PwC Reviews

Updated September 22, 2014
Updated September 22, 2014
5,018 Reviews
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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.  

    A very open work environment

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at PwC full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lots of latitude given on consulting engagements, culture very open and honest

    Cons

    Some practice units are very regional and may not be well connected across the country

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think beyond your immediate region and practice as a global company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to start your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assurance Intern  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Assurance Intern in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    The work is incredibly fast paced and you always feel like you are learning something new. Most people at the firm are very driven and tend to work well with others. The support system given to you is quite robust with employees at various levels who are assigned to you. This gives you a good lookout on your future career, as well as a multitude of advice.

    Cons

    The hours are very long for some periods each year. While most people at the company are driven many people also want nothing more than to leave to company to find a position in industry. Depending on your team and client your experience can vary greatly.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider finding ways to enhance and actually deliver on the "work-life balance" that is often touted by recruiters. The justification of "the first few years of your career are supposed to be like this" is a terrible outlook.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 4 people found this helpful  

    A great starting place for those who aren't sure what they really want to do

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Excellent training opportunities, a wide variety of experience, formal and informal coaching, the ability to participate in meetings with senior level executives at a relatively low level within the firm

    Cons

    It can be difficult to break into another area of the firm unless you know someone. You can be perfectly qualified for a role on a given project but the manager/ director/ partner leading the team might not take you if you are an unknown.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great strides have been made regarding transparency in compensation, but most of it is backwards looking. It'd be nice to know, with a high degree of certainty, your earning potential at various levels. The tool that currently exists was not accurate for me at all.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Place to Work

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    Great place to work and develop your accounting skills

    Cons

    Long hours during busy season but as expected

  6.  

    Great benefits pkg

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Team Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at PwC full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great vacation
    Good 401k
    Work from home capability
    Closed at Christmas
    Nice office

    Cons

    Workaholic culture
    Evaluation process terrible
    Hr rep is remote, not in same office
    Cannot safely dispute evaluation
    Changes to your assignment are presented as if you have a choice but you dont

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good Company to Learn

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC as a contractor

    Pros

    Very professional and smart people. Looks good on the resume. Make you part of there team even though your only doing minimal work.

    Cons

    Work is not challenging. Didn't really learn what PwC actually does. Not else really bad to say. Good place to start

  8.  

    Good start for career.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    It's good to start from Big 4 for the accounting career.

    Cons

    The work time is long.

  9.  

    Hard work but an amazing, enriching and invaluable experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    The high learning curve lets you learn so many things in such a short time. Given the opportunity, you can really learn a lot in your first few years compared to peers who work in industry. Three weeks vacation starting out was a perk as well considering most jobs give you two weeks starting out. The managers I worked with were flexible and always showed their appreciation for hard work.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is definitely a challenge due to the long hours.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Senior Associate- Assurance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    You will be working with some of the brightest people. A lot of opportunity for growth. Great place to start out your career.

    Cons

    This is with all Assurance jobs with the big 4. work/Life flexibility is something you have to personally work at. There are a lot of sacrifices you need to make for work if you want to continue growing within the firm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Advisory Associate

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    Former Employee - Advisory Associate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Advisory Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at PwC as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great People, good learning experience, good professional exposure

    Cons

    Less salary, the client engagements might not be what you like

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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