PwC Interview Questions in Washington, DC

Updated Aug 26, 2014
Updated Aug 26, 2014
42 Interview Reviews

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    Associate -FSR Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at PwC in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    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
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Difficult Interview
  2.  

    Start Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  McLean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in January 2012.

    Interview Details

    2 Interivews- 1 on campus behavioral, 1 office visit.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell us about a time that you worked in a team and experienced difficulty?   Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    Non negotiable
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  3.  

    Risk Assurance Summer Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  McLean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university - interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    1. PWC's Application through the campus portal
    2. Was shortlisted and attended the interview with a Director
    3. Attended the 2 interviews back to back ( one with Manager and one Partner)

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    None
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Advisory Intern Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  McLean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2013.

    Interview Details

    Selected for an on-campus interview and was invited to a meet and greet event the night before. There were a bunch of PwC employees there and we all mingled and ate, it was very laid back. The next day was my 1 on 1 interview with a manager, which was very relaxed. We basically had a conversation for an our, and I didn't feel like I was being grilled at all. I heard back a few days later with an invite to the on-site visit that Friday in McLean. Myself and about 15 other candidates were there. We met in the lobby, got a presentation with lunch, and then the interviews began. My first interview was with a manager and that consisted of a few behavioral questions. My second interview was with a partner and it was again behavioral. My last interview was with another manager, and this was the case interview. They gave us the case in advance but gave us the questions that day. The case was pretty complicated and the questions were specific to each candidate's line of service. This is the first time PwC is doing case studies for undergrad interns. Prepare well in advance and you will wow them.

    Interview Questions
    • Tell me about a time an acquaintance helped you complete a task or learn something new.
      Why PwC?
      What are you looking for in an internship?
        Answer Question
    Negotiation Details
    No negotiation for interns.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  6.  

    Advisory Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  McLean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through an employee referral. The process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in November 2012.

    Interview Details

    Hiring process was excellent. Met with three people - two Managers and one Director. Very nice approachable. Non-intimidating.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Able to negotiate a bonus on top of salary.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Risk Assurance Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  McLean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in December 2012.

    Interview Details

    The first round is phone interview, our campus HR asked several questions about my resume, and offered an office visit at the 10th minutes. The interview last about 20 minutes. The office visit is a whole day visiting, included a breakfast, 3 interviews and a lunch. Each interviewee had a greeter who would introduce the company and answer questions. After the breakfast, our camps HR gave a presentation about the company and then the interviews began. My interviewers are a HR manager, a director and a partner. The interview questions are behavior questions, and the whole interviews were like chat. The employers in the company are very kind and helpful.

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  8.  

    Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week - interviewed at PwC in August 2011.

    Interview Details

    Quick, easy
    Pass through, not much of an effort
    Recruiting really good, did not get the staff augmentation feel.
    Multiple interviews
    Great group of sellers

    Interview Questions
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Managing Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  McLean, VA
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I applied through a recruiter. The process took 3 months - interviewed at PwC in February 2009.

    Interview Details

    Recruiting general begins with internal network in the firm which is quite large with over 35,000 employees. Internal recruiters and Executive Search firms also bring candidates to PwC. Process begins with resume screening and then phone screen by recruiter. After that is goes to phone screening by the hiring manager. Finally in person interviews are arranged with the hiring manager, peers, subordinates and the PwC line of service owner with final hiring approval authority.

    Interview Questions
    • Interviewers will try and understand your approach to leadership and interpersonal style to ensure cultural fit. They frequently go to "tell me about a manager you worked for that you did not think was effective and how you handled that situation" or something similar.   View Answer
    Negotiation Details
    Negotiation is possible. Key is to make sure that you have a general understanding going into the interview process of what they expect to pay for the role/position. Big surprises will shut down the negotiation process. Use internal sources and outside resources to understand the range of compensation for the position and location before starting. They tend to let the recruiters be the "middle men" in the negotiation process which can be challenging. Try and keep an open direct dialogue with the hiring manager so that your messaging does not get lost in the process.
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
  10.  

    Advisory Senior Associate Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through other source - interviewed at PwC in September 2011.

    Interview Details

    My firm got bought out by PwC.

    Interview Questions
    Negotiation Details
    Quick
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview
  11.  

    Director Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I applied through other source. The process took 2+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in December 2008.

    Interview Details

    Initial interview/screening with HR; move on to next phase interviewing with individuals within group looking for a resource; move on to interviewing with partner or lead of group;

    Negotiation Details
    What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview

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