Application Process & Interviews at PwC

Please describe the interview process and assessments.

Send through CV, video interview then face to face interview
Graduate, Sydney
Thorough
Graduate, Sydney
Came through as a vacation student which involved an assessment centre and partner interview
Graduate, Sydney
Online aptitude tests, video interview, face to face interview.
Graduate, Sydney
3 face to face interviews with senior manager and partner
Graduate, Sydney
Group interview followed by individual interview
Graduate, Newcastle
1. Applied through the PwC Intern program online 2. Submitted my Resume and filled insome online questionnaires 3. Completed 3 Tests: Personality Test, Logic Test and English Test 4. Video Interview 5. Assessment Centre: Had to do a case study as a group and had an interview after. 6. Got a call 2 weeks later informing me I got the internship
Graduate, Canberra
The assessments were reasonable and limited in number compared to other processes.
Graduate, Canberra
Online Tests Video Interview Assessment Centre Partner Interviews
Graduate, Sydney
Good questions and interviewers who were friendly, open and honest
Midlevel, Sydney
Initial written application with resume and personality testing. Followed by video interview, which was followed by group activity and individual interview
Graduate, Sydney
Good - interviewers and HR staff were very personable.
Graduate, Melbourne
CV, Online assessments, Video Interview, Assessment Centre, In-person interview, Offer
Graduate, Sydney
The interview was very well organised, and the whole process gave us a feel of the work we ended up doing.
Graduate, Canberra
Online quiz, online interview, face to face interview
Graduate, Adelaide
Interview process was great to get an insight into the company
Graduate, Adelaide
Various online assessments qualitative and quantitative. Followed by an online interview and then an assessment centre with another interview with the leader of the business unit. Assessment centre had group task and a networking chat.
Graduate, Adelaide
online testing, video interview, group assessment, individual written task, interview
Graduate, Melbourne
Typical long process of online testing, video question answering and phone interview before an assessment centre. I did like that the final interview took place at the assessment centre.
Graduate, Adelaide
Interview process is rigorous. I do not like the video interviews, i think they are really tough for people to know how to answer the questions in the best way possible.
Graduate, Melbourne
There was a test, video interview, assessment centre.
Graduate, Adelaide
Two face to face interviews, one was casual. A paid six week internship to meet the team and work on a project.
Midlevel, Sydney
Apply online, online assessment, formal interview, receive offer.
Graduate, Melbourne
Online questions, video interview, online assessments, assessment centre (team and individual interviews)
Graduate, Sydney
There were a few phases as part of the interview process. The first phase included numerical assessments, logic assessments and behavioural assessments. The second phase included a video interview where we are asked to answer questions within a specific time limit in a one-way environment. The third phase included a face to face interview with the job manager and director.
Graduate, Perth
There was a psychological and logic assessment, a video interview and a face to face interview which depending on how far into the process you got.
Graduate, Perth
Two interviews, and group business case, and psychometric testing.
Graduate, Sydney
I applied online through the PwC website before completing an online maths test and logic test. Afterwards I answered some video interview questions before progressing to the assessment centre. Once at the assessment centre I was placed on a team to complete a case study and then was interviewed privately. The whole experience was welcoming and as comfortable as can be when you're applying for a job. The staff were kind and willing to meet you.
Graduate, Brisbane
online assessment; video interview; and assessment center
Graduate, Sydney
Resume + Cover letter Panel Interview with Partner and Manager
Graduate, Sydney
My interview process was very positive. The interview felt more like a conversation than a typical interview, which put me at ease. The assessment centre portion was interesting and it wasn't too stressful which I appreciated.
Graduate, Sydney
Video interviews are the worst!
Graduate, Sydney
Quite rigorous. Multiple stages of assessment and interview.
Graduate, Brisbane

What questions were you asked in your interviews?

Behavioral questions
Graduate, Sydney
Regarding my past work experience and how I deal with failure
Graduate, Sydney
Why PwC, why this team, what interests you about the subject, current affairs questions, time you lead a teamout of difficulty
Graduate, Sydney
Why PwC? Experiences in life/work to date and how they demonstrate X, current affairs, situational questions.
Graduate, Sydney
How would you tackle a project on the "effect of bullying"? What are your interests?
Graduate, Sydney
1. Tell me about yourself 2. Describe a time where you showed leadership 3. Describe a time where you faced a difficult situation and how did you resolve it 4. What is the hardest thing for you to do? 5. How do you feel about engaging a group of people you have never spoken to? 6. Questions about my resume experience 7. How do you keep informed with world affairs? 8. What are your thoughts about the intergenerational report? 9. Why do you agree or disagree with the report?
Graduate, Canberra
The face-to-face interview generally stuck to behavioural questions. The online interview was obviously designed to catch people off guard, and prompted questions like 'describe your dream client' or gave an oddly specific scenario and asked you how you would deal with it.
Graduate, Canberra
Everything. Make sure you are prepared to answer anything.
Graduate, Sydney
Describe a situation which displayed PwC values
Graduate, Sydney
About my previous experiences, what I wanted in my career and also a case study interview based on a previous project
Midlevel, Sydney
Questions ranged from behavioural, to my understanding of the work, to things that interested me and I wanted to talk about
Graduate, Sydney
Questions regarding my ambitions, my achievement and most importantly my failures.
Graduate, Canberra
more conversational which is good
Graduate, Adelaide
My experiences, what I wanted to do professionally, how my current skills would translate into the audit room, industries I would enjoy working with, etc.
Graduate, Adelaide
How do you work in a team? Describe a challenge you faced? Why do you want to work here? What do you do outside of uni?
Graduate, Adelaide
Work history, what I do in my free time, why I wanted to work at PwC
Graduate, Melbourne
Standard questions about my experience and how that would help me in situations at PwC.
Graduate, Adelaide
We spoke about my life, life experience and how i would apply that to my work.
Graduate, Melbourne
What I can bring to the firm but also questions in regard to what I like to do and how they connect to the firm.
Graduate, Adelaide
I was asked about my skills, passion and prior work history.
Midlevel, Sydney
A mix of expected professional and personal questions
Graduate, Melbourne
How has my previous employment assisted me and how will it help in my graduate role? Behavioural questions about teamwork, communication, business awareness
Graduate, Sydney
Questions were asked such as how do you deal with conflict, how do you prioritise your work and technical related question relevant to the line of work.
Graduate, Perth
General questions regarding the business principles and values, what action you would take in certain situations and more technical questions aligned to the BU you are applying for.
Graduate, Perth
What my interests were, why I wanted to work for the organisation.
Graduate, Sydney
My interviewers told me where they started and how they got to where they were going and why they do what they do. I responded with my life interests and that while I didn't have business experience, my family has taught me a lot about what matters which can be empathised with clients in the small enterprise sector. I also questioned my interviewers about the societal impact PwC has because that was important to me and we had casual chats about outside work interests.
Graduate, Brisbane
Behavioural mostly.
Graduate, Brisbane
Introduction Behavioural Questions Why I wanted to work at PwC Why I thought I was a good fit Did I have any further questions?
Graduate, Sydney
I was asked to describe times when I worked in a team, times when I had to deal with a difficult person. I was also asked where I source my news and to talk about an article I read recently.
Graduate, Sydney
I was asked questions about myself, what I enjoy doing, the current business climate and why I want to work in audit
Graduate, Sydney

