PwC Interview Questions

Updated Jul 25, 2015
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  1. Helpful (8)  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, SC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC (Columbia, SC) in June 2015.

    Interview

    I applied through the company website. First, I was contacted by the recruiter within a week. I had a first round interview in Atlanta, GA. I was interviewed by three separate managers/directors. I was invited back for the final interview in Columbia, SC. It was a group interview with 5 other candidates and 5 managers of different departments.

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    • What is your knowledge/experience with Microsoft Office, particularly Excel?   Answer Question
    • What is one thing that makes you stand out above the other candidates?   Answer Question
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    Risk Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    interviewed at PwC (Houston, TX) in July 2015.

    Interview

    It was a great experience. I had 5 great interviewers that were very easy to talk to. They were personable and made me feel at home. The office tour was exciting because I got a chance to see what PwC looked like and again I met great people. I would definitely recommend PwC to anyone I know.

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    • Name a time when you had to complete a deadline. How did you handle it?   Answer Question
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at PwC (New York, NY).

    Interview

    It was really helpful, straighforward and too the point. They ask you questions that they would like to see in individuals they would have to work with. A good thing to think about is the airport test, which is commonly used in these kinds of interviews.

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    Tax Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    Interviewed with two managers and a partner. One behavioral question (standard have to ask all applicants) and just general conversation. One lady legit asked me one question and made me ask her questions the entire time. Like come on lady who's interview is this mine or yours?

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    Senior Analyst (AML) Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Columbia, SC
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PwC (Columbia, SC).

    Interview

    I got a screening call from a PwC about two and a half months ago. The guy asked me about my experience and basically matched up what I told him with my resume and the job posting. A month and a half later I got a call from a PwC recruiter, who introduced himself as "____ from PwC" which isn't exactly true: he's a contract recruiter FOR PwC (more on that down below). Anyway, he called to explain the job and gave me a salary range (after I asked). He said someone from the PwC office would contact me for an interview time and date, and I got an email that afternoon to set up a time and date to come in. The first round consisted of an "intro" presentation by a PwC partner to myself and four other candidates. Then an assistant took each of us to a small office, where PwC staff rotated interviewing us (~30 minutes/interview). I got a call back the next day to come in for the final interview and told me to take two online tests that they emailed me. The final round consisted of me and a few other candidates sitting for a group interview with five PwC staffers and it lasted about an hour. Then they brought in a breakfast to eat and a few of the interviewers left, while a few more came in. The second half of this interview lasted ~45 minutes and was a PwC partner presenting us with a case study and we basically had to treat it like he was the client and we were the consultants, while the rest of the PwC staff in the room observed us. I got a call two days later from the recruiter that initially set up the first interview and he said that they "really wanted" me....and then offered me almost the minimum for the hiring range the recruiter initially told me about. The salary offered is pretty pathetic (considering they are only interviewing experienced people for this job) and though you are free to negotiate, do not expect them to come up more than $1k. The recruiter kept telling me how much they wanted me, though their offer and counter-offer say otherwise. From my own experience with contract recruiters, they get paid based on how many of their leads actually get hired at these firms, so I think he was looking more for a commission rather than what was best for me. They're free to try and get something for nothing, but I'm also free to say "no."

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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 dayinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    One behavioral interview on campus and three off campus. Make sure to be authentic and vocal. Describe yourself, prepare SWOT analysis on yourself and understand PwC's whole leadership model. This will give you a nice added advantage

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    • How did you deal with communication gaps and ambiguity in some past project?   Answer Question
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    AML Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Columbia, SC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PwC (Columbia, SC) in June 2015.

    Interview

    First was given a very brief phone interview verifying resume and application information. Was told that the recruiter then had 10 business days to get back to me but he didn't so I followed up and was told I was in a holding process due to number of applicants. I got a call back about a week later with interview offer. They flew me down to Columbia for the first interview and it was a good experience overall. The recruiter gave me lots of helpful information to prepare over the phone before I got there. First there was a 30-45 minute presentation by the Managing Director of the office. Definitely use this time to ask questions and try to stand out. Next I was taken to an office where I stayed while 3 different people came to interview me, each lasting 30-40 minutes. The people will vary for each person, but mine were the recruiter who I had previously spoken with on the phone, an HR person, and the managing director who had given the presentation earlier. Each person has different areas they are focusing their interview on, but they are all looking for critical thinking skills, willingness and aptitude to learn and grow, and ability to adapt to different work settings and projects with teams. I used a lot of real life examples and metaphors to apply my skills to the position. I just graduated with my bachelors so I didn't have much applicable experience but just try to show that you've learned from everything you've done so far and can apply that knowledge practically. A few days later I got a call for the final round interview. This interview is a group setting, but not everyone is interviewing for the same position. First we met with people in the office who would be our coworkers and peers to see if you are a good fit for the office as a person. This was very conversational, they asked fun facts, and didn't get through very many formal questions. Just try to relax and show that you are easy to get along with. Next on the schedule they had a "leadership lunch" which for us was breakfast. They brought food in and then several people came in, including the managing director, to do a role play/case study exercise. It was introduced as us being the team working and the interviewers as clients and we had to work to solve their problem. Make sure you throw some ideas out and participate, whether they are half baked ideas or not. You don't want to be the quiet one. I was told when I left that I would probably hear back by the end of the week. I had some online assessments to take that I did not complete until Friday, so I emailed the contact when I completed them and she said i should hear back early the next week. I still hadn't heard back by Thursday afternoon so I followed up with the recruiter and he then gave me my offer. Don't be afraid to follow up with them but give them a chance to be conversational. I was offered an Advisory Specialist position instead of AML due to my lack of experience, but I am more than happy with it. Salary is great for entry level along with a signing bonus. I don't remember any specific questions to add but just have some answers about your strengths and weaknesses and why you want to work there and definitely some stories of examples of how you handle things at work. There were no off the wall questions and everything was very conversational.

    Interview Questions

    • Managing director gave scenarios for me to solve/think through rather than asking direct questions. He focused majorly on critical thinking and analysis.   1 Answer
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    Campus interview and then on-site interview. Campus interview was more difficult (tell me about a time when..., etc.). On-site interview was more conversational (tell me about yourself, what do you like to do, etc.) The Campus interview was 1 interview, and on-site was 3 separate interviews packed into one day.

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    • When was a time that you had to be a leader?   1 Answer
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    Advisory Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at PwC in June 2015.

    Interview

    Whole process took 4+ weeks, Went through the recruiter who came back after 2 weeks. Another week in scheduling 2 phone interviews with directors. The first was more on confirming what I know and what Industries I have worked in. The interviewer did not drill down on any topic. The other interview got rescheduled few times and the interviewer asked some key questions to gauge my depth and he was convinced. In sum both were positive interviews. In the end the HR told me they have filled with an internal candidate

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    • What industries have you worked in? Deep dive on specific technology questions related to the industry   Answer Question
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    I had applied atc ampus career website then first round interview at campus. Later on site interview at the firm. mainly about examples of various situations why you choose the firm and weakness standard behavior qs

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    • mainly about examples of various situations why you choose the firm and weakness standard behavior qs   Answer Question

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