PwC Interview Questions

Updated 22 Oct, 2014
Updated 22 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.  

    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    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
  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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    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
  6.  

    Audit Associate Interview

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

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC in October 2014.

    Interview Details

    Since I applied to a PwC office in another province, my first interview was through Skype. Most questions are about your past experience with team work, leadership, etc. 2-3 days later they called me and invited me to a second round interview. Flight and accommodations were taken care of. Awesome! Second round consists of 5 parts: partner interview, written exercise, group exercise, office tour, and lunch.The interview with the partner is the easiest in my opinion. Written exercise was challenging. We were given 30 minutes to read a bunch of stuff and write a 1-2 page report. There was not enough time. Remember to bring a watch! The report has nothing to do with Accounting so you don't have to review your Accounting notes. Group exercise was okay. Again, we weren't given a lot of time to read and discuss the case. Just remember to be a team player! At night, they invited us to have dinner at a restaurant. They brought out a lot of staff and partners.

    Overall, I think all my interviewers are really nice and professional. It was a good experience and the most unique interview I have ever had.

    No results are given until the end of the blackout period.

    Interview Questions
    • Why PwC? Describe a time when you stepped out of your comfort zone. How is PwC different from other firms? Why this province?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took a weekinterviewed at PwC in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    First round was through campus interview. Basic behavioural questions. Nothing unexpected.
    The second round was on site professional talent centre includes 4 parts, which are group exercise, written report, partner interview, and office tour.
    Partner interview was the easiest one. Also behavioural questions and a chance you can ask questions. Just show your passion you will be fine.
    I failed in written part according to the feedback they gave. We are required to write a report based on given facts (8,9 pages) in half an hour. Grammar issues. sigh.. I believe they were testing your ability to filter necessary information from a bunch of facts and organize a report in limited time.
    Group exercise is not that hard I thought. All you need to do is sharing information and discussing just like the case you have in school.

    Still a valuable experience. Staff are professional and passionate.
    Not bad for my first official interview.

    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  8.  

    Audit Associate Interview

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

    I applied online – interviewed at PwC in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    The interview consists of mainly behavioral and company questions. They are mainly testing to see if you are a good fit for the company. There are also a few on the understanding of the CPA process. They will ask "why" questions quite a bit: Why did you apply to PwC? Why this location? Why audit?The interviewers seemed borderline disinterested.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Average Interview
  9.  

    Assurance Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC in September 2014.

    Interview Details

    There was an intial interview that was very relaxed and conversational - some behavioural questions. It was around 30 minutes. This year they introduced the PPTC to the Calgary office. Challenging, but fun. It involved a Group Case, Individual written case and a Partner interview. Partner interview was similar to the first interview; relaxed, conversational.

    Interview Questions
    • Most difficult component of PPTC was the individual case written assignment. It's meant to be a time crunch, so it's basically an exercise in prioritization and time management. No one finished the memorandum.   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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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

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