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Senior Technical Lead Interview (Positive Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied online and the process took 1 week - interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details 2 Technical rounds interview.
1 Managerial round, seems dummy to me
Need to negotiate for the salary, if you are good and if you feel like there is need, they will pay you
Interview Question – Depends on the interviewer.
Mostly scenario based. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – As I had other offers as well, got 100% hike from this company
Very Easy Interview
Senior Consultant Interview (Negative Experience; Very Easy Interview)
I applied in-person and the process took 5 months - interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details I applied online, and the first call came within 24 hours. We fixed a date for the interview. The interview was with the manager of the team, and it was quite easy with very few truely technical questions. However after this there was also a Partner interview scheduled which took place after more than 3 weeks. Though that interview was equally simple, there was a substantial wait period after that...over 4 months...during which the position was put on hold and then again opened and then there were negotiations. The wait was extremely annoying especially because there was no clear communication about my candidature from PwC. Very unprofessionally dealt with.
Interview Question – How do you analyze a company? View Answer
Negotiation Details – No negotiation....what I sincerely disliked was that I was lied to by the HR personnel. When I asked about reimbursement of relocation expenses, I was told PwC doesn't provide the same to any of its new employees. Quite a bare faced lie as I was to learn in a few days...should have prepared me for the horrendous journey that PwC Calcutta was.
Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I interviewed at PwC in January 2014.
Interview Details It is a fair process, everybody is given a fair chance to present their talents. PwC has a great way of taking interviews. The interviewee will always be made comfortable, and given ample time to prepare himself/herself before the interview. The interviewers will be very experienced professionals nad will make every efforts to make the interview a great experience for the interveiwee.
Interview Question – There are no unexpected questions,. An interviewee is expected to have some background of the job applied for. The interview will be more or less around the job profile, and certain technical skills that are needed to perform that role. Nothing is difficult if you know where your going. Answer Question
Manager Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC.
Interview Details Mostly through campus hire for freshers and employee referrals for lateral recruits. Campus hiring happens only from IITs and other tier 1 institutes. For the lateral hires the past experience in the relevant field/industry is given most priority.
Interview Question – Why want to join PwC View Answer
Negotiation Details – Face to face with business managers and then final with HR and Partner and very simple
Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took a day - interviewed at PwC in August 2011.
Interview Details Interview was a regular job interview, nothing exceptional. First round with HR, followed by an interview with the Line Manager followed by the Partner. The process was fairly quick and got to know that I was selected by end of day.
Interview Question – No difficult questions at all. Answer Question
Tax Analyst Interview (Positive Experience; Average Interview)
I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 days - interviewed at PwC in February 2013.
Interview Details Interview process is pretty quick even though depends on the higher ups. Generally three rounds of interview. HR round, Manager round and Director round (mau be).
Assistant Manager - Human Resources Interview (Negative Experience; Easy Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 2+ months - interviewed at PwC in August 2013.
Interview Details Four rounds of interviews. Extremely long process. Took over 10 weeks for the entire thing to get over. First round - Recruitment Head (basic questions on experience & skill sets), Second round - Reporting Manager (questions on a few concepts, theories and excel skills and attrition), Third Round - SBU HR Head (more of a holistic assessment for culture fit and situation based questions), Fourth Round - Partner (perhaps the toughest since more questions on the way to add value by HR to the business.
Interview Question – Nothing as of what i can recollect. Answer Question
Negotiation Details – Very rigid. Played a lot on the Brand name. Were not giving anything more than 5-7% of what was initially offered.
Associate Interview (Positive Experience; Difficult Interview)
I applied through a staffing agency and the process took 1+ week - interviewed at PwC in July 2010.
Interview Details Hiring is done on the basis of 2-3 rounds of interview. Technical round with the manager, then once you clear that then you have a technical session with the SM or director and then a round with the partner. Finally on clearing all the rounds one final round will be with the HR
Interview Question – Technical questions on the subject Answer Question
Deputy Manager Interview (Negative Experience; Average Interview)
I applied online and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in April 2013.
Interview Details 2 rounds of interview taken. One technical and another behavorial. The questions were easy and expected. Brush up the technical and have the people friendly answers ready.
Interview Question – Nothing very unexpected or difficult. The interviewers themselves are not too high on the concepts or the technical knowledge. Answer Question
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