PwC Interview Questions in Washington, DC

Updated Aug 28, 2015
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    Experienced Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2+ months. I interviewed at PwC (McLean, VA).

    Interview

    I went through 3-4 phone interviews (one with a recruiter and then a few with people from the team) and then was brought in for an in-person interview where I met with four people.

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    Advisory Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at PwC (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    Quick and to the point covering technical as well as soft skills. With 3 separate panelists interviewing and asking different questions. All the interviews were on 1 days with myself and other shortlisted candidates

    Interview Questions

    • Technical process analysis walkthrough question, which was expected and is commonplace in such a regulated industry   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Uncomfortable as can be expected, between new relationships being built

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    Experienced Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Declined Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at PwC (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    Two HR screening interviews and then one phone interview with Senior Manager. Invited to in office interviews where I interviewed with 3 people (Manager, Sr Manager and Director level). Interview questions included Skills Assessment and the usual background questions. There was no case study but the director presented a challenging set of questions in the Tell me a time when... format. I interviewed with multiple top 5 consulting firms and PwC was the most positive experience. Interviewers were respectful of time and offered a lot of information on the company.

    Interview Questions

    • Questions based on previous experience (tell me a time when...). These were the toughest questions but should not be an issue for anyone who has prepared well for the interview.   Answer Question

    Reasons for Declining

    After in office interviews, I was presented an offer. However, the offer was contingent upon the official signing of a contract (this was not mentioned during the interview process). I had to wait for 3 weeks for the written offer to be sent to me but the contract was still not signed. I waited 3 more weeks and delayed a decision on another offer but ultimately decided I could not give up the other offer as it was significantly more salary.

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    Audit Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at PwC (McLean, VA) in July 2015.

    Interview

    Pretty standard interview, an HR person who welcomes you telling you about all of the opportunities at pwc and three interviewers, a host who gives you a tour and takes you out to lunch. Definitely be prepared to talk about current events, behavioral questions your resume, and why you are interested in pwc. The interview wasn't as bad as i expected.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you had a partner in a group project who didn't do any work.   Answer Question
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    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 weeks. I interviewed at PwC (McLean, VA) in June 2015.

    Interview

    Initial interview with Recruiter - she sent email about the position - then I sent her my most recent resume. She asked why I was looking for new employment - informed her that my contract had just ended. Next - she passed my resume on to the senior recruiter and that recruiter went through my resume and asked about my experience, what can I contribute to the position. Next - the Senior Recruiter passed my resume and information on to the Project Manager and that interview was great, she asked about my IT background, how the team would be structured and also what I could contribute as the Team lead. Finally was the face to face at the local office with a PWC Director and the PM. It went well and I had an offer within 4 days.

    Interview Questions

    • Why are you seeking a new position with this company. What can you contribute to this team?   Answer Question
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 4 days. I interviewed at PwC (Washington, DC) in June 2015.

    Interview

    My situation may not be typical but it was still positive. I was referred for a position by an employee so i got a call from a PwC recruiter to kick off the process. The recruiter was predominately the cheerleader who talked up the companies reputation and benefits. Next step was a phone screen by my future manager and future director. I passed that step and had to interview face to face with the project partner. I'm told typically it is the opposite ( in person with manager and phone with the partner) The project management team verified my experience and the partner was the final review to ensure I was ready for a client facing role.

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    Senior Finance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at PwC (McLean, VA) in May 2015.

    Interview

    Initially contacted via email by a junior recruiter followed by a phone interview, then another phone interview by HR Manager with detailed information about Position and ball-park figure of compensation. Then 2 weeks later received an email from recruiter for schedule of in-person interview with hiring managers. The recruiter included the on-boarding packet. I interviewed with the Finance Director and Finance Manager.

    Interview Questions

    • 1) How I learn about the position 2) Knowledge about CostPoint and Deltek   1 Answer
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    AdvisoryTechnology Consulting Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at PwC (McLean, VA) in March 2015.

    Interview

    The interview process was great. I really connected with all of my interviewers. PwC is really a people oriented work place. If they like you, you will get the job. The interview process took about 4 weeks. First was the an on campus interview with a director. The interview was mainly focused on leadership. I ended up talking about sports with my interview. I received an email the next week after to confirm an office interview. The office interview lasted from 8am -2pm. It had 2 behavioral interviews and one case interviews. My advice is to just really be yourself. You have plenty of time to prep for your case interview. Don't stress to much on the case interview but make sure you ask questions and have an idea of the questions you will be asked. The behavioral interviews were more conversations than interviews. PwC wants to see if they will enjoy working with you. I received an offer exactly a week after my office interviews.

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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at PwC (Washington, DC) in February 2015.

    Interview

    Applied through my university. We were scheduled for 30 minute interviews. I spent the first few minutes talking about myself before the interviewers asked any questions. It was a pretty easy and low-key interview. The interview went smoothly and it was very conversational and we spent several minutes discussing the office dynamics and my role within the firm.

    Interview Questions

    • What type of work environment do you prefer? How would you like to spend your work days? What would you do if you knew a co-worker was leaking confidential client information?   Answer Question
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    Advisory Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university. I interviewed at PwC (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    it is three round interviews, 1-1 first, and onsite event, and another follow up, generally speaking it is a well structured, but the whole process lasts longer than regular procedure. onsite visit contains three back to back interviews, talking to three different people in the team from different level.

    Interview Questions

    • ask about resume, projects, behavioral questions, nothing unexpected   Answer Question
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