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PwC Advisory Associate Interview Questions & Reviews

Updated Mar 05, 2014
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Jakarta (Indonesia)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details First interview was with Senior Manager and Line Manager, questioning your CV inside out, every detail of it. Questions about experiences handling issues in team environment (behavioural). Second interview was business case study with another Line Manager, pretty much testing your basic accounting skills.

Interview Question – Case study question can be very challenging, be prepared to think fast and accurate with your numbers, no calcs allowed.   Answer Question

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Miami, FL (US)

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details The night before the first interview there was a dinner to get to know other interviewees and all interviewers. It wasnt mandatory but its definitely a good opportunity to get familiar with the person who will be interviewing you.

First interview was on campus by a partner. Fairly easy interview, spoke about why you would be a good fit and past experiences.

The second interview was at the desired office. I was interviewed by 3 different people, the first was similar to the interview with the partner, we spoke about past experience, why that office etc. The second interview was more of a informatory session, where the individual spoke of the department, responsibilities etc. The third was a technical interview since I applied for an ITPA position.

Interview Question – The most unexpected question had to do with data centers...cant quite remember the question.   Answer Question

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Advisory Associate

I applied through college or university and interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details On Campus Recruiting. Interviewed at Career Center. The questions are all behavioral questions and no technical questions. But he did ask if I had experience with tech platform kind of stuff since the position is Tech Associate.

Interview Question – Nothing really special basically job related and resume oriented.   Answer Question

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Advisory Associate
Houston, TX (US)

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2013.

Interview Details Applied via college online recruiting system. Dropped my resume online, received a first round interview in about a week, three days later was contacted with a second round interview, had the second round four days later, received an offer the next day.

Interview Question – "So, what do you want to do?"   View Answer

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Interviewed at PwC

Interview Details Attended info session, submitted resume, got phone interview, a week later had an office visit, received an offer shortly there after. People seemed to genuinely enjoy the team spirit.

Interview Question – Phone interview was quite extensive   View Answer

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Advisory Associate

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details Phone interview then a follow-up face-to-face

Interview Question – Explain why consulting is right for you.   Answer Question

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Advisory Associate

I applied through college or university and the process took 5 weeks - interviewed at PwC in August 2012.

Interview Details I spoke with a recruiter on-campus in the fall to speak about an internship. The communication was very simple and straight forward. PwC always keeps you in the loop. I did an internship with them (client-service) and then was offerred an full-time position early August. In the interview they asked about my studies, my preferred line of service, certification, and behavioral questions

Interview Question – My weaknesses   View Answer

Negotiation Details – No negotiation really. All associates get paid the same depending on your line of service, market, and position.

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Advisory Associate

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in November 2012.

Interview Details Applied online through my school and got notified for an on-campus interview. Had a one-on-one interview about a week later. Pretty standard questions - tell me about a time where you had difficulty working with someone in a group, why PwC, etc... Got an email about 2 weeks later saying I would not be moving on but no reason why.

Interview Question – Do you like to travel?   Answer Question

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Advisory Associate
New York, NY (US)

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

Interview Details Recruited through on campus recruiting process. Involved initial behavioral interview on campus with one manager followed by an office visit with 3 others at the New York office, where I talked to a manager, partner and director. Got a chance to meet several associates and senior associates as well. No case interviews here (unlike my experience with other firms). All behavioral questions.

Interview Question – Wasn't particularly difficult. Interviews were conversations that revolved around my prior work during internships.   View Answer

Negotiation Details – Salaries seem pretty set in stone.

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Advisory Associate
Almaty (Kazakhstan)

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 5 days - interviewed at PwC in October 2010.

Interview Details Two hour case study plus five interviews with senior guys (SM and above)

Interview Question – All the questions were pretty straightforward   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – Yes, negotiated

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