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PwC Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated February 26, 2015
Updated February 26, 2015
28 Reviews
2.0
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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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  1.  

    Wish I hadn't returned after working elsewhere!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    The brand - globally recognised.
    Training.

    Cons

    Ridiculously political with trusted conversations with senior management being shared across management team.
    No work-life balance at all even with line manager knowing that I had a young child - frequently gave less than a day to deliver from scratch and no support or thanks.
    Salary and benefits - NOT competitive at all against other consultancies or industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership and management training required!
    The team I worked in did not represent the rest of PwC well at all. Significant distrust across the team, even within the management ranks of peers.

  2.  

    Biggest let down of my career!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Administrator in Leeds, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Client Administrator in Leeds, England (UK)

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Good pay, nice people, looks good on your cv

    Cons

    They break so many laws daily and you're just a number on the payroll!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay staff on time. Stop all the plagiarism. Change some of the management staff (CA MANAGEMENT - gossip about staff to staff & Judgemental)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Don't expect to pick up deep skills in Consulting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    -Some exciting opportunities if you get on the right projects
    -Brand name

    Cons

    -In Consulting, little focus on developing your skills in any subject matter or technical area
    -After a few years you feel like you would struggle to work anywhere else because you haven't actually learned anything other than soft skills
    -Promotions only once per year... slows career progression

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Top performers will leave this company because they can find greater challenges elsewhere. Treating all junior staff as equals leads to frustration among the best talent.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Improvements required

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Flexibility, fun, professional, controlled, international

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and loves being bureaucratic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to what employees are telling you.

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    PwC Talent Academy

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    Gave general insight on the company.
    PwC offers a lot of opportunity to learn and grow! The culture and the people at PwC make it feel like you're not even working.

    Cons

    Very poor organisation of HR
    The size of the firm has clearly impacted on its efficiency
    Treat possible future employees better and adhere to commitments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employ more HR

    Doesn't Recommend
  7.  

    Wonderful grad school, but poor on career development

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - ESC Associate in Potters Bar, England (UK)
    Former Employee - ESC Associate in Potters Bar, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great team of professionals. THe package is excellent and management very bright and savy

    Cons

    If you start at the bottom of the scale, it is difficult to build a career

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    low salary, long hours

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Immigration Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Immigration Associate in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    client experience, good for your CV, can be used as a spring-board to move on to another company

    Cons

    little training, long hours, low pay, they take care of those at the top

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    No progression

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Big company training and location

    Cons

    No upward progression unless people leave

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Politics

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Great brand and some talented individuals good standing in the market

    Cons

    It's very political within assurance some of the people will stab you in the back like a shot if it furthers their career. Also sales everyone is very protective over these a lot of empire building going on.

    Promotions only once a year is a joke as is the process itself, tiny amount of credit is given to your day job it's about how good you are at playing the game and kissing the right a!se

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe sort some values out and live by them promotions twice a year too

    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very little progression and no clear strategy

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good name on the CV. Good independence from partners (as long as you deliver on time and the clients pay the bills)

    Cons

    The key problem is promotions. Within the technology practice only one london based person has been promoted to Director in the last four years. 4 times as many have come from external hires or by buying companies and most of these individuals are much weaker then those incumbent within PwC.

    The head of the technology practice has changed three times in as many years, which means that the big growth targets an supposed strategy are no closer of more achievable. Again each of these heads have been external and don't understand the wealth of talent which is within the firm - rather choosing to hire their mates from other companies on inflated grades.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More promotion from within. Fewer external hires in leadership positions. Stop acquiring companies with weaker staff then we have and no clear pipeline. And stop saying wages are ok and are benchmarked. Do the partners care that there pay is higher then the benchmark or do they want the highest profit per partner in the big four.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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