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PwC Interview Questions & Reviews in Chicago, IL US

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

Anonymous Employee
Chicago, IL (US)

I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at PwC in January 2012.

Interview Details There were two initial phone screening calls and one in person interview with the partners. The Phone screening tested on my technical capabilities and the in person interview was more behavioral

Interview Question – I wouldn't say there was any unexpected question, there were some case type questions and which needed to be cracked   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – I was able to negotiate and I would definitely recommend others to negotiate

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Advisory Associate Interview

Advisory Associate
Chicago, IL (US)

I applied through college or university - interviewed at PwC in October 2012.

Interview Details The interview in their chicago office was really relaxed. They were all really nice. They mostly asked me about my resume and just behavioral questions. When I had my on campus interview I was asked one case question, which I bombed, but I was still invited back for a second round interview

Interview Question – They asked a case question regarding sub prime mortgages and bank regulation. That was difficult mostly because it was unexpected.   Answer Question

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Senior Consultant Interview

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Chicago, IL (US)

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

Interview Details Inititial phone interview with Recruiter lead to a second phone interview with a Consultant. For the third interview I was invited into the office for "interview day" in which several candidates were being screened at once.

Interview Question – How do you deal with difficult clients   Answer Question

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Intern Interview

Intern
Chicago, IL (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at PwC in September 2012.

Interview Details I received the interview through campus recruiting, I submitted a resume and was preselected for an interview. During the pre-night, I spoke with multiple associates, including my interviewer (I didn't know it at the time). The interview wasn't too difficult. The first half consisted of standard behavioral questions and a few situational questions. Then about twenty minutes, the interviewer opened up a case discussion. He described a situation on the white board where a company with a standard heirarchy that was struggling with their sales positions at the bottom. He explained the entire chain of command and you had to talk out a solution.

Interview Question – The business case was definitely the most challenging. He described a situation on the white board where a company with a standard heirarchy that was struggling with their sales positions at the bottom. He explained the entire chain of command and you had to talk out a solution.   View Answer

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Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

Senior Associate - Advisory
Chicago, IL (US)

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in November 2012.

Interview Details First round of interview was over phone. Fairly straight forward. Had to fly down to Chicago for the second round interview. Having worked in Deloitte, i was very familiar with the company structure and a lot of people who were working at PwC. I had a cal with the HR with very good interview feedback but was put on hold due to international travel restrictions based on my VISA. I haven't heard back from them since and it has been more than 45 days.

Interview Question – Most of the questions were do to with my previous work experience. Nothing unusual   Answer Question

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Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

Senior Associate - Advisory
Chicago, IL (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 months - interviewed at PwC in November 2012.

Interview Details Got an interview call from HR manager only because of a referral from my school senior who happened to be a manager in PwC now. Started with 1 HR interview (very simple and direct questions related to visa status and previous work experience), followed by 2 Telephone interviews (one by a director and one by a tech manager). Position was related to Insurance industry. I did not have any experience in Guidewire and PwC is specifically looking for candidates with Guidewire experience (or may be an indepth P&C insurance knowledge candidate). I did fine/well in the phone interviews and questions were in general (about prior work experience and some insurance related questions) . This whole process of 1 HR interview and 2 Telephone interviews took over a month and a half. Then a final in-person interview was scheduled a month and half later (after the 2nd telephone interview was done). In-person interview with 3 Directors and 1 Partner. Discussions sounded very casual (again related to the position/work experience) except for with one director who asked the typical behavioral type of questions like why PwC, why should PwC hire you..and also some questions related to a particular scenario in policy issuance. I thought i did fine(not extraordinary) but was positive & expecting an offer. After two and half weeks the HR manager replied that i did not get the offer :( .. The overall process was good, though veryyy slow. The HR manager responded well for any email/call, though a little late sometimes (lot better than other companies I interviewed with) .

Interview Question – Nothing as such...but be prepared to answer any question that might be related to your prior experience and mentioned in your resume .. I was being frank/simple in my answers, but may be you need to be more elaborate sometimes!   Answer Question

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Actuarial Analyst Interview

Actuarial Analyst
Chicago, IL (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 6+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in November 2012.

Interview Details On-campus interview followed by an on-site interview in Chicago, IL. The HR contact told me she would call me with in two weeks. I e-mailed her 5 times and called their office trying to contact them after the two weeks was up. The got back to me 4 weeks later. Thanks PwC.
Had a panel of people we could talk to about full time work. No actuaries, all consultants. We were under the Tax people for some reason, apparently, we did not get our own department or area.

Interview Question – The basic behavior based questions.   Answer Question

Reason for Declining – The HR contact took look to contact me so I took a different offer.

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Advisory Associate Interview

Advisory Associate
Chicago, IL (US)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2012.

Interview Details First round interview was a phone call with an HR rep. The second round interview was another phone call, this time with a director. For the final round interview, I was flown out to Chicago and had three behavioral interviews.

Interview Question – I was asked to describe a difficult task in a previous work experience and display my thought process in solving the problem (asked to draw out the steps on a whiteboard).   Answer Question

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Advisory Manager Interview

Advisory Manager
Chicago, IL (US)

I applied through college or university - interviewed at PwC in May 2008.

Interview Details 2 rounds of 2 to 3 interviews each. Some years focuses on fit only, some years add case studies.

Interview Question – Develop a three slide presentation for client XXX...(details were provided by interviewer)   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiating.

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Advisory Intern Interview

Anonymous Employee
Chicago, IL (US)

I applied through college or university and interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details -- One 30-minute 1st round on-campus interview with a Director who I met before at a campus recruiting event
-- Two 30-minute 2nd-round interviews at the office with a Partner and a Director (including one office tour and one coffee break)
-- The partner called in the afternoon on the same day after the interview, extending an offer

Interview Question – What do you think we mean by saying "PwC wants to hire those who can make an impact on our company?" What is the impact you had on the other from your university? What impact would you have on PwC? How would you measure those impacts?   Answer Question

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