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Updated 23 Feb 2015
Updated 23 Feb 2015
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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Analyst Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Initial On Campus Recruiting through Info sessions and Career Fair with a Meet and Greet with free food/drinks to network before first round interview candidates were selected. First round interviews were conducted on campus and were conducted with a manager. The first round was purely behavioral, with a few questions discussing current trends in certain industries (which depends on which area of focus the manager you interview with is in). Found out about passing on to the final round the next week. Final rounds consisted of going to the PwC office in Chicago; there is a morning and afternoon session (12-4:40pm), which consists of 3 interviews (2 behavioral and 1 case study) as well as a panel to give you more information on the company. The background for the specific case you will do is sent to you in an email beforehand so you can prepare. Once you arrive at the office you are given lunch and an overview of the process, as well as a "buddy" to walk you to your various interview locations. The tables you sit at have a specific folder with your name on them with your interview schedule as well as the main question for your case study. Then you are given about 30min to prepare a presentation on paper slides (calculators supplied) for your case interview. After all 3 interviews and the panel are completed, you are free to go. During my on site interview there were approximately 50 candidates in the afternoon session alone (for both full time and internships and for all three advisory verticals).

    Interview Questions
    • The business case was the most difficult part of the final round, as the presentation format was not something I had done before and was something to definitely make sure to prepare for. Make sure to do any break even analysis and as much number crunching beforehand so you can focus on the structure, conclusion, and make your presentation complete, as the 30min goes by a lot faster than you would think.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Applied on campus and had a Skype interview as I am abroad. Skype is not recommended if you can avoid it. The connection was unreliable so it made things a bit awkward at points.

    Interview Questions
    • Many questions were very similar to each other, so if you have one type of answer prepared for one type of question, it made it difficult when 3 or 4 of the same question were asked.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    It started with a prenight, which is more formal than the other big four. We sat down and ate dinner together - don't forget your dinner etiquette manners! It was overall very relaxed. The actual interview was a little tricky and definitely more tricky. It consisted of about 5 behavioral questions and then some time to ask questions. It took about 30 min for the interview and an additional 15 min to ask questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Audit Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Great people, informal interviews. Just know a lot about the firm and be sociable. They do a great job keeping you comfortable.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Met with PwC at two career fairs on campus before applying to the posting in our undergrad career services. I was invited to the first round interviews, held in the career services office. Greeters did an excellent job entertaining questions and small talk before the interview. I was invited to the second round interviews which will be held in the office.

    Interview Questions
    • Name a time when you faced adversity in a group situation. How did you overcome it?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Risk Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    I applied through campus access, and there were two round interviews. One was campus interview with one manager and second round interview was an office visit, interviewed with one manager and one partner.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Transfer Pricing Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    attended info session, applied through university career website.

    Interview Questions
    • pretty much all the questions were straightforward,but ready to answer questions in a conversational basis.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 6+ weeksinterviewed at PwC in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied on PwC website, recruiter contacted a month later. One phone interview with Manager in August first week. Waited for over a month for in-person interview at Chicago ofice. Met 5 people on same day in Chicago office . 2 Partners, 1 Project Manager, 1 Director and 1 Manager. Confirmed selection after 1 week, extended offer 2 weeks there after and accepted during the same week.It was a good experience overall, wait was tough though. Start Date is in second week of November

    Interview Questions
    • I was interviewed as Experienced Hire, lot of questions were on my experience with different technologies, where I want to be in 5 years, Ideal job description, few behavioral questions   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation. It is what its is.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Experienced Associate Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    Applied to a specific service group within Advisory. Pretty straightforward and quick interview process. Got referred from a current employer, applied to position through referral link, got contacted from recruiter within a few days of applying and was asked some basic questions about career goals and my experience. 2nd round took place one week later and was a 'technical' screening phone interview from a Director - was not very technical, but mostly behavioral questions. 3rd round was in-person interviews with two other Directors and a Partner - each interviewer seemed to focus on something different - questions about resume (in detail), behavioral questions targeting consulting acumen (teamwork, leadership, dealing with clients, etc), and technical questions regarding understanding of industry and group's function.

    Interview Questions
    • Why are you interested specifically in this group over other Advisory groups?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL (US)
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC in September 2013.

    Interview Details

    I had a great recruiter who was able to see my information for this specific position. I have also applied at PWC for other positions and have been unfortunate with other recruiters.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

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