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PwC Tax Associate Interview Questions

Updated 27 Jan 2015
Updated 27 Jan 2015
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Tax Associate Interview

Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calcutta
Anonymous Interview Candidate in Calcutta
Application Details

I applied through an employee referral. The process took a weekinterviewed at PwC in June 2010.

Interview Details

Hiring process consisted of 3 phases - written test including preparation of financial statements and one case study, technical interview and hr interview

Interview Questions
Accepted Offer
Easy Interview

Other Interview Reviews for PwC

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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pune
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Pune
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4 daysinterviewed at PwC in March 2010.

    Interview Details

    The interview process was very streamlined. It happened very quickly. There was an HR round followed by a written open book test and 2 technical round. Finally there was a partner's round. The whole process was completed in 4 days and the offer letter was issued to me on the 5th day.

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview
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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Interview Details

    Spoke on the phone with a partner for about 30 minutes. Flew me to the Dallas office for an in-person interview. Interviewed with 2 partners, 2 directors, a manager, and a senior associate all in one day. Very relaxed interview process, all very nice. Feeling out whether or not I would fit into the team's atmosphere.

    Interview Questions
    • Mostly conversational, but most difficult question would be: why PwC over a law firm?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Still negotiating salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  3.  

    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    Interviewed with multiple employees with different titles. The interviewers were all friendly. I expected to meet with more but giving the timing and the holidays, I only met with 3. I believe I would have been in a better position had I met with more partners that were responsible for hiring associates within the group.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    There was significant discussion regarding how to netowrk as well as talkw ith individuals. I thought overall it was very easy and laid back. Got to discuss current issues in the world and bring in outside knowledge regarding our discussion.

    Interview Questions
    • People say that some of the work we are doing is wrong and can hurt others. It is simply creating and certifying the 1%. What is your opinion on this stance?   Answer Question
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    A campus contacts me for a phone interview after I applied online. We scheduled a 30 mins interview. It is all about behavioral based questions. For example, tell me a time when you have to deal with lots of staff and how you handle them. Tell me about your experience of working with difficult people and how did you persuade them.

    No Offer
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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    I was first interviewed on campus and was invited for an office visit and pre-interview dinner. The experience on the whole was great. I was interviewed by a partner, associate director and manager separately. Very thorough questions to assess the potential of candidates.

    Interview Questions
    • How has your networking skills helped you in difficult situations?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    online application form, then two days after got online test. one week later, received email to arrange the one to one interview. plus a simple test on spot. was told the interview result normally release within 2-3 weeks. but can take it as a reject if dont hear from them after 3 weeks. no rejection letter

    Interview Questions
    • basically went through the my past experience. no different question   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  9.  

    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter – interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    They grilled me about my grades. It was frustrating and insulting. Even if they love you at the interviews and events it's all about numbers to them at the end of the day.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me a time you had to handle a difficult situation what did you do   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Average Interview
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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 weeksinterviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    -I was referred by a friend
    -The interviewers tend to be very friendly and the usualy break the ice with a really long intro about their life or work history, which is great to calm your nerves and get your ssss together.
    -The partner interview I would say is the least difficult and it is very conversational, they like to talk a lot, ask very few questions and are very laidback, trust me I have been thru them twice.
    -The manager or senior interview on the other hand tend to be more behavioral and they ask a LOT of basic question you could find on any site so be prepared and have an answer to every question like strenght, weakness, long and short goals, difficult situation and solution, etical dilema, ect.
    -The best advice I can give you is to KNOW YOUR RESUME, BE YOURSELF, KEEP EYE CONTACT (AT ALL TIMES), ASK QUESTIONS (ALWAYS NO MATTER WHAT, HAVE A LOT PREPARED AND THE MORE YOU CAN RELATE THEM TO SOMETHING THEY SAID DURING THE INTERVIEW THE BETTER AND ASK QUESTIONS TO ANYBODY YOU INTERACT WITH DURING THE WHOLE PROCESS)AND PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE and you'll do fine.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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