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Updated 26 Feb, 2015
Updated 26 Feb, 2015
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    New Associate Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at PwC in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    I met them on campus in a job fair. I gave them my resume and I also applied online for the new associate rotational program. I got a phone interview after about two weeks. The phone interview was with a senior manager for 30 minutes, all behavioural questions such as: Why PwC, why the rotational program, why are you a good fit, explain a situation where you worked in a team/had a conflict, and some questions on my resume and experiences. All went well and then they contacted me 4 days after, inviting me for The PwC Professional Talent Centre (PPTC). This is basically a day of assessment at their office. Also, the night before that, they invited all the candidates to a restaurant for dinner and socializing. It was a very good idea as we got to know each other and the firm better and got prepared for the big day. So the next day was all about them getting to know us and us getting to know them. Started by an introduction, they asked us to introduce ourselves+a fun fact about us. Then we had breakfast followed by a writing assessment. All of the exercises are kind of a time management exercise too, so just pay attention to time, as you will run out of time for sure so try to manage it the best you can! The written exercise was 30-min long, we had to read a 15 page data sheet, and provide a 1-2 page report on it with the recommendations for the business case. Then they put us in groups, where we had to do a case study in a group and assessors (PwC consultants) would take note on how each of us work in a team. DON'T BE QUIET, but at the same time don't act super dominant. Respect other teammates' opinions and don't be impolite. Try to be respectful, at the same time collaborate well: They are basically looking for good team players. After this we had lunch and then our logical reasoning test. Then I had my interview with partner. This I'd say is the most important part of your day, because you really wanna impress the partner. Some tips: Know the firm VERY WELL by reading off their website, watch their videos on YouTube, meet their people and talk to them and ask as many questions as you can from them, come up with good questions to ask and impress the partner. This is basically all you need to do! The interview was so conversational, he also asked some questions about team work and how i handle conflicts, feedbacks, etc and I had to use examples from my past experiences to answer those.
    Overall, it was such a great experience for me, PwC people are all friendly and nice people who want you to succeed. Just be yourself, do your research and you'll be fine!
    One more important thing: They REALLY care about the whole you as a person, so tell them about the things you do outside of the office (music, sports, arts, volunteering, etc.), it will impress them a lot :)
    Good luck!

    Interview Questions
    • Why PwC? Why are you a good fit?
      Tell me about a time you: worked in a team/failed/had a conflict/gave feedback to someone/received feedback from someone/accomplished something
      What do you do outside of the office?
       
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    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC in February 2015.

    Interview Details

    Applied through school

    Honestly, I do not know why they don't tell applicants that they have been removed from the selection process. It is so rude not to let me know whether I am not in the running for it. I had to send a follow up email because I didn't hear anything back.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 4 weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    After completing the online application, a member of the talent acquisition team contacted me with preliminary questions (i.e. provide an overview of your resume, strengths/weaknesses). After one week, I was notified that I would be interviewing with two directors and had to present a case study (approx. 10 minutes in length) provided 24 hours prior to the interview which was related to the job. The interview itself included a mix of behavioural questions and a general conversation to determine fit. It was a relaxed interview style - they were interested in truly getting to know you, how you prefer to work and whether you are a good fit for the team and PwC.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    CRM Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    I interviewed with about 5 different people over the course of 2.5 months via phone. The conversations were more informal than expected and lasted 30 minutes each. The final interview was in-person and the interviewer was over an hour late!! He didn't even apologize and told me he decided to grab some food -- while he was still running late -- which further contributed to the delay. Like why point out the fact that you are a rude and inconsiderate person? I thought it was unprofessional and I got the impression that he wasn't taking me seriously as a candidate. Not exactly someone I'd want to work with or for, so it was all good when I did not receive an offer.

    Interview Questions
    • The gentleman at the final interview was very curious to know why I left my previous employer. I didn't think we cut to the chase with respect to questions around my adequacy for the position at hand.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    I attended all the events the firm organized on my campus and really connected with all the firm representatives. It was a very good experience overall and I would definitely encourage potential candidates to try to meet as many firm respresentatives as possible.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
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    Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    pwc's interview process was smooth and fairly conversational. I went through 4 rounds of interviews mostly with partners from different levels of the organization. The conversation was smooth and interesting, each interviewer provided different vantage points from their perspective positions and it's interesting pulling together these data points to shape my own perception of the organization and the position.

    Interview Questions
    • Quick little mini cases that spontaneously spawn from the conversation caught me off guard a little.   Answer Question
    Accepted Offer
  8.  

    Audit Associate Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    You will have campus networking sessions and then submit your resume for review. At that point, they already know who they want to hire based on who they met. They're mostly looking for fit and if they can see themselves working with you. Then you'll have three interviews with a Senior, manager, and partner (each of which are 30 minutes).

    Interview Questions
    • They are all behaviour and situational questions so they're all pretty easy. Just relax and be friendly! Remember to smile!   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiations
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Tax Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    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
  10.  

    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Interview Details

    Two rounds of interviews: first round strictly based on behavioural questions and the second round was composed of two parts - one on one interview with a partner which was purely conversational and a two on one portion which as also behavioural like the first round.

    I enjoyed the interview process and thought it was a great way to get to know more about the firm, their core values, and what they expect to see in people they want.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time you received feedback and had to respond do it.   Answer Question
    No Offer
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    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

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