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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

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

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4.9 of 5 stars

Great internship - would recommend to my peers
Dallas, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Ability to connect with current employees at all levels and learn about their experiences


Downers

I enjoyed everything about the internship - it was a great experience


Advice to Potential Interns

Look beyond the compensation package - your pay situation will change drastically over the next several years of your career. Pay attention to how the company treats its more seasoned employees - this is where you will be soon. Do they offer good benefits and career growth? If so - that is the company you should choose.


Advice to Management

Continue to focus on flexibility measures - the firm has become a leader for ensuring that employees are able to meet their personal and professional goals. Continuing this effort will help our generation find their place long-term.


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5.0 of 5 stars

The PwC internship is a one of a kind program of learning, collaboration, and client service.
McLean, VA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Learning what client service was all about!


Downers

It almost seemed too short!


Advice to Potential Interns

Take each day of your internship with a fresh set of eyes, you never know what you will learn!


Would You Recommend

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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

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

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.


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5.0 of 5 stars

Amazing real world public accounting experience with a firm that is sure to encourage personal and career growth.
Boston, MA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The way I was able to learn from experienced professionals was the best part. There was no hierarchy and everyone treated me as an equal. I was able to learn very fast because of this and I felt I made a real contribution.


Downers

My least favorite part of the internship was that is was only 8 weeks long!


Advice to Potential Interns

As an intern just make sure to be professional, work hard, and ask questions.


Sample Interview Questions

Name a time when you worked in a group and how one person was not up to par. What did you do?

What is one word you would use to describe yourself?


Advice to Management

Management could take more time to explain tasks needed and what the big picture goal is for each task.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

Fun public accounting learning experience
Detroit, MI | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

networking, learning opportunities, Launch at Disney after completion of the internship


Downers

No national training


Advice to Potential Interns

Talk to as many employees as you can to judge if PwC will be a good fit for you


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5.0 of 5 stars

Intern Life: Learning, Making Connections, Making Money
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Being able to learn about the everyday life of an auditor and gaining an understanding of their audit process. Networking events: being able to sit down with partners, managers, and seniors multiple times throughout the internship.


Downers

I would have liked a longer internship.


Advice to Potential Interns

Make as many connections as possible and have fun during your internship. At the same time always ask questions and have a good attitude.


Sample Interview Questions

Tell me a little about yourself.

Name a time when you failed and how you overcame it.

Tell me about your time studying abroad.

Can you describe some of the responsibilities/roles that you had on campus?

Tell me about some of your responsibilities at your last job.


Advice to Management

Hosting more events so that interns can get to know their fellow interns better. Once at the client site, it was hard to meet other interns.


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