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Getting an Interview
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I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at PwC (New York, NY) in September 2015.
It was good. I was interviewed by a partner, which surprised me. He was nice and did ask any behavioral questions at all, just going over my resume. It was conversational and relaxed.
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I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at PwC in September 2015.
I am an experienced resource who applied online and received a call very quickly (my skillset is currently in huge demand). The initial phone screen was somewhat of a mess and the recruiter didn't understand what she was interviewing me for very well. I followed up declining further interviews, as it seemed the recruiter was going to steer me into non-technical roles I didn't want. I received another email from a different recruiter the day after declining asking me to interview for a different (more technical role). I accepted, went through 1 call with a recruiter, and 2 calls with Director/Partners that went well. One of the directors was bored and uninterested in the call that it was tough to keep it engaging. One thing that is weird, is their interviews always seem to be a half hour, I never spoke with someone longer than that. For the role I was interviewed for (technical) the most technical question I was asked was how my Powerpoint skills were, a little embarrassing to be honest. The calls were very very easy; they just want you to explain who you are, the versatility of roles you've been involved in, how certain project lifecycles typically work, etc. All freeform questions, little behavioral questions, and no use case or technical memorization questions. They really just want to gauge if you can take their off the shelf processes and recommendations and rehash them to different clients. After these 3 phone screens I was invited into their office where they flew me in and out on the same day (no overnight stay). I was scheduled for 3 in-person meetings Managers and up. You're led into an area with a bunch of very small interview rooms, and you can tell that each interviewer is interviewing people in a row, maybe one each half hour without breaks. During my 2nd interview I stood to greet him and shake his hand, and he wouldn't shake my hand. He sat and started saying how this was finally his last interview for the day, which I found mildly disrespectful considering I woke up at 5:00AM to travel hundreds of miles to meet with him. It's just not very appreciative. The 2nd interviewer did not speak english as a first language and wasn't comprehending something I explained to him. He asked a specific question two times in a row, and I asked him to clarify what he meant the second time. Instead of clarifying his question, he went off on me and scolded me for not answering his questions and wasting his time. He then exclaimed that he was "done" and snidely wished me "luck" on the interview process, then he left the room with 15 minutes left to spare. PwC was my bottom pick for the other 6 companies interviewing me (being the least technical), so I just decided to go find the recruiter and politely decline my 3rd interview and that I was going to leave. When I stepped out I found the angry interviewer just standing in the hallway staring at a wall, it was very uncomfortable. I just left and enjoyed my last few hours in New York before heading back home. I was at their offices for roughly 45 minutes before I decided to leave. Luckily though, their offices are near Times Square, MoMa, and other great locations.
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I applied through college or university. I interviewed at PwC in August 2015.
Very fast process and I applied theoigh campus so everything went on same ay.. be practically awared they can ask you anything especially about your profile. Hr people are good and comfortable.. gd round was quite good hr selected 8 out of 10
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I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at PwC (San Francisco, CA) in August 2015.
I had a phone screen by a recruiter. It lasted around 30 / 40 min. Very classical, questions where tell me about you, why Price and specific questions about my background. I spoke about my experience, asked questions about Price, being a consultant, career and so on. The call went really well but did not worked out, I received an email one week later saying there was no match. I did not really understand why.
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I applied through an employee referral. I interviewed at PwC in August 2015.
Refered by a friend, and got a phone interview. It is very short and the interviewer sounds very tired. Just a few very basic question about my past experience and explain what they are working on. I have practice all these for long time. But it only take 15 mins around. I feels like he didn't treat me seriously.
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at PwC in July 2015.
Applied through a company referral. First round was a phone interview with a manager. Second round was three separate 30 minute interviews with a senior associate, director, and partner. All questions were behavioral. Very friendly environment. Just be prepared to talk a lot and have a lot of good examples to draw back on.
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I applied online. The process took a week. I interviewed at PwC in July 2015.
Applied online and within a week received an email from HR requesting an interview. Interviewed via phone with HR representative. It took a little back and forth because I do not have daily access to the internet or a Smartphone (HR rep was very understanding).
