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PwC Associate Interview Questions

Updated 31 Mar 2015
Updated 31 Mar 2015
159 Interview Reviews

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Associate Interview

Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Average Interview

Application

I applied online – interviewed at PwC (London, England).

Interview

First interview with a director, followed by a second interview with a different director.

Both interviews were relaxed and I was made to feel at ease.

Typical competencies that are listed on the website with more specific probing into industry knowledge.

Final interview was in the morning and offer was made the same afternoon.

Interview Questions

  • Why this profession, a conflict within a team project/my specific role, my opinion on certain current emerging trends.   Answer Question

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    Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    very standard big four interviews. Started with a basic introduction about the interview and lasted for about 45 minutes. I got a chance to add some points in the end to support my application.
    9 questions asked regarding the five competencies listed. Please be prepared to the business acumen one, which asks you how to keep track of business news and what can you learn from it. Make sure you read business regularly and use a clear STAR structure to make all your actions easily understood.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time when you use analytical skills to solve a complex problem? (analytical skills-use different pieces of information)   Answer Question
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    Associate Interview

    No Offer
    No Offer

    Interview

    Telephone interview: structured around PwC's five core competencies, asking about two questions for each competency. Also asked for my knowledge of the position I applied for. Be sure to think about any significant things you have learnt from each example you give. The interviewer was very friendly and made me feel at ease.

    Interview Questions

    • Give an example describing how you have adapted to feedback you've received at university or in a work environment.   Answer Question
  3.  

    Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PwC in September 2014.

    Interview

    I sent in my CV through the University and was called in for the first interview and then invited to the second interview. I had to complete a numerical and logic test online before the second interview, as well as a written report on the day of final interview.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you think teachers should tackle the problem of disrespectful students in secondary schools.   Answer Question
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    Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC in July 2014.

    Interview

    I didnt come in through the university intake, I saw an add on jobs.ie and sent in my CV, came in for a chat and was offered a position, this is not the normal route.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    no negotiation, contract is standard

  6.  

    Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PwC in July 2013.

    Interview

    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
  7.  

    Associate Interview

    No Offer
    No Offer

    Application

    I applied online – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview

    Straight into competency which was followed by commercial awareness and finally career motivation.

    Interview Questions

    • Why study Aca?
      Example when you worked with someome different? How did you adapt?
       
      Answer Question
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    Associate Interview

    Declined Offer
    Declined Offer

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PwC (London, England).

    Interview

    application, telephone interview, assessment centre, final interview

    Interview Questions

    • No unexpected question. The difficulty of interview can be depending on the interviewer due to their personalities(my opinion), thus you need to be aware that they can be nice or very rude. Also you need to try to understand what the interviewer wants to hear 'exactly' as their questions can sometimes be unclear and vague then do not assume and ask them again.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    got transferred(as the position i applied was filled during the interview process) to another position which I wasnt interested

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    Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PwC (London, England) in December 2011.

    Interview

    Interview was the final stage in the process and conducted by one of the directors in the company. It was the most relaxing and unstructured part of the application process and has covered basic competencies of PwC and how they apply to me and then went on and talked about my motivation for joining the company and the expectations I might have. A very pleasant conversation.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There was no option to negotiate as it was a part of graduate scheme.

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    Associate Interview

    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PwC (Birmingham, England) in February 2010.

    Interview

    The hiring process was relatively quick and straightforward. I applied for the Sept 2010 intake and the whole process only took 1+ month from application to offer. The interview was less of a 'tick-box' experience than the other big 4 firms as the interviewer engage with you a little bit more.

    Interview Questions

    • If you were to win £1 million what would you do with the money?   Answer Question

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