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17 days ago

Advisory FS Cyber Resiliency Experienced Associate

PwC McLean, VA +2 locations

Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading company that services Fortune 500 companies, and will give you the experience… PwC

14 days ago

Advisory FS Risk & Regulatory Experienced Associate ERM\Ops Risk & Gov

PwC McLean, VA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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    The pay is good, better than what most people are getting out of university. If you get an internship and don't mess up royally, you're set up for a job coming out of school, which takes a lot of stress out of the whole process. That being said, your job will be nothing like the internship.

    This varies according to what team you get assigned to, but I've found that most of the people here are genuinely fairly awesome. Consulting is the field people gravitate to when they're not sure what else to do, so you'll meet a diverse group. Half of the people you meet will be gone in the first year, either to a competing firm or a completely different industry. You can usually predict who will do what. (A lot of really cool people will leave to do something more exciting).

    You can set yourself up for the projects you want if you play the game the right way. (Not my thing, but I've seen people do it and become very successful). If you want to do this, expect to work a lot of extra hours and network a bunch. You have to be a bit of a schmoozer and have some boring conversations, but you can build connections here that will carry over into other jobs.

    Great to have on your resume, especially as a first 2/3 year gig out of school. Can't speak to transitioning into this at the higher management levels.


    Work-life balance is a lie. If you want to get a decent rating (at the entry levels), you're required to do 400 hours (minimum) over the standard hours you will spend on your client work. Hour requirements go up as you move up. You're evaluated against your peers, so that number also goes up depending on what they do. This may not be true for other sectors. Expect weekend work and long hours during proposal season. This is not a 9 - 5 and some people here pride themselves on being perpetually busy (though I think that happens at a lot of places, especially in DC). People look down on you for taking a lot of time off.

    Government clients can be a pain. Some will be great, some will be lazy. The sheer ineptitude of certain divisions can make you cynical if you let it.

    It can be difficult to get out of a bad project, especially if it's long-term. You have to be proactive and patient with management when trying to do so. Everyone thinks they can be patient, but the reality of waiting and following up with people can be quite frustrating. It feels like looking for a job in your own company.

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    -Be honest during recruitment and internships about what to expect.
    -Be more open to receiving honest feedback from staff. This has gotten a little better recently, but there's a lot of room for improvement.
    -People, especially younger employees, are often staffed on projects that don't align with their strengths/interests, when there is a person on another team that would be better suited. To be fair, there's not a system in place to provide knowledge of everyone's talent/interest in a coherent way for management to access.

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