PwC Reviews

Updated August 6, 2015
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PwC US Chairman & Senior Partner Robert Moritz
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Pros
  • PwC provides a solid work life balance (in 257 reviews)

  • You will learn a lot if you have the right people teaching you (in 132 reviews)

Cons
  • Absolute lack of work/life balance consideration (in 930 reviews)

  • Long hours but you know when it is going to end (in 866 reviews)

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  1. Experience Boost

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Abundant opportunities to learn, work with new people, and accept challenges

    Cons

    No work-life balance (despite what PwC advertises), sometimes overly competitive atmosphere

    Advice to Management

    Make more than a paper thin commitment to retaining talent


  2. Flexibility, opportunity, and teaming

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay, national and local leadership come across as genuine and honest, lots of opportunity for growth and new experiences.

    Cons

    Firm does hold on to "dead weight" for 6 months too long, busy seasons can be overwhelming to new staff


  3. Experienced Associate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Experienced Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Experienced Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great experience if working with the right people

    Cons

    If working with the wrong people can be tough


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  5. Great internship!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Assurance Intern in Boston, MA
    Current Intern - Assurance Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PwC as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great exposure to work and clients. Teams are very flexible and understanding. Also, great compensation!

    Cons

    Very long hours during the winter. For an intern it's great because you get paid overtime but for fulltime employment that doesn't apply. The training didn't help much on using the database.


  6. Senior Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PwC (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    -Decent pay -Great experience -Great flexibility (work from home, etc.) -The job will look very good on your resume when you apply for other jobs.

    Cons

    -long hours -monotonous tasks -schedules are very unbalanced -pay is not based on performance and review process is very unfair and not reflective of performance

    Advice to Management

    -pay your high performers noticeably more than under performers. -create better balance in schedules and reward those who work hard with more perks.


  7. Senior Associate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Company takes care of education expenses and professional fees.

    Cons

    Very time intensive during the busy season


  8. Great place to start career!

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great experience and other perks, good culture.

    Cons

    Long hours and large office.


  9. Great company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good comp, double digit % raise each year is a great motivator

    Cons

    Nothing to major. Hours can vary depending on projects but that's expected


  10. Great experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PwC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great overall experience at the #1 accounting firm in the world. Opportunities to move within the country or even abroad. Flexibility (when you take advantage of it).

    Cons

    Long hours, poor communication amongst management, unreasonable last minute assignments, anything but spectacular raises,

    Advice to Management

    Improve communication! If PwC would focus on the quality of its people and in turn pay them more, I believe the firm would truly be heading in the right direction. However, poor raises combined with a solid job market means there are many opportunities out there for staff.


  11. Huge Transformation Underway

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    They firm is in the midst of transformation. Systems, process, everything is being updated. This is providing for new challenges, and terrific opportunities. Also, huge flex time. I work from home at least 4 days per week, with no issues from my management, and the tech is there to support it. I get more family time that way, instead of commuting. I can literally work from the beach. Also, huge diversity initiatives, some of the best maternity & paternity benefits. Partner benefits, adoption benefits, generous comp & retirement benefits.

    Cons

    The Big 4 can be intimidating to get used to. Lots of process, highly matrixed, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing for innovation. It's working.



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