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PwC Reviews

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
5,433 Reviews
3.6
5,433 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work (in 257 reviews)

  • You learn a lot about how to run complex businesses in fast-changing environments (in 132 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life Balance does not exist as much as they say they are still working on it (in 930 reviews)

  • Long hours that often keep me at the office or working from home late at night (in 866 reviews)

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    Risk Assurance Associate

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    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Associate
    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Associate

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    The on boarding process was great. The recruiter I worked with was great. Training was strong, thought I felt it could have been a little more hands on. The hours are long, but that's par for the course with big four. HR is very responsive, salary is semi low to start but goes up quick. Travel is light for NY metro market, not sure about other markets. Pretty flexible for the most part. Overall definitely a great place for someone to start their career.

    Cons

    They throw a lot at you right away. The NY office is crowded. Associates don't get permanent desks, and the whole hoteling thing is super annoying.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    great

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    could travel in US
    free phone to use

    Cons

    lower pay for ppl come from outside of US

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Challenging, but Rewarding

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    Former Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    At PWC I was surrounded by well educated, hard working professionals. As a client-facing organization, associates are helpful and collaborate with each other. There is a real atmosphere of success throughout the organization.

    Cons

    The hours can be long, which also can make one wish that the compensation was a little higher. However, the access to challenges and experience as a professional are very valuable in and of themselves.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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    Culture

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    Current Employee - Analytic & Forensic Technology Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Analytic & Forensic Technology Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    People are great. Very diverse company and supports it well. Flexibility to work remote depending on leadership. Big on volunteering and making a difference in the community. Lots of travel if you prefer that.

    Cons

    Lots of travel if you do not prefer that. High turnover rate because people tend to use a consulting firm as a means to gain experience before settling into a position with less travel. They choose not to spend money on training for it's staff while splurging money on thousand dollar dinners and lunches.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to the requests of your staff when it comes to training. To slow down the turnover rate consider paying a higher salary because at my current salary there is no way I can afford a house that is closer than a two hour commute to the office.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    None at the moment

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    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Associate in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great exposure to the industry.

    Cons

    Work life balance, not balanced.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  7.  

    Good company overall...

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Opportunity for growth. Interaction with partners on a regular basis. Great access to materials

    Cons

    Lack of work life balance. Low compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Cool Place

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Very nice and smart people. You want to go to work everyday.

    Cons

    I was there for the summer, down time! it is like a bed of roses during that time.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    The firm is great with many talented and smart people to work with.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    The firm invest significant amount of time and fund to train new hires. Get to work directly with great clients and gets good exposure to hot accounting topics.

    Cons

    Working hours is horrendous. Also, you have to learn to love accounting work in order to work for long term.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up.

  10. 4 people found this helpful  

    Massive and structured, yet unique

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    Current Employee - IT Director in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - IT Director in Tampa, FL

    I have been working at PwC full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    All the benefits of a big firm - best technology, tools, support and opportunities. Smart people, who have the ideal opportunity to work with other smart people.

    Cons

    Structure can be oppressive. Salary matrices and increase models don't offer flexibility within the framework to recognize performance. The old adage - you have to quit and comeback to get a real raise - still rings true.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be careful with the office culture - it's diminishing - we need a more vibrant office. Consider the limitless vacation policy of Virgin Atlantic and others.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great training and collaborative environment ....partner and MD disengagement

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    Former Employee - Advisory Manager
    Former Employee - Advisory Manager

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    PwC advisory is growing but has challenges - has made some very nice strategic acquisitions in social, marketing, and strategy arenas. Training is easily accessible but it depends on your managers hierarchy. Some are very gung ho and others see it has a drain on budget. New experienced hires are changing the staid culture. Industry experienced team members bring a much more client value focus.
    Collaborative and nice teams - legacy folks struggle with that though.
    Great place to start a career - can be a good place for an experienced hire depending on the group, city and local management.

    Cons

    Travel can be for travels sake - many business trips come to mind that did not have an ROI associated.,

    Cooperation between industry teams sucks especially in technology. Most partners are very protective of existing client relationships and so will hinder other teams from cross selling or even getting face time. Prone to turf wars.
    Focused on client server ERP that could generate big projects - when cloud apps are the current and future wave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Forcing lower levels to collaborate while not holding accountable the Director and above sends mixed messages and builds frustration.
    Capability building requires a long term investment approach and leadership support - long term not equal every six months,
    You could have a great thing but cliques are damaging it and you are losing the brain power from your acquisitions. Bring back 360 evaluations for directors/partners.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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