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PWC Associate interview

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Nishita KaradExperiencedSelected
Application
I Applied for job through Company website for Associate role at PWC
Interview Process
Behavioural Interview Assessment day
Round 1

Behavioural Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Describe a time where you showed leadership skills
  • Question 2: Describe a time where you handled a difficult situation
  • Question 3: Describe a scenario where you demonstrated your ability to communicate effectively
Interview Experience
The behavioral interview for PwC UK is usually conducted by telephone and then the final interview which includes a behavioral component happens in the last stage. The interview was a great experience and I enjoyed speaking to the interviews on both occasions. I spent sometime getting familiar with PwC's core competencies and prepared examples from my life that reflected these competencies. It was also useful to practice these questions in front of the mirror as it helped me to restructure my answers well. All in all, it was a friendly experience and the interviewers are looking to know you better. Just be confident, smile and be yourself. A "rattofied-textbook" answer will surely get you rejected, instead speak what you really believe in and let it be authentic!
Interview Tips
Use the STAR technique to answer behavioral interview questions :-
S (Situation) - What was the situation? Give the context in approx 1-2 lines for the interviewer to understand the situation.
T (Task) - What was the task that you were required to do? Eg. Group project, team task etc.
A (Action) - What did YOU do? Focus on your actions NOT that of the team. Eg. I managed my time by prioritizing my responsibilities. Or, I spoke to my team leader about the problem. Or, I researched the current market trends in XYZ.
R (Result) - What was the end result? Eg: I completed the task in time. Or, The group increased the productivity by x%.


Round 2

Assessment day

Interview Experience
After being successful in the telephone interview I was invited to attend an Assessment Day at the PwC office in London. We had a series of tasks throughout the day which included a case study, group task and client interview. It is quite rigorous and the day was quite exhausting.
Interview Tips
Complete all the tasks in the given time. You will be marked down if you fail to finish.
Try to be inclusive in the group discussions. Use names of participants while talking to them.
General Tips
The recruitment process is designed if you are a right fit in the company, It's equally important for you to judge if the company is the right fit for you. Talk to people in the company, explore company resources, search news articles about the company, and most important - follow your instinct!
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PWC Consultant interview

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Ramandeep SinghFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Bombay for Consultant role at PWC
Interview Process
Test Interview Interview
Round 1

Test

Duration
30-40 Minutes
No. of Questions
45-50 questions
Test Sections
    Interview Experience
    It was an aptitude test judging individual's quantitative, verbal, cognitive skills.
    Interview Tips
    Solve Aptitude regularly. Play online word games, Arithmetic Games.
    Round 2

    Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Tell me about yourself in brief
    • Question 2: What are the losses in pipes, how to design a water system for a MS building
    • Question 3: Questions related to Bernoulli Principle and fluid Mechanics
    • Question 4: What are you weakness and what are you doing to overcome it?
    • Question 5: Tell me about your strengths?
    • Question 6: Why we should hire you?
    Interview Experience
    There were three interviewers in the panel and interview went for about 50 minutes. As I entered the interview room, they started shelling of questions, and their most of the questions was from the answers that I was giving. They asked me some stress giving questions and I gave the answer in a manner that they started laughing.
    Interview Tips
    Be precise, because interviewers will ask questions based on your answers. Completely go through the profile of the company and how can you relate it your work field. Do not try to lie about anything but yes "Intelligent bluffing" is o.k if you are good at it but NOT ALWAYS. Look at the eyes of interviewers who asked you the question. 



    Maintain a stress free face with a smile when they ask question.



    Have a glass of water before entering and enter with a cheerful face and wish the interview panel. 

    Look SMART.
    Round 3

    Interview

    Interview Questions
    • Question 1: Monte Carlo Simulation
    • Question 2: Why you do not want to for Higher studies
    Interview Experience
    It was a telephonic interview and the HR asked me questions mostly related to my course project in which I used Monte Carlo Simulation and why I don't want to go for PhD by saying I have good academic records.
    Interview Tips
    You should know of the topics that you mentioned in your resume.



