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4.6 of 5 stars Overall Intern Rating (4026 Intern Reviews)

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4.8 of 5 stars

Learning about PWC's audit Process
Cleveland, OH | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Learning from full time employees and clients.


Downers

Time Commitment


Advice to Potential Interns

Know the clients and full time employees well, they are your biggest resource!


Sample Interview Questions

Various real life scenarios involving clients of the firm


Advice to Management

Continue to help interns through their tasks; much of the information is new to us.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

The PwC internship experience made learning fun!
Pittsburgh, PA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

All employees were a pleasure to work with. PwC invested time in my personal and professional development. The firm took the time to thoroughly coach and train me. The firm held numerous social events and concluded the internship with a trip to Disney World.


Downers

I thought all aspects of the internship were great.


Advice to Potential Interns

PwC is dedicated to hiring and developing the best talent. The firm will challenge its employees to reach their potential. PwC strives to be the best accounting firm in the world.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Students receive insight into daily life of public accounting
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I received hands on experience and got a sense of what it would be like to work at PwC full time. I met really great people and got to participate in a variety of firm activities.


Downers

At times, there wasn't a ton of work for interns to do.


Advice to Potential Interns

PwC cares about its people. You will work hard, but you will also be rewarded not only monitarily but also with a great work environment, wonderful collegues, and intellectually stimulating work.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Assurance Intern
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Company culture, professional experiences, coaching, flexibility.


Downers

The internship was great- no complaints.


Advice to Potential Interns

Know that PwC really cares about the individual and will take steps to make sure you are getting the most out of your summer.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

Best Way to Spend my Summer
Houston, TX | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Involvement with a client engagement


Downers

Travel requirements


Advice to Potential Interns

If you're ever confused, do not hesitate to ask questions.

Be confident in your skills. Speak up!


Sample Interview Questions

Expand on your previous job experiences?

How are your strengths relatable to the internship?


Advice to Management

If an intern's client is based out of a location other than that intern's home office, make sure to plan 1-2 weeks when that intern spend time in his/her home office. Consecutive weeks traveling is tiring.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Challenging learning experience, with an incredible opportunity to grow professionally and personally
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Team work, assignments, interacting with the client, independence received from my team


Downers

Wish I had stayed longer!


Advice to Potential Interns

Ask questions. Be open to change. Don't give up on an assignment just because it's difficult or time-consuming. ALWAYS put forth your best effort because others depend on the information you provide.


Sample Interview Questions

Tell me about a time when you were coached by someone and when you had the opportunity to coach someone else.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Learned a lot about public accounting with some of the greatest people I've ever met.
Saint Louis, MO | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The works itself and my coworkers


Downers

Nothing. Enjoyed every aspect.


Advice to Potential Interns

Learn as much as you can during your internship. Be bold and ask for work or ask to help out with any kind of assignment.


Sample Interview Questions

Are you passionate about accounting?



If a client gives you an assignment that you are not thrilled to do, how would you handle it and why would you choose to handle it the way you do?


Advice to Management

None. I felt as if the environment I worked in was fantastic.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

A rewarding learning experience, with the opportunity to grow as a professional.
Cincinnati, OH | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Interacting with team members, on-the-job coaching, interacting with the client, critically thinking to solve problems, and seeing the audit "evolve" during busy season.


Downers

Working long hours, but that is to be expected when there is much work to do. Being on such a great engagement team really helped make those long hours enjoyable.


Advice to Potential Interns

Never be afraid to ask questions, and take lots of notes.


Sample Interview Questions

I cannot cite from memory any specific interview/case questions, but they were most behavioral questions.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

Fast-paced, strategic work that matters
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Diverse experiences and colleagues

Worked on projects that were both impactful and provided stretch

Had a lot of fun


Downers

There was a lot of ambiguity to which I had to become accustomed.


Advice to Potential Interns

PwC has a very specific culture and fit is critical--those who succeeded were those who thrived in the environment.


Advice to Management

As a huge organization, there were occassionally mixed messages from HR, which didn't detract from the work experience, but did create some confusion among interns.


Would You Recommend

No


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5.0 of 5 stars

Work Hard, Play Hard
Orlando, FL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The best aspect of the internship was getting to meet and work with such amazing people.


Downers

The worst part of the internship was it coming to an end.


Advice to Potential Interns

PwC is a great place to begin your career. It's hard work, but it is well worth it. Great learning experience!


Sample Interview Questions

Why would someone mistakenly debit treasury stock, and what would you do to fix it? Tell me about yourself. Asked about previous work experiences I had listed on my resume. Also, asked various questions on how I would solve problems at work.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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