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New Associate - Management Consulting Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC in March 2014.
Interview Details Interview process:
-First Round Telephone Interview (approximately 30 min.)
If you advance to the Assessment Day, you should expect the following major activities:
-Cognitive Test (20 min.)
-Group Case Study (45 min.)
-Second Interview [telephone or in-person] (approximately 1 hr.)
-Office Tour (approximately 45 min.)
-Networking Event (approximately 1 hr.)
Interview Question – Tell me about how you develop your personal brand? Answer Question
Undisclosed Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details I'm trying to remain as anonymous as I possibly can, but I should share my experience as a heads up for others.
I had a panel interview, then got a call 4 days later that I was the chosen candidate Two hours later the offer was withdrawn (no fault of my own really, they just decided to go with someone "internal"). I did not do anything crazy, like quit my current job or anything, and I was not upset that I did not get the job, I just thought that the way they handled it was extremely unprofessional.
Interview Question – I expected all the questions I was asked. Answer Question
Senior Associate Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in September 2013.
Interview Details Recruiting events lead to interview. Had to submit resume and cover letter through campus recruiting.
Interview Question – Biggest failure Answer Question
National Leadership COnfrence Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC in April 2013.
Interview Details I got a telephone interview for the National Leadership Conference for the Calgary Office.
I prepared for the interview by researching the office and the work they do. I put a lot of emphasis on Audit and didn't talk as much about the conference. I am waiting for feedback from the interviewers to see where I could have improved.
Interview Question – The questions were pretty srtandard (Tell us about yourself? Why do you want to be a CA?) and i thought i did well, but i guess they were looking more at who fits the company and culture. Answer Question
Summer Intern - Audit Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details Applied to PwC as part of the CA recruitment process. Received an interview offer. Interviewer was really friendly . Even in situations where I can't answer to the question perfectly, interviewer would tried to guide me to answer the whole questions by asking me to elaborate on certain points. Was not offered a second interview , as I was totally unprepared for the tough behavioral questions that were asked
Interview Question – Tell me a time where you have to adjust your communication style to a certain audience?
Tell me a time where you went above and beyond what is required of you to deliver excellent service?
Tell me a time where you contribute to a team by using your past experience? Answer Question
Business Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in January 2013.
Interview Details The first round interview was a phone interview with standard behavioral questions. The second round interview was a group case with teams of 4 people.
Associate Consultant Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 days - interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details The initial phone interview with a consultant was basic and gave me a favorable impression. They then flew me out to their Calgary location. The day consisted of an 1 on 1 interview with a senior partner, which was straightforward. There was also an office tour. The toughest portion was a group exercise with about 5 other interviewees where the task is to comb through a case study and provide a recommendation. They was a follow up written assessment where you have to summarize your findings.
Interview Question – It was a case study about a resort in Asian wanting to earn an eco-friendly certification. Answer Question
Actuarial Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in December 2012.
Interview Details Contacted within a week of the application via email. Went to downtown office for a 30 min interview. Turned out to be almost 45 mins. Manager and Associate were very welcoming and easy to get along with. Very laid back and interested in personality more than qualifications
Interview Question – 1. What are 2 ways you had to change your communication methods.
2. How did you learn and communicate a technical skill
3. Conflict resolution
4. How do you stay organized Answer Question
Associate Consultant Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through college or university and the process took 1 week - interviewed at PwC in October 2012.
Interview Details Applied through campus recruitment, got an email after a week or so for interviews. Two rounds, phone interview + virtual interview. The phone interview was 30 minutes and focused on behavior-based questions.
Interview Question – Give me an example where you demonstrate your ability to work in a diverse culture. Answer Question
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