    Be confident.
    Skills

    Skills Tested

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      PWC Technology consultant interview

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      Amith MuraleedharanFresherSelected
      Application
      I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Technology consultant role at PWC
      Interview Process
      Test Technical Interview Other Interview HR Interview
      Round 1

      Test

      No. of Questions
      45 questions
      Test Sections
      • Section 1: Aptitude
      Interview Experience
      Around 45 apti questions (not sure) divided into 3 sections.The Logical Reasoning was quite tough compared to the quantitative n English sections.
      Interview Tips
      Don't spend a lot of time on the Reasoning part as you may run out of time.
      Round 2

      Technical Interview

      Interview Experience
      Basically focussed on your Resume and Project.They'll ask you to explain everything you've done related to your project,your IVs ,course projects,etc
      Interview Tips
      Try focussing on the reasons whybyou chose your Project topic ,how it interests you and whether you are interested to keep working in that domain or not. A research based topic involving some light coding might give you a definite edge
      Round 3

      Other Interview

      Interview Experience
      It was a phone interview where they basically ask you everything ranging from your family to problem solving. Can be slighty a pressure based conversation as well,like why you scored less marks at a certain juncture
      Interview Tips
      Just be confident and speak whatever that comes to your mind .Just treat it like a normal convo and you should be fine
      Round 4

      HR Interview

      Interview Experience
      Typical HR questions and details regarding work environment ,career growth,etc
      Skills

      Skills Tested

      • Project
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      PWC Consultant interview

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      AnonymousExperiencedSelected
      Application
      I Applied for job through Personal Contacts for Consultant role at PWC
      Interview Process
      Behavioural Interview Case Study Interview Case Study Interview Case Study Interview
      Round 1

      Behavioural Interview

      Interview Questions
      • Question 1: •How will you manage someone in your team who is very aggressive?
      • Question 2: •How will you set up a new department?
      • Question 3: •Tell me about your work experience abroad? Did you experience any cultural shock?
      • Question 4: •How would you manage a project? If suddenly some uncertain situation arises, how would you deal with it?
      Interview Experience
      This interview was completely a behavioral plus a situation based interview. Interviewer asked about various situations and asked me what and how I would react to or manage those situations.



      Round 2

      Case Study Interview

      Interview Questions
        Interview Experience
        This round was a mix of PI questions (mostly resume based) and small cases. Some case questions asked were
        •How would you decide what transportation mode to choose for movement of materials?
        •What is the market size of golf equipment in South Africa?
        Round 3

        Case Study Interview

        Interview Questions
          Interview Experience
          This round was again a mix of PI questions and cases. Some case questions asked were
          •What is the market size of lighting fixtures in Middle-East?
          •How would you devise a market entry strategy in Middle-East for a US based lighting equipment manufacturer?
          •How would you reduce the cost of inbound logistics at an automotive facility?
          Round 4

          Case Study Interview

          Interview Questions
            Interview Experience
            This round was mostly to check fitment. A lot of personal questions were asked. Additionally some cases were asked too
            •How will you improve the efficiency of Kendriya Vidyalayas (I was a student here, so this question). Develop a linear program to achieve this. (Again due to my background)
            •List 10 different uses of a refrigerator for an Eskimo?
            Interview Tips
            Be very clear about the question “Why PRTM”? This will come in all the rounds.
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            PWC Na interview

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            AnonymousFresherSelected
            Application
            I was interviewed on-campus at NIT Rourkela for Na role at PWC
            Interview Process
            Resume Shortlist Test Technical Interview
            Round 1

            Resume Shortlist

            Interview Experience
            There was no written round. Selection to 2nd round was purely on the basis of CV. I worked on my CV and presented only the points that I wanted the interviewer to know. I had to cut off 2 of my projects from the CV as those were not relevant to the Job Position they were offering
            Round 2

            Test

            Test Sections
            • Section 1: There were in total 2 on campus rounds followed by 3 rounds in Mumbai followed by a final telephonic interview. 1) CV Based shortlisting (on-campus) 2) Telephonic Interview with Associates (on-campus) 3) Technical Interview with Director 4) Technical Round 2 with Senior Associates 5) Interview with Partners 6) Telephonic Round with HRs.
            Interview Experience
            There was no written round. Selection to 2nd round was purely on the basis of CV. I worked on my CV and presented only the points that I wanted the interviewer to know. I had to cut off 2 of my projects from the CV as those were not relevant to the Job Position they were offering
            Round 3

