PriceWaterhouseCoopers, or PwC, is widely considered to be the world's most prestigious and progressive accounting firm. In the U.S., PwC offers two internship programs, one each for undergraduates and MBAs. Past interns say their time with PwC provided “a culture where [they] feel safe, respected, and valued.” Inters say they had “a team of people for mentoring/guidance” and that the “timeline for interns to advance to a full-time position appears seamless”.
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How To Apply
In order to be considered for one of PwC's open positions it is required that you apply directly to PwC via the entry level jobs site.
- The firm encourages all interested job seekers to apply during the preferred fall and spring application windows.
- All job seekers are encouraged to review the PwC Entry Level Visa Sponsorship Eligibility site prior to applying.
- For the majority of entry-level roles at PwC, job seekers are required to complete an assessment to be considered for the role. After you submit an application for an entry-level position, you should expect to receive the assessment via email within a few hours.
Current students and alumni interested in entry level opportunities are encouraged to apply.
Job seekers are invited to join the Talent Community to get connect with the firm. By joining, you’ll learn more about PwC, career opportunities and events that interest you.
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About the Program
PwC has multiple internship programs, including:
Start, PwC’s diversity internship experience, is an introductory internship that provides participants the opportunity to learn more about professional services while developing the digital and technical skills key to success in today’s business environment. At the completion of the internship, interns know what is expected of them as PwC professionals and will have built relationships, deepened their digi...
About the Company
In the U.S., PwC focuses on audit and assurance, tax, and consulting services. Additionally, in the U.S., PwC concentrates on 16 key industries that include but aren’t limited to consumer products, fintech, life sciences, pharmaceutical, and technology; and provides targeted services that include but aren’t limited to cybersecurity and privacy, human resources, deals, and forensics. By revenue, it’s the second-largest accounting firm in the country.
- “People really value work/life balance and have created a culture where I feel safe, respected, and valued. We are encouraged to take breaks when necessary and not work overtime unless absolutely needed for client engagements. The overall environment is very flexible and open.”
- “The firm's culture is very friendly and welcoming. Most are willing to help and answer any questions you have; the firm places a big emphasis on investing and coaching employees. As an intern, we are not encouraged to work over 8 hours a day, so interns have a better work-life balance. PwC's “Be Well, Work Well” [policy] encourages employees to take breaks and take care of their wellbeing.”
- “The quality of life is good, even though a few days at the peak of the deal might get a little hectic. But overall, it is pretty great.”
- “I was not required to work more than was originally communicated to me (40 hours), and my team had some weeks where they worked more than that, but then some when they had downtime. My team's manager was very communicative about what would be expected of me before I started my client work. The team I work on is very close and often spends time together outside of working hours. The partner is also very involved with the team and takes them out to lunch when they visit the client site. The environment was very supportive and non-hostile, which helped me feel comfortable asking a ton of questions and knowing next to nothing. It seemed like this was the same on every level when addressing your senior.”
Getting Hired Here
- “My interviewers were amazing and made me feel comfortable. I had a case interview and a behavioral interview. Following both interviews, both interviewers gave me their contact information and encouraged me to reach out to them, which I appreciated. Interview questions varied in difficulty, with a few being somewhat challenging but did not seem to reflect an intention to confuse.”
- “I think the interviewers were very kind and honest. The questions were difficult but not unreasonable, so my preparation for the interview was very valuable. The internship process was laid out very well before the interview, and all of my questions were answered, making the entire process quite streamlined.”
- “The hiring process for PwC was very smooth and well put together. All of the interviewers were very professional and respectful throughout the entire interview; however, I was still aware that this was a competitive interview process as lots of interns were applying.”
- “The interview experience was amazing. I felt comfortable talking to my interviewer and didn't feel nervous or under pressure to make the best first impression. They allowed me to feel like I could be myself and show them what I can offer PwC as a future employee.”