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Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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
Human Resource Services Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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
GRADUATE POSITION Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 6 months - interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details Initial online application form. There were then online tests. You can use SHL to practice and they are similar. I had to do logic and numerical. You get two attempts and there is a feedback sheet that they produce about how you did on the online tests.
There is then a phone interview where they ask about the core competencies - think of a time when you showed integrity, team work, faced conflict etc. I got an email after this saying the competencies were changing so double check the website for the new ones but they list them on there and highlight the ones needed for the phone interview.
There is then an assessment center which is a half day. You do three activities: a group test, a written report and then you repeat the online tests you did but this time on paper. At the end there is a chance to talk with employees about their experiences.
Interview Question – When have you showed integrity - it just seemed difficult to think of a specific time! Answer Question
Risk Assurance Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details The AC was quite easy but you have to get involved in the group discussion. Also you have to resit the numerical and logical reasoning test but they were quite easy.
Interview Question – Group discussion Answer Question
Graduate Consultant Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied online and interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details The process was as expected. Application process first. Then some online tests. A telephone interview and then an assessment center. I got up to the telephone interview. It was my first ever telephone interview so I guess that's a reason I didnt perform well. The interview was mainly competency based questions, including some standard questions like "Why PwC, what do you know about PwC and tell us a topic you are interested in the business world today.
Interview Question – The questions were pretty standard. The one that surprised is the one about the topic that interests me in the world today. View Answer
Graduate Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
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
Graduate Trainee Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at PwC in January 2014.
Interview Details Online numerical and logical reasoning tests followed by a phone interview followed by assessment centre which is followed by a partner interview.
Assessment centre involved repeating the online tests on paper to validate scores, group task involving a consultancy scenario and a timed, written task.
Interview Question – Written task based on a pack of information and resources provided. Answer Question
Assurance Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
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
Associate Consultant PwC Strategy Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
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
Consultant - Strategy & Operations Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in February 2014.
Interview Details Had my first interview over the phone, which was very successful. Then I was invited to the test day, which lasted for 6 hours but unfortunately could not succeed in the case study test. Although beforehand we were told that there would be presentation and group case study exercise, they did not do it. Another difficulty I had was in the timing of numerical and logic tests. 20 minutes for 40 questions were given to each test. Although this time limit was enough for the logic test I had a hard time finishing my numerical test within 20 minutes. The report exercise was relatively easy. It was about recycling of water and other renewable energies. However, I would suggest not to waste time reading the instructions since you need more time writing an actual report that mentions everything - apparently what they look for the most - in 20 minutes
Interview Question – The case study provided was more difficult than the examples given through email prior to the test day. Profit calculation with missing numbers and approximation about a video games manufacturer was asked. . s Answer Question
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