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Updated Jul 26, 2014

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GRADUATE POSITION Interview

GRADUATE POSITION

I applied online and the process took 6 months - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details Initial online application form. There were then online tests. You can use SHL to practice and they are similar. I had to do logic and numerical. You get two attempts and there is a feedback sheet that they produce about how you did on the online tests.
There is then a phone interview where they ask about the core competencies - think of a time when you showed integrity, team work, faced conflict etc. I got an email after this saying the competencies were changing so double check the website for the new ones but they list them on there and highlight the ones needed for the phone interview.
There is then an assessment center which is a half day. You do three activities: a group test, a written report and then you repeat the online tests you did but this time on paper. At the end there is a chance to talk with employees about their experiences.

Interview Question – When have you showed integrity - it just seemed difficult to think of a specific time!   Answer Question


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Risk Assurance Interview

Risk Assurance
London, England

I applied online and interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details The AC was quite easy but you have to get involved in the group discussion. Also you have to resit the numerical and logical reasoning test but they were quite easy.

Interview Question – Group discussion   Answer Question


No Offer

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Graduate Consultant Interview

Graduate Consultant

I applied online and interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details The process was as expected. Application process first. Then some online tests. A telephone interview and then an assessment center. I got up to the telephone interview. It was my first ever telephone interview so I guess that's a reason I didnt perform well. The interview was mainly competency based questions, including some standard questions like "Why PwC, what do you know about PwC and tell us a topic you are interested in the business world today.

Interview Question – The questions were pretty standard. The one that surprised is the one about the topic that interests me in the world today.   View Answer


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Graduate Trainee Interview

Graduate Trainee
Southampton, England

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at PwC in January 2014.

Interview Details Online numerical and logical reasoning tests followed by a phone interview followed by assessment centre which is followed by a partner interview.

Assessment centre involved repeating the online tests on paper to validate scores, group task involving a consultancy scenario and a timed, written task.

Interview Question – Written task based on a pack of information and resources provided.   Answer Question


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Consultant - Strategy & Operations Interview

Consultant - Strategy & Operations
London, England

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in February 2014.

Interview Details Had my first interview over the phone, which was very successful. Then I was invited to the test day, which lasted for 6 hours but unfortunately could not succeed in the case study test. Although beforehand we were told that there would be presentation and group case study exercise, they did not do it. Another difficulty I had was in the timing of numerical and logic tests. 20 minutes for 40 questions were given to each test. Although this time limit was enough for the logic test I had a hard time finishing my numerical test within 20 minutes. The report exercise was relatively easy. It was about recycling of water and other renewable energies. However, I would suggest not to waste time reading the instructions since you need more time writing an actual report that mentions everything - apparently what they look for the most - in 20 minutes

Interview Question – The case study provided was more difficult than the examples given through email prior to the test day. Profit calculation with missing numbers and approximation about a video games manufacturer was asked. . s   Answer Question


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Human Resource Consultancy Internship Interview

Human Resource Consultancy Internship
Reading, England

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC in April 2014.

Interview Details Telephone interview stage, very short 20 minute interview with the first half centered around commercial awareness and the second half based on the PwC global core competencies. Annoyingly, the only two competency based questions solely focused on integrity and made it difficult to present my range of skills.
I reached that stage after submitting my initial application and passing a numerical and logical reasoning test and a psychometric assessment.

Interview Question – Wanted me to talk about the ideal client I would like to work with as a HRC for PwC. I randomly picked a large current PwC client, and was surprised by follow up questions on what challenges this particularly (random) company faces at the moment and what industries they are operating in.   Answer Question


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Risk Assurance Interview

Risk Assurance

Interviewed at PwC

Interview Details basic competency based questions, just prepare according to their competencies list on the website. They also ask quite specific follow up questions to make sure that you're not just making something up. lasted fro 50mins - 1hr, quite intense I'd say.

Interview Question – a time when you have to change your working styles   Answer Question


No Offer

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Risk Assurance Interview

Risk Assurance

I applied online and interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details Telephone interview lasted around 20 minutes- very friendly and conversational. Make sure you are enthusiastic about role. Assessment centre conists of group exercise, SHL tests and written report.

Interview Question – Choose a company and recommend PwC services   Answer Question


No Offer

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Risk Assurance Summer Intern Interview

Risk Assurance Summer Intern
Manchester, England

I applied online - interviewed at PwC in January 2013.

Interview Details telephone interview - questions were largely competency based and few like why pwc, why risk assurance, why this city. the lady was nice. but I still was nervous and got a rejection dew days after. My advice would be prepare in advance, and research a lot. and feel calm.

Interview Question – tell us the time when you showed integrity.   Answer Question


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Assurance (London) Interview

Assurance (London)
London, England

I applied online and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2013.

Interview Details I applied for the graduate scheme last October, and after I passed the online test, I was invited to the telephone interview. I did not prepare well, so I failed that one.

Interview Question – Here are the questions I got, just each question for each competency it listed on the website. Also you need to prepare being asked several follow up questions for each one.
 News, How you keep yourself updated, How this news relate to pwc
• ACA
• Teamwork, disagreement with team member
• Multitask
• Being asked to do something you feel not good
• Change the existing process, what did you learn from the experience
• Do a job when your boss is away
• Difficult task
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