on their website, such as commercial awareness, teamwork and others.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
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    Spring Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Interview Details

    phone interview after 1 week when I submitted my application
    Generally competency based
    asked about recent news
    why pwc
    why assurance
    which area in assurance you are interested in
    go through your CV
    Anything you want to ask

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  7.  

    Audit Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Interview Details

    telephone interview firstly, then assessment center, if you passed the past two, you will get partner interview.

    Assessment center is the one most of people fail. the final interview is the one that most of people pass.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  8.  

    Technical Lead Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangalore (India)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at PwC in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Gery Area...people who are rejected in the interviews are selected again by the HR. People who are good in English are selected.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  9.  

    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Francisco, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ monthsinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Was introduced to Capital Projects by a partner. From there, the process was pretty rigorous. Be prepared for no less than 4 interviews. I had 6 in total, from HR Manager through Principal. Interviews were great and team seems strong. Biggest concern was HR switched managers during final hiring so salary negotiations became a bit more difficult. In the end got a solid offer though.

    Interview Questions
    • How much do you currently make? Don't believe what you read on the internet! It was a relief stating my salary. Why would I want to go through a 4 month hiring process only to find out that the expectations were way off?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The compensation is good to start: 3 weeks off, shut down during Christmas. Tough to change. I did ask for a sign-on bonus though and got it.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  10.  

    Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    1. recruiter phone screening interview
    2. office interview with a manager
    3. partner interview with a partner and a manager, lunch with two assocaites

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
  11.  

    Technology Consulting- Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in San Jose, CA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    First-Round- On Campus Interview: Basic Interview Questions. They asked to run through my resume and asked me about my past experiences.

    Final Round Interview: One case study and two behavioral.

    The case study was given two days before. It was pretty elaborate. On the day of the final round we were given 45 min to prepare and then we had to present the case to one of the managing directors

    The two-behavioral interviews were relaxed. They asked me why I want to do tech consulting and why I would choose PwC.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe me a time where you had to work with an individual who was not motivated to do work. And how did you go about this?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer

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