PwC Interview Questions

Updated 26 Sep 2014
Updated 26 Sep 2014
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    Apprenticeship Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Interview Details

    Really good process and really good feedback at every single stage which was very helpful. People were very kind and friendly. The website gave a lot of informations and help was always at hand if I needed it.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
  2.  

    Assurance Interview

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    Telephone interview. Was invited for an interview 4 days after having done the numerical test. Multiple emails were sent with links for preparation. My interview was 20 minutes long as it is for an internship. I was interviewed by someone from HR and she was really nice and friendly. I got an email the same day telling me the outcome of my interview.

    Interview Questions
    • Who would your ideal client be and why? What other services would you recommend to this client?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Associate Consultant PwC Strategy Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    After online tests, there are 2 rounds of interviews which were quite long 4-6 hours each.

    Cases are okay since they give you quite a lot of information. You would have group discussion and an individual presentation in the final round. Both rounds had fit interviews - the first round was more question-answer-fill up form kind and the second was more dynamic and natural.

    Interview Questions
    • Unexpected - What is a question that you would like to be asked that would best demonstrate your capabilities, motivation and you as an individual?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Resource Officer Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    First stage interview is more of an open discussion around your CV and previous experience. There are competency questions but it would seem they try to draw the right answers out in order for you to add more depth to this.
    Second interview is completely competency and much more competency based. The questions are more difficult so be expected to know exactly what you are answering and how it fits with the company and role.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you were aware someone had gone outside of policy and what did you do about it?   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    PwC Assurance Associate Interview

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

    I applied online - interviewed at PwC in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Online Tests + personality test (you get two goes at the online test, so don't worry)
    Phone Interview (In reality, it doesn't last that long, make sure your answers are well structured, mostly competency, the rest are the standard why PWC? Why Audit? Why ACA? etc)
    Assessment Centre (group task - just be a normal human being, written task - make sure you write a conclusion!, psychometric tests on paper - do not fail these, practise beforehand)
    Partner Interview(mostly competency based)
    Offer

    Interview Questions
    • What do you know of our client base? Which do you most want to work with? And Why?

      What do you know about ACA? Why ACA?

      Something in the news that interests you and talk about it

      They will usually ask 2 of the 3 questions in the phone interview.

      Partner interview can be whatever the partner wants, but in my case it was all scripted and all just competency questions.
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    Negotiation Details
    No Negotiation, you take what is offered
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Transaction Advisory Services Manager Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeks - interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    assessment centre and/or case study. First interview and second interview followed by lunch.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Senior Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I had two interviews, both in a relaxed and informal style, with rapid communication of the outcome which was pleasing. However that was the easy part because then HR stepped in to do screening that lasted weeks leaving me to wonder what could possibly take so long other than inefficiency of the process.

    Negotiation Details
    Do not under value the contribution that you will make.
    Accepted Offer
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    Audit Associate Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    PwC's hiring is one of the best programmes, in relation to other companies.
    1st Stage Online Test; they give you a second attempt if your first attempt didn't meet their requirements.
    Assessment Day was smooth and although i thought i didn't do well in relation to other people i proceeded through. Here i would say you have to be greatly prepared for the skills test they give you; especially in terms of the numerical reasoning test as questions will be related to each other but do not come one after another in the test, so i would advise writing down key answers or formulas so you don't have to repeat steps again but be quick.
    With the final interview it's more about testing your knowledge of the company and seeing generally whether you can communicate with people and understand things well.
    I would say networking and communication is key so don't be shy. And be prepared in terms of commercial awareness and the company itself.
    Other then that everyone is really friendly throughout the entire process.

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult question was in terms of commercial awareness. You have to know details as they will ask you follow up questions in regards to what your talking about.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Salary is set no negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Human Resource Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
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    Application Details

    I applied online - interviewed at PwC in April 2014.

    Interview Details

    Online application, aptitude tests
    Phone interview - questions identical to those who did the interview prior to me
    Assessment centre - redo online tests, scenario based group exercise and writing a report under ridicolous time pressure. Make sure your grammar is correct and that you finish everything, noone is expecting you to over analyse anything in such a short space of time i would advise a report format; bulletpoints.
    Partner Interview - very relaxed and casual

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Consultant Interview

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    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    I started my application online by completing a standard application form with all my education and work experience details. This was followed by a long personality questionnaire, I think there were over 100 options to go through and chose which option sounded most like you or least like you. At this stage I was also asked to complete a numerical test and logical reasoning test. Having done A-Level Maths I found the numerical test fine, and the logical reasoning was mainly sequences of patterns. I received immediate feedback on my performance which was really useful.

    The next stage was a phone interview which lasted about 40 mins and covered general HR questions, nothing surprised me or tricked me but you do need to be up to scratch with your business and UK news.

    I really enjoyed the half day assessment centre which repeated the logical and numerical tests, included a group discussion exercise involving a little bit of maths, good time keeping and general communication. The final part was a written exercise which involved reading quite a large pack, and then summarising the content and giving recommendations to a client on their potential choices.

    Finally my face to face interview was about 45 minutes and was quite relaxed and informal. Generally I think it was just to test out that if they put me in front of a client I would give out the right impression.

    Interview Questions
    • I have to say the question I found most difficult to answer was "how would you describe consulting?" It's really difficult to put into a succinct sentence as it involves so much!   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was very happy with my offer so I did not attempt to negotiate.
    Accepted Offer

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