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Updated Mar 09, 2014
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Roorkee (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 days - interviewed at PwC in December 2008.

Interview Details In the campus hiring there was 1st a CV short listing from a pool of applicants, followed by a aptitude test containing - english, reasoning and maths ques. After this round there were two rounds of interviews - techinical (taken by a principal consultant - in my case it was telephonic) and HR (the person visiting the campus)

Interview Question – my interview was in 2007 as I completed my engineering. As far as I remember I was asked a business case question about a bank which wants to setup its services in a new city and various questions around it. e.g. what aspects would you consider? 3Cs etc.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – As this was a campus selection, there was little to no scope for negotiating. Moreover, the detailed salary structure and other bits and pieces were known late after a final offer which arrived much later (3-4 months) just before the induction start date.

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Calcutta (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at PwC in August 2011.

Interview Details 1. General Aptitude Test
2. Shortlisted candidates directly appear in front of personal interview board where general very simple questions are asked, for eg: give intro, why do you want to come here etc [interview experience may vary with academic CGPAs]

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Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at PwC in March 2012.

Interview Details Telephone interview with case component with Senior Consultant if successful 1 on 1 with an Associate Director which is also heavily case oriented.

Interview Question – How would you advise a major retailer to increase bottom line.   Answer Question

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Gurgaon, Haryana (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 days - interviewed at PwC in December 2011.

Interview Details Written aptitude test, gd - abstract topic, interview - hr and stress

Interview Question – Why PwC in the big 4s? Why IT consulting?   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation possible atal

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Anonymous Employee
Montreal, QC (Canada)

I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in August 2011.

Interview Details Basic interview questions
Strenghts,weaknesses
Why interested in the job position
Why want to work at PwC
What can your bring to the team

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Negotiation Details – No,advice for others you can certainly negotiate based on market evaluation of salaries.

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Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

I applied online and the process took a day - interviewed at PwC in October 2011.

Interview Details Saw the ad online, applied, got an appointment for a face2face interview. atmosphere was good.
I explained my CV and the interviewer asked me some questions about PwC, strengts and weekness, work experience/ internships, responsibilies

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Calcutta (India)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in October 2010.

Interview Details got a call from the HR then one to one interview, they grilled me quite a bit about past experience and technology involvements. then i was interviewed by client partner then the negotiation took place.

Negotiation Details – could have done much better.settled for less.

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Calcutta (India)

I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at PwC in August 2011.

Interview Details The company came to our college campus for recruitment. I got notified of the date and time of their interview via our placement cell. I, along with other students of my class, were asked to submit our resume to the placement cell for the recruitment process. This is the only company during our entire campus recruitment season that didn't give any presentation delineating the offered pay packages, type of jobs that we will be asked to do and other such queries that were lingering in my mind. Anyhow just for the sake of brand value I wrote the qualifying exam which was an aptitude test and got qualified. After that, I was interviewed by 2 persons from the company who tested my problem-solving skills, English proficiency and analytical reasoning capabilities.

After 5 hours at the end of the day, the names of the students selected were put up in a list and I was in.

Interview Question – Suppose you are a promoter. A businessman comes to you and mentions that he wants to erect a building in a plot. He also mentions that there is no monetary constraints for the project. He wants you to deal with the plot and supervise the entire process of the construction. What is the first question that you will be asking him?   View Answer

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I applied through college or university and the process took a day - interviewed at PwC in February 2011.

Interview Details Interview was basically on academics and previous work -ex. Simple questions to test the aptitude and common HR questions like why do u want to join the company

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Montreal, QC (Canada)

I applied in-person and the process took 3 months - interviewed at PwC in May 2012.

Interview Details 3 interview
First one supposed to be informal but it is very formal
Second is a case interview with an hour to answer to a complex problem. It is a real case study! My only advice be prepared it is not an easy one
Third, Phone interview for select or between two last candidate

Interview Question – According to you what are the role and responsibilities of a consultant   Answer Question

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