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PwC Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014

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Intern Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Melbourne

I applied online - interviewed at PwC in March 2014.

Interview Details Video interview

Interview Question – What do you think distinguishes PwC from it's competitors?   Answer Question

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Business Analyst Interview

Business Analyst
Sydney

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details recruiter, followed by email, initial interview, behavioural tests, 2nd round interview

Interview Question – example of dealing with conflict   Answer Question

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Internship Interview

Internship

I applied online and interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details I found all well and easy until the partner interview. All though the partner interview seemed very relaxed and I felt I nailed it they said I didn't really sell myself enough. I feel really stupid when I do it but I guess it needs to be done. Other than that everything was great and everybody is really friendly. The pool of candidates is always strong so I guess you need to be very upfront.

Interview Question – I got asked about my internship. To be honest I felt I oversold it but they thought I went way under. If you have any experience make it sound like you saved the company from bankruptcy and everything you learned will help you at PWC.   Answer Question

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Graduate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Canberra

I applied online - interviewed at PwC in May 2012.

Interview Details Phone Interview, Online Test, Assessment Centre (two person interview, retest, group task)

Interview Question – How do you really know if a lightbulb is turned-off when you close the fridge?   View Answer

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Consultant Interview

Consultant
Sydney

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in April 2013.

Interview Details Applied for a position under their graduate recruitment program (Sydney). Online application form starts off the recruitment process, followed by an invitation to an invite-only pre-interview networking event. A phone interview follows that, the one I received was conducting by a HR person who asked questions relevant to the position but seemed unqualified to have a intelligent discussion. An example was when the HR person asked for my opinions on a recent business/financial news event. She was unfamiliar with the topic herself and was frantically trying to scribble notes down instead of engaging in a two-way conversation. Finally, the HR person admitted that she was mainly trying to decide what role would suit me rather than respecting my ability to decide if I had the skills and qualifications to be competent in a role. The company took 2 weeks to get back with rejection email, offering to provide feedback via a telephone callback. After scheduling a time with their automated system, I was surprised that the call never came at all. Very unprofessional conduct for a prestigious firm.

Interview Question – What do you think a consultant does? Tell me about three of your strengths.   View Answer

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Graduate Program Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details Phone Interview Stage

Interview Question – 3 strength, how to handle project with lots of data,   Answer Question

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Vacation Program Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate

I applied online and interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details Telephone interview

Interview Question – Tell me about an achievement you are proud of.
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Intern Interview

Intern

I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details For the intern position I only made it as far as the telephone interview, which was pretty rigorous. Asked standard motivation/behavioural questions, such as why PwC, why I chose the service line I applied for, tell me about a time you had to use communication/teamwork to achieve an outcome.

After the telephone interview, I was told the next interview would be at their office with a panel of 2, a HR officer and an employee of the service line I applied for.

Interview Question – Why PwC?   View Answer

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Internship Program - Assurance Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate
Sydney

Interviewed at PwC

Interview Details Completed the initial online application form, then proceeded to the next step of the online assessment, which was a verbal and numerical assessment. I found that the biggest difficulty with these was the time constraint, so be sure to do the practice Q's. Then received a phone interview, which I did two days ago. Initial questions were things such as why PwC and why assurance. Was then asked some competency questions about working in a team, if my approach conflicted with others. Finally was asked about how I keep up to date with business news, and was asked about something that I found interesting accordingly. Also, had a few questions regarding extra-curricular activities and how I manage these with my studies.

Still waiting for a response (hence no offer as of yet)

Interview Question – How do you keep up to date with business news, what's something you've found interesting recently   Answer Question

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Senior Consultant Interview

Senior Consultant
Melbourne

The process took a day - interviewed at PwC in April 2012.

Interview Details Very straightforward and typical process. PwC is the largest transactional consulting house in AU, so there is a large focus on overall polish and intellectual horsepower.

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