PwC Management Consultant Interview Questions

Updated Jul 22, 2015
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Management Consulting Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at PwC (Chicago, IL) in March 2015.

Interview

First round was a phone interview. There recruiter mainly asked me questions from my resume and 3 easy behavioral questions. My second round was in the Chicago office. This consisted of 3 interviews - 2 behavioral and 1 case. An overview of the case was given 48 hours in advance, and the day of the interview, you are given questions and you have 45 minutes to come up with a presentation. I presented to one interviewer - we were both sitting down so less pressure. The two behavioral were very enjoyable. I think they had a set of behavioral questions, but we ended up veering away from them and discussing other more, conversational topics. I don't think there is a standard set of questions we need to answer, just more of a potential list if the conversation doesn't flow. Overall, good interview and cool office.

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    Management Consulting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at PwC (Chicago, IL) in March 2015.

    Interview

    The process took a little over a month. First one was a phone interview and then I was flown to Chicago for in-person interview (1 case and 2 behavioral). I was from a non-target school.

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    Management Consulting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at PwC (Washington, DC) in February 2015.

    Interview

    I applied online through my university and through PwC's website for the internship in December. I was offered an on-campus interview in January, and then a final round interview in February. From the time of the first interview on campus to the time of the offer, the process was 28 days long. The final round interview was the best experience I have ever had interviewing. They were extremely organized and made you feel comfortable between the personal host, the personable interviewers, and the enthusiastic HR team. In the final round interview called an office visit, there were two behavioral interviews and one case interview (each 45 minutes long). They give you the case 48 hours in advance and give you the official questions on-site. You have 45 minutes to draw up slides before you present. All three felt very conversational, which was something I really liked about the company.

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    • Can you describe a time in which your exposure to somebody of a different culture helped you to solve a problem in a different way? Can you tell me about a time when you helped a friend solve a problem? How do you feel about project management?   Answer Question
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    Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at PwC in December 2014.

    Interview

    Applied online with employee referral as part of the campus recruitment program. The job posting had a clear timeline, of when/where the first round phone interviews and final round office interviews would be. Did not receive a phone interview, so I thought I had already been rejected. However I received an email invitation to the final round of interviews a couple days after. PwC flew me out to the centralized interview office, with transportation, hotel & dinner covered (up to $25) The interview consisted of 2 behavioral interviews and 1 case interview, each around 30 minutes. Everyone was very nice and tried to make you feel at home. Interviews were more conversational rather than going through the list of questions. Case Interview- We were given a case to read/analyze 2 days prior to the interview, and then at the interview we were given the case questions and 45 minutes to make slides for a 20-30 min presentation. Behavioral Interviews- Had a phone interview with a partner, which consisted of the general team building and why consulting kind of questions. Another interview was with a manager, where we talked about why I want to work for pwc, life as a consultant, and what I do for fun. Heard back from them within two days

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    • As a non business major, the case questions were definitely the most challenging: cost drivers, possible challenges... etc of a new business direction Behavioral: "How do you get others to work with you" "What do you do for fun"   Answer Question
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    Management Consulting Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at PwC (Los Angeles, CA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    Very Intense Super day with 3 back to back interviews. First interview was a case presentation, followed by two behavioral interviews. The last interview was more of a conversation that delved into industry insights

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    Management Consulting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at PwC (Seattle, WA) in October 2014.

    Interview

    1. Resume Screening 2. 30 minute on-campus interview 3. Office visit with 3 interviews including 1 case interview The interviews were all fairly laid back and conversational. There were no curve ball questions and as long as you know what you've done and how it has helped you it's pretty easy. The selection process for the final round took about a week, and you are given two days to prepare for the case interview. All in all, the interview process was pretty clear and those in charge were accommodating to answer any questions or make some minor scheduling changes.

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    • All of the interviews (minus the case interview) were based on my resume and talking about what I have done.   Answer Question
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    Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    No Offer

    Interview

    It's pretty regular, no case interview, only fit questions. I get an phone interview, the interviewer I think just read the questions on her paper one by one. You just know your resume and follow the STAR to illustrate some basic question would be fine

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    Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at PwC (Los Angeles, CA) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Early morning interview that lasted about 5 hours. 45 Minute case preparation. 2 Behavioral Interviews (one with partner/one with manager) Once case interview which is the longest interview. Afterwards you play jeopardy with fellow candidates.

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    Management Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at PwC (New York, NY) in October 2012.

    Interview

    I met recruiters at career fair and was called back for a first round interview after submitting a resume and cover letter. My first round interview was on campus and with a partner. We had a really good conversation - departed from typical interview Q's and focused on an area that I am interested in and how I think it will affect certain industries in the future. After the first round, I was invited for a "Super Day" in NYC. This round consisted of breakfast, three half hour behavioral interviews, and a presentation on the benefits offered at PwC. I was called the same day with a verbal job offer.

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    Negotiation

    Offer was fair and no need to negotiate - the benefits are unbeatable!

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    Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at PwC (San Francisco, CA) in October 2011.

    Interview

    applied through our university career website, and was invited for a first round interview. The night before, there was a social for all the candidates and couple partners and associates - be sure to talk to the partners! Then, went to the office for a first round interview, which consisted of two 1:1 behavioral interview.

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