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PwC Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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Audit Senior Associate Interview

Anonymous Employee

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

Anonymous Employee

Interviewed at PwC

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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Undisclosed Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

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I had a panel interview, then got a call 4 days later that I was the chosen candidate Two hours later the offer was withdrawn (no fault of my own really, they just decided to go with someone "internal").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