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PwC Tax Intern Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Jun 26, 2014
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Interview Details – Relaxed, just a basic fit interview.

Negotiation Details – Did not negotiate.

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New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at PwC in October 2012.

Interview Details – Completed an internship program through a college. Met PwC employees at a job fair, where I gave them a resume and ended up hearing back from them via email in about a week. Next, went through the interview process in which I met with 5 individuals in the respective tax department ranging from staff accountant to senior manager. Very informative and polite, but must be prepared for any and all questions in regards to your resume

Interview Question – The last interviewer made me recall all the information I had learned from the other interviewers. They are looking for your ability to listen and pay attention to detail.   Answer Question

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Boston, MA

I applied through an employee referral - interviewed at PwC in May 2013.

Interview Details – On campus interview. Seemed like only those who were invited to the second round of interviews were contacted after the interview — (full interview is available with unlimited access)

Interview Question – what is your weakness?   Answer Question

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Philadelphia, PA

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at PwC in August 2012.

Interview Details – Completely behavioral interview with no technical questions about tax or accounting. I interviewed with the partner of the group I ended up working for and it was very laid back. Walked through my resume and talked about golf for a little bit. They are more about being able to fit in the culture than actual technical abilities.

Interview Question – Do you consider yourself outspoken.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation as I am in college.

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Boston, MA

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at PwC in March 2013.

Interview Details – i applied online through the PwC website a few days after the fall semester. they emailed me back in a week asking me to have a phone interview with them for the possibility of a in person review. Phone interview went well i believe it was with HR. I went to office to have another interview and i believe it was straight to 2nd round. The next day i got a call from the partner with the offer to join as an intern starting busy season in January.

Interview Question – what would you do if the client called you and started screaming at you claiming you made a mistake on the tax return?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiations for entry level positions.

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Champaign, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at PwC in September 2012.

Interview Details – I submitted my resume on my college recruiting website and was invited for first round interview. I interviewed with a partner in PwC. The interview was very conversational. There was no tricky questions, mostly behavioral.

Interview Question – Tell me about a book you recently read, that was not a textbook.   Answer Question

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I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – I sent in my resume and got a call two weeks later to ask questions about my resume and to discuss a time to have a phone interview. I had the phone interview the next day, she called me 15 minutes and didn't have my resume with her. She was rushing the whole interview and didn't seem that into it. She said they would e-mail me in about a week in regards to the decision and two weeks later I still have nothing.

Interview Question – How will PwC help you achieve your goals?   Answer Question

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Indianapolis, IN

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in September 2012.

Interview Details – First interview is more of a fit interview, with a few behavioral questions. Round two took place in their office and was much more behavioral based

Interview Question – What ethical decisions have you faced, and what was the outcome.   Answer Question

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Tax Intern

I applied through other source - interviewed at PwC in June 2012.

Interview Details – Had a 1 on 1 30 minute interview with a Director in Tax. Entirely all behavioral questions. Not a difficult interview by any means.

Interview Question – Tell me about at time when you had conflict in a group project.   Answer Question

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Tax Intern
San Jose, CA

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at PwC in October 2012.

Interview Details – I went through the first and second round. The first round was with a partner. He asked me a few questions (what do I know about PwC, and the rest were just behavioral questions) and then I asked him some questions. I asked him questions related to things he said about himself. Anyway, he really liked me and I went to round two. Round two was a long event, and during the dinner I didn't really ask any questions or talk; I mainly just listened to them talking and showed some personality by laughing and smiling (sincerely, not fake laughing like some people were doing). When I went to the interviews the next day, the questions were easy again (about my resume, other behavioral questions) and 2 hours afterwards they called and extended me an offer.

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