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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
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.
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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
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PWC Consultant interview

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Rahul RaghuwanshiExperiencedSelected
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 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 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 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 Technical consultant interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for Technical consultant role at PWC
Interview Process
HR Interview Technical + HR Interview Technical + HR Interview
Round 1

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Are you aware of the role we are interviewing for
  • Question 2: How do you think you are suited for this particular role
  • Question 3: Any thoughts on latest technologies in the world
Interview Experience
I am actually from mechanical stream and so I was asked how will I fit for the role. I started talking about my internships and projects where I have used technology (coding stuff) and that I can learn new coding language quickly
Interview Tips
Just make sure you highlight anything you have done related to coding and coding tools (ex. C, VBA, MATLAB,etc... anything)
Even if it is a small part that is related to a tool (above mentioned) mention the same
Round 2

Technical + HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself
  • Question 2: Projects and internships related questions
Interview Experience
When asked tell me about yourself, I started saying the one I have prepared for the placements but then she asked to mention other stuff like what movies you watch, games you play, talking to people, hanging around with friends.
Then she went through my resume asking me to explain all the points from top to bottom. The key point here is highlight the points that include some tools (C,Excel VBA, MATLAB,Python etc)
Interview Tips
While talking about tools you have used think in the lines of giving an input to the tool the output that comes is used for making few decisions/estimations and how is a data received in the project you have mentioned.Try matching everything you mention to this
Round 3

Technical + HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Tell me about yourself
  • Question 2: If I give you a new tool can you cope with it
Interview Experience
Use the same principle I have told before. Mention your projects/internships related to coding even if it is small.
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PWC Na interview

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D Yogendra RaoFresherSelected
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 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 Consultant interview

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Shyaam Prasad P S ExperiencedSelected
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
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PWC Associate interview

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Anurag DashFresherSelected
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

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

Interview

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 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.
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 Associate interview

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

Interview

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.
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PWC INTERNAL AUDITOR interview

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AnonymousFresherSelected
Application
I was interviewed on-campus for INTERNAL AUDITOR role at PWC
Interview Process
Test Group Discussion HR Interview
Round 1

Test

Interview Experience
Written test was on the CAT based pattern where they had questions from quantitative aptitude, verbal ability and logical reasoning. It was of mediocre difficulty but would require practice to ace it easily.
Round 2

Group Discussion

Group Discussion Topic
ORANGE
Interview Experience
I interpreted it as the rays of sun which marks the beginning of a new day, a new hope and it spreads over to one and all equally and unbiased. Also religiously orange is also a very pure color. Some people compared organizations to orange, a fruit, as in where people are together under one name and even though they are of different natures and attitudes they work together for one firm.
Round 3

HR Interview

Interview Questions
  • Question 1: Why this line of work?
  • Question 2: What kind of career do you plan for yourself and how will the company help you reach there?
Interview Experience
The interview was a complete HR interview. They asked me about myself, my strengths and weakness and where do I see myself in the next 5 years. They also inquired about my long term and short term goals. These were very generic HR question about which I had already prepared.
This was all about my interview. As you can see it was a simple one, they had primarily made the selection based on the resume and how you answered the generic HR questions.
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