PwC Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 25, 2014
Updated Aug 25, 2014
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    Risk Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied for this positing early in June and had one of the best recruitment experiences. I submitted the online application and successfully passed the online tests. Soon after I received an email inviting me to a telephone interview. Additionally I received a call from the HR department asking me how I was preparing for the interview and offered to answer all my questions regarding the upcoming phone interview. I thought this was a very nice gesture and one that you rarely meet at a such an early stage in a recruitment process. Anyhow, the HR person suggested I read everything that is on the website and make sure I understood the new recruitment guidelines that had been updated this summer. The crucial thing for the telephone interview is to have answers prepared for all the competency based questions you can think of. There is a pdf on the PwC website that more or less has all the questions I was asked, such as: tell me about a time when you received feedback and what did you learn from this; tell me about a company that is currently doing well; what do you do to keep yourself updated with the financial news etc. This interview was one hour long and the lady was very nice. She was happy to repeat the questions if needed.

    One week later I received the confirmation that I passed this stage of the interview and that I now had to book a slot for the Assessment Centre. Baring in mind that I had never been to an AC I was very nervous. I only had a week to prepare though. The HR department called me again to make sure I was happy with the AC and offered to explain what happens on the day. It was pretty straight forward. You have to resit the psychometric tests, you have to write a report and take part in a group exercise. There is nothing too complicated. Make sure you are being nice from the first moment you enter the room. They analyze absolutely every aspect of your behavior.

    I was told that the report is the most time pressured test of the day, however I found it pretty easy and even finished 5 min earlier. You are given a booklet with information and asked to hand write a report in no more than two pages. Make sure you go through all the information, structure it very well and do not forget to write your recommendation.

    The psychometric tests were harder than I thought. I had previously bought a package to practice as many as possible and this is what I suggest you do as well if you think you need a little bit more practice.

    For the group exercise you are presented with a situation and each of the group members is given a separate brief to put forward in the discussion. During this conversation you are given 45 minutes to come to a conclusion. Make sure you speak, interact with the other group members, be polite and listen to what they have to say. I thought I didn't speak enough, however the feedback I received on this task was very good. Think outside the box and try to come up with one thing that nobody else thought about until that point in the discussion.

    Good luck!

    Interview Questions
    • If you were to work in this position, who would be your ideal client?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    GRADUATE POSITION Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 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 Employee  in  London, England
    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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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    Graduate Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - 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 Questions
    • The questions were pretty standard. The one that surprised is the one about the topic that interests me in the world today.   View Answer
    No Offer
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    Graduate Trainee Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Southampton, England
    Anonymous Employee in Southampton, England
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    • Written task based on a pack of information and resources provided.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Consultant - Strategy & Operations Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Human Resource Consultancy Internship Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Reading, England
    Anonymous Employee in Reading, England
    Application Details

    I interviewed online. 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 Questions
    • 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
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Risk Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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 Questions
    No Offer
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    Risk Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - 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 Questions
    No Offer
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    Risk Assurance Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Manchester, England
    Anonymous Employee in Manchester, England
    Application Details

    I interviewed 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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