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PwC Interview Questions in London, UK

Updated Feb 19, 2017
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at PwC (London, England (UK)) in February 2017.

    Interview

    First you are asked to fill in a standard online form. Then you are given some standard numerical/verbal reasoning test. They won't get back to you before their deadline for completing quizzes (early January), so don't bother applying early, but if you're successful the next stage is a telephone interview, where they ask you questions based on their corporate values. My interviewer was rather rude and was interrupting me all the time!

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a situation when you asked for feedback.   Answer Question
    • How do you make sure you stay on top of what's happening in the business world? Tell me of a business/economy story that caught your attention lately (excl. Brexit).   Answer Question
    • Describe a situation where you had to work with little guidance.   Answer Question
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    Actuarial Graduate Scheme Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3+ weeks. I interviewed at PwC (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Highly streamlined process and stages did not feel drawn out or unnecessary. However, I was not given feedback on my final stage interview, which was frustrating given the time I had put into applying for the role.

    Interview Questions

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    Data Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at PwC (London, England (UK)).

    Interview

    Same process as for all other candidates, nothing specific until the last interview stage which was quite casual and relaxed to make you feel comfortable. Usual telephone interview, then assessment center process. Normally the same scenario based question is used for each intake year and selection process. Tests were taken online and then again in house to ensure a fair selection process.

    Interview Questions

    • Usual competency questions and a few basic data questions around excel.   1 Answer
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    Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at PwC (London, England (UK)) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Two rounds of interviews. Initial interview is with an associate, who asks more questions about personality, hobbies, experiences. Second interview with partner, which was much more about competencies and behavior. Overall, fairly relaxed atmosphere, the interviewers will not pressure you for an answer, so take your time to answer but try not to show hesitation when answering.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you applying? Why PwC?
      Talk about xxx on your resume
      Describe a time where you had to make a compromise
      Describe a time when you had to demonstrate leadership
      Describe a time when you failed  
      Answer Question
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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at PwC (London, England (UK)) in January 2017.

    Interview

    submitted my CV and answered some questions at the website first and got online tests directly. After waiting for around 10 ten days, I got an phone interview invitation. I went to arrange a date for interview. At that day, the HR called me. The whole phone interview was around 30-40 mins and the echo was a bit loud, I sometimes couldn't really understand what she was talking about

    Interview Questions

    • Whole leadership
      Business acumen
      Technical capabilities
      Global acumen

      - Describe how you lead a group
      -How you solve a conflict inside a group
      - Why do you want to apply for this role  
      Answer Question
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    Graduate Technology Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at PwC (London, England (UK)) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Comparatively short initial application form to fill out, then tests followed by telephone interview. The interview was obviously scripted so could make you feel uncomfortable because there was no response to the content of what you said, just 'thank you for that', i.e. it was not like a proper conversation. They give feedback from the interview but it is quite formulaic.

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    Pwc Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at PwC (London, England (UK)) in January 2017.

    Interview

    First you apply online and upload CV etc.
    Then do Online tests (Logical and Numerical) both if I recall, 20 minutes each.
    Next, Online Situational Judegement Test, very long, took ages to complete, though I don't think it's meant to - I thought too much about my answers
    Next, Phone Interview - about 30 minutes long, mainly competency questions "Tell me a time you..." etc. pretty sure this was outsources to a interview company.
    After not hearing for about a month: Assessment Centre ( Case study, Group exercise, more logical and numerical tests)
    Month later: 1-1 Interview

    Interview Questions

    • Tell of a time you had to complete a project with little or no guidance   1 Answer
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    Cyber Security Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at PwC (London, England (UK)) in January 2017.

    Interview

    Online application, followed by online tests and a personality quiz. This was then followed by a telephone interview. The woman who interviewed me did not work for PwC and was very unfriendly and unhelpful, particularly when I asked a question and she bluntly replied "I don't know if you're aware but I don't work here so I can't answer that"

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    Tax Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at PwC (London, England (UK)) in January 2017.

    Interview

    I took the telephone interview. It asked around 10-15 behavioral questions. And I actually got most of them prepared but the thing I didn't expect is that the interviewer has got a couple of follow-up questions for each question. Some of them asking for details and some of them she asked for one more example.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time when you actively sought feedback in your work/school.
      Tell me how do you keep up with business information. Any business story that interests you?
      Tell me when you create a network outside your university.
      Tell me a time when you actively sought different perspective.
      Tell me a time when you have to handle different projects.  
      Answer Question
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    Actuarial Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at PwC (London, England (UK)) in December 2016.

    Interview

    Applied through graduate intake, got to the final round interview. In my opinion, the interview went well and I managed to answer all questions. So was quite disappointed to receive a rejection two weeks later. My experience with the assessment process would be much better if I received proper feedback on the final stage. Instead, when I asked the person calling me to inform about their decision what went wrong and which points I should improve on further, I was given a generic answer that I was found not to satisfy their selection criteria.

    In general, the process was very clear and professional until the very last bit.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time when you took on different roles in a team. Tell me about a time when you where very enthusiastic to do something.   Answer Question
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