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Updated 15 Dec 2014
Updated 15 Dec 2014
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    AIMS Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    Online application - Standard information gathering alongside a few questions about your motivation and testing against the PwC Professional.
     --> Pyschometric Tests - Standard tests, comparable to other companies
     --> Telephone Interview - Competency based, against the PwC Professional
     --> Assessment Centre -Preparation is key, plenty of online resources and most uni's do mock centres
    --> Final 1to1 interview - 90% Competency 10% Technical, with a senior member of staff from the area you want to work in. Prepare responses to PwC Professional competencies.
    --> Offer - Say "YES"

    Interview Questions
    • Why PwC? Generally the question that separates candidates.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Shadow A Female Leader Programmer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    You will have the normal interview process for interns which include online application, phone interview, and assessment centre. After the programme you will have the final interview with senior employee, potential a partner of your business line and if you are successful you will be offered a summer internship or graduate job depending on your graduation year

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Risk Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    interview: You have to do it with structures. It is better to say it with firstly, secondary and lastly so the staff can actually record the points from your examples.

    Interview Questions
    • Time when you solve a problem with different perspectives?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Summer Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    After the online application were online tests (maths and logic,).
    Then the phone interview, which included standard competency questions, talk about a business issue that interests you, interest in PwC etc. Assessment centre included timed tests (maths, logic) and a group exercise. Partner interview: harder competency and some business issue questions (you choose your issue but they ask about it, your opinion etc).
    Internship interview process is the same as for a graduate role.

    Interview Questions
    • When have you come across conflict and what did you do?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Audit Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at PwC in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Telephone interview lasted about 45 minutes. I was asked about 10 questions around PwC's five core values. There were a few follow up questions, make sure you are well prepared for each example you would like to talk. Always use STAR structure and focus on Actions. Examples includes, teamwork, leadership, daily work, build up contacts etc.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Intern Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at PwC in November 2014.

    Interview Details

    Online application and test followed by a phone interview that tests your commercial awareness and values followed by an assessment centre and finally by a partner interview. The hardest is the assessment centre especially the group activity because you must be able to handle the group dynamics

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Consultant Interview

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I've sent my cv and cover letter and they called me 4 weeks later for an interview. It was a personal interview with a director and consultant, asking me personal questions. Later on, I had to fill in a lot of papers with my personal data.

    2 weeks later I received my offer. I had to state when I could begin and what the period was that I wanted to work at the Sao Paulo office

    Later I had to go to the lawyer office to get my paper work in order.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Hi guys

    I've successfully passed the tests. My results are:

    Numerical reasoning- Above average
    Logical reasoning- Exceptional

    I got an offer for AC which consisted of numerical test, logical test, business report and group discussion

    Accepted Offer
  10.  

    Cyber Security Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Initial Communications - I was contacted by a recruiter who was quite persistent. Although I alreadu had an offer from another Big 4 I thought I will attend the interview just to experience the firm and their interview process. The first interview was setup quite quickly with a Senior Manager. Once the first interview took place the second interview was setup initially with a Partner. However this was delayed about 3-4 times due to the availability issues of the Partner. Then the interview was scheduled with a Director.

    Planning - I researched about the Senior Manager on Linkedin and general Google search to gain a better understanding of the interests and background. I read up on the firm's website to understand more about the company and the service offerings. I also researched on various feedback websites to understand the work culture and experience of various employees and ex-employees.

    # of interviews - 2

    Perception of people - The Senior Manager who took the first interview was quite affable and we hit it off right away. He was quite down to earth and open in terms of what he was looking for in the candidate. Once the second interview was set he then gave me useful tips on how to handle the Director and his expectations. After the interview I came out with a very positive feeling that I could see myself working with those people quite easily.

    Office - The first interview took place in the St Albans office which was quite well laid out and pleasant to walk around. The second interview took place in Reading office which was small but again open plan and well lighted. Although the decor certainly wasn't modern and updated at the time however that has now changed and all the offices are now really modern with latest facilities.

    Work culture - Overall first impressions of the work culture was that people work long hours but can flex their time to work around their personal commitments. As with big organisations it depends on the team and the people who you work with and in my case it was excellent.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview is competency based and hence one can only prepare only up to a certain point for it. However you need to have worked out examples and scenarios from you experience to use in your answers during the interview. For example - Have you come across a difficult person in your team and how did you handle the situation and the person? To answer this question you would have to dig into your experience and explain the situation, what was needed to be done, what action did you take and what was the outcome. An unexpected question was - Do you know how to say no? I understood the rationale behind the question after asking some counter-questions which was that in a big organisation if you don't know when and how to push back then you will quickly be overwhelmed by so much work that it will affect your delivery, productivity and quality. And finally all of that leads to a bad perception of you as someone who cannot manage his/her work and over-commits and under delivers.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Two interviews totally. One is the group interview, and the other is Senior interview. Case study in the group. We six people need to give a presentation in the end. And during the next interview, just talk about yourself, whats your experience, why PwC, etc. Just show yourself naturally. It's not that hard to get an intern offer.

    Accepted Offer

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