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PwC Interview Questions in New York City, NY

Updated Dec 15, 2014
Updated Dec 15, 2014
248 Interview Reviews

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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeksinterviewed at PwC in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through a referral. I was contacted by HR-initial phone screen, phone interview with a Director level, then in-person interview with 3 personnel (Principal, Managing Director, Manager). Questions were mostly behavioral and technical, I thought I answered them well and showed great enthusiasm and knowledge of the firm and its operations. I asked a lot of thought-provoking questions. During second phone interview, they wanted something more specific and targeted within my background and skill-set as the 2nd interviewer was iffy on proceeding with me or not to the next round. Had great dialogue with the in-person interviewers as well & I was a seasoned consulting former employee at one of their prime competitors. Pretty shocked they decided not to pursue my candidacy.

    Interview Questions
    • Dig deeper into a specific work situation or issue- how would you go about doing that differently? What was the most challenging part of a specific assignment or role?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Meet with three individuals at various levels within the Company. They will each have their own questions. It was a diffiuclt process and intimidating. It is all finalized within a day and they will call or email you a week or two later with the results. Overall it was a good experience.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
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    Tax Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at PwC in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Recruiters are highly responsive and don't leave you hanging unlike some other firms. Had a short conversation with recruiter followed by on-site interviews with four people. Recruiter was wiling to discuss other positions after telling me that I lacked sufficient experience for the position I had interviewed for. Overall pleasant experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me something about yourself that isn't on your resume   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a weekinterviewed at PwC in June 2014.

    Interview Details

    Initial 45 minute interview at a recruiting conference followed up with 4 interviews at the NY office. All were conversational interviews with a mix of background, relevant experience and behavioral type questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Assurance Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    All behavioral. They want to get to know you as well as give you a chance to get to know them. Great experience. My only complaint would be that they don't like to consider you for other openings other than what you are applying for.

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    First round on campus, then on site superday

    Interview Questions
    • Where else are you interviewing? Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Manager, Internal Audit Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    One phone interview with Director and Partner and one in-person interview/casual conversation with same Partner.

    Negotiation Details
    Reasonable. I had other offers on the table and they increased their offer. They did not match the other offer as they knew I wanted to move to PwC for career reasons.
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Advisory Consulting Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at PwC in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    The NY office folks were very nice. I emailed a recruiter and obtained a first round of interviews. Next round I did not hear back and was not informed of the next process. The PWC portal indicated my candidacy was in Initial Interest phase. The rest is history.
    I contacted the HR dept again and again and the Products and Services HR recruiter did not respond but indicated interest verbally. Not sure what that means. It was like "yes we are interested" from HR but we aren't calling you yet. It's been months.

    Interview Questions
    • It was technical question related to my skillset. Other than that, the questions were straightforward to the role.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Experienced Associate (Assurance) - Advanced Risk and Compliance Analytics Team Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 7 weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Initially contacted by HR to know about my background, VISA status, expected pay and other HR details. Call lasted for 30 minutes.
    Moved on to the hiring manager, where he asked me in depth questions on one of my term projects - he specifically asked what was my contribution.
    After that, I had 3 back to back interviews with 2 managers and a director. Some technical questions on DBMS like "LIKE" and ROW_NUM.
    Finally the partner round - I lost here.

    Interview Questions
    • 1. Tough boss scenario.
      2. Explain each of your projects especially where you did data manipulation and analysis.
      3. What did you like and dislike in your previous job?
      No out of blue questions.
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PwC in February 2014.

    Interview Details

    The hiring and interview process was standard. There was an HR screen, a telephone screen with a Manager, and three in-person interviews with Directors. The first in-person interview was the case study. I received the case study two days in advance of the interview, worked on it quite a bit at home, and was happy to have it out of the way. The woman who conducted the case with me was very pleasant and patient. In retrospect, I don't know if I would have spent as much time preparing for the case as I did. I was unhappy with the way the final interview went because the person interviewing me was more concerned about how I got there (and how I landed prior positions) than my experience and what I could bring to the table. The last person asked too many personal questions -- not good, not professional. There was no interview debrief with HR or walkout -- it was pretty strange.

    Interview Questions
    • From what I recall of the business case.
      ...Please design a proposal that addresses one or more of the following key questions and areas of focus:
      -What are the challenges and/or opportunities with the current operating model?
      -What framework and approach should be used to improve the operating model?
      -(and two others).
       
      Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview

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