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PwC Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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Audit Senior Associate Interview

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Interviewed at PwC

Interview Details usually have a phone interview, then a person interview.
they will take you out to lunch and this is a sign that you're in the company
it is very easy going even thought you meet managers and partners along the way
be yourself. they look for fit

Interview Question – None, this is a very simple interview   Answer Question

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Associate Interview

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Waterloo, ON

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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Risk Assurance Senior Associate Interview

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Interview Details Long and tedious. Lots of filtering

Interview Question – Dont know, my interview process was very rare and particular   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – N/A

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Manager Interview

Manager

I applied through a recruiter and interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details Long, very long and detailed!

Interview Question – None, very broad perspective gathered   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None

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Audit Senior Associate Interview

Audit Senior Associate
Vancouver, BC

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in January 2011.

Interview Details China sourcing initiative - manager and partnee interview

Interview Question – Any questions?   View Answer

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Associate Interview

Associate

Interviewed at PwC

Interview Details Three interviews
Sr associate
Manager
Partner

Interview Question – Why should we hire you?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiations

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Staff Accountant Interview

Staff Accountant

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in September 2011.

Interview Details Applied through campus recruiting, got internship in 2010 and then a full time job offer in 2011. You need really know the corporate culture, industries that PWC handles, any relevant news dealing with PWC and show enthusiasm.

Interview is behavioural type questions, therefore it is best to list down your accomplishments and being able to sell those to the employer.

Interview Question – Give an example when you faced an ethical dilemma?   Answer Question

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Manager, Consulting and Deals Interview

Anonymous Employee
Toronto, ON

I applied online and the process took 6 months - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details Job opportunity of PwC Canada's employment website.
Very straightforward process with PwC Canada HR.
One initial technical interview and one final interview with a Partner
Offer took time to materialize but it eventually did.

Interview Question – How do you test application level controls. Give examples.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation.

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Summer Internship Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

Interviewed at PwC

Interview Details Many networking events available to get to know employees at the firm. Apply online. Interview was held at the PwC office. 2 interviews back to back one with a manager, the other with a partner. Both were conversational style. There is a post-interview social and then wait until offers come out.

Interview Question – None- conversational style.   Answer Question

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Risk and Controls New Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee
Toronto, ON

I applied online and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC in September 2013.

Interview Details Phone interview, then a longer session afterwards. Interview day consisted of partner interview, office tour, group case and then individual case. Everyone made it very friendly and was helpful every step of the way when I had any questions.

Interview Question – Group case situation is a typical business case, with hidden information for each participant. Need to demonstrate the ability to communicate your information well and react to changes to the case/situation.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Standard contract, no negotiation

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