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PwC Interview Questions & Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated Jun 29, 2014
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Core Tax Associate Interview

Core Tax Associate
Washington, DC

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2012.

Interview Details – Submitted resume through an acquaintance, was contacted by HR and asked to complete online resume through PwC's system.

Got an email a few days later asking to set up a phone interview, had in office interviews with partners a week later.

Interview Question – Tell me about a time you had to persuade an employer into doing something?   Answer Question

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Risk Assurance Associate Interview

Risk Assurance Associate
Washington, DC

I applied through college or university and the process took 2 weeks - interviewed at PwC in October 2012.

Interview Details – First started out with getting through the screening and getting a first round interview on campus. The day before the interview they have a pre-night session which in my opinion is better than the pre-night of other Big 4's. The first round interview was very basic and conversational (go through resume, basic behavioral questions). Heard back 4 business days later to invite me to office visit. Took 3 business days after office visit to get offer.

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Advisory Manager Interview

Advisory Manager
Washington, DC

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC in January 2012.

Interview Details – I interviewed with about 4 senior management, the interview was relatively straight forward. They were most interested in your past experience and how you can apply that experience to PwC. Be sure to be able to speak to all your accomplishments on your resume and be able to substantiate it.

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Financial Service Representative Internship Interview

Financial Service Representative Internship
Washington, DC

I applied through a recruiter and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – Met at on-campus career fair. The first interview was on-campus with a partner, totally conversational. The second-round interview was on-site, comprising a dinner pre-night and an office visit. The actual interviewing comprised three interviews (2 directors, one MD), everyone was great -- very friendly, nothing unexpected. Essentially we spoke about what was on my resume and they discussed their career paths.

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PwC Financial Service Representative Internship Interview

PwC Financial Service Representative Internship
Washington, DC

I applied through college or university - interviewed at PwC in October 2008.

Interview Details – 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 Question – 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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Intern Interview

Intern
Washington, DC

I applied through college or university and the process took 3 weeks - interviewed at PwC.

Interview Details – Campus Hiring
Office visit
3 Rounds interview (2 managers, 1 partner)
Invitation lunch/dinner

Interview Question – None... all behavioral questions   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No negotiation

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Advisory Manager Interview

Advisory Manager
Washington, DC

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 4 months - interviewed at PwC in October 2011.

Interview Details – Process is very lengthy but purposely. The inteview is situational based to get to know the person. Interview process gives a very accurate picture of the company and what to expect. The process is very structured and organized.

Negotiation Details – What were you able to negotiate? What advice would you give others considering an offer?

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Advisory Intern Interview

Advisory Intern
McLean, VA

I applied online and the process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in February 2012.

Interview Details – Two rounds of interviews. First was a phone interview, and then I was invited for an office visit, transportation and lodging covered by PwC. Had three interviews with employees at various levels, including one with a partner. One other interview was done to check my security clearance eligibility. Received offer within two weeks.

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Director Interview

Director
McLean, VA

I applied through an employee referral and the process took 6 weeks - interviewed at PwC in April 2011.

Interview Details – The procecss took some time to schedule. One the face to face interview was conducted, I received an offer within a week.

Interview Question – Describe the action and impact of one of the most significant projects.   Answer Question

Negotiation Details – No. I was not able to negotiate.

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Tax Associate Interview

Tax Associate
McLean, VA

I applied through college or university and the process took 4+ weeks - interviewed at PwC in November 2010.

Interview Details – The hiring process was similar to that of all of the "Big Four" accounting firms that I interviewed with, in that it consisted of a round of on-campus interviews, followed by a second round of in-office interviews. The people that I met throughout were a wide variety of PWC employees from all levels of the corporation, and I felt like I got a better understanding of what the culture there was like than at some of the other firms where I did not get to meet as many employees.

I ultimately chose PWC because I felt that of the firms I received offers from (there were 7 of them), they had the best mixture of work ethic and being laid back. I did not speak to anyone who was not very welcoming.

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