PwC Interview Questions

Updated Sep 10, 2014
Updated Sep 10, 2014
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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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Resource Officer Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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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    Junior Management Consultant Interview

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

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    I first applied on-line, answering various question, then I was asked to complete both numerical and verbal reasoning tests. After this I was invited to an Assessment centre day which involved redoing the tests, a group discussion exercise and an E-tray test. After this I was invited to attend a Senior Partner Interview, this was very probing and challenging, I would everyone to do their research prior to the interview. After this hour long interview I was phoned to offer me the position.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  6.  

    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in July 2013.

    Interview Details

    There's an online numerical and logical test, as well as something like a situational judgement test. the same tests in higher difficulty arise in the assessment centre. Following that there is a group exeercise and a couple of interviews, depending on your performace in the previous areas

    Interview Questions
    • the tests in the assessment centre are more difficult than the ones completed online   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7.  

    Human Resource Services Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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
  8.  

    Graduate Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 months - interviewed at PwC in April 2010.

    Interview Details

    One phone interview and one assessment day - the assessment day involved written and numerical tests, a group exercise with other candidates and a one to one interview. They whole day lasts about 5 hours.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    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 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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    Senior 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 in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was in Kuwait when HR contacted me for a role I have applied online. I already worked with PwC earlier (both India & UK), so initial things were ok. The practice which I was supposed to join is led nationally by the Partner, with whom I have worked in Leeds, UK earlier, which made the process very easy. HR scheduled a call with a Risk Assurance Senior Manager in London. I knew this lady by name and we have exchanged emails earlier when I was working with PwC Leeds on secondment from India. The day for the interview came and no one called. Later got an email from HR, the interviewer were taken to hospital, so HR scheduled another call. This time the lady call. I know my stuff, so interview was straight. I mentioned the Partner's name whom I worked with, she told me she is going to speak to the Partner. I was in touch with the Partner for quite sometime, so that stage went well. Really no difficult questions at all. HR called to schedule 2nd interview with a London Partner and asked me to go to PwC Kuwait office for video conferencing. I couldn't commit for a video conferencing. so HR arranged a Director interview. I called the Director on the time of interview and it went well as I have given again the Partner's reference. Offer came in when I was in Sudan. I accepted the offer, left my job in Kuwait. Went to India to process Tier 2 General Visa for myself and my wife.

    Negotiation Details
    Please negotiate the designation as I was brought to a designation below which I should have joined. That is one of the reason I am leaving for another Big4 in London. Promotions are based on designations, so be safe than sorry later.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

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