Do you have any specific tips and advice for candidates applying to your company? How would you recommend they best prepare?

Be yourself. Know why you want to work here.
Graduate, Sydney
A lot of it is outside of one's control. Be calm and prepare/practice as much as possible
Graduate, Sydney
Know what the team does
Graduate, Sydney
Prep well with good examples of how you have demonstrated the values of the firm. At this stage, your credentials etc are sufficient, one key attributing factor to the outcome of the interview is culture fit, so just be relaxed/true/yourself.
Graduate, Sydney
Research the values of the firm and how you exemplify them
Graduate, Sydney
Apply to companies that where your career goals align with what the company offers in terms of industry or experience
Graduate, Newcastle
1. Start Early, get involved in extracurricular activities in University 2. Get a job that contributes to developing your skills to getting your dream job. 3. Ensure your grades are up there 4. Respect others
Graduate, Canberra
Every question they ask is aligned to their core values in a way, so read them and learn them well.
Graduate, Canberra
Make sure you are prepared to answer anything.
Graduate, Sydney
Think about your experiences and how you can make that relevant for the questions asked
Midlevel, Sydney
Come to an understanding of the business unit that you are applying to.
Graduate, Sydney
Just have a go! And prepare as much as you can beforehand! There's a lot of free material online that is very helpful.
Graduate, Melbourne
Care, know what you're talking about, be enthusiastic
Graduate, Sydney
Never shy away from achieving experience. Don't say no to a new opportunity that will teach you something, even the worst project, group, club, job offers to teach you a lot.
Graduate, Canberra
be a team player in group exercises
Graduate, Adelaide
Research is the most important part, appear knowledgeable about both PwC's service offerings and wider issues in certain industries you are interested in.
Graduate, Adelaide
Research the company, get to know the business unit they are applying for. BE THEMSELVES, so important as you will be working with these people day in day out and need to be comfortable in that environment and they need to be comfortable with you.
Graduate, Adelaide
Be yourself. At the end of the day, people want to work with people they will get along with and who are smart.
Graduate, Melbourne
Learn the values, and understand your transferable skills that you have picked up through work, volunteering and Uni.
Graduate, Adelaide
Don't stress, the interviewers aren't there to scare you... they just want to learn a little bit more about you.
Graduate, Melbourne
Be yourself and show your life experiences connect with the firm's values.
Graduate, Adelaide
Networking. I managed to get into the company through unconventional means
Midlevel, Sydney
Volume - apply to as many places and do as many interviews and video interviews!
Graduate, Melbourne
Prepare for questions you think you will get, research the company.
Graduate, Melbourne
Research and understand the company and the service line that you want to go into
Graduate, Sydney
Ensure that your communication and technical skills are of a high standard and that you are willing to learn and develop as you progress throughout your career.
Graduate, Perth
Get to know the company values before the interview (you will usually be sent this) and as always be yourself, the company hires for culture as well as expertise.
Graduate, Perth
Prepare and practice your presentation
Graduate, Perth
To be best prepared, I recommend having practiced preparing resumes and answering aspiration questions so that you know how to best describe your qualities and life goals. Also practice answering a wide range of interview questions so you are prepared for different styles of questions. Practice answering questions in a mirror so you can see your facial expressions and hand gestures and check you are making eye contact. I also recommend you dress very smart - better to overdress than underdress. Lastly, have confidence!
Graduate, Brisbane
Be confident and know the company (what they do).
Graduate, Brisbane
Be yourself. Reflect upon your curricular activities ; work experience and anything else relevant to prepare for possible interview questions.
Graduate, Sydney
Best practice for an interview is an interview itself. So apply for multiple firms and do mock interview session at university with the career guides
Graduate, Sydney
Make sure you keep up to datewith what PwC is doing and what changes are going on in the industry. Try and find a current news article that is relevant to the division/ industry you're applying to talk about in your interview. Prepare some answers, however don't sound too scripted. Try and take examples from different things you've done so that you can mention all the experience you have, even if you don't think it's relevant.
Graduate, Sydney