PwC Interview Questions & Reviews in Washington, DC

Updated Aug 14, 2014
Updated Aug 14, 2014
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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Risk Assurance Associate Interview

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

    I interviewed 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
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    Senior Associate Interview

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

    I interviewed 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
  3.  

    Tax Consultant, M&A Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  McLean, VA
    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at PwC in March 2013.

    Interview Details

    Campus interview program. Quick, 30-minute behavioral interview. No technical questions. Mostly a brief "tell me about yourself" conversation about my background, and then open for questions back and forth.

    Interview Questions
    • "Why should we hire you?" (I was somehow unprepared for this.)   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Associate Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university - interviewed at PwC.

    Interview Details

    First round of interview for tax associate in ITS. The interviewers were laid back and be ready to ask questions.

    No Offer
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Managing Director Interview

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

    I interviewed 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
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    Security Consultant (Data and Privacy) Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  McLean, VA
    Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took 2 months - interviewed at PwC in May 2012.

    Interview Details

    1. Submitted my resume online
    2. Was contacted by a recruiter for a phone interview.
    3. Got a phone interview scheduled the next week. Got asked questions relating to my background, experiences....mostly behavioural and situational as well.
    4. Got called onsite for two 1 on 1 interviews.half an hour each.Got asked questions relating to data security, projects, general networking and security concepts.

    Interview Questions
    • how would you design a wireless network including wireless security for this office building?   View Answer
    No Offer
    Negative Experience
    Easy Interview
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    IT Advisory Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  College Park, MD
    Anonymous Employee in College Park, MD
    Application Details

    I interviewed through college or university. The process took a day - interviewed at PwC in September 2012.

    Interview Details

    I was interviewed on campus by a Senior Manager. I had been told that I would be interviewed by two people, but instead I one 1-hour long interview. My interviewer was very nice, and he seemed to be understanding as I looked very nervous. He asked me typical behavioral questions to which I was not prepared as that was my first job interview. The interview was good and the interviewer nice, but at the time I was not prepared as I am now.

    Interview Questions
    • Have you ever been to a situation when a group member was not carrying their weight?   Answer Question
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview
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    Advisory Senior Associate Interview

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

    I interviewed 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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Financial Service Representative Intern Interview

    Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Application Details

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

    Interview Details

    I originally applied through my university advisement center. First round interviews were on campus, focused mainly on behavioral questions and why such an interest in the FSR group. Flyout and second round interview consisted of three 30 minute interview, two managers and one partner. Mainly looking for person-organization fit. Few technical questions.

    Interview Questions
    No Offer
    Positive Experience
    Average Interview
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    Director Interview

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

    I interviewed 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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