            Technical Interview

            Interview Questions
              Interview Experience
              For technical rounds, I didn’t do much preparations. They were looking for people having knowledge of data analysis. So I just went through the various concepts of Data mining and DBMS. Though these were never asked in the interviews. The questions were all from Data Structures. For case study I prepared from a book called “Case in Point”
              Interview Tips
              Clear your concepts from the beginning. Keep practicing a lot. I won’t suggest you to spend most of the time in summer in preparing for the interviews. I think internships are more important than preparing for the company as you gain a lot from the internships.
              Skills

              Skills Tested

                Skill Tips
                You can follow online blogs for data mining and DBMS lectures. Also do not ignore Aptitude and Quantitative questions as they do contribute to the total score and often they are the key factor in deciding candidates for the next round.
                Resources

                Preparation materials

                Books
                • Data Structures u2013 Karumanchi ,
                • Cracking the coding Interview - Gayle Laakmann,
                General Tips
                My experience : It was frustrating especially with all the rejections. Some rejections with the pretty lame excuses were hard to buy. However all well that ends well.I am pretty relieved with this offer now.         I would suggest the placement season to start from August 1 st week instead of hustling and starting with the season right from the 1 st day of the institute re-opening.
                Motivation for applying
                Yes. PwC is part of the Big Four and is one of the top Fortune 500 companies. I am pretty much satisfied with this offer. I will be trying for more of Investment Banks but as for now I am satisfied with PwC
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                PWC Associate interview

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                AnonymousFresherSelected
                Application
                I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for Associate role at PWC
                Interview Process
                Resume Shortlist Test Interview Interview
                Round 1

                Resume Shortlist

                Interview Experience
                I first created a master resume and got it reviewed by others.
                Interview Tips
                Spend enough time in preparing your master resume. Have a resume ready for all the sectors you are targeting. Start as early as possible and get your one page resume ready well in time before the deadline.
                Round 2

                Test

                Test Sections
                  Interview Tips
                  Practice a lot. Prefer practicing in a group and attempt timed tests. Also try out puzzles.
                  Round 3

                  Interview

                  Interview Questions
                    Interview Experience
                    There were two rounds, each with a single member panel.
                    They asked a few HR questions initially followed by a case study. The HR questions were diverse, like how would you handle different scenarios in work and about books I read. I was grilled with these questions.
                    The case was easy but I presented it in an unstructured manner, but I was able to give a decent solution in the end.
                    Round 4

                    Interview

                    Interview Questions
                      Interview Experience
                      The second round started off with a case in which I performed relatively better. The interviewer then asked me if I had any questions for him, and that's when I started talking about the analytics industry. This went on for 15 minutes, and I think this sealed the deal for me.
                      Skills

                      Skills Tested

                        General Tips
                        Identify the companies you want to target. Be pragmatic in your choice and prepare accordingly. n

                        Prepare in a group.

                        Remember that Resume is one important aspect.
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                        PWC Consultant interview

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                        AnonymousExperiencedSelected
                        Application
                        I Applied for job through Walk-in for Consultant role at PWC
                        Interview Process
                        Case Study Interview
                        Round 1

                        Case Study Interview

                        Interview Questions
                        • Question 1: Imagine you are consulting a large client located in (a) USA (b) India. The client wants to know if and how should some parts of the business be outsourced. What are the three primary factors you would consider and what are the risks involved? How would you go about executing the outsourcing plan?
                        Interview Experience
                        I asked her the industry in which the client operated and the rationale behind the outsourcing consideration – Cost and efficiency. (a) USA – Perform a cost-benefit analysis of outsourcing and offshoring separately. Three factors – Culture difference (I told her the differences in outlook towards outsourcing among US, Europe and say, Australian firms.), potential employee backlash and so on.
                        Business risk (security and quality) – I cited the recent BPO fraudulent transactions, Dell’s experience with call centers etc. Identification of “non core” activities to outsource. (I am not sure what exactly the differences between an Indian and a US client that I cited were!) Execution Vendor selection (I would look at quality approvals (CMM levels etc), track record (within the client’s industry to be more specific) and references from other firms. Outsource components that are least risky – for instance, stable IT systems for pure maintenance and thru stages to BPO and possibly KPO. Multi-sourcing options (though I confessed I didn’t know much about the way in which deals are structured in multi-sourcing arrangements) Finally, based on the above analyses, options including body-shopping, selling off the “outsourced” division etc. need to be considered.
                        Interview Tips
                        Be thorough with all aspects of your CV
                        Skills

