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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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5.0 of 5 stars

Full engagement, high responsibility, high reward
Dallas, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The hands on career development offered


Downers

I didn't get a chance to travel


Advice to Potential Interns

Be prepared to learn about something, whether a skill set or industry, that you don't know something about. Remember that no one expects you to be an expert, but they do expect you to learn quickly.


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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.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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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.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Accounting Outside the Classroom
Boston, MA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I was given responsibility over a group of interns on the engagement which I worked on after they recognized my abilities. I felt like I was treated like a full time employee and got a very good feel of what it was like to work at Price. I didn't just want them to wine and dine me (although they still did). I thought there was a good balance of real work, testing my competency, and rewarding me for my hard work.


Downers

I didn't dislike any part of my internship.


Advice to Potential Interns

Price is the largest of the Big 4 in Boston and is the leader in Assurance for a number of industries. I would recommend PwC over the other Big 4 firms if you want to get an idea of what working for the Big 4 is like.


Sample Interview Questions

Give me an example of a time you used networking to solve a problem.

Talk about your previous work experience.

Why do you want to work for PwC?

Why do you want to be an auditor?

Do you have any questions for me (this is an important question that isn't just for your benefit!)?

Talk about your school experience?


Advice to Management

PwC is moving forward appropriately.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

Review until you get to Dallas.
Ft. Worth, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Once you are involved with a client, you are really able to see and understand the process of how to prepare returns.


Downers

I honestly wish it was a little bit longer of an internship. I feel like the time flew by.


Advice to Potential Interns

Make sure to schedule meetings with career coaches early so that they may assist you to get involved with as many opportunities as possible.


Advice to Management

During the internship, I wish that the interns could have all been situated closer to one another in the office.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

PwC, Where Everyone is Supportive and the Tax Returns Matter.
Nashville, TN | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The whole office is so supportive of one another. They are very helpful when it comes to the actual work, but they are also genuinely interested in your life--how you like the city, what you're up to, etc.


Downers

I regret not being able to shadow a Manager or Partner more. I was able to go out to lunch and be introduced to executives at other companies, but I would have enjoyed seeing what a Manager does on a typical day.


Advice to Potential Interns

Don't be afraid to make mistakes! I think it impressed the other employees how many questions I asked. They like to see you eager to learn. So if you make a mistake, don't fret; learn from it!


Sample Interview Questions

What are some things you are looking for in an internship?

Why did you select Nashville as your city of preference?


Advice to Management

I can't complain about anything in the office. I do however wish we had bigger desks as interns.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

The beginning of a great career at a excellent Firm.
Boston, MA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Networking and on the job training


Downers

None noted.


Advice to Potential Interns

Work hard, play hard!


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

Quick learning curve, invaluable experience
Washington, DC | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Ability for growth within the firm, the option for training, firm leadership


Downers

Long hours some days, but not really anything


Advice to Potential Interns

Always be willing to take on new challenges, be ready for the unexpected, there are many times when you will not have much work to do and that is okay, but just be open to new experiences.


Sample Interview Questions

Tell me about a time you succeeded, and a time when you failed.



What is the most important thing on your resume to you?



Was given various brain teasers



Tell me about why you would be a good fit for the firm? What can you bring to the firm?


Advice to Management

Bigger office space, interns were not allowed to have desks because of the lack of desks available for associates


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.9 of 5 stars

Growing your future
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Training , coaching , level of work assigned.


Downers

Feedback given


Advice to Potential Interns

Be ready to get assigned real work


Sample Interview Questions

Describe a motto you live by


Advice to Management

Compensation could be improved


Would You Recommend

Yes


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