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PwC Tax Intern Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 12, 2014
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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Tulsa, OK

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at PwC in October 2011.

Interview Details – I applied for an internship with PwC through my schools career services. They contacted me via email saying them would like to do an interview on campus. Fairly easy, low pressure. Spoke with the tax partner who gave me an overview of what its like at their office, what their culture is like, etc. Asked basic questions about my availability, some questions about my resume. After that I was contacted via email asking for an office interview. The office interview involved mini-interviews with each member of the tax department, each having questions to ask you about your past or how you would handle a particular situation.

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Anonymous Interview Candidate
New York, NY

The process took 1 week - interviewed at PwC in September 2011.

Interview Details – relaxing, basic question, like why Pwc? and why did u choose to come this the university

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Anonymous Interview Candidate
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at PwC in January 2012.

Interview Details – The PwC recruiter e-mailed me one day asking if I would like to do a phone interview because they are short of tax intern this year. Most of the questions are pretty typical. Behavioral questions and all. The interview lasted about 30 minutes and the recruiter said that he would give me a response by the end of the day, but then I didn't receive any reply then I sent an e-mail asking if there is any update, but no reply on that either. Overall, the interview itself is not a difficult process. They do try to make you feel comfortable and make it more conversational but I personally feel it is highly unprofessional how they handle people they declined.

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Anonymous Employee
New York, NY

The process took a day - interviewed at PwC in November 2011.

Interview Details – Got through the first round on campus interview, then they invited me for an office visit, aka "Superday". Start the day around 8:30am, you meet all the interviewees that day, follow by a presentation and a panel discussion (try to ask at least one GOOD question). Then you get assigned to a first year associate that will take you to all your interviews. I interviewed with a manager, a director, and a partner. Everyone was extremely friendly, it was more of a conversation rather than an interview. They want to see if you can hold a decent conversation. Lastly, the first year associate will take you to a group lunch with the other interviewees. I got a call from the partner I interviewed a couple hours later offering me the position.

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Anonymous Employee
Saint Louis, MO

I applied through college or university and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2011.

Interview Details – On-campus interview. Invited to an office interview. There was a prenight social the night before the interview to get to know the other applicants and employees. It was very relaxed and fun. The next day was the office visit/interview. It consisted of an office tour, presentation, three 1:1 interviews (Director, Manager, and Partner), lunch, and a panel discussion. It was relaxed yet serious. It was about getting to know the person across from you though. After the interviews we went to lunch with all of the other applicants and some employees and partners. I was contacted the following monday by a partner congratulating me and he extended an internship offer. HR followed up a few days later with the details.

Advice: be yourself, relax, and have fun
(interviews should be a great/enjoyable experience for both the interviewer and interviewee)
(generally speaking, interviews are not as bad as people make them out to be, you have to come prepared though) (remember: a good resume will get you an interview, but you have to get the job)

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Anonymous Interview Candidate
San Francisco, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at PwC in January 2011.

Interview Details – I was offered a first round on campus interview with PwC after I applied through my campus career center. The interviewer was really nice and tried to make you feel comfortable. The interviewer initially gives you a brief intro about his/her background before asking you questions. My interview was only 20 minutes, and the only question he asked me was to tell him 3 things about myself. And I had a few minutes left to ask him questions. I didn't receive an offer for second rounds though. I could have failed the interview because I lacked interviewing experience...but the interviewer was definitely not intimidating.

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Anonymous Employee
Boston, MA

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2011.

Interview Details – just chatting, no real behavior questions.
interviewers are nice and really want to make you feel comfortable.

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Anonymous Employee
Los Angeles, CA

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in January 2011.

Interview Details – 1st round interviews were held on campus. It consisted of one 30 minute interview in which a senior manager interviewed me. It was a pretty standard interview. Questions about my past/resume and behavioral questions were asked.

2nd round / in-house interviews were held 1-2 months later at the PwC office. It was a half day affair from 9a-2p. The recruiter gave a brief presentation followed by a talk and Q&A with a partner. Then we were introduced to our "office visit buddy." The buddy was basically a 1st year associate that basically guided us around the office to the different places we had to be. We had a little icebreaker with the other interviewees and buddies and then we were led to our interviews. The interviews were held in a vacant office and the interviewers came to that office to interview me. I had two 1-on-1 interviews by a senior manager and a partner, both for 30 minutes. Both were pretty standard but there was a lot of time left for me to ask questions in these interviews. All the interviewees then had lunch with their buddies. After lunch we had a tour of the MOCA/Disney building in downtown LA.

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Anonymous Employee
Chicago, IL

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at PwC in November 2010.

Interview Details – Pretty typical. Two 30 minutes interviews followed by an office visit.

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Negotiation Details – Didn't even try to negotiate. I would recommend taking your time to evaluate the offer and make the proper decision.

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Anonymous Employee
New York, NY

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at PwC in November 2010.

Interview Details – I first received a call from a manager prior to being formally invited to the office. He asked me a series of questions mostly related to my resume. After a few days I received an email invitation to visit the office and interview for the position.

I interviewed with three individuals. The basic behavioral questions (worked on a team etc..) were asked. But overall the interviewers justed wanted to see if their personalities would be compatible with mine.

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