                        Skills Tested

                        • Case Solving Ability
                        • Case Analysis
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                        PWC Associate interview

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                        AnonymousFresherNot Selected
                        Application
                        I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for Associate role at PWC
                        Interview Process
                        Interview
                        Round 1

                        Interview

                        Interview Questions
                          Interview Experience
                          The interviewer was was a B.Tech., CSE, IIT Delhi and had been in Diamond for quite long. Unlike the rest of the interviewers, he was a puzzle freak.
                          First, he asked me about the work done in my internship. After explaining everything to him about the internship in a concise but fine enough way, I think he was ticked off about the fact that I hadn't mentioned my BTP, no projects in my resume.Rather than the puzzles, he started asking me various data structure and database questions. I told him well beforehand that I hadn't taken any particular interest in my department at all, still he asked me asked the same kind of questions.
                          He was pissed off a little. He asked me - What do you do in your free time? What do you want to do in 3-4 years. Then he asked me – What, if not consulting? I answered that I would definitely like to go for Sales/Marketing position in some company. He remarked that HUL was the company then. I told him that it wasn't open for CSE guys. Then there was some healthy discussion on the issue that why do companies don’t open such positions for CSE department. After some discussion he made one positive comment – ‘I would definitely ask the HUL guys to open a marketing position for you’ and waved me off. Only the HR questions went well. The last comment did make me stick around for quite a while. Ultimately I was told about my disqualification.I think luck played a huge role. My interviewer was from the same department and therefore had some sort of affinity to ask me the questions related to my courses.
                          Skills

                          Skills Tested

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                            PWC Consultant interview

                            5.3k views
                            AnonymousFresherSelected
                            Application
                            I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Madras for Consultant role at PWC
                            Interview Process
                            Test Technical Interview HR Interview
                            Round 1

                            Test

                            Duration
                            60 Minutes
                            No. of Questions
                            50-60 questions
                            Test Sections
                            • Section 1: Written
                            Interview Experience
                            The test had three sections:VerbalQuantsReasoning
                            Round 2

                            Technical Interview

                            Interview Questions
                              Interview Experience
                              Hypothetical problems. Asked lot of questions from projects mentioned in Resume. Moslty Infra. /DDP.

                              Guesstimate problems. Approach is important, not the answer.
                              Round 3

                              HR Interview

                              Interview Questions
                              • Question 1: Why this company?
                              Interview Experience
                              Asked general HR questions, like the one mentioned above.
                              Case Study:- wanted to know how I am going to approach a problem which was happened recently in Trissur PPP. Other than obvious solution.Any hypothetical problems occurring in the projects can be asked.
                              Skills

                              Skills Tested

                                General Tips
                                For Core.:- Learn Basics. Put only core projects in resume.

                                Non Core:- Knowledge & Communication skills are most important. More Emphasis on PoR, Extra Curricular, NGO work etc.





                                First year – Put fight. Change the Branch. Possibly EE or CS. Rest all are same.

                                Second /Third year- Decide whether you want to work in CORE or non Core and start work accordingly.
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                                PWC Associate interview

                                5.1k views
                                AnonymousFresherSelected
                                Application
                                I was interviewed on-campus at IIT Kanpur for Associate role at PWC
                                Interview Process
                                Test Technical Interview HR Interview
                                Round 1

                                Test

                                Duration
                                60 Minutes
                                Test Sections
                                • Section 1: Written
                                Interview Experience
                                CAT type questions were asked.
                                Round 2

                                Technical Interview

                                Interview Questions
                                  Interview Experience
                                  As it was open for all departments, questions of a general kind about project and internship were asked. Favourite area and basic questions on it.
                                  Round 3

                                  HR Interview

                                  Interview Questions
                                  • Question 1: Why PWC?
                                  • Question 2: What do you know about PWC?
                                  • Question 3: Strengths and weaknesses
                                  • Question 4: Location preference
                                  • Question 5: Random questions:-How do earthquakes occur? What is metamorphosis?
                                  Interview Tips
                                  Looking for people with good communication skills.
                                  Skills

                                  Skills Tested

                                    General Tips
                                    If performance is good, chance to move to the consulting arm from the accounting arm, which handles financial advisory, etc.
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