Long response time from PwC

Middle East PwC PwC Interview
New answer on Feb 22, 2021
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Anonymous A asked on Feb 20, 2021

Hello,

I finished all my interviews with PwC middle east a month ago. I followed up by email twice with HR, and they said they'll get back to me asap. I feel like it is taking forever, with no clear direction. Should I call HR to get more details? Or contact one of my interviewers? Please advise. Thank you.

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Adi
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replied on Feb 20, 2021
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Hey,

Thats okay, BIG4 have been taking a bit long to get back these past 2-3 months based on my experience coaching many candidates these past few months. Its anywhere from 2-4 weeks at least. I suggest be patient & relax. Dont fret too much as am sure you gave your best in the interviews. Let things happen.

Nudge them (HR and you main interviewer) in 2 weeks if you dont hear anything back. Otherwise kick up some urgency if you have another offer. Use that to leverage. Otherwise best is to sit tight :).

Fingers crossed for you.

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Ian
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Hi there,

I hope you didn't follow up twice in a short period of time? Ideally you should wait about 2 weeks between reach-outs.

For your next one, I highly recommend just giving them a ring!

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Gaurav
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replied on Feb 22, 2021
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It's pretty common that it takes that long for them to reply. Reach out again - and why not trying with the interviewer?

Calling might be more efficient, that's for sure.

Cheers, GB

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Anonymous B replied on Feb 20, 2021

Been in the same position with you regarding PwC Middle East. Keep sending weekly emails to the HR asking for updates. In fact, try give them a call. From all my experiences I've been through, PwC Middle East has the WORSE HR system.

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Clara
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Hello!

It´s unusual tbh.

They have to give you an answer, hence, don´t hesitate to contact HR.

If they don´t respond, I would totally kindly follow up with the interviewers.

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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Florian
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Hey there,
In general, I always recommend calling people instead of emailing (more personal, more efficient, you will get a better answer).

I have heard from several candidates now that ME offices of different firms take a while to reply these days...

  • Wait a bit more (2 weeks), then call again
  • If you have a cross offer and need to decide, call them right away and explain your situation

Fingers crossed!

Cheers,
Florian

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Raj
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This is normal, and I'd recommend you find a contact within the consulting team (not HR) who you can reach out to. Find alumni or find your interviewers on LinkedIn. They'll have better answers for you than going to HR

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