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PwC Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 31, 2014
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London, England

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in December 2011.

Interview Details 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 Question – Why London out of all the possible places?   Answer Question

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

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I applied online and interviewed at PwC.

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

Interview Question – Why study Aca?
Example when you worked with someome different? How did you adapt?
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Associate
Birmingham, England

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in February 2010.

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

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London, England

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details application, telephone interview, assessment centre, final interview

Interview Question – 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

Reason 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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Reading, England

I applied online - interviewed at PwC in January 2010.

Interview Details there were several stages, 1)application then an online assessment, 2) group stage, interview, presentation more assymetric assessments. Interview and finally a job offer.

Interview Question – I had to pick a current economic topic from the FT and argue my opinion with a Director.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiations

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London, England

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in January 2008.

Interview Details To best prepare for a strategy consulting interview, you have to practice your case studies.
Fortunately, these are not nearly as difficult as they can be made out to be.
You just have to demonstrate structured thinking, and where possible back up your arguments with data.

The interviews was straightforward, just the tradtional competency based types.

Interview Question – What would you do if you don't become a consultant?   Answer Question

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Associate
London, England

I applied online and the process took 3 days - interviewed at PwC in June 2007.

Interview Details I applied on line and was then called in for an interview with HR.

After that interview the second round was an assessment day, psychometic tests were written, I was interviewd by a partner and a group exercise took place to assess how we work and contribute in teams.

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Waterloo, ON (Canada)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at PwC in September 2010.

Interview Details - 3 Part Interview with Staff, Manager, and Partner
- Interviewers focus was on Teamwork, Excellence, and Leadership (respectively)

Interview Question – Most difficult questions were with respects to my achievement (or rather, underachievement) of a certain grade point, and explaining why I would still be considered a valued addition to their work force.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Straight forward; they provided a standard contract - which typically is the same between all Big Four firms - and I accepted

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Los Angeles, CA (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details Pretty straight forward, first was a phone interview, then 3 1-on-1 interviews. One of the in person interviews was a case study. All of the questions were fairly easy, nothing out of the ordinary. The case study took a little getting used to, they really try to knock you off of your game.

Interview Question – The case was the hardest part of the interview, it dealt mostly with financial information and data, which was not the focus of the position that I applied for.   Answer Question

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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details I had three separate phone interviews, then was flown out of state for the in person interview. Everything went very smoothly. A process I expected to be intimidating but it turned out to be a great experience.

Interview Question – There were no difficult or unexpected questions. I was prepared to answer questions about my interest in the position, the field, and the company. The position I was applying for was entry level, so apart from asking questions about my interest in the job they mainly stuck to questions about what was on my resume. They did not try and ask tricky questions.   Answer Question

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