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Updated Apr 22, 2014
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I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at PwC in January 2013.

Interview Details they ask you loads of questions about your past experiences ask you why you chose PwC over the other firms and ask you about your career outlook and talk about your goals

Negotiation Details – it was very easy bro

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New York, NY (US)

I interviewed at PwC in January 2012.

Interview Details It was through an on-campus interview. The focus of the interview is mainly on the culture fit. Unlike all the other interviews you will not get the case interview in the first round. Cases will be given to you in the second round which is usually the on-site round. Moreover case will be given to you in advance and you will need to come to the interview after solving the case. I found it good because you get the time to solve the case in advance and their is no time crunch to solve it as in other companies.

Interview Question – Tell me your three weakness (I was prepared jus for one)   Answer Question

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Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at PwC in July 2010.

Interview Details Hiring is done on the basis of 2-3 rounds of interview. Technical round with the manager, then once you clear that then you have a technical session with the SM or director and then a round with the partner. Finally on clearing all the rounds one final round will be with the HR

Interview Question – Technical questions on the subject   Answer Question

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Waterloo, ON (Canada)

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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Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

Interview Details Pretty straight forward, first was a phone interview, then 3 1-on-1 interviews. One of the in person interviews was a case study. All of the questions were fairly easy, nothing out of the ordinary. The case study took a little getting used to, they really try to knock you off of your game.

Interview Question – The case was the hardest part of the interview, it dealt mostly with financial information and data, which was not the focus of the position that I applied for.   Answer Question

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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details I had three separate phone interviews, then was flown out of state for the in person interview. Everything went very smoothly. A process I expected to be intimidating but it turned out to be a great experience.

Interview Question – There were no difficult or unexpected questions. I was prepared to answer questions about my interest in the position, the field, and the company. The position I was applying for was entry level, so apart from asking questions about my interest in the job they mainly stuck to questions about what was on my resume. They did not try and ask tricky questions.   Answer Question

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I applied through college or university and interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details On campus interview with pwc. I actually tot i did v well. the reason i didnt get in might be that my resume was just too weak, mostly consisted of on-campus experience with no helpful internships. I wish i had tried harder to get myself an internship before but that's alr done. good luck to you struggling ppl. btw look as good as possible.

Interview Question – Nothing unexpected. The interviewer asked very few questions but let me go through the resume by myself. I took that as nothing on my resume attracted him. but always be familiar with your resume especially where a technical question might pop up.   Answer Question

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Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in November 2013.

Interview Details 1. Test on computer. Mainly about number, logic, language.
2. Group interview, analyzing a business case.
3. Manager interview.
4. Partner interview.

Interview Question – The business case is shared by the whole team.   Answer Question

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Interviewed at PwC

Interview Details Got referred by a PwC employee and got invited for a superday set of three interviews. Waiting for further information

Interview Question – 95% of the questions totally behavioral. One question was an intereseting one. Can you give me an example of an experience in your career where your client/somebody else asked you to do something not ethical, and how you handled that.   Answer Question

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Makati City (Philippines)

I interviewed at PwC in October 2010.

Interview Details lengthy interview process, behavioural questions, why pwc, why audit, etc

Interview Question – How long have you been away from your family.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation, new graduate

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