PwC Senior Associate - Advisory Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Aug 8, 2014
Updated Aug 8, 2014
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Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

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

I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in July 2009.

Interview Details

Interview with HR - mostly typical behavioural questions. Tell me about a time when you had to sell your point of view...when you had to deal with a difficult client....when you had multiple priorities Then interview with a manager - who asked me some technical questions and more behavioural questions...tell me how you assess a process and make recommendations. That was it...I had a bit of an expedited process because it was a managing director brining me over.

Interview Questions
  • Tell me your greatest failure in your career?   View Answer
  • What is your greatest weakness...not technical   View Answer
Negotiation Details
Be reasonable with your negotiation tactics and make sure you can really back up what you are asking for. I was able negotiate great salary and signing bonus.
Accepted Offer
Positive Experience
Easy Interview

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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Employee in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at PwC in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    I applied through a referral. I was contacted by HR-initial phone screen, phone interview with a Director level, then in-person interview with 3 personnel (Principal, Managing Director, Manager). Questions were mostly behavioral and technical, I thought I answered them well and showed great enthusiasm and knowledge of the firm and its operations. I asked a lot of thought-provoking questions. During second phone interview, they wanted something more specific and targeted within my background and skill-set as the 2nd interviewer was iffy on proceeding with me or not to the next round. Had great dialogue with the in-person interviewers as well & I was a seasoned consulting former employee at one of their prime competitors. Pretty shocked they decided not to pursue my candidacy.

    Interview Questions
    • Dig deeper into a specific work situation or issue- how would you go about doing that differently? What was the most challenging part of a specific assignment or role?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2010.

    Interview Details

    This was for MBA hires and they did 2 rounds of interviews, one at campus and one in their offices for final rounds. The first round was a combination of behavioral and situational interviews and they asked basic questions around why consulting and why PwC. Second and final interview rounds included a case questions and another behavioral

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Average Interview
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I interviewed online - interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    The interview process consisted of three rounds - first with Managers, second with Assoc Dir, and the third with Partner. Many behavioural questions were asked to determine fit and competencies for the job. Also involved a case interview.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Atlanta, GA (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 5 weeks - interviewed at PwC in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    Interview Process is ok. Not really tiresome. First HR will call to know you current job status, interest level and so on. Then there will be a telephonic interview. Then face to face interview with 4 or more ppl for 4 hrs. Process can be longer anything from 4 weeks - 8 weeks. Sometime they will not let you know abt ur result for 4 weeks. Depends on demand for resource.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in January 2013.

    Interview Details

    on campus recruitment, so first networking with alumni, and then resume screen, first round interview was on campus and second round was at home office, including case presentation and behavioral questions

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  New York, NY (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral - interviewed at PwC in March 2011.

    Interview Details

    Two phone interviews, one full day of round-robin

    Interview Questions
    • Standard interview questions for management consulting, but no case study questions for experienced hires   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Bangkok (Thailand)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Bangkok (Thailand)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 3+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in March 2014.

    Interview Details

    1 Phone Interview, 1 face-to-face interview for the whole afternoon, and personality test

    The face-to-face includes
    1. PWC HR
    2. English Writing, Grammar Test
    3. Case Study
    4. Director Interview
    5. PWC Advisory HR Interview

    A lot but worth it, enjoy the process

    Interview Questions
    • explain what you have learned for the whole degree in 3 minutes seems to be tough for me   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Phone calls and email, they gave the first offer and adjusted twice but with the same position but different rank
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Chicago, IL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 3 months - interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Two rounds; one case one behavioural

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Difficult Interview
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  London, England (UK)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in London, England (UK)
    Application Details

    I interviewed through a staffing agency. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in July 2010.

    Interview Details

    Back in 2010 it include an assessment centre (30min maths test and writing a report based on provided information) and 2 interviews with Directors, all on the same day. I got my offer the next morning

    Interview Questions
    • As far as I remember, it was a general chat about my experience, nothing really difficult or unexpected   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Non-existent, probably due to my lack of experience in this area
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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