PwC Reviews

Updated September 14, 2014
Updated September 14, 2014
4,977 Reviews
3.6
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work (in 237 reviews)

  • It is a great place to start your career if you want to stay in accounting (in 116 reviews)


Cons
  • Also work life balance is very difficult to achieve until it gets to the problem stage (in 803 reviews)

  • Long hours during busy season but thats to be expected at any audit firm in the city (in 787 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learned a lot. Some great people. Some terrible managers.

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Irvine, CA

    I worked at PwC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You really do learn financial statements outside and in; cool if you ever want to play the stock market. 10k's are your friend- that is if you pay attention to what you're doing. You get some nice relaxing time every once in a while and the Company means well. Lots of client interaction; most invaluable part of the whole job.
    Also, you will definitely find best friends; guarantee at least some people will have an incredibly well-developed sense of dry humor. Audit brings it out of you.

    Cons

    Some of the managers are not well-suited to managing teams and managing them can be really stressful. The review system is ridiculous; every psychology book out there explains why this system is incredibly poor for fairness as well as employee motivation. And you really do sacrifice a lot of life outside of work- hard to make plans. But if you like who you work with you can make that work for you for a while.

    Recommends
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    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assurance Experienced Associate

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    Current Employee - Experienced Associate (Assurance)  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Experienced Associate (Assurance) in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to move around in the firm and try different things. Always work with young, smart, driven teams with lower level team leaders willing to teach.

    Cons

    Pay not commiserate with cost of living. Terrible commutes to some clients without hotel stays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the "we can't pay you more because we are investing in cutting edge technology for you" line. Just pay us more, we deserve it!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience. Very professional and structured environment. Lot of things to do outside of work. Nice people

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    Current Employee - Audit Intern  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Audit Intern in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Very structured professional development. Lots of opportunities for growth. A lot of mobility. Very large organization, and nice people. Senior management was very nice as well. Great place to start out of college.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is difficult; Focus is typically on advisory and assurance divisions - there are a lot of others that people don't know about.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Busy but quite useful

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    Former Employee - Tax Associate  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Tax Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at PwC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    You can learn a lot here than in smaller firms

    Cons

    Don't have much work-life balance, sometimes OT is undurable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Wonderful- it provides cutting edge resources, flexibility, and endless opportunities!

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Pwc focuses on people- they strive to make changes that gear towards work/life balance while still maintaining excellence. We work hard and we are well paid!

    Cons

    They are still in the process of changing- to become 'cutting edge" in all capacities it takes some time; all the cogs in the wheel must be in sync.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent- work on real time feedback and adhere to it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good

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    Current Employee - Auditor  in  Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Auditor in Detroit, MI

    I have been working at PwC for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Good pay good timing of jobs

    Cons

    Bad work schedule and bad timing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Solid Foundation, Flexibility, looks good on a resume

    Cons

    Low Pay, hard to avoid being labeled as an accountant

  9.  

    Awesome internship experience

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    Current Employee - Forensics  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Forensics in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    Wide variety of work, people are AMAZING, so warm and welcoming, great exposure to client work and many interactions with directors and partners. PwC is so flexible, chill, and understanding. I'm definitely accepting a full time offer.

    Cons

    I've heard working a lot of hours can happen

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great Place

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    Former Employee - FS Advisory  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - FS Advisory in New York, NY

    I worked at PwC as an intern

    Pros

    You are treated as an associate and given responsibility

    Cons

    The internship is only 6 weeks which is below average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more training for practical skills ie note taking

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Sr. Associate

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    Great Place to work. People really want to be there.

    Cons

    Pay not up to market and bonuses are a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Approves of CEO

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