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Updated Jul 22, 2014
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Associate Interview

Associate

I applied online and 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 Question – the tests in the assessment centre are more difficult than the ones completed online   Answer Question


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Neutral Experience

Average Interview

Graduate Interview

Graduate
London, England

I applied through college or university and 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 Question – When have you demonstrated courage and integrity?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No


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Assurance Interview

Assurance

Interviewed at PwC

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 Question – Who would your ideal client be and why? What other services would you recommend to this client?   Answer Question


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Average Interview

Associate Consultant PwC Strategy Interview

Associate Consultant PwC Strategy
London, England

I applied online and 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 Question – 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


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Senior Associate Interview

Senior Associate
London, England

I applied online and 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.


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Transaction Advisory Services Manager Interview

Transaction Advisory Services Manager

I applied online and 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 Question – where going to be in 5 years   Answer Question


Accepted Offer

Positive Experience

Very Easy Interview

Human Resources Director Interview

Human Resources Director
London, England

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in January 2010.

Interview Details Headhunted

Interview Question – Do you want to become a Partner   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Easy paid the salary I wanted plus travel and accommodation


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Average Interview

Audit Associate Interview

Audit Associate
London, England

I applied online and 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 Question – 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


1 person found this helpful

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Senior Manager Interview

Senior Manager

Interviewed at PwC

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

Positive Experience

Average Interview

Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

Senior Associate - Advisory
London, England

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in July 2010.

Interview Details Back in 2010 it include an assessment centre (30min maths test and writing a report based on provided information) and 2 interviews with Directors, all on the same day. I got my offer the next morning

Interview Question – As far as I remember, it was a general chat about my experience, nothing really difficult or unexpected   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Non-existent, probably due to my lack of experience in this area

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