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Updated Jan 7, 2018
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Tax Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
No Offer
Neutral Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at PwC.

Interview

Had a virtual interview. I was asked a few general questions and behavioral questions. The interviewer was very friendly, and the process was not intensive at all. One of the questions was related to work environment ethics.

Interview Questions

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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at PwC (New York, NY) in November 2017.

    Interview

    Round 1 : Virtual and/or On-Campus Interview
    Round 2 : On-site interview (usually will fly you out, provide hotel and meals/transportation)

    Day of Interview: Breakfast, meet with your host (usually an Associate), and will meet with a manager/partner for 30 minutes. You will meet with 3 people total. At the end, the Associates will take you out to lunch.

    Interview Questions

    • Why PwC?, What is a constructive dividend?, What do you do outside of work, any hobbies?   Answer Question

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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks. I interviewed at PwC (Chicago, IL) in October 2017.

    Interview

    Campus interview with behavior questions focused on each element of PwC's professional framework. Can vary depending on who you are interviewing with. Some people prefer to go "off-script" and have a conversation. Others may stick to the questions.

    Interview Questions

    • Give me an example of a time you had to convince other people to agree with your choice.   Answer Question
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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at PwC in October 2017.

    Interview

    First online application, then you wait for about a week to get the notice of first round interview. The first round interview is about 30-45 minutes, and if you pass the first round, the send round will be online video call.

    Interview Questions


  4.  

    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    1st round was on campus, was asked many behavioral interview questions. The main purpose is simply to get to know the candidate and see whether the candidate will be easy to work with. Sometimes the interview would just turn into a casual conversation if there are mutual interests.
    2nd round was in the office. Similar behavioral questions. Some interviewers followed a script of questions, other was more conversational.

    Interview Questions

    • What was an example in which you demonstrated being detail oriented?   Answer Question

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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in College Park, MD
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at PwC (College Park, MD) in September 2017.

    Interview

    Very short and interesting; I was surprised because there were no behavioral questions. The interviewer mostly asked questions from my resume. For instance, what skills did you acquire from your previous jobs that are easily transferable to the position you are applying for?

    Interview Questions

    • What are some skills you have acquired from your previous work experiences?   Answer Question

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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boston, MA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at PwC (Boston, MA) in September 2017.

    Interview

    I applied on my university's job board and have the first round interview on campus. I interviewed with a manager. The interview was very informal; he mainly wanted to get to know me and if I have the right mindset for the position and company.

    Interview Questions

    • Walk me through your resume   1 Answer

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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took a week. I interviewed at PwC in August 2017.

    Interview

    Online interviewed by partner and manager. Then firm visits were scheduled. The questions were largely based on the framework that was on PwC's website - technology, leadership, etc.. The interviewers asked very simily questions.

    Interview Questions

    • What was the biggest challenge you had in your previous job?   Answer Question
  8.  

    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    General behavioral questions - nothing technical was required. Specify how your are on track for the CPA and interest in accounting. Easiest if you apply for their sophomore programs which guarantee you a place in the firm.

    Interview Questions


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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience

    Interview

    On Campus Interviews are very structured.

    Before you even apply, you start networking at a career expo where you drop off your resume to the recruiter. After the expo, they will invite you to a social where you mingle with the staff before applying for the position.

    When you apply for the position, apply both via the school portal AND PWC's internal webpage.

    If you are selected for a campus interview, they will invite you to a social before the interviews to familiarize you with who you will be interviewing with and what to expect from the interviews.

    After the campus interviews, you will get notice of an office visit - aka final round. This is a 1.5 day event. The evening before the office visit, you are whisked to a fancy restaurant with staff and a manager. That night you stay in the adjoining hotel, for conveniency. The next day is a full-day of Interviews, office tour, and lunch.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time when you had a difficult time working in a group   Answer Question

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