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PwC Tax Associate Interview Questions & Reviews in Chicago, IL US

Updated Mar 13, 2014
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Tax Associate
Chicago, IL (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at PwC in November 2013.

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Tax Associate
Chicago, IL (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at PwC in October 2010.

Interview Details 2010 - I had an initial phone interview and was called in for in-person interviews. I interviewed with three people - an HR manager, a director, and a partner. They were all from the same department I would be working in. The process consisted of back to back interviews after which my host then showed me around the office. Overall, everyone was laid back and friendly.

Interview Question – I don't think there were any. Most of the questions were general - experience, difficulties faced, what you've learned. The most common question was: Why PwC?   View Answer

Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate and I don't there would be room to negotiate even if I wanted. I was happy with my offer and accepted on the spot.

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Tax Associate
Chicago, IL (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in April 2011.

Interview Details Phone interview with HR rep. Person to person interview with an associate as a host. Met with a senior manager, director and partner as well as HR rep. More behavioral based, talked about why I wanted to work there, past experiences

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Negotiation Details – They are competitive in the market, if you expect them to pay a premium for your services you better be bringing something to the table

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Tax Associate
Chicago, IL (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2011.

Interview Details I had an on-campus interview with a recruiter, which went really well and a week later received an invitation for an office visit. Office visit consisted of a pre-interview dinner with young associates my age, presentation in the morning by a partner and lead recruiters, 2 interviews with director and a partner, office tour, panel discussion with young associates in all 3 service lines and lunch with host and other candidates.

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  • No substantial questions asked of me during my second interview. The interviewer had not even glanced at my resume, was running late and appeared from the start disengage from talking to me.   Answer Question
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Chicago, IL (US)

The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2011.

Interview Details My school did a resume collect for PwC. I was picked for an on campus interview with the firm. They had two people interview me. The questions were mostly behavioral questions about leadership, teamwork, and the like. They also walked through my resume and asked me questions regarding previous employment and experience. Overall, not too bad.

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Tax Associate
Chicago, IL (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in November 2010.

Interview Details Started as an on campus interview and was then called in for an on site interview. The people were very friendly and provided lunch. One of the interviews was behavioral and the other was laid back.

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Tax Associate
Chicago, IL (US)

The process took 3 months - interviewed at PwC in September 2010.

Interview Details I applied in June and got a call in September for a phone interview. After the phone interview I was invited to the Chicago office and met with a HR manager, Director, and a partner. Each of these individuals had a 30 minute interview with me which were back to back. They were mostly behavioral questions and focused more on team work and leadership. 3 weeks later I got a call with an offer and I accepted.

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Negotiation Details – I did not negotiate because I was happy with what I got.

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