PwC Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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  1. PwC Tax Manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    fantastic Collegues, diverse experiences, expertise in specific areas, ability to move upward, good client list, training opportunities, tuition reimbursement, growing

    Cons

    very long hours, compensation that doesn't compete with competitiors, constantly changing policies and proceedures, recently cut bonuses, difficult work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    improve compensation policies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2. Tax associate

    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Cleveland, OH
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Cleveland, OH

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

    Pros

    -Good work environment
    -Generally management is very supportive
    -Opportunity to work in various different tax specialty areas.

    Cons

    -Lack of transparency regarding promotions and salary
    -Burdensome and unnecessary tools used to ensure that employees are being utilized and are on track with various projects.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I don't really have any advice to give here. I think the Cavs are playing really well. They had a nice win in Memphis yesterday. I am looking forward to them getting back to the finals.

  3. Great place to start your career and develop skills

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    Current Employee - Experienced Associate (Assurance) in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Experienced Associate (Assurance) in New York, NY

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Great training, and you get wonderful experience with a lot of exposure to upper level management early on in your career. Wonderful place to start out, not sure if I would stay long term

    Cons

    Little work - life balance, people tend to work late, work weekends because it is part of the culture and not necessarily because there is work that needs to get done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. Great place to explore

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    people are really willing to help you grow, many opportunities

    Cons

    Way too many hours, long commutes, sometimes you just feel like a resource

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful

    Not what I expected data assurance to be.

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    Current Employee - Data Assurance
    Current Employee - Data Assurance

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

    Pros

    Friendly environment, reasonably flexible hours

    Cons

    There were no actual analytics projects, only audit work. Not a big deal if you are an accountant, but a lot of team members were computer science or math majors forced to do tasks far below their skill-sets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more upfront during the interview process about what the work will be like to avoid disappointing people pursuing a career in data analytics.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Early Growth opportunity, Not your "forever" home

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    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Indianapolis, IN

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

    Pros

    Great learning opportunity with varied clients in multiple industries. While initial salary offer was lower than corporate accounting, you receive fantastic opportunities that come with the Big 4 pedigree. High quality of experienced team. Initial training was fantastic.

    Cons

    Culture was stifling and did not encourage teamwork and mentoring. Office environment was quiet and lacked any best practice-sharing or open discussions. At the client site, Senior managers did not appear to scrutinize work as carefully as I thought would be warranted for junior-level accountant (associate) work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    With inherent turnover, encourage teamwork and continuous industry/client-specific education to new associates to foster employee growth, education and improve quality of audits. Ensure that continuous education takes place and that work is reviewed/validated to increase quality of our audits to the client.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. Great experience right out of college that will help to build your career.

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    Former Employee - Auditor in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Auditor in New York, NY

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    Respectable company that will allow you to build your resume and your experiences out of college. Promotions and salaries increase regularly and allow for growth.

    Cons

    Long hours and little respect for personal flexibility. The compensation when compared to the amount of hours that are worked (100 hour weeks) is not competitive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Provide more opportunities to compensate employees for the time and effort they put in. Allow flexibility with personal obligations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9. Manager, Consulting

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    Stong network, decwnt benefits, travel perks (if you like those)

    Cons

    Lots of travel, more challenging than a traditional company to get exposure and backing for promotions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None. Business model is working. Those that like it, stay. Those that need a better balance or more upward mobility, leave.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful

    Great experience, Terrible hours

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    Current Employee - Tax Manager
    Current Employee - Tax Manager

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

    Pros

    If you're willing to put in the work, this is a great place to start and grow your career. There is always availability of upward movement, you will get decent yearly raises, and you are working with the best of the best in the field so there are always opportunities for learning.

    Cons

    Although work-life balance and "flexibility" are often talked about, there really isn't a whole lot of it to go around. The hours are just terrible. Yes - there are slow times, but "slow" means 40 hours/week instead of 60-100 hours per week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more people. Stop burning out the "good ones". People who are identified as "good "normally get too much work and quit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. Pwc

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Get raises quickly since employees quit

    Cons

    A lot of hours to manage

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good

    Recommends

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