PwC Senior Associate - Advisory Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 8, 2014
Updated Aug 8, 2014
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Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

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

I interviewed through a staffing agency. 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 Questions
  • 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
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    I got in through employee referral and was called in for 2 interviews i.e.:

    - First, with a senior manager. I strongly recommend future candidates to familiarise themselves with PWC's global core competencies!

    - Second, with a partner focusing on soft skills.

    Interview Questions
    • Provide us with an example where you found a better, more efficient and novel way of doing things - rather than approaching using a conventional/ traditional method   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took a day - interviewed at PwC in January 2010.

    Interview Details

    It is a one day assessment centre - verbal/numerical test + consulting report exercise

    break for lunch

    3 interviews with different levels including SM, AD and partner

    whole process was extremely professional, very friendly people except for the partner who was very mean and very disparaging. I wanted to cry on the spot cos I had pretty much given up and he was throwing all kinds of weird questions and frowning at me. on hindsight it may have been just to test me to see how i deal under pressure (clearly not well but luckily it didn't show) cos he was nice in the emails thereafter.

    Interviews were EXTREMELY technical and specific to the job. plenty of examples were necessary.

    Interview Questions
    • tell me about a time u received bad feedback from your manager   Answer Question
    • tell me about a time you were asked to do something inappropriate   Answer Question
    • tell me what are the specific skill sets you gained from this engagement (proceeds to disect all the various engagements you listed in the resume)   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    I was able to negotiate but I think I was still stupid to accept. I read elsewhere people are getting MUCH higher than me.

    Advice: do ur research fully on what salary is "market rate" at least
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at PwC in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through a referral. I was contacted by HR-initial phone screen, phone interview with a Director level, then in-person interview with 3 personnel (Principal, Managing Director, Manager). Questions were mostly behavioral and technical, I thought I answered them well and showed great enthusiasm and knowledge of the firm and its operations. I asked a lot of thought-provoking questions. During second phone interview, they wanted something more specific and targeted within my background and skill-set as the 2nd interviewer was iffy on proceeding with me or not to the next round. Had great dialogue with the in-person interviewers as well & I was a seasoned consulting former employee at one of their prime competitors. Pretty shocked they decided not to pursue my candidacy.

    Interview Questions
    • Dig deeper into a specific work situation or issue- how would you go about doing that differently? What was the most challenging part of a specific assignment or role?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    This was for MBA hires and they did 2 rounds of interviews, one at campus and one in their offices for final rounds. The first round was a combination of behavioral and situational interviews and they asked basic questions around why consulting and why PwC. Second and final interview rounds included a case questions and another behavioral

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    The interview process consisted of three rounds - first with Managers, second with Assoc Dir, and the third with Partner. Many behavioural questions were asked to determine fit and competencies for the job. Also involved a case interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at PwC in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interview Process is ok. Not really tiresome. First HR will call to know you current job status, interest level and so on. Then there will be a telephonic interview. Then face to face interview with 4 or more ppl for 4 hrs. Process can be longer anything from 4 weeks - 8 weeks. Sometime they will not let you know abt ur result for 4 weeks. Depends on demand for resource.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  8.  

    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    on campus recruitment, so first networking with alumni, and then resume screen, first round interview was on campus and second round was at home office, including case presentation and behavioral questions

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  9.  

    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral - interviewed at PwC in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Two phone interviews, one full day of round-robin

    Interview Questions
    • Standard interview questions for management consulting, but no case study questions for experienced hires   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangkok (Thailand)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    1 Phone Interview, 1 face-to-face interview for the whole afternoon, and personality test

    The face-to-face includes
    1. PWC HR
    2. English Writing, Grammar Test
    3. Case Study
    4. Director Interview
    5. PWC Advisory HR Interview

    A lot but worth it, enjoy the process

    Interview Questions
    • explain what you have learned for the whole degree in 3 minutes seems to be tough for me   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Phone calls and email, they gave the first offer and adjusted twice but with the same position but different rank
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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