PwC Interview Questions in Washington, DC

Updated Jul 22, 2015
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    Tax Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC (McLean, VA) in November 2012.

    Interview

    Applied on campus. Did in campus interivews than interviews at the local office. After passing those interviews, I got flown out to the DC metro area for another round of office interviews. Everybody in the process is positive and nice. They also let you stay in big hotels and take you out to expensive restaurants to butter you up.

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me a time of an ethical dilemma you faced at work and what you did in that situation and what was the outcome?   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There is not negotiation. Salary is pretty much set in stone. Take it or leave it. There are so many people willing to work these jobs that big four accounting firms don't have to be as flexible as possible.

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    Associate -FSR Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC (Washington, DC) in September 2012.

    Interview

    Usually they will do two interviews. I was interviewed for the first time on Campus, and then in the office I was being hired out of. The office interview is a "Super Day" of sorts. You have four different interviews ranging from Managers to Partners. You should receive an offer/rejection within a month.

    Interview Questions

    • Most questions were behavioral, but some technical. What is QE3? Tell me a time you worked in a team? Why PwC? Why New York office? Tell me about a time you solved a problem with limited information?   Answer Question
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    Core Assurance Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 weeksinterviewed at PwC (Washington, DC) in October 2013.

    Interview

    I applied at PwC through my University's online career portal. Within a week, they schedule a first round interview which was done on-campus. The interview was entirely behavioral (very conversational), and the manager who interviewed me was really nice. In 1-2 weeks, I was called by a recruiter and invited to do a second (and final) round interview in the office location I had chosen (Wash, D.C.). This was definitely more structured, and involved 3 back to back interviews with different staff leveled employees (one manager, one senior manager, and one partner). Again, all three of these were entirely behavioral. We were given a tour of the office and were taken out to a nice lunch. The entire process was roughly from 8:30am - 2pm. The partner who interviewed me called me the next business day and gave me the offer.

    Interview Questions

    • Nothing difficult or unexpected. It was very behavioral (tell me about your prior experience, tell me about yourself, tell me what you're interested in, tell me about a time you worked as part of a group, etc.)   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    Since I was an intern, I didn't negotiate anything. I was happy with the offer.

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    Public Sector Practice Interview

    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Declined Offer
    Average Interview

    Interview

    Easy interview. applied trough campus recruiting website. on campus interview was easy with a manager. on site was three interviews. first was with a manager, second was with a director and was a case interview and third was with the partner.

    Interview Questions

    • all questions were behavioral based. there was one case interview on site.   Answer Question
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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 weeksinterviewed 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.

    Interview Questions

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    Tax Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 2+ monthsinterviewed at PwC (McLean, VA) in November 2012.

    Interview

    I initially was recognized at a career fair where they marked my resume as one for consideration. My first interview was on campus and was strictly behavioral where all they wanted to know was about my history and what I was looking for at PwC. The second interview was at PwC and they had me meet with an associate, a manager, and a partner. Each interview was behavioral. All they wanted to know was if my personality fit with the company and the people working there. I was contacted shortly after the interview and they let me know they wanted me as an intern.

    Interview Questions

    • Name a scenario where you were challenged and how did you solve the situation.   Answer Question

    Negotiation

    There wasn't a negotiation phase.

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    START Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeksinterviewed at PwC (McLean, VA) in November 2014.

    Interview

    I applied online and indicated my top 3 location choices, was selected for an on-campus interview, then was selected for an office visit at my top location preference, where I had half-hour interviews with 3 employees ranging in seniority up to senior partner

    Interview Questions

    • Tell me about a time you faced a challenge working with a team and how you overcame it.   Answer Question
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    Risk Assurance Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 3 daysinterviewed at PwC (Washington, DC) in October 2013.

    Interview

    one on-campus interview, 3 final round interviews. For campus recruiting, you will have to pass the resume screening. It starts early on the semester so be sure to practice and be prepared early on if you want to settle down with one of the big 4. if you pass the resume screening, you will have a 1:1 interview on compus, After that, I was invited to their office in Mclean, VA. Went up there a day before, stayed in a hotel. Next day, i was provided with breakfast hosted by current employees, mostly associates and experienced associates. then I had two interviews, each 30-min long, with higher-ups such as partner, senior director. Then I had a lunch, then another interview in a same format as the other two.

    Interview Questions

    • Mostly they are behavioral questions. While other big 4s tended to ask fairly generic questions, for pwc i did get a question that's phrased more interesting like which was the hardest class you took in college and how you overcame it   1 Answer
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    PwC Financial Service Representative Internship Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university – interviewed at PwC (Washington, DC) in October 2008.

    Interview

    I had two rounds of interviews. One on campus with a Partner. This round was behavioral for me. However, they could throw in a few technical questions. The second round was with a Manager and two Partners. The interviews mostly revolved around my resume. Since a lot of people who intern or spend a few years with FSR often pass on to Investment Banking or Buy-Side, it is important to show long term interest specifically in FSR. I know someone who was a good fit, but FSR HR turned him down because they suspected he was too much of a "banking" type.

    Interview Questions

    • One of the Partners asked me two brainteasers. I was able to answer both correctly. However, I know people who did not answer correctly and still received an offer. Overall, Intern and Entry-Level Associate interviews are more behavioral than technical.   Answer Question
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    Senior Associate - Advisory Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 3+ monthsinterviewed at PwC (Washington, DC) in May 2012.

    Interview

    Informal - met with 4 partners and directors who had a copy of my resume and asked questions about my experience. The main focus was on my experience with selling more work and managing engagements.

    Interview Questions

    • What experience I had with business development and sales   Answer Question
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