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5.0 of 5 stars

PwC has the best people and culture. It also creates an unforgettable internship experience.
Indianapolis, IN | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The people, work I did was enjoyable, received work at just the right pace, travel opportunities, pay, hours, and downtown office.


Downers

The feedback system was not based on "real-time" feedback.


Advice to Potential Interns

PwC will give you an unforgettable experience. They will treat you with respect and help you develop to feel like a true professional. Some highlights of the internship aside from the people are: great coaching, good pay, good hours as an intern, work that is not just "busy work" and travel opportunities to really cool cities.


Advice to Management

As I mentioned before, the feedback system was not extremely efficient. I only had three "formal" feedback reviews throughout the 8 weeks.


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4.8 of 5 stars

Busy season external audit with Pwc
Minneapolis, MN | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Invaluable Experience, great people


Downers

Hours (but to be expected)


Advice to Potential Interns

One of the best places to begin a career in accounting.


Sample Interview Questions

Why do you want to work here and in this field.

How would you respond in this situation.

(mostly behavioral questions)


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Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

My experience was a rewarding opportunity to growth personally and professionally.
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The best aspect was the ability to directly meet and network with directors and partners from various departments


Downers

In all honesty, there were no aspects of the internship that I liked the least that I can recall.


Advice to Potential Interns

I would advise the potential candidate to prepare to enter into a highly competitive office. In the field, regardless of the firm, you always have to be on you "A+" game. In a surrounding with so many intelligent and eager young individuals, there is no room for mistakes.


Sample Interview Questions

1) What brought you here to PwC?

2) What line of service are you interested in?

3) Tell me more about what you do in your personal time. What are your hobbies?


Advice to Management

There is nothing that I could suggest. Pricewaterhouse covered every angle thorougly.


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4.8 of 5 stars

Great summer experience.
Boston, MA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

-Working with a fun and knowledgeable team.

-Having an internship class of over 200 people.

-Disney Launch experience.


Downers

I wish I had the opportunity to try out different industries on the assurance side.


Advice to Potential Interns

PwC is a great firm to start working for. It is clear that they put lots of recourses into our training.


Would You Recommend

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4.9 of 5 stars

Best accounting company for internships
Detroit, MI | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The people I worked with were really nice and cared about you


Downers

The crazy hours we worked. But it is expected in any accounting company


Advice to Potential Interns

Everyone was very help and never to busy to answer questions

Coworkers took time to explain things

Got real world examples


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

A valuable opportunity to learn and grow
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

- Working with a team

- Learning new software/computer skills

- Having opportunities to communicate with the client

- Having the ability to juggle many different tasks

- Having the opportunity to learn about the audit


Downers

There were a few weeks of downtime where I wasn't assigned much work.


Advice to Potential Interns

To future interns, you need to ask as many questions as you can in order to get a good understanding of what you are doing and how it fits into the audit. You need to understand not only WHAT you are doing, but WHY you are doing it. You will feel more valuable to the team and learn a lot more about the audit if you do this. Also, be patient if work is slow in the beginning.


Sample Interview Questions

What line of service are you interested in?

Please elaborate on ____________ experience and how it has helped you become prepared for working.

Explain your largest leadership experience.


Advice to Management

Try to get as many interns scheduled on jobs as soon as possible. Downtime is hard as an intern. Also, as mentors and managers, there should be adequate training on how to explain various firm or audit related topics to the interns. Communication is key when hiring an intern.


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5.0 of 5 stars

Enriching and Rewarding
San Jose, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I spent a week working abroad in Ireland.


Downers

My particular group was not very clear about overtime pay.


Advice to Potential Interns

Network as much as you can. This is key.


Sample Interview Questions

How would you react in X situation.


Advice to Management

Improve compensation


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Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

Valuable
Birmingham, AL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

I actually did work that I would be doing if I was a first year associate working full time. I got great experience.


Downers

I honestly enjoyed my internship experience.


Advice to Potential Interns

PwC's work environment is positive and everyone works together as a team.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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4.8 of 5 stars

Experiential learning through interaction and networking with other professionals, challenging tasks, and team building activities
Minneapolis, MN | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The people with whom I got to work - everyone was willing to talk and give advice to the interns before we graduate from college and start our careers in the professional world.


Downers

Honestly, nothing. Sometimes I wish there was more to do, but summer is always a little less busy at public accounting firms, depeding on your line of service and group.


Advice to Potential Interns

Know the organization before you interview. Investigate the numerous opportunities that lie in PwC. Take the time to network with individuals across the company, not only in your own office. Be willing to help out and step out of your comfort zone.


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Yes


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5.0 of 5 stars

PwC Turns College Students into Confident Consultants
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The autonomy- as long as you are getting your work done you can make your own decisions. You are treated as a full-time team member.


Downers

Travel can be hard for some people, but it's part of the industry and many people enjoy it.


Advice to Potential Interns

Definitely work for PwC, it's an unbelievable move for your career and teaches you so much about business and professional life.


Sample Interview Questions

What is the most important thing you've learned in college, non-academic?

Why do you want to work in consulting?

Case study regarding a struggling financial institution


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Yes


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