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Old 13.05.2011, 16:14
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Anyone here work for PwC ? Need interview tips

Does anyone here work for Price Waterhouse Coopers or has worked for them in the past. I have an interview with them on the 25th of this month in Zurich, and just wanted to know what to expect.
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Old 14.05.2011, 00:29
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They're one of the Big Four aren't they?

Firstly, be prepared to refer to them as PricewaterhouseCoopers or pwc/PwC. I'm sure they'll get bent out of shape when you offend their marketing people.

Secondly, are you an auditor, a lawyer, an accountant or a mushy-mushy person?

Third....I bet your first interview is basic and involves a Myers-Brigg test or something like that. Are you travelling all the way from Florida for that?

As with the Big Four, you're either young and saleable or older and valuable. There's no mixing the two....!!
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Old 14.05.2011, 04:13
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Re: Anyone here work for PwC ? Need interview tips

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Firstly, be prepared to refer to them as PricewaterhouseCoopers or pwc/PwC. I'm sure they'll get bent out of shape when you offend their marketing people.
Will do, don't want to offend the marketing team, that's for sure.

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Secondly, are you an auditor, a lawyer, an accountant or a mushy-mushy person?
IT

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Third....I bet your first interview is basic and involves a Myers-Brigg test or something like that. Are you travelling all the way from Florida for that?
Yes, traveling all the way from Florida for that, they want to see/talk to me in person. Suggested a Skype/Online interview to them but that was a no go. It's fine though, I have some family and friends in CH.


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As with the Big Four, you're either young and saleable or older and valuable. There's no mixing the two....!!
I am young, and therefore will have to sell/present myself well.
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Old 14.05.2011, 06:18
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Re: Anyone here work for PwC ? Need interview tips

Good luck - hope you get the job.

I once was interviewed (and had a small project), but thought the persons are sort of uncreative and too streamlined. They want employees who completely and totally follow their company codex. So you can take advantage of that in the interview, by "acting" like you are such a person.
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Re: Anyone here work for PwC ? Need interview tips

Quick update:

Ended up getting the job. Interview took 6 hours and was tough, walked out of there completely drained.
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Many congratulations!!
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Ended up getting the job. Interview took 6 hours and was tough, walked out of there completely drained.
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Wow, great sale! Congratulations!
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