PwC focuses on audit and assurance, tax and consulting services. We're a member of the PwC network of firms, which has firms in 157 countries with more than 223,000 people. We serve over 85% of the Fortune 500 in either audit or non-audit capacities.
How to Get Hired
We asked PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
At PwC, it starts with the individual. Our focus is on building and maintaining a culture where an individual can realize their full potential. Our staff bring diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives that shape the value they deliver and the personal meaning they find in their work. PwC's interview and screening process is based on our global career progression framework, the PwC Professional, which defines these characteristics across five key dimensions: whole leadership, business acumen, technical capabilities, global acumen and relationships. Our values and leadership framework provide a clear pathway for our way of working and allows individuals to progress as purpose-led and values-driven leaders. Successful candidates demonstrate each of the five dimensions mentioned above while having a deep interest in building trust in society and solving important problems and the ability to demonstrate the leadership skills required to meet the needs of our changing world.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
The best way to connect with us is to join our talent community. We have a broad range of opportunities and some of our most successful hires have joined us by taking part in one of our recruiting events and/or programs. Potential job seekers can watch our firm’s recruiting videos, take a virtual office tour and learn more about the firm on our career site.
Students majoring in accounting or other majors such as computer science, Management Information Systems (MIS), finance, economics and actuarial sciences and graduate programs, can seek out opportunities to meet PwC recruiters in person at a campus career fair or by participating in student events where the firm has a presence on campus.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
We are working to deliver products and services to our clients in new ways, with an emphasis on technology -- including machine-learning, artificial intelligence, data analytics and more. It's a business imperative that we develop processes, tools and methodologies to make better use of technology and data analytics as companies pivot toward a digital business model. In addition to accounting and business students, we are focused on recruiting individuals in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields and are creating new approaches to learning and development that will lead to a more tech-enabled workforce. We are focused on our people being equipped with the deep knowledge and consultative skills that our clients demand, the ability to derive data and insight from cutting-edge technology, and the opportunity to focus on work that brings satisfaction and accelerated growth.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
PwC can be found at conferences and diversity recruiting events (e.g., National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) and Ascend, association of Pan-Asian business leaders). We’re also dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing veterans and individuals with disabilities. We engage our own military talent who join forces with our recruiters and connect with the military community through events, outreach and their own networks.
Students can meet PwC recruiters at campus career fairs and by participating in student events where we has a presence. PwC also hosts Challenge, a case competition held on campuses across the country that models real-world business scenarios.
We actively encourage all job seekers to join our Talent Network. To learn more about the rewarding work our professionals perform, our ongoing diversity efforts and overall culture follow @PwC_US_Careers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+ and Snapchat.