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Updated Apr 16, 2014

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Risk Assurance Interview

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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.

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Risk Assurance Interview

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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

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Risk Assurance Summer Intern Interview

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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

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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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Summer Analyst Interview

Summer Analyst
London, England

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

Interview Details Applied online, did online tests, had the opportunity to do it twice since I failed the first time. Went through phone interview for 25mins.
Questions asked included ethics, integrity, company not doing well etc.
Invited for AC the next day. Booked through online. The AC went okay, included logic and math test again, written exercise and case interview. Recommend reading up on glassdoor, most of the stuff are there.

Interview Question – How can PwC help "the company you just mentioned"? Who are PwC's clients?   Answer Question

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Spring Program Interview

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London, England

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in November 2013.

Interview Details First you go through an online application form. It is fairly straightforward and not much writing is involves. After this stage you are automatically invited (if I remember correctly) to a numerical logical reasoning test, as well as a personality questionnaire. I got invited to a phone interview 2 weeks after completing the questionnaire and tests.

Interview Question – Tell me an example when you had to change your approach to a situation.   Answer Question

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Graduate In Assurance Interview

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London, England

I applied online and interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details First phone interview: questions were behaviour-based and based on 5 interview competencies which were stated on their website. You should prepare at least 2 examples (from your previous working experience, your extra curricular activities, etc.) for each competency. My advice would be: Use the STAR framework to answer the questions and be confident as much as you can.

Interview Question – "What would you have done differently?" after each of your answers   View Answer

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Analyst Interview

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London, England

I interviewed at PwC in November 2013.

Interview Details Applied in October 2013 and had the first interview 4-5 weeks after. First we talked about commercial awareness "tell me about a recent business story that interests you" and then we moved on the the competency questions. The interviewer asked 2-3 questions for each of their core competencies and she also asked a lot about the examples I made, e.g. what did you do then, how did the person react etc. So make sure to know your examples properly.

I was invited to the assessment centre in early December. We had a numerical test, a logical test, written exercise and group exercise. I passed the tests and written exercise, but should have contributed more in group exercise.

Tip: The numerical and logical test are more difficult than online mainly due to two factors: 20 questions for 20 minutes and then it is paper-based, which is just more time-consuming, because you have a separate answer sheet. So practice, practice, practice.

Tip written exercise: be really careful to manage the time. Many of the people did not finish the report. Make sure to structure it nicely e.g. introduction, different solutions and pros/cons for each and a conclusion in the end.

Tip group exercise: They also evaluate you on your notes, which I was not aware of, and they ask you to evaluate yourself afterwards. Make sure to structure your notes properly when taking down notes of the other group member's information and make it clear that you calculated the budget. For the evaluation part, you probably know your weaknesses already so think about how to write it on the evaluation form.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time when you experienced another person doing something unethical and what did you do?   Answer Question

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Audit Graduate Scheme Interview

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London, England

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in December 2013.

Interview Details online application
online test
telephone interview

Interview Question – Tell me about ACA   Answer Question

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Consulting Intern Interview

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Interviewed at PwC

Interview Details I had a very structured telephone interview. Most of the questions can be found online and have beed prepared beforehand. The telephone interview lasted only 20 minutes. And the HR mentioned my signal's not good. I thought I did poorly but I still passed this stage. So never give up no matter what happens.

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