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Trainee Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in July 2014.
Interview Details Only one interview after series of online tests. Partner & manager. Very friendly environment. Nothing to worry about really. Did group case study activity first, then separated into three streams: office tour, grad panel and interview.
Interview Question – Tell me about a time where you were forced into a difficult situation. Explain how you dealt with it, how it turned out etc. Answer Question
Senior Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details Ask lots of questions about the team culture you're joining. Their are a few teams that don't work well and/or led by a bad partner. Ask about the team dynamics and what is expected of you in the role. How often are you going to have to work late etc..
Interview Question – Be prepared answer the question "why you want to work with PwC". They're assessing your ability to deliver a value proposition. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Easy
Consulting Interview (Neutral Experience)
I applied online and the process took 4 weeks - interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details Followed the instructions on the website. Fairly straight forward and you are required to complete verbal and numerical reasoning tests. I would recommend that you prepare well for these are you are racing with time. Then if you get through, you have to go through phone screening and assessment centre
Interview Question – if you could change one thing in the world what would it be and why? Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Prepare your cover letter and cv well. Make sure there is no mistakes
Vacation Work Interview (Neutral Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in May 2014.
Interview Details Applied online, did the testing, a video interview then attended the Assessment Center/Partner Interview. The assessment center was pretty laid back with a case study (group activity and individual email activity). I felt like the interviewers didn't value honesty and they weren't super friendly. Was asked why PwC about 4 times during the process...
Interview Question – Used a case study about a Frozen Yogurt company and had to talk about opportunities and risks. It was a group activity, what you said had value but it was the group work they were largely looking at. Answer Question
Intern Advisory Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details Application process submitted online. Some simple questions about why you're applying to the particular department, what you offer and so on. This followed by online taleo testing, which if you progress is followed by recorded interview. This basically just asks some questions about PWC which you record answers to.
Interview Question – Why would you choose PWC over the other Big 4? View Answers (2)
Graduate Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in May 2014.
Interview Details Very good experience. Very relaxed. Not nerve-racking at all. I walked in nervous but by the time my interview started I felt extremely confident and welcome. This helped me perform well in the interview because I was able to concentrate and think clearly.
Staff were friendly and approachable which sold me on the culture. It is one thing to advertise a culture and set of values, but it is another to align actions with intentions. PwC seems to manage this well.
Interview Question – Name two of our core values. One that you believe is a strength of yours, and another that you feel you may struggle with. Discuss your selection. View Answer
Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in January 2012.
Interview Details 2 telephone Interviews
Face to Face with HC
Face to Face with Senior Manager
Face to Face with Director
Interview Question – All questions were competency based - no issues Answer Question
Negotiation Details – No Negotiation
Advisory Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 6 months - interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details - Get to know the right people and who matter
- Find out about the latest events in the company
- Get to understand the business
Interview Question – Nothing too dreadful Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Could not negotiate much on the pay but neogtiated on the starting date.
Business Analyst Interview (Neutral Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through a recruiter and the process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details recruiter, followed by email, initial interview, behavioural tests, 2nd round interview
Interview Question – example of dealing with conflict Answer Question
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