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5.0 of 5 stars

An opportunity to Grow
Chicago, IL | November 2014 | Former Intern


Uppers

The best aspects of my internship was that PwC invested in my own growth. PwC sent me to a 3 day leadership conference while still being paid to develop my leadership skills. This summer they also gave me the opportunity to work at a charity of my choice as part of the Intern Loan Program. The program allowed me to follow a passion of working with schools and using my other major. Though I will not have a career in education, the experience allowed me to expand my mindset and perspective on the world.


Downers

The worst aspects of my internship had to do with not being able to work more than 40 hours a week. I was participating in an office case competition and I needed to log more than 40 hours in a week and the HR was upset. They wanted me to have some balance, but they did not allow me to fully pursue something I was interested in.


Comments

Be yourself and see if the culture is for you. It is a family style culture in a large company that allows the opportunity to grow and establish your roots in a particular area.


Would You Recommend

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4.9 of 5 stars

My step in the right direction
Boston, MA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The compensation was generous enough but the most important thing to me was the people. My seniors were great and were always willing to help in all situation


Downers

Mine wasn't really anything about the internship but somehow related to the internship and that was my commute. It took me roughly an hour and half to get to work and I wished I had lived closer.


Advice to Potential Interns

The most important think is to come hungry and ready to learn and don't be afraid to ask questions but be smart enough to figure certain thing out.


Sample Interview Questions

I was asked to talk about a time I demonstrated my leadership qualities and what I did to be successful at it.


Advice to Management

The firm is diverse but I think it can even get better.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Learn about your future professional while growing, learning, and developing knowledge and experience.
Florham Park, NJ | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The pay

The chances to network

The ability to learn

New tasks everyday

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Downers

Hitting traffic during my commute and the length of the internship, I wished it was a few weeks longer.


Advice to Potential Interns

I believe a person's work ethic says everything about them, the way they treat a simple project or a large one, If they go into each task with a good attitude and eagerness to learn, they will be a wonderful candidate.


Sample Interview Questions

I remember during my superday my first interviewer asked me these questions. It wasn't the generic questions you hear at an interview. They caught my off guard but it gave me no choice to respond wit genuine answers.



- Describe a winning attitude, what makes you a winner?

- How are you different from the next person that I will interview?

- Do you honestly care about the accounting profession, what about it will make you come into work everyday and make you work you butt off?


Advice to Management

Our office did not have any simulations or out of the office events. It wasn't a big deal but I wished we had more chance to meet other interns.


Would You Recommend

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4.9 of 5 stars

PwC gave me the opportunity to complete hight-level tasks in a team environment while making connections with their people.
Cincinnati, OH | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The PwC employees were very helpful in making sure I had an understanding of the work I was performing. I could always ask questions comfortably and the employees would work with me one-on-one to fully complete each task. The employees gave very helpful feedback. I was able to gain a great understanding of the work I was performing. Employees were always open to making new connections. The PwC Launch program at Disney World helped me network with other interns that received offers, as well as partners from all over the nation.


Downers

Right before the audit began and after it was completed, I didn't have too many tasks to complete.


Advice to Potential Interns

Going into an internship with PwC keep an open mind, get to know as many employees as you can, and be willing to ask questions and for performance feedback. Take advantage of the many opportunities that PwC will open up for you.


Advice to Management

N/A


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.9 of 5 stars

Great Experiences? Come to PwC
Houston, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Real world work, eager teachers


Downers

Busy season hours


Advice to Potential Interns

Ask lots of questions and be eager to learn!


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Accounting career "launched" with PwC's Advance internship
Philadelphia, PA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

PwC's senior associates and fellow associates treated my like a first year employee. I did not feel like an intern rather a values employee.


Downers

I only got experience in assurance services. It may be beneficial to allow interns to participate for a few weeks in taxation and assurance services.


Advice to Potential Interns

PwC expects their interns to contribute and assist in day to day tasks.


Sample Interview Questions

If you could be a car, what car would you be and why?


Advice to Management

Hours during tax and year end audit season are long.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

PwC treats interns as new associates, expiditing the learning process and creating a valuable experience
San Francisco, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Performed real associate level work - not intern **** work


Downers

weren't allowed to work overtime


Advice to Potential Interns

you can't go wrong with an internship at pwc


Advice to Management

promote more often or have "mini" promotions - for example, associate 1, associate 2, senior 1, senior 2 - so you're not working for years without a promotion


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5.0 of 5 stars

Interns experienced rapid growth and development while given opportunities to meet their future.
Philadelphia, PA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I appreciated opportunities to complete community service within the Philadelphia school districts. Having the ability to delegate work hours to teach financial literacy upheld PwC's standards of corporate responsibility.


Downers

My overall expectations were met with this internship however the internships goes by extremely fast, sometimes I would alter the duration of it.


Advice to Potential Interns

My best advice to potential interns is to be true to yourself, values, and morals because the environment is nurtured in a way to accept your differences which allows the atmosphere to become more diverse.


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4.8 of 5 stars

The least "intern" like internship (aka no coffee runs and copies)
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I felt that I truly understand what the work level of a first year associate looked like rather than just doing coffee runs and making copies. I learned ALOT of valuable information during my 8 weeks with PwC.


Downers

Extremely long hours during the second quarter close.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be positive, open to constructive criticism, and accept every task with a smile.


Sample Interview Questions

Describe your greatest strength/weakness, tell me about yourself, challenging group situation.


Advice to Management

"flex hours" were not as flexible as they let on so a way to really make employees feel that they can benefit from flex fridays etc.


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5.0 of 5 stars

When Hard Work Meets Fun
Boston, MA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Getting to meet all of the other interns from schools all across the country. Having a close relationship with my client team.


Downers

I wish it was longer.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be flexible and willing to learn.


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Yes


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