Interviewed at PwC
Interview Details – - Submit an application
- Telephone interview
- Online assessments
- Group Discussions, Assessment, Personal interview
Interview Question – Narrate a situation when you have demonstrated leadership/ management/ negotiation abilities Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No negotiation for graduate offers
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in November 2010.
Interview Details – 3 rounds of interviews with case studies (example: how many letters are posted in Spain, why a company would choose to have two headquarters instead of one? )
Negotiation Details – No negotiation
Interviewed at PwC
Interview Details – Straight forward process not much delays.
Senior level interviews are puzzling. They get cranky on a slight slip from your end and they go for “next”.
Interview Question – thinks which you have not worked on Answer Question
I applied online and interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details – Two rounds of interview. Very long process.
Interview Question – Technical question Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details – Initial application via website
First interview with Director
Second Interview with two Senior Managers
Offer made within 3 days of second interview
All interviewers were professional, friendly, more conversational than formal
Interview Question – Describe how you would approach your task with your current employer if you were an external consultant Answer Question
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in August 2009.
Interview Details – You have to pass a 4 module test - Audit, Accounting, Taxation, Verbal skills
Interview Question – nothing out of the world Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It wasn't negotiable. At the entry level everyone gets the same package
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 8 weeks - interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details – There would be at-least 3 rounds of interviews. First one would be with someone in your function or could be from HR. Second round is usually a case round and is taken by someone senior such as an associate director or a partner depending upon the need. Firm tries to communicate fairly regarding the process.
Interview Question – Most difficult part would be technical stuff related with the work that is expected from you or if you are doing the same in your current job. This is basically asked during second or third round. Also it can be during case interview regarding handling difficult client situations. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Negotiation is usually done about base location, salary, % variable component. Although in my case there was a limited possibility of negotiation as the offer was universal in nature.
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 months - interviewed at PwC in August 2010.
Interview Details – The hiring process is very slow and long winding. I had submitted my CV through a collegue of mine. This colleague fwd.ed my CV to the management team when they were looking for resources with consulting experience. My CV was submitted for the position of Senior Consultant in the Business Intelligence team of PwC Kolkata.
Prior to PwC, I did not have any technical expertise in BI systems and my experience was mainly in Consulting. My 1st round of interview was taken by another S. Consultant who mainly interviewed me on my experience in CRM systems (I had a rich 2 year exp in this part). The 1st round was completely technical and lasted for close to 45 min to an hour. Much later (amost 45 days later), I got to know through my colleague that my CV had been shortlisted for the 2nd round and I had to attend a VC. The VC was mainly to check my previous experience and was taken by a Principal Consultant from Kolkata. Finally almost another 45 days later, I was offered a position. I did not negotiate as the offer was in line with my expectation.
Interview Question – Trying to convince in the VC that my entire post MBA work-experience was relevant to the role that I was being interviewed for. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – I mainly negotiated on the joining date as I had to shift my entire belongings and therefore asked for a month's more time. The HR accepted my stance grudgingly after I asked them for additional compenation, commensurate to the degree of additional payments that I had to do.
I applied through an employee referral and interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details – My candidature was referred by a PwC employee and after a week i got a call from HR person asking for f2f interview.Couple of days later i got a mail from another HR person that my interview had been scheduled and i was asked to come to PwC office at 5 PM..It was Wednesday,,i left office early, went for PwC office and reached there by 5 PM..I went to reception and told that i was there for an inteview.The reception person sitting over there was so arrogant and behaved so rudely as if he is the chairman of PwC!!!!He asked me to fill up a form and 'ordered' me to seat somewhere..There were total 7-8 persons,,among which 4 are from SAP practice including me.We waited till 7 PM and saw other people going in and out...
Finally we got the call..the reception guy asked all of us to follow him and he led us to another room.It was kind of HR round.I was asked straight forward questions not related to technology or business process..I was really surprised when the HR person asked abt my salary expectation as it sld be the last process..I already did some research on PwC salary stack prior to go for the interview,,He seemed agreed with my expectation with a very little urguement.Even the HR person asked if there is a buyout option in my current organization in case they think of buying me out.The interview was positive,,the HR person seemed happy and i was sent for technical interview..Among the four persons i was only selected.
Next round was purely technical..There were two guys in the inteview panel and i was the only interviewee..It took arround 30 min..i was asked questions from pin to elephant as per my technology concerned..I cleared the technical round and the interviewer asked me abt my notice period and all.
After i cleared the technical round, the placement coordinator guy asked me to wait as i would be having another round of interview!!!!!!!!!! I was so surprised..Whatever i waited..After 15 mins i asked to go inside another room..It was an interview with some Associate Directors or senior Managers.There were two persons..One of them asked me to be seated..The another person was inactive,just listening our conversations and asked only one question at end.I was not asked to introduce myself,,even any of the persons did not introduce themselves..I was really surprised,,.The first person looked into my resume and suddenly Interview started like 'So tell me what is Business Workflow '..'Are you not going to in wrong direction as per your technology concerned.. '.I was also asked some common questions like 'Are you flexible on extensive travelling'..'Why do you want to leave your current organization'etc.This process took another half an hour.When i was leaving the first interviewer told me that i would be getting a call from HR and she would let me know.
I was really positive about the interview and waited for the HR call...I waited,,waited,,waited and waited..HR did not get back..I asked the person who referred my resume..He investigated and informed that my interview did not come out positive becaus i was lacking project execution knowledge...As far i know i applied for Consultant/Senior Consultant position,,not for the project manager role.I did not mind as i had other offers in hand with my 'little project execution knowledge'...:)
Interview Question – Notice period Answer Question
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details – The interviews were good.. had 3 technical rounds.. HR is a bit laidback in releasing the offer
Interview Question – Was a technical one... but sailed thru comfortably Answer Question
Negotiation Details – It was very lenghty and hell lot of discussions, took considerable amount of time to get them convinced, but finally HR agreed to what i asked
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