PwC Interview Questions & Reviews in Chicago, IL US

Updated Jul 29, 2014
Updated Jul 29, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Intern Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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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    Summer Intern Interview

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

    I interviewed 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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    Experienced Associate Advisory Interview

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

    I interviewed through an employee referral. The process took 3 weeks - interviewed 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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    Intern Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed 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
  6. 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 interviewed online. The process took 6+ weeks - interviewed 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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    Project Manager Interview

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

    I interviewed online. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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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    Transfer Pricing Intern Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed 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 interviewed online. 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 Questions
    • 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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Advisory Associate Interview

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

    I interviewed 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 Questions
    • They asked a case question regarding sub prime mortgages and bank regulation. That was difficult mostly because it was unexpected.   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Consultant Interview

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

    I interviewed through college or university. 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 Questions
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

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