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PwC Tax Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Apr 01, 2014
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I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5+ weeks - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details Must have GPA > 3.2 for new graduate. Go to the campus recruitment, or refer by friends. Usually 2-3 rounds

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I applied through a recruiter and the process took a day - interviewed at PwC in February 2012.

Interview Details Interviewers were interested in individual experiences and personalities to determine whether or not potential candidates are a fit for the team.

Interview Question – There weren't many technical questions. Be prepared to interview with multiple people one on one.   Answer Question

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Interviewed at PwC

Interview Details resume screening,
interview with hiring manager,
interview with director and partner.

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Chicago, IL (US)

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

Interview Details campus interview and onsite

Interview Question – Do you complete any task by using your relationship of other people?   Answer Question

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Tax Associate
Houston, TX (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2011.

Interview Details It was very open ended. We just had a conversation. It was low-key.

Interview Question – There were no difficult questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – None. It was take it or leave it with 2 weeks to decide.

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Interview Details Started with a phone interview with HR and they were really helpful.

Interview Question – Why accounting? Why tax over audit?   Answer Question

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Tax Associate

I applied through college or university and interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details Interview process was quite simple. Just need to 'be yourself' and confident.

Interview Question – During my interview, there was no such unexpected questions.   Answer Question

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Tax Associate

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in January 2010.

Interview Details easy more getting to know you and determining if you will be a good fit for the office.

Interview Question – you actually have to have a life, can't be studying all the time. Show your personality.   Answer Question

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Tax Associate
Singapore (Singapore)

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

Interview Details Applied online through their website and proceeded to do their psychometric tests.
After a month, I was called in for an interview.
The whole process consisted of interviews with different seniors and a relatively simple test on the spot - mainly math, problem-solving and a case study. Even though some were tax-related, they were basic questions which would not necessarily require preparation or even prior knowledge.

Interview Question – Very standard behavioural questions - although I found that the interview didn't seem to have a good flow. At times, some questions seemed like they were asked for the sake of it without much direction or purpose.

No technical questions were asked during the interview.
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Tax Associate
Detroit, MI (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in October 2011.

Interview Details Initial interview with Tax Partner on campus. A couple months later I interviewed at PwC offices with 2 Managers and 1 Human Resource Staff Member. Manager asked strictly behavioral questions where the others were more conversational.

Interview Question – Most difficult questions involved a behavioral question to which I did not have an answer to.   Answer Question

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