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PwC Consultant Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 14, 2014
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Consultant
Sydney

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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Anonymous Employee
Lisbon (Portugal)

I applied through college or university and the process took 4 months - interviewed at PwC in January 2011.

Interview Details 3 stage recruitment process: 1st stage tests; 2nd stage is an interview with someone from the HR dpt and 3rd stage consists of an interview with a partner.

Interview Question – What would you do with a water bottle tap?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Fixed salary for new joiners and also for all the following positions.

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Consultant

Interviewed at PwC

Interview Details The interview was. Talked to manager for 30 minutes in mostly a conversation

Interview Question – Walk me through your resume   Answer Question

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Consultant
Milano (Italy)

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2012.

Interview Details initial group technical assessement with other 15 candidates. Second step with a senior manager (personal and questions questions in italian and english). Third step with the partner (personal and technical questions + clear and detailed desciption of the type of job that I was going to begin)

Interview Question – In which italian company would you invest 1 million € today?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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Consultant

Interviewed at PwC

Interview Details Written test in English, Numeric and Verbal intelligence; case study, related to the department you applied for; interview with a partner of department you applied for

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Interviewed at PwC

Interview Details campus ph secreen, flwon for company inetrview, met 5 people, 1 hr each, Veyr professional. No drilling or grilling. Very firendly people, very courteous, Nice impression. Very hard working group fo people.

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Consultant
Milan (Italy)

I applied online and the process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details With a phone call the HR specialist invites you in the office for an interview. Before the formal interview you have to complete an enghish test and a technical test. Once finished this part you are involved in the formal interview with the responsible of your future team. He/She asks you some questions about your personality and your area of interest of the business. That is a way to know you. After several days you could receive a job offer!

Interview Question – The questions depend on the responsible of the interview process. However I was asked not unexpected questions.   Answer Question

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Consultant
Calcutta (India)

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

Interview Details Campus Selection.
The process consisted of three rounds:

1. The Written Test: This test is tougher than the average aptitude tests conducted by most companies looking for consultants. It consisted of quants, LR and Verbal.
2. Technical Interview: Basic questions on programming
3. HR interview

Interview Question – I was asked to take an interview of the interviewer himself.   View Answers (2)

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Consultant

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at PwC in January 2013.

Interview Details 3 round interview process for campus hiring
1. Group Discussion : Focus areas communication skills, group dynamics
2. Case Analysis: Case describing issues faced by a manufacturing co. Analyse for possible approaches for driving down costs, followed by interview largely CV based
3. Partner interview: Fit interview, stress , CV based

Interview Question – You are at client site, need to go home for some personal emergency but your manager is not releasing you   Answer Question

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Consultant
Calcutta (India)

I applied online and the process took 5 days - interviewed at PwC in April 2013.

Interview Details I got a call from the HR.

Interview Question – Though it was a QA interview but questions were from all parts starting from java to networking.   Answer Question

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