I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details – I have previous consulting experience, so I talked with several partners and directors besides HR. All but one meeting was via webcam, which I do not prefer. However, all the discussions were pleasant and informative. They seemed interested in learning about my background and experience and answered my questions thoroughly.
Interview Question – Why PwC? Answer Question
Reason for Declining – Prefer a smaller, boutique consulting firm.
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at PwC in March 2013.
Interview Details – I submitted my resume for an open position on the PwC web site. I was initially contacted by a recruiter by phone to schedule a phone interview. When we conducted the call, the recruiter was very professional and pleasant. She gave an overview of the practice area and the position, then asked fairly typical questions, like - "Please give an overview of your career up to this point." Along the way, she asked for additional detail on specific experiences that were most relevant. When we concluded the call, she let me know that she'd speak with the hiring manager(s) and get back to me with an update. It took a little longer than she expected (~ 2 weeks) to get the information she needed, but she was very good about staying in touch with me in the interim. Ultimately, she called and sent an email message to let me know that the position had changed and I wouldn't be considered going forward. Overall, the whole process was handled very professionally.
Interview Question – Would you be willing to relocate? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at PwC in August 2011.
Interview Details – lots of questions regarding sales ability, and client base. they were looking for someone to get down and dirty with wp review, plus sell $3mm.
Reason for Declining – the opp did not make sense.
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 9 months - interviewed at PwC in October 2013.
Interview Details –
1st round - online numerical and reasoning testing
2nd round - telephone interview based questions around the firms values
3rd round - Group exercise: 1st part write a report, 2nd part discuss the case study
4th round - Senior Manager interview
5th round - Partner interview
Interview Question – Difficult questions arises from technical questions - you really need to know the area you are applying for because any weakness identified in your first interview will be re-visited in the second interview. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Recruitment consultant handled negotiations for me.
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at PwC in September 2013.
Interview Details – The process for me was: Step1: Submit CV. Step2: Online verbal and numeracy test. Step3: Technical interview with another Senior Manager. Step4: Assessment day. Step5: Interview with Partner.
Interview Question – The most difficult challenge I faced in the process was to get the written assessment on the assessment day done within the specified amount of time. View Answer
Very Easy Interview
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 7 months - interviewed at PwC in June 2013.
Interview Details – Very slow process and seemed to lack relevance to role. Gave a poor impression of PwC who appeared confused and uncertain as their strategy or direction in area concerned. Got impression they were 'flying a kite' or just trawling.
Interview Question – Interviewer was badly prepared and to be honest was not interested enough to have even prepared by reading me details. Got impression he was not interested or just unused to conducting interviews at a senior level. View Answer
I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at PwC in April 2013.
Interview Details – PwC's strong brand attracted my attention. Interview process included initial interview with HR, then mid management then senior management. Overall the hiring process was well organised and smooth.
Interview Question – How do you think out of the box? Answer Question
I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in August 2012.
Interview Details – Had an initial phone interview with HR and 3-4 rounds of inerviews with Associate Directors and Partners
Interview Question – Top 5 risks within your industry of specilaization Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Very difficult negotating.
Very Easy Interview
I applied in-person and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in February 2012.
Interview Details – First informal interview in a cafe with a Director in the group I had approached speculatively via email. Officially this should have been followed by two further formal interviews, but based on the fact I was a senior experienced hire with 18 years experience they decided to do this in one session. It was quite straightforward with another Director from the same group, who had a specialist background similar to mine. The offer arrived by phone call the day after the interview.
Negotiation Details – The initial offer was well below my current salary but as I was somewhat changing career and retraining I was expecting this. However I was able to negotiate the basic upwards a little, about 5%.
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in September 2011.
Interview Details –
Round 1 was a phone interview which was pretty straightforward - HR type - to gauge behavioural aspects of the candidate. It is conducted by an outsourced agency and lasts about an hour.
Round 2 was a numerical reasoning and English comprehension test administered online - takes about an hour and results are conveyed to the candidate within a day or two. if you've done GMATs etc, you would be familiar with this type of test. The results are shown where you rank for your profile compared to an average range.
Round 3 was a 1 on 1 interview - "technical" interview which is based around your work experience and CV and whether you have the skills / experience necessary to do the job.
Round 4 was a group and written interview - the written exercise takes about an hour, you're given a set of circumstances / case which you have to analyse and present your findings on 1 page - designed to gauge your ability to analyse information and present it in a coherent, structured manner.
the next part of this round was a group exercise, where you are placed in a room with other candidates and all given the same case with different roles to play within that case. The group has to reach a conclusion within an hour and judged by a panel of Directors. You will be fed additional information in the middle of the case study and they see whether or not you share that information with the rest of the group. It's like sitting in a cage / lab and being watched by scientists on your behaviour - very disconcerting and odd and you can never guess how you did!
normally there is one additional round which is an interview with a Partner.
Interview Question – NO unexpected questions - usual - the Group session posed no questions, just laminated case material and you were watched on your reaction and discussion. Answer Question
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