PwC Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
5,186 Reviews
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tax Senior Associate

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

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

    Pros

    Professional but friendly atmosphere. It is always your personal responsibility to build up your own career and network and as a result how much you get out of it (there are a lot of various client and internal opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge). Most senior people are very approachable and eager to answer your questions and to share their experience.

    Cons

    IT tools/system seem a bit behind other BIG4.
    Promotions for Managers and Senior Managers could be more transparent.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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    Very good place to start with your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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

    Multiple clients portfolio. Various people to work with from various parts of the world. People are nice in London Top Tier department

    Cons

    It can be very hard if you want to change a project, especially after you worked years on the same project. Project leaders are reluctant to let you go to other projects considering your cumulative experience, which is good for the project but bad for your diverse portfolio.

  3.  

    Fast paced learning, challenging work and excellent people

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    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Reputation, professional qualification, learning and future prospects

    Cons

    very long days during busy season, lot of travel and restriction on when you can take your holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay on par with the market if not more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Working at PwC

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    You gain a high level of professionalism

    Cons

    Compensation is not commensurate with work output

  6.  

    Big name and worth working there

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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 as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very organized, and great training! Challenging but rewarding work. Supervisors are usually very nice.

    Cons

    Lots of work and lots of excel. if you hate looking at spreadsheet, never apply to big four you will hate it.

  7.  

    A great place to get experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    The experience you get in PwC Riyadh, will never be taken anywhere else.

    Cons

    The salaries are not good enough

    Recommends
  8.  

    great place to work

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    support from senior staff, flexible working culture, friendly staff, challenging tasks and great place got personal and career development

    Cons

    long working hours, unrealistic deadlines , work life balance depends on manager you work for

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good experience

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

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great experience, learn lots, great exposure to world class companies

    Cons

    Long hours and low pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good working environment (Consulting graduate programme London)

    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    - Very nice people and working culture
    - Extremely broad exposure to different types of projects
    - You can learn about any industries as there are always people from the firm who have worked in the industry
    - Very good work/life balance and

    Cons

    - c. 15% under market rate on salary for graduate programme until Manager grade
    - Requires effort to get into the team / priject you want. You will need do a lot of things (networking, doing small tasks for a manager)
    - Very quiet times during holiday periods could be really boring
    - May lack of specialty as a con of broad projects type

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Work

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

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

    Pros

    Career opportunities, people, travel, exposure to different businesses

    Cons

    Work life balance, long hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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