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IRS Interview Questions

Updated Mar 11, 2017
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  1.  

    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience

    Interview

    After application you get invited for assessment test via simulation. If you pass with Cat A then you get invited for interview. Panel interview about 45 minutes. And last is the offer. Just make sure you're honest and answer logically.

    Interview Questions

    Negotiation

    There is much room for negotiation. Salary is based on GS grade scale and depending your qualifications between education and experience you get placed at a certain grade level.

  2. Helpful (1)  

    Internal Revenue Agent Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Accepted Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 8+ months. I interviewed at IRS (Philadelphia, PA).

    Interview

    the interview is a 3 panel interview, and each of the interviewers ask you a questions one by one and you have to respond. They take notes on your responses and they proceed to the next question. You have to impress most of them to get the job.

    Interview Questions

    • Describe a time where you had shifting priorities, and how did you handle them?   Answer Question
  3.  

    Clerk Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied through other source. The process took 1 day. I interviewed at IRS (Austin, TX).

    Interview

    Interview consisted of office questions, such as experience with typing and computer skills, filing skills, and answering telephones, and other various clerical duties. The interviewer went over clerical duties and skills required, pay and benefits and work schedule.

    Interview Questions

    • They asked whether I worked best individually or in a group situation.   1 Answer
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  5.  

    Legal Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in New York, NY
    No Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Average Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 2 days. I interviewed at IRS (New York, NY).

    Interview

    interview was requested very quickly but they did not ask many questions. there were no curve balls and most of the time was spent going through the logistics of the program and the kind of work they do. it would have been nice if more of this information was on their website so that i could have known what i was applying for.

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  6. Helpful (1)  

    Senior Manager Interview

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

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IRS (Washington, DC).

    Interview

    The interview took well over two hours. It was given by a high level panel of executives. It included the "Where do you see yourself in five years question." You have to be prepared for the interview.

    Interview Questions

    • How do you to tell your manager if something is wrong?   Answer Question
  7. Helpful (8)  

    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    The process took 3+ months. I interviewed at IRS.

    Interview

    I completed the application in July few weeks later took the online assessment few weeks later received a tentative offer and had to complete some forms online a few days later went to get finger prints taken and finally a few weeks after received a firm offer in October. I never did a phone or in person interview.

  8. Helpful (3)  

    Contact Representative Interview

    Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Accepted Offer
    Positive Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6+ months. I interviewed at IRS (Atlanta, GA) in October 2016.

    Interview

    I was never actuall individually interviewed, only JSAP tested and Eqip evaluated, and recieved a Firm offer letter within 6 months of my application. Process in its entirety was extremely simple just need to be patient and fair warning don't quit your job during or at any point in this process!

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    Senior Project Manager Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Philadelphia, PA
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Difficult Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 6 weeks. I interviewed at IRS (Philadelphia, PA) in September 2016.

    Interview

    Somewhat disjointed; apparent confusion between the position applied for and the position for which I was interviewed, which were significantly different in terms of required experience and professional certifications desired. Very much a highly-regimented and scripted process, involving multiple parties; unclear as to which (if any) were actual decision makers. Presumably these qualities are characteristic of any governmental organization's hiring process, but this seemed unduly so.

    Interview Questions

    • Prior experience? Career objectives.   1 Answer

    Reasons for Declining

    Not comfortable with organization structure, lines of authority. Expected greater clarity.

  10. Helpful (2)  

    Attorney Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Washington, DC
    Declined Offer
    Neutral Experience
    Easy Interview

    Application

    I applied online. The process took 4+ weeks. I interviewed at IRS (Washington, DC) in July 2016.

    Interview

    I applied online - USAJOBS. A month later I received a call from HR asking if I was still interested and inviting me to their offices for a panel interview. The interview was simple, general questions about myself, career path and professional experience.

    Interview Questions

    Reasons for Declining

    I declined the offer because the pay and grade was a joke... like a 40% pay cut from what I make now.

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    Internal Revenue Agent Interview

    Anonymous Interview Candidate
    Declined Offer
    Negative Experience

    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at IRS.

    Interview

    The hiring process at the IRS is one big joke! After you complete an application and if you are deemed qualified, you are then invited to take this online assessment. The trick is that you get out of the assessment and you are not allowed to get back in to complete the assessment. Upon contacting the technical support hotline you get no support or assistance whatsoever. Don't even consider sending an email, they too ignore your question and provide an answer to a question that you didn't even ask. What a waste of taxpayer money!

    Interview Questions

    • Why do you want to work here?   1 Answer
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