PwC
3.5 of 5 4,671 reviews
www.pwc.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

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Updated Jul 10, 2014
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3.5 4,671 reviews

                             

89% Approve of the CEO

PwC US Chairman & Senior Partner Robert Moritz

Robert Moritz

(887 ratings)

77% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Good Learning Opportunities.

    Tax Associate (Current Employee)
    New York, NY

    ProsMore relaxed culture compared to other Big $.

    ConsLong hours. Difficult to maintain work life balance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    All work no play

    Experienced Tax Associate (Current Employee)
    Charlotte, NC

    ProsGood benefits, nice office, great continuing education

    ConsNo work/life balance.
    Arrogant
    Poor Managment.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Maybe for finance, not for consulting

    Advisory Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsThere are tons of smart and talented people here, and depending on who you know and how you work the politics, lots of interesting opportunities to pursue. If you're an entry-level employee and willing to work an insane number of hours, you can be very successful.

    ConsIt's an accounting firm, first, last and always, which is great if you're in tax and audit, but if you're a management consultant, the firm is not set up in a way to enable success. Too much bureaucracy, too much inappropriate focus on risk, too much overhead, which slows things down and causes fees to be ridiculously high in many cases. It's also really tough to work collaboratively across different lines of service, despite the fact that this is a requirement to be successful in the current business environment. The fact that the consulting business has been cobbled together through multiple acquisitions doesn't help.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBreak the traditional Big 4 consulting model and reorganize Advisory around centers of excellence that can be flexible in deploying teams of the right people for the project, and agile in delivering the work.

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    Bait and Switch

    Advisory Associate (Former Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsHigh pay for what the work was. They have great benefits. The on boarding experience was amazing. They clearly weren't shy about spending money on us, and making sure we were happy!

    ConsThe work was mind numbing. Really should have been a computer program instead. In consulting, you actually have to job hunt within the job, sell yourself to get on good projects. At the time I was hired, they hired a lot of extra people knowing they just temporarily needed to stick them on these terrible government projects. These projects would built zero business skills. Once the government project was over, it would be very hard to ever get on another good project. They sold it as a consulting job, however, it was more like a contract job for one crapy never ending project that sucked up a high % of the all of the additional entry level hires that year.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDont hire people to scroll pdfs and check boxes in excel, travel to a dead end project in the middle of nowhere 6 days a week.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    They give a lot (flexibility, benefits, etc) and take a lot (time, sleep, etc)

    Senior Associate - Advisory (Current Employee)

    ProsThis can vary by project, but you have a lot of flexibility here and the ability to (somewhat) make choices about the types of projects you will to work on. People are overall supportive of each other, and at least at my level, not political. Ex: The people I was up for promotion with supported each other and helped each other out - and we all got promoted.

    ConsYou work A LOT and you do whatever it takes to get the work done. This can mean working on vacation if something comes up, weekends, skipping lunch, late nights, holidays, etc. Its hard to unplug.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPlease show the salary breakdown by male versus female. We talk about how great a place the firm is for women, and I would love to see that data.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to get your career started

    Audit Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat people, great place to learn new skills, good benefits.

    ConsHours and stress will damage your health in the long run.

    Advice to Senior ManagementWork-life balance.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good for first work experience, becomes a sales job once you rise the ranks

    Advisory Manager (Current Employee)
    San Francisco, CA

    ProsFun and inclusive culture, lots of benefits. In theory opportunity to move around a lot, and try different roles. Good for anyone looking for breadth of experiences, especially if new to the working world.

    ConsOnce a Manager work can become more about securing extensions and incremental revenue versus delivering quality work. Under the wrong Partner / Manager you can be treated like a cog in a massive wheel.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on quality of delivery in the MAP process (work paper audit) and client feedback versus just checking the compliance box.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Experienced hire worked hard, didn't feel at home

    Senior Associate, Risk Assurance (Current Employee)

    ProsI had the opportunity to work with some very talented colleagues & high profile clients. I think that PwC allows (forces, even) employees to develop skills quickly in order to keep pace with the demands placed upon them. (IT Audit/Risk Assurance)

    ConsThe Big 4 model depends upon marketing the firm as an ideal starting point, attracting a large pool of qualified candidates, asking employees to work hours & deadlines that are otherwise fairly uncommon in the business world for this level, and then paying these employees below market rates in order to generate turnover & start filtering out start classes prior to each promotion level. PwC is no exception; further, PwC seems to hold themselves up as the "most prestigious" of the Big 4 & demands that all of the employees also drink the kool-aid - meanwhile the PwC'ers may not actually be as competent as other firms / companies.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    stable job

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosexperience, reputation in the market, professionalism, continuous trainings

    Consa lot of politics, at certain point you are required to act as a salesman, very hard to rotate to other groups, lack of resources, partners are not willing to share resources if it is not for his/her client

    Advice to Senior Managementimprove internal culture. too much politics involved

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    Not bad

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood pay & benefits and overall place to work

    Consover-worked, too many hours, not enough vacation hours allowed

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