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Trainee Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in July 2014.
Interview Details Only one interview after series of online tests. Partner & manager. Very friendly environment. Nothing to worry about really. Did group case study activity first, then separated into three streams: office tour, grad panel and interview.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time where you were forced into a difficult situation. Explain how you dealt with it, how it turned out etc. Answer Question
Vacation Work Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in May 2014.
Interview Details Applied online, did the testing, a video interview then attended the Assessment Center/Partner Interview. The assessment center was pretty laid back with a case study (group activity and individual email activity). I felt like the interviewers didn't value honesty and they weren't super friendly. Was asked why PwC about 4 times during the process...
Interview Question – Used a case study about a Frozen Yogurt company and had to talk about opportunities and risks. It was a group activity, what you said had value but it was the group work they were largely looking at. Answer Question
Intern Advisory Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details Application process submitted online. Some simple questions about why you're applying to the particular department, what you offer and so on. This followed by online taleo testing, which if you progress is followed by recorded interview. This basically just asks some questions about PWC which you record answers to.
Interview Question – Why would you choose PWC over the other Big 4? View Answers (2)
Business Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
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
Internship Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
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
Graduate Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
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
Consultant Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
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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