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Updated Apr 16, 2014

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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I had a panel interview, then got a call 4 days later that I was the chosen candidate Two hours later the offer was withdrawn (no fault of my own really, they just decided to go with someone "internal").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

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Senior Associate Interview

Senior Associate
Toronto, ON

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

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Audit Staff Interview

Audit Staff

Interviewed at PwC

Interview Details Two interviewers

Interview Question – Examples of a time when you give and receive feedbacks.   Answer Question

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National Leadership COnfrence Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Calgary, AB

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

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Summer Intern - Audit Interview

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Vancouver, BC

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?
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Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst
Calgary, AB

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.

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Associate Consultant Interview

Associate Consultant
Calgary, AB

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

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Actuarial Analyst Interview

Actuarial Analyst
Toronto, ON

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
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Associate Consultant Interview

Associate Consultant
Toronto, ON

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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Audit Associate Interview

Audit Associate
Vancouver, BC

I applied online and the process took 3 months - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details Two interviews - first round was with the recruiter on the phone for 30 minutes and second round was with a senior manager and a partner at the Vancouver office. First round interview was really rushed since the recruiter had back-to-back interviews scheduled.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you had to change your communication method   Answer Question

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