PwC Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
5,186 Reviews
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Pros
  • No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work (in 254 reviews)

  • PwC is a good place to start out if you are coming right from college (in 127 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life Balance does not exist as much as they say they are still working on it (in 891 reviews)

  • Long hours that often keep me at the office or working from home late at night (in 849 reviews)

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    This is a company that needs to work on its mentoring and management

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

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great annual holiday allowance, opportunity for promotion, great industry experience, a lot of pressure to accumulate chargeable hours

    Cons

    Compensation was fairly low, the management were often cliquey and did a very bad job in terms of the people element, e.g. bad at mentoring, bad at developing people, bad at providing honest and timely feedback, often made me feel uncomfortable and made me feel undervalued and insecure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not everyone is made to be a people manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    PwC London - Technology Consulting

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

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

    Pros

    Good working culture
    Nice office location

    Cons

    Not many projects relevant to the skill area, you would be often asked to take on anything whether you want it or not. When I write anything it literally means 'ANY' whether or not it links to your own career aspiration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate and listen to people who work here especially about their career aspirations.
    Yearly assessment process is completely screwed. You have to be in the 'cohort' to get a good rating and if you are not, your rating would suffer.

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

    Going through changes

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

    I worked at PwC as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Hi-tech environment, high quality infrastructure, brand new building, good central location by the river, plenty of pleasant friendly staff, some things could be modified quickly.

    Cons

    Making the usual outsourcing cuts, perhaps a bit isolating in terms of areas of the business communicating with each other, lack of challenges sometimes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Insight Day

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

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

    Pros

    1. The day was well structured.
    2. The group exercises were very beneficial.

    Cons

    1. The test exercises were too basic.
    2. There was a limit in interaction with employees due to availability shortages.
    3. There wasn't a diverse spread of candidates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to make the insight day more meaningful for those who are invited as most of the information provided is widely available on the PwC website or by doing a google search, apart from the group exercises.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A good company to work at some point but made it very hard to enjoy a good work/life balance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Associate
    Former Employee - Tax Associate

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

    Pros

    Good training, similar personalities, salary

    Cons

    Senior members, no work/life balance, junior members given much much more work then more capable senior members of team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great foundation for career, but leave if your not being fast tracked to partner

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    High profile assignments
    Challenging roles
    Exposure to senior client staff

    Cons

    Work life balance
    Too many monotonous tasks
    Some parts of the business still very traditional, public school club etc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it clear to staff if they will not reach partner level

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Varied experience that can be very good. Often far too political.

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

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

    Pros

    Smart people, good variety of projects.

    Cons

    A political minefield, unfortunately this often negates the benefits of working here.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better transparency, less focus on short term goals

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

    Exciting

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

    I worked at PwC as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The staff and colleagues are wonderful, nice supervisors, work-life balance is bearable and a well established system of career progression. Great place to kick-start your career.

    Cons

    work can be repetitive, the long hours during busy periods are excruciating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize, appreciate and reward employee contributions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Mixed experience

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity and great people to learn from

    Cons

    Quality of experience is based on your home office

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Assurance senior associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good career growth
    ACA qualification
    Some flexibility in working locations
    New working environments and new relationships

    Cons

    Pay not enough for hours worked
    Ridiculous amount of unnecessary admin work
    Resourcing is hit and miss
    Work life balance is lost from senior associate level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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