PwC Reviews

Updated March 29, 2015
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  1. Amazing, PwC really lives up to the hype.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Internship in Chicago, IL
    Current Intern - Internship in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people really make the experience in public accounting. Being in a room for hours on end with people you enjoy makes working long hours a lot more enjoyable. PwC also has the best clients and are great about transferring you to a new client in a timely fashion as long as your a good performer.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be a challenge at time but it is definitely worth the experience you will gain at the best public accounting firm in the U.S.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Good Company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at PwC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Usually trys to do the right thing. Culture of partnership allows more of a beg forgiveness than ask permission culture, which keeps partnership nimble. Focus on education, opportunity and advancement. I believe compensation relative to Industry is good, but I need to spend more time in Glassdoor to confirm

    Cons

    Frequently seems like those that get promoted have more of a short term financial bottom line attitude than the general culture of long term growth. Sometimes achieves great results by outworking rather than out thinking. Maybe this is endemic to consulting.

    Advice to Management

    Continue attitude of acquisition and growth during economic downturns.

  3. PwC provides limitless opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    tremendous opportunities and ability to grow into a role to be able to manage your own work and career.

    Cons

    The same with all large companies, practices and procedures are implemented and required for all employees whether or not they apply to certain speciality groups or not.

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  5. Loved it! I was an SDI Intern! Great learning experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - SDI Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - SDI Intern in Chicago, IL

    I worked at PwC as an intern (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Salary, Great connections/mentor-ships, The #1 Accounting Firm

    Cons

    There are none. Great environment.

    Advice to Management

    Great Job!

  6. Even though they work you hard, they are a great company to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tac Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Tac Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    PwC compensates fairly and allows you to work in a friendly environment overall. You have great mobility and a world-wide pool of people you can interact and network with. The training programs are excellent and they pay for extra perks like your cellphone bill. Your career is in your hands.

    Cons

    The hours can be ridiculous.

    Advice to Management

    Utilize your employees in other departments during their downtime so you don't have to work them like machines when it's busy to compensate.

  7. Helpful (1)

    Great firm to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Campus Recruiter in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Campus Recruiter in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at PwC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excellent benefits - vacay and other perks really add a lot. Especially great for working mothers

    Cons

    If you come in at a lower salary, you'll never catch up.

  8. Great people, high potential in advisory practice

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Advisory Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    High base salary, motivated people, lots of opportunities in advisory especially. They don't force rank consultants by the end of the year, which helps foster a more collaborative and friendly work environment

    Cons

    relatively lower bonus in consulting, client profile not as high as the MBB, still has a reputation for being an "accounting" firm

    Advice to Management

    Continue to build the advisory practice through organic growth, leverage existing assurance relationships to acquire new clients

  9. Great company to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Recruiting Manager in Chicago, IL

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great benefits, good pay, great people

    Cons

    Most people say the travel is the worst part long term. It definitely wears on you after a while, but this wasn't part of my job.

    Advice to Management

    Great company to work for and I really enjoy the alumni benefits that keep people connected even after they leave. I would love to see the Recruiting tools have more usage though. You could really help out a lot of former employees if that recruiting tool was more up to date and effective.

  10. Helpful (1)

    Work Hard, Play Hard

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at PwC

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Working with the brightest minds in the business
    PwC is truly the trend setter in tax services for Asset Management companies
    Yes we work hard, and alot of overtime, but that is what we signed up for
    Great benefits
    Competitive compensation plan

    Cons

    Long hours
    Stressful at times
    Challenging work
    Big group so people may feel marginalized at times
    Politics throughout the hierarchy, stay clear of gossip and you will be fine

    Advice to Management

    Better compensation rewards
    Kissing up does not mean you are doing a good job
    Reward performance along with personality, not just personality

  11. Great place to work and develop professionally

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at PwC

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Total compensation, key word being total...tremendous amount of paid time off, intelligent colleagues, challenging work, high performance expected, name recognition, firm festivities,.networking

    Cons

    Sketchy promotions have been known to occur....

    Advice to Management

    Incorporate honesty Into the HR hiring process for internal candidates. Process takes entirely too long

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