PwC Interview Questions

Updated 19 Oct, 2014
Updated 19 Oct, 2014
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    Tax Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Applied on line and had phone interview within one week of applying. Phone interview was quick overview of your resume with HR. HR was quick to turn around and provide feedback on if your resume would be submitted to hiring managers. Interviewed with two senior managers.

    Interview Questions
    • What would you do increase your network and find possible business opportunities?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview
  2.  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Firstly, you have to pass online test in Math (just simple mathematics skills you need to pass) and Logic (SHL tests, very similar with IQ questions). Secondly, professional (tax, accounting, valuation, gmat) + english test (very similar with cambridge tests such as CAE or CPE). Finally, interview with managers (they ask some questions about you and your hobbies, maybe some professional questions). This process prolong about 4 weeks.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
  3.  

    Compensation Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Fairly straightforward process: two behavioral interviews along with a technical component. The technical was very easy, just showcasing excel proficiency. For example, they asked me to populate a spreadsheet using Vlookups, Pivots, Index/Match, and Data Validation. This was pretty simple if you have worked within a compensation role before.

    Interview Questions
    • Typical interview questions, nothing out of the ordinary.   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    The salary was pretty low in my opinion but I wanted to get the PwC brand on my resume, so I bit the bullet.
    Accepted Offer
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    Associate, Controls Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edmonton, AB
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Edmonton, AB
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 5+ weeksinterviewed at PwC in August 2014.

    Interview Details

    Poor experience. Started well with a phone interview. Lasted about 30 minutes discussing resume details. After 1 week and dealing with numerous people, scheduled an Video Conference interview. Here's where it all starts to go wrong. Firstly, one of the interviewers doesn't show up, instead he was on speakerphone listening in. The other interviewer had to relay all my answers to the other guy. Needless to say it was very uncomfortable. Then it turns out they were interviewing me for a DIFFERENT position and failed to inform me beforehand.

    However, I dismissed it as a one-off and decided to go on with the application because the other position offered was also a good one. For the next 4 WEEKS, and after rescheduling 5 TIMES, we finally settled on a date and time. Guess who messed up the time? Got a phone call asking me why I missed the interview, apparently me and the other interviewers all got different timings. So we rescheduled AGAIN. This time everyone shows up on time. But the interviewers didn't seem interested, I was talking to them they were using their phones as if they had better things to do. Even their questions weren't thought out and they clearly didn't read my resume beforehand.

    Surprisingly I got offered the job, but eventually refused.

    Interview Questions
    • To add to the horror, they requested I write for 30 minutes after the interview on a topic for their choice. Ridiculous.   View Answer
    Reasons for Declining

    They didn't seem interested at all. They expect you to sell yourself to them, but they don't reciprocate.

    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took a dayinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    3 INTERVIEWS
    1. Behavioural with Senior Associate
    2. Behavioural with Manager
    3. Conversational with Partner

    The interview process is straight forward. Questions are pretty generic. They ask you questions regarding leadership, teamwork, challenges you've faced. Its important to know your resume inside and out always.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. Set salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Knowing someone will help make it easier to get into the company as it is largely based on word of mouth. Having prior experience can help or coming from another Big 4 company.

    Accepted Offer
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    Audit Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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 Questions
    Accepted Offer
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Risk Assurance Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Long and tedious. Lots of filtering

    Interview Questions
    • Dont know, my interview process was very rare and particular   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    N/A
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Long, very long and detailed!

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Three interviews
    Sr associate
    Manager
    Partner

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations
    Accepted Offer

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