PwC Tax Associate Interview Questions

Updated Aug 26, 2014
Updated Aug 26, 2014
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Tax Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  McLean, VA
Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
Application Details

I applied through college or university - interviewed at PwC in November 2012.

Interview Details

Applied on campus. Did in campus interivews than interviews at the local office. After passing those interviews, I got flown out to the DC metro area for another round of office interviews. Everybody in the process is positive and nice. They also let you stay in big hotels and take you out to expensive restaurants to butter you up.

Interview Questions
  • Tell me a time of an ethical dilemma you faced at work and what you did in that situation and what was the outcome?   Answer Question
Negotiation Details
There is not negotiation. Salary is pretty much set in stone. Take it or leave it. There are so many people willing to work these jobs that big four accounting firms don't have to be as flexible as possible.
Accepted Offer
Neutral Experience
Difficult Interview

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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    The hiring recruitment is so strange because had an interview on May 2014 but the job will start on Apr 2015. Also, you need to choose the way of interview between campus way and experienced way.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    Recruitment process started with sending cover letter and resume to somebody I knew in the firm, who then forwarded those materials to HR and the tax team. Had a phone interview with one of the managers shortly afterwards. A few weeks later, I interviewed at the office with two partners and a staff member. Office was located within a skyscraper. Interviewers mostly asked traditional interview questions rather than behavioral or situation questions. Interview concluded with lunch with two associates. Received job offer two weeks later; however, I was required to reply within a limited period of time.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Tax Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC in September 2010.

    Interview Details

    They are looking to make sure you are a fit for their group. "can i stand to work with this person 18 hours day" is a question which i think is going through their head as they ask canned HR questions

    Interview Questions
    • Need to make sure you do as much research as possible about the group.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Seattle, WA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Seattle, WA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a year or more - interviewed at PwC in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    On-Campus Interview (1), then in office interviews (usually 2 or 3, with manager and partners)

    Interview Questions
    • Nothing really, easy behavorial questions. Mostly asking about you and why you want to join the firm   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  6.  

    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Must have GPA > 3.2 for new graduate. Go to the campus recruitment, or refer by friends. Usually 2-3 rounds

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  7.  

    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a day - interviewed at PwC in February 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interviewers were interested in individual experiences and personalities to determine whether or not potential candidates are a fit for the team.

    Interview Questions
    • There weren't many technical questions. Be prepared to interview with multiple people one on one.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    resume screening,
    interview with hiring manager,
    interview with director and partner.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at PwC in November 2013.

    Interview Details

    campus interview and onsite

    Interview Questions
    • Do you complete any task by using your relationship of other people?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Houston, TX
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Houston, TX
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2011.

    Interview Details

    It was very open ended. We just had a conversation. It was low-key.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    None. It was take it or leave it with 2 weeks to decide.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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