PwC Interview Questions in Washington, DC

Updated Aug 28, 2015
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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 days. I interviewed 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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    Experienced Associate - Advisory Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 1+ week. I interviewed at PwC (Washington, DC) in October 2013.

    Interview

    Interview asked me questions about my experience leading projects without any context into the projects available at PwC federal. None of my systems engineering and consulting experience was used, leveraged, or even associated with my job at PwC. Ultimately, the project they told me was sold and funded was not, and I was on the bench after being hired.

    Interview Questions

    • What kind of projects have you led?   1 Answer
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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 weeks. I interviewed 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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    AERS Interview

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

    Application

    I applied in-person. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at PwC (Washington, DC) in August 2013.

    Interview

    I had interviews with two partners,one at a time. They each asked questions one-on-one. It was more about personality than it was about technical skills. Not a difficult interview. The questions were about getting to know me as a candidate, would I be a good fit for the culture of the company.

    Interview Questions

    • Q: Tell me about a time you've been under pressure.   1 Answer
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    Start Intern Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 4 weeks. I interviewed at PwC (Washington, DC) in February 2013.

    Interview

    Applied online through my school. Interviewed at my school and was referred to the office in which I lived for an office visit

    Interview Questions

    • Just behavioral questions and things that were on my resume.   Answer Question
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    Risk Assurance Associate Interview

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

    Application

    I applied through college or university. The process took 2+ weeks. I interviewed at PwC (McLean, VA) in December 2012.

    Interview

    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

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    Consultant Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at PwC (McLean, VA) in December 2012.

    Interview

    As an experienced hire, they asked more about me personally versus technical questions. Was very relaxed which is not usually the norm. The type of questions were very standard regarding how you would handle X situation in the past, how did you over come it, etc. Depending on the person interviewing you they may be looking for more information about technical aspects of your past but usually they are looking to see if they could, "Be stuck in conference room with you for 24 hours and still want to work with you". And yes that will happen to you at PwC.

    Interview Questions

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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. I 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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    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+ months. I interviewed 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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    Advisory Senior Associate 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) in November 2012.

    Interview

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

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    Able to negotiate a bonus on top of salary.

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