PwC Interview Questions

Updated 22 Oct 2014
Updated 22 Oct 2014
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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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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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    Graduate Management Consultancy Role Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Assessment centre was very difficult. Preparation is key to success. Read all the forums on wikijob to get an insight into what to expect. Both phone and partner interview were purely competency based, which felt a little impersonal for me, but meant it was easier to prepare. Just be friendly and confident and prepare examples for the competencies. Also make sure you have a really solid answer for what makes the PwC programme different from other programmes.

    Interview Questions
    • How do you build relationships with people from diverse backgrounds?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
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    Graduate Scheme - Management Consultancy Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at PwC in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    It is a very simple and straightforward process. HR are very good and will help you with any queries. It's not too difficult, just keep calm and know what you want to say/do.

    Interview Questions
    • The interview was very pleasant. The hardest thing is the assessment centre, in particular the writing bit.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Apprenticeship Management Consultant Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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
  8.  

    Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    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
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    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 weeksinterviewed 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

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed 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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