- HR rep wanted to know my background as a team assistant. Have I scheduled meetings, what is my Outlook experience. Also wanted to know why someone with my experience (administrative supervisor) would want a team assistant position. 1 Answer
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I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at PwC (McLean, VA) in July 2015.
Pretty standard interview, an HR person who welcomes you telling you about all of the opportunities at pwc and three interviewers, a host who gives you a tour and takes you out to lunch. Definitely be prepared to talk about current events, behavioral questions your resume, and why you are interested in pwc. The interview wasn't as bad as i expected.
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I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ months. I interviewed at PwC (Atlanta, GA) in July 2015.
Absolutely no candidate should have to go through what I did over the past 5 months. What started out as a very promising career prospect turned out to be full of false promises, fairy tales and hokum. This experience seemed at times to be like watching a TV show that should have been canceled after the 1st episode. The interview process started out at the end of March 2015, as one would expect, with a series of phone interviews. The phone interviews took place with several Advisory Managers and an Advisory Director. The phone interviews went very well and after the conclusion of the phone interviews I was told that HR would be contacting me within the next week to schedule an on-site interview. This is when it fell apart, HR did not call until 2 months later. The Advisory Director explained that HR was in the process of annual reviews and did not have time to schedule interviews. I should have walked away at that time but I gave them the benefit and continued the conversation. HR finally called and went through the typical HR items. The call concluded with HR stating that a Partner would be calling me later in the week for a final phone interview. But wait a minute I thought the phone interviews were over and it was time for the on-site interview. Okay so maybe I misunderstood the Advisory Director so I went along with it and had a conversation with the Partner. The Partner called and we had the typical phone interview again and I was told that I would now have to wait until after the July 4th holiday before the on-site interview would take place. I thought again that it makes sense it the summer and lots of people are on vacation. So after the holiday I finally get a call from HR stating that my on-site interview would take place in Houston during mid-July. Another week went by without any updates or travel arrangements from HR. Then HR finally called me on a Wednesday and wanted me in Atlanta on Friday. Here again it changed from what I was told to something completely else. The on-site interviews were scheduled to consist of 3 different interviewers lasting about 45 min each. The first interview was with another Advisory Manager and was nothing more that the typical HR questions. The next interview was with an Advisory Director and went right up to the 45min mark and was a little more technical. Now here comes the interesting part, the last interview was to be with the Advisory Director that I had the previous phone conversations with. This Director could not be found by the staff. After almost 30 minutes elapsed the Director was found. The disturbing part was not that the Director was late but was surprised that he was required to be there to conduct an interview. The conversation lasted about 15 minutes and concluded with saying that next steps would be for them to make me an offer after their annual Partner/Director meeting in Orlando the following week. The Director also said he would call me later that evening and let me know how the debrief call went. Well sadly he never called and did not respond to my emails or calls. So after 2 weeks I then decided to call HR and see if they had a status update. I got the same non-response from HR. I finally received a call from HR stating that they now wanted me to have another phone interview with another Partner. This was a little alarming to me so I contacted the original Advisory Director, this time I actually got through. I was told that during their meeting in Orlando it was decided that there was going to be a hiring freeze due to a slow down in the oil and gas sector. I was assured however that I would be starting work after September 1 so I went along with it, I should have known better. Several more weeks have elapsed since the last call and I had all but given up and moved onto another opportunity then I get a call from the hiring Partner on 8/20. Finally I get a verbal offer and it was 25% higher that what I was expecting. I was told that HR would be getting an offer letter put together and have it out to me by the first of the week. I was so excited thinking to myself waiting really did pay off. I was wrong to think that because there was not a offer letter from HR and no return call from the Partner until Wednesday this week. I saw that the Partner called my phone but did not leave a voicemail. I called the Partner back as soon as I could and I just knew that I would be again receiving good news. Wrong again, there was not any good news this time from the Partner. I was told that they received push back on the offer from others in the organization due to too many people being on the bench and I could wait a little longer but no promises. I stated that I could no longer wait and wished them all the best. My advice to PwC is please don't lead people on and please make improvements to the communications between hiring department, HR and candidates.
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I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at PwC in June 2015.
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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