PwC Interview Questions

Updated 22 Oct 2014
Updated 22 Oct 2014
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    Internal Audit - Graduate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    The process takes a long time starting with the application, then psychometric tests. You get two chances to do these tests should you fail the first set and then go onto interviews. The tests are a personality analysis which isn't timed along with numerical reasoning (use SHL to practice), followed with logical l reasoning. The interview is competency based and takes about 45 minutes.

    Look up the PwC Professional framework - this is what the questions are based around and will help you considerably. Business Acumen, technical capabilities, leadership, global acumen, and relationships. These 5 things are also the subject of the personality test

    Interview Questions
    • Unexpected question: name a company you have looked up recently (to test business acumen) -   View Answer
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Graduate Human Resources Consulting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Very easy application, which you fill out online. No competency questions, cover letter or CV required on the form. Straight away you get invited to do a numerical and logical reasoning tests, as well as personality questionnaire. Once you have successfully done those it takes them approx 1-2 weeks to invite you to a telephone interview. If you have a wide range of experiences you can talk about, it should be easy as they ask you very specific questions from their employability brochure, which can be found on PwC careers website.

    Interview Questions
    • Describe a relationship that you have developed outside of work/study?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I had about a week to prepare for my telephone interview and so I paid special attention to the new competencies that PwC has posted on its website. Keep in mind that they have changed recently so the type of questions they usually ask at this stage interview has also changed. It went well and I was asked about 2 questions per competency.

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    Technology Consultant Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Online tests were fairly easy compared to other Big 4. This was followed by telephone interview- only half an hour long and mainly the standard competency based questions. Also had to be very aware of the sector PwC operate in and the latest business news. Make sure you know what exactly you will be doing in your role.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time when you've had to look at something from somebody else's perspective.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    Advisory Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Telephone interview, face to face, AUDIT BASED Verbal and Numerical Reasoning tests, assessment centre, Partner interview and then HR interview.

    Not a good impression of the company. Hiring process took far too long, Interviews were double booked so I had to wait around for "someone to become available" (Other people have also noted this!).

    Watch out for the reasoning tests. They are designed for Audit bean-counters NOT consultants. A number of headhunters and also partners within the firm have confirmed that they are not suited to consultants and it is unlikely you will pass unless you have a finance background. But still a HR dictated mandatory part of the process.

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    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Clien T Administrator Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took a weekinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    I applied online and received a call within 2 days. I have extensive admin experience so i was semi expecting a call.
    The phone call you receive will be your short interview or it may be a call to schedule an interview

    I ended up researching all questions competency based and prepd questions that i saw for other pwc entry roles. None of these came up and the reason is this is a basic admin role so there wont be anything complicated so prepare answers relevant to admin and have a basic understanding of PWC and the big 4 for when asked why you want to work at PWC

    Very basic questions such as:
    -why do you want to work for PWC
    -What skills do you have
    -Whats your current work and relevant work history for this role.
    -Previous admin experience

    Though i was offered an interview I didn't pursue the role as the salary was too low £23'500.

    The interview will be competency based though.

    Interview Questions
    • None i prepared for every question except the most basic ones which if you can calmly explain your experience and a valid reason why you want to work at PWC you should be okay (hopefully) depending on the recruitment consultant on the phone.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Graduate Audit Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PwC in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    The overall experience was good. Filled online application form and heard back within to days being invited online tests. Tests were not hard and numerical and logical questions. After that informed to do telephone Interview and successfully passed.

    Interview Questions
    • Relationship established with someone outside your work or study   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Grad Audit Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at PwC in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    Application followed by online assessment. Then telephone interview which is competency based.

    I applied online and was contacted for scans of my qualifications. Once those were verified, I took the online math, logical and situation judgement tests. (The math one is very hard) I was notified that I had passed and what my percentage was against other candidates.

    I then had a telephone interview which lasted about an hour.

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    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    GRADUATE POSITION Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ monthsinterviewed 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 Questions
    • When have you showed integrity - it just seemed difficult to think of a specific time!   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Risk Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England
    Application Details

    I applied online – 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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