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4.6 of 5 stars Overall Intern Rating (4,026 Intern Reviews)

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5.0 of 5 stars

Achieveing personal growth while helping clients see real change.
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Opportunitiy to choose the industry I wanted to work in, my team, feedback process, courses available for personal training/development, informal networking opportunities/social events, hours/pay.


Downers

Formal networking opportunities were minimal.

Since I was always at the client, I rarely interacted with other interns.

Within industry, project assignment was random with little regard to intern skills/preferences.


Advice to Potential Interns

During your internship you will be required to be a people person. Whether and extrovert or introvert, ability to work in teams is critical with both your PwC team and the client. Real-time feedback is also encouraged so be ready to get some tough love throughout; it will lead to personal growth. Additionally, employers love interns who have analytical/deliverable-creation skills so very strong Excel and PowerPoint skills can really make your internship fantastic. Lastly, come here if you want to be in a specific industry (Finance, Healthcare), not a specific competency (operations, strategy, etc.) because that is the way that the company is set up. Also know that it is very difficult to switch from one industry to another once you start full time.


Sample Interview Questions

After receiving the case, one of the things I was asked was to provide a timeline with implementation steps to my recommendations.


Advice to Management

Since within an industry, interns are placed on random projects, interns should receive more formal opportunities to get to know other aspects of that industry. For example, in Finance if you are placed on an insurance company, but were always interested in consulting an asset management firm, you should be able to formally network with that group.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.9 of 5 stars

Grow your own way in PwC.
Philadelphia, PA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

PwC provided us tons of great chances to meet people to build our own relationships.


Downers

Sometimes we have more free time.


Advice to Potential Interns

Here, you will learn something new every day; you will meet some new people every day. You will grow your own way.


Sample Interview Questions

Tell me about your weakness.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Great firm great culture
Boston, MA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Networking with partners, other colleagues, and my intern class


Downers

Length of time could be slightly longer


Advice to Potential Interns

So many opportunities in many areas of business


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Outstanding experience in public accounting firm.
Atlanta, GA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

People in the firm


Downers

Everything was great


Advice to Potential Interns

Great opportunities for career advancement, great people to work with and lots of learning opportunities


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.9 of 5 stars

A great learning experience!
Baltimore, MD | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Building relationships and applying knowledge from school to the job.


Downers

It was short.


Advice to Potential Interns

Ask a lot of questions!


Sample Interview Questions

Describe a situation when you were in a team and what role you played.


Advice to Management

Continually improving work life balance.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.9 of 5 stars

Work with a firm that truly invests in its employees through personal development and coaching.
Washington, DC | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Responsibility


Downers

Transparency (not much)


Advice to Potential Interns

Come in with an open mind and seek feedback.


Sample Interview Questions

-Tell me how you have expanded your network in college.

-Case interview was based on process improvement and identifying constraints/bottlenecks

-Tell me about a time you had a conflict with a coworker


Advice to Management

Better-convey to interns what to expect from a full time arrangement (they avoid telling you about how much overtime is actually involved or what to expect for pay)


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

PwC Newsflash: Don't act like an intern and they won't treat you like one
Des Moines, IA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Pay, trip to Disneyworld at the end, overnight training in different city.


Downers

Not much client interaction


Advice to Potential Interns

It doesn't get much better. bro.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Fantastic internship, best ever
Philadelphia, PA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Real project experience


Downers

The program is too short


Advice to Potential Interns

Be ready for new challenges


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Real-Life Auditing Experience in a Fast-Paced, Exciting Environment!
San Jose, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Real-life exposure to the auditing practice with realistic responsibilities and expectations for the future


Downers

Sometimes felt coddled due to lack of overall experience


Advice to Potential Interns

If you mesh well with the staff, you will likely do well in the future. A positive work environment is key to your happiness.


Would You Recommend

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4.8 of 5 stars

Best summer of my life
McLean, VA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Exposure to client service


Downers

The lack or rotation on clients


Advice to Potential Interns

Have an open mind. The most important part is getting in the door and after a short time you will be able to experience the LOs you desire.


Sample Interview Questions

Tell me a time that you had to lead a team during a difficult situation?


Advice to Management

More help with relocation cost and housing


Would You Recommend

Yes


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