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Tech Advisory(Via Elevate) Interview (Positive Experience)
I applied through college or university and interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details – I was interviewed once on campus (behavioral interview) then after that selected to fly out to NYC office for second round interview (case question interview+ 2 behavioral interviews). After that I was selected to attend their National Elevate Program after which I received an internship offer.
Interview Question – The case was the hardest as I had never done a case interview before but if you prepare and practice you will be successful. Answer Question
Risk Assurance Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university - interviewed at PwC in October 2010.
Interview Details – An initial on campus interview with yourself, a partner, and a manager is required. Then you should expect 4 back-to-back 30 minute interviews with managers, directors, and partners concluding in a group lunch.
Interview Question – What would you say your biggest weaknesses are and why? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – There was not any negotiation from new hires from campus
Tax Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in May 2014.
Interview Details – The hiring recruitment is so strange because had an interview on May 2014 but the job will start on Apr 2015. Also, you need to choose the way of interview between campus way and experienced way.
Interview Question – The questions are the same I expected. Answer Question
Reporting Analyst Senior Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in August 2013.
Interview Details – I was hired via a temp agency. My account manager submitted my resume to the hiring manager, two days later I had a phone interview with the hiring manager, then 3 days later I had a technical interview, after that the next day I had an offer for the position.
Interview Question – Do you know how to code in Visual Basic? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – The salary was already negotiated with the temp agency
Elevate Program Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details – There were two rounds of interviews, first on campus and then at a PwC office. The on campus interviews consisted of two 30 minute interviews, both behavioral and extremely conversational. Make sure to bring your resume, but don't be too stressed about this one. The interview at the office consisted of two behavioral interviews and one case study. The case study was a little nerve wracking since it was my first time doing one but the interviewer is helpful and asks questions along the way. The behavioral interviews are also very laid back and conversational.
Interview Question – The business case was difficult in that I had no industry knowledge and was expected to make a presentation out of it. However they seem to be looking more for whether or not you can articulate your thoughts and give a well structured presentation rather than how good of a solution you can think of. Answer Question
Intern Interview (Neutral Experience)
Interviewed at PwC
Interview Details – Very easy 3 step process. First step was an on campus interview that was relatively simple and then I had an additional interview on campus. The last phase was an in person interview at the office that lasted all day. I spoke with a manager, a director, a partner, and a rep from HR.
Interview Question – There were not many difficult questions. Most were specific questions related to my field of study. Answer Question
Senior Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in December 2013.
Interview Details – Was referred into the Company. Individuals I met with were very intelligent and asked both technical and non technical questions. Should know your resume inside out before the interview
Can tell from the interview process that on the job I will also be challenged to thnk outside the box. All interviewers were very sharp and knew their business focus well.
Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate
Advisory Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at PwC in February 2013.
Interview Details – Two rounds of Interview.
First Round: 30 minute behavioral with Partner
Second Round: 30 -45 Minute case interview and two 30 minute behavioral interviews one with partner and one with a manager.
Interview Question – I didn't think any of the questions were hard.
Following are examples of questions:
Tell me about your 4 failures and 4 success.
What do you think is a required trait in a consultant and how do you plan to incorporate that in yourself? Answer Question
Audit Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details – If you go through the recruiting process straight from college, the recruiters hold your hand through everything. They try to make you feel as comfortable as possible. PwC gave me the best vibe of the Big 4 companies, and I felt the manager really cared to get to know us. The bad part though is that there are thousands of kids shooting for a few positions around the country, so you really need to make yourself stand out!
Interview Question – What are your two most important qualities that you will bring to the workplace? Answer Question
Intern Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in March 2010.
Interview Details – Phone interview during first round, 3 on-site interviews second round. Interviews for interns are conducted by a Senior Associate (who will be working with that intern), Manager, and Director-level. Accepted interns are notified fairly quickly (1 week) because decision is made almost immediately after the interview. Travel to interview site (typically within major city close to the University) is reimbursed.
Interview Question – Business cases are provided for full-time consultants, but not for interns. Questions are mostly behavioral and will revolve around explaining the applicant's ability to approach a problem, both individually and in teams, and solve the problem using resources available (research, peers, University staff). This simulates their ability to solve real-world consulting problems within the industry. View Answer
Negotiation Details – Hourly rate offered, no negotiation.
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