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30+ days ago

Advisory Software Development Senior Associate

PwC McLean, VA

Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading firm that services clients that include the Fortune 500, and will give you the… PwC


24 days ago

Health Industry Advisory Revenue Integrity Senior Associate

PwC McLean, VA

Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading firm that services clients that include the Fortune 500, and will give you the… PwC


30+ days ago

Capital Markets & Accounting Advisory Services Experienced Associate

PwC McLean, VA

Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading company that services Fortune 500 companies, and will give you the experience… PwC


30+ days ago

Capital Markets & Accounting Advisory Services Senior Associate

PwC McLean, VA

Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading firm that services clients that include the Fortune 500, and will give you the… PwC


30+ days ago

Financial Services Advisory Cybersecurity Experienced Associate

PwC McLean, VA

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30+ days ago

Financial Services Advisory Workday Senior Associate

PwC McLean, VA

Are you interested in the opportunity to work for an industry-leading firm that services clients that include the Fortune 500, and will give you the… PwC


30+ days ago

Financial Services Advisory Salesforce.com Technology Senior Associate

PwC McLean, VA

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30+ days ago

Advisory Financial Services Risk & Regulatory Sr. Associate Model Rsk

PwC McLean, VA

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30+ days ago

Experienced Associate

PwC McLean, VA

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30+ days ago

Application Architect Senior Associate

PwC McLean, VA

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  • An Employer that Falsely Advertises its Brand: Poor Value System, No Work-Life Balance, Old-Boys Network, and Toxicity

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Admittedly Strong Hygiene Factors: Name, Advertised Brand, Historical Reputation, Decent Pay (on the surface if you don't factor in math on the long hours), Good Benefits, Minor Travel and Office Perks

    Cons

    Where to Start? Poor motivators for more seasoned employees, especially those coming in mid-career. A variety of demoralizing factors:
    passive aggressive leaders, young managers and director-level employees (mid 20’s thru mid 30’s)) who manage much more mature, seasoned, and frankly effective strong performers who were hired in as more junior (associate and senior associate levels) and are forced to submit to this upside down management structure. These younger managers and directors are often times immature (chronically and emotionally), have no management skills so they attempt to micro-manage, have short fuses, exhibit an utter lack of respect for the individual, and have a tendency to snap at you when you don’t immediately meet their ridiculous and petty demands. In short, they are bullies! These people also expect you to regularly work 10+ hour days, be available on email until late into the night, and sacrifice your weekends, at times for work assignments that can easily wait until Monday morning. Additionally, there is no tolerance and respect for individual communication styles as well as for minor errors and the learning curve. You are expected to know everything day one on the project and are sometimes looked at as sub-human if you don’t capitulate to the above points and don’t do everything perfect 100% of the time. Hard work is unappreciated, only thing that matters is how well-connected/well-liked you are, namely if you are a good brown-noser or a male. Soon after starting here, terrible feelings of guilt began to overcome me because of the culture that I am describing and I actually began to believe that I was a bad employee - this is how they brainwash you. Women have it difficult here, despite well-touted diversity claims. God help you if you want to start a family and be a good mother; it’s nearly impossible, for work is always expected to come first expect for a chosen few whose path has been greased by favoritism. Additionally, the “keeping up with the joneses” mentality is very prevalent around pay, bonuses, and promotions. Everyone is advertising the numbers (if they received generosity) and speculating aloud why employee A was/wasn’t promoted and employee B was/wasn’t. This is especially hard to stomach if you are a diligent and hard worker and strong performer, but this is not reflected in your annual assessment and compensation. This place created a host of issues for me and ruined my mental and emotional well-being. I am still recovering a year later.

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    I feel that a firm such as PwC is a lost cause and its toxic environment is sadly emblematic of today’s white collar workplace. The employee is expected to be available 24/7 with resultant burn-out, and give up one’s personal life with no guarantee of success in their career with this Firm. For example, I went from being an avid fitness buff, to one that felt guilty for getting in the occasional workout after work, as well as had to give up active participation in 2 different volunteer organizations. Additionally, I became known as a hermit to my friends, since I stopped being available to socialize with them during my entire tenure here. In order to turn itself around. PwC needs to adopt a value system that begins at the top and flow down through the partner teams that espouses, integrity, dignity, respect for others and their abilities, trust, consideration of one's personal life vs. profits, just to name a few, and change its culture where hard work will get you ahead, not your gender, “token status”, or your political connections. Seriously, none of the work that PwC performs is such an emergency that would cause loss of human life if work on it ended by 6 PM each day and started up at 9 AM the following work day. But sadly, everything is treated as urgent.I really have no hope of positive, well-considered, and applied changes happening with this organization as to do this might cause the partners to actually show some concern for their employees first and profits second (GOD forbid!). I urge those that currently work there to get out while they can and any job-seekers that are contemplating working here to run away as fast before they are seduced by a variety of falsities!

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