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PwC Case Interview Prompt

PWC has been hired to look into quantifying the amount of damage to revenue streams that occurred in the Manhattan hotel business after 9/11.

The focus is on developing a worst-case-scenario risk plan for a major hotel operator, as well as a proactive recovery plan – in the case of a similar catastrophic event in one of its major cities.

How would you go about determining / quantifying the impact, and how would you structure a recovery plan?

Case Study Overview

In this PwC case interview, your firm has been hired to develop a worst-case-scenario risk plan and a recovery plan for a major hotel chain. Your job is to dig into the revenue impact that 9/11 inflicted on the hotel business in Manhattan, and carry those learnings into your risk/recovery plans for the hotel operator.

The Profitability Framework is a great place to start when developing a structure for attacking the case, but don’t settle for the framework alone. Use your creativity and business ingenuity to invent a unique structure tailored to the intricacies and unique aspects of this case study.

With a qualitative difficulty score of 3/4, this PwC case interview will set you up well for a first or second round case interview at PwC. The case doesn’t have any charts or graphs to analyze.

PwC Case Interview Tips

What is PwC looking for in case interviews? Candidates that showcase flexibility and sharp problem-solving skills.

Don’t be too rigid in your structuring process (bonus points for creativity)!

To get the most out of this PwC case interview, make it a goal to find 1 area of weakness that you can work on going forward.

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