PwC

  www.pwc.com
  www.pwc.com

PwC Interview Questions in New York, NY

Updated Dec 15, 2014
Updated Dec 15, 2014
234 Interview Reviews

Interview Experience

Interview Experience

70%
22%
6%

Getting an Interview

Getting an Interview

56%
21%
11%

Interview Difficulty

2.9
Average

Interview Difficulty

Hard

Average

Easy

234 Candidate Interview Reviews Back to all interviews

Sort: Popular Date Difficulty
  1.  

    PwC Tax Associate 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 5 weeksinterviewed at PwC in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Campus recruiting and company website/ talk to recruiters on campus/ first round on campus interview and second round in New York office/ tax super day got 100+ candidates / about 20 people interviewing the same group as me

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever done something that you thing you should have done better ?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation phase for me
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    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

    The first step to the interview process is to apply to the university's recruiting network. Then from there you would have to do a supplemental application with the PwC's domain website. Afterwards you would be called back for a campus interview, which should take about 1-2 weeks after you submit your application and whether or not you applied at the beginning or the end of the period. When you pass the campus interview you would be asked to come and visit New York City which is a process that takes roughly 1-2 weeks as well! PwC is very timely when it comes to giving students responses on your interview steps. When you enter the office for the NYC interview your would be grouped together in small groups of like 3-4 and from there you would head out to a series of 3 interviews. One interview would be with a Partner, Sr. Manager and a Sr. Associate. This part was really fun it allowed you to get a glimpse into PwC's culture where you could evaluate the company and see if this is the right fit for you. Overall my experience was absolutely amazing and I truly enjoyed the experience.

    Interview Questions
    • Nice list of behavioral questions. Such as why did you choose your major? or Stuff like walk me through your resume. Where do you see yourself in the next 5-10 years? Why do you want to work for PwC?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    International Tax Associate 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 2+ monthsinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    I applied through my school's career center, and had an on-campus interview. After a month or so, I received an email for the office interview. The on-campus interview was conversations, mostly me asking questions to the interviewer. The office interview mainly consists of behavioral questions, and more conversations. It was not hard.

    Interview Questions
    • Why do you want to work in the International Tax Department?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  4. Is this helpful? The community relies on everyone sharing – Add Anonymous Interview Review


  5.  

    Financial Service Representative Interview

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

    The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Applied through my school's job website. Networking dinner/event the night before on campus interviews. Invited to Super day two weeks later. Super day was 3 1-on-1 interviews with a manager, director, and a partner

    Interview Questions
    • Basic fit questions. Why PwC? Why you? Only technical was "explain a mortgage backed security like you were talking to a 10 year old"   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Director Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Long and needlessly complicated process but they did get through it on their time table. Professional HR personnel but getting the interviews lined up proved to be difficult. They admitted that I was probable overqualified but that did not matter on the pay side of things.

    Interview Questions
    • They made an offer, expected no counter offer and wanted an exceptance within a 24 hour period. I told them I had other offers as well and was very open and honest.   Answer Question
    Reasons for Declining

    I had other and better offers

    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  7.  

    Tax 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 in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I got the interview by going to my school's career fair and making an impression on the recruiters there. There was a pre-social dinner where you get to meet several of the interviewers as well as other first round interview candidates along with a few other professionals.
    According to my interviewer, PwC is structuring its interview process differently this year and my interviewer read questions off a list that he had on his laptop while taking notes on a sheet of paper that he had next to him. He would give some comments on my answers before proceeding to the next question. I was asked mostly behavioral questions, no real technical questions. I felt that some of the questions asked were related to my resume. ex) I said I worked in a service industry before and he asked me about a time I dealt with a difficult customer.
    Other than that, my interviewer was a nice guy, but not really talkative so I had to do most of the talking, which is just fine.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you worked with a difficult customer.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Experienced Associate (Assurance) 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 a weekinterviewed at PwC in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    I got a call through referral. I had a phone interview which was very simple and conversational. He didn't ask anything unexpected. It was more like a resume walk-through. I received a reject the following day stating I lacked deeper technical skills. Actually, there was not a single question on technical stuff. Behavioral rounds are unpredictable.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Advisory 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+ weeksinterviewed at PwC in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    First round - HR phone call screening

    Final round - 3 on-site interviews. First, we were given 45 minutes to prepare a presentation for a case we were sent two days ago. After that, there were two behavioral interviews. I was asked a bunch of generic behavioral questions. The interviewer was literally going through a list of "tell me about a time" questions while taking notes on his laptop. Last interview was the case interview where I got to present the slides I prepared at the beginning of the day.

    Interview Questions
    • A ton of "tell me about a time" questions... It gets too repetitive after one point.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  10.  

    Risk Assurance Associate 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 in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Had three back-to-back interviews on the Super day, interviewed with one partner, one assurance manager and one HR manager. The partner interview was challenging, got quite a few unexpected technical questions. Be prepared to answer general business/finance questions outside of the internal audit practice. A host will show you around the office building during the interviews, as well as taking you out for lunch when the interviews are over. Overall a positive experience.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Difficult Interview
  11.  

    Transaction ServicesSummer 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 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Through college's on campus recruiting. First interview was 30 min on campus, then Superday at office of 3 behavioral interviews.

    First round interview questions were about leadership and professional experiences. All behavioral.

    Interviewer said potential hires would be graded on 5 "criteria" of: business acumen, global acumen, relationships, whole leadership, and technical skills.

    Know your experiences in and out, along with your resume. They will ask a lot of questions.

    Also had a pre-recruiting dinner to meet Transaction Services team and the Manager that interviewed me.

    Interview Questions
    • Last question was on "If i saw a co-worker talking about sensitive information, what would I do?"

      Also some technical questions on valuation
       
      View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Did not negotiate
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

See What PwC Employees Are Saying

 Current Audit Associate in New York, NY

Pros: “Aggressive environment for people to grow faster. People can learn a lot here.” Full Review

Work at PwC? Share Your Experiences

PwC

 
Click to Rate
or

The difficulty rating is the average interview difficulty rating across all interview candidates.

The interview experience is the percentage of all interview candidates that said their interview experience was positive, neutral, or negative.

Your response will be removed from the review – this cannot be undone.