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A great place to work for all but, promotions for support staff is limited.

  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - IT Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - IT Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

In the IFS group, the firm gives many opportunities to lead. US IT creates an environment which many can take on new projects and learn new skills on the job. The firm is very generous with vacation time, 3 weeks for all employees 2 years and below, 4.5 weeks for all staff above 2 years of service. PwC also has a very good training program. A variety of courses are available in house, online and through external vendor.

Cons

Within the IFS group, the opportunities for advancement are minimal. Management position are static. US IT promotions are only available when an position opens. It's very easy to become lost in this organization. Most IT functions are centralized so, local IT support has limited access to a variety of systems.

Advice to Management

A career path is needed for IFS. There is an abundance of talent within IFS and the firm is creating a environment where there is no hope for promotion.

Other Employee Reviews for PwC

  1. PwC

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in San Jose, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn technical areas in a short amount of time.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is hard to achieve.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the contribution that your staff makes, acknowledgement and appreciation go a long way.


  2. PwC - Great opportunities for technical learning and crafting leadership skills

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learning and education programs offered at PwC are probably the best you'll find anywhere. Also, you will be exposed to many advanced accounting issues and research opportunities that you may never even hear about in some private industry jobs. Finally, the culture is one that constantly encourages excellence and senior management continuously reminds us that it a "high performing culture." Opporunities for leadership roles are available in various capacities, which will help you immensely down the road if you do choose to leave the firm for an industry job.

    Cons

    Obviously, the hours and the stress that go along with being a "high performing culture" can be difficult at times, especially in the busy seasons (which can be more than one, for many people with multiple clients and multiple year-ends). In some cases it seems that it is the luck of the draw when you start with the firm, where some people get assigned to multiple, difficult clients, and others are assigned to one client and / or less strenuous ones. Finally, you have to remember that as you progress within the firn, you are ultimately selling professional services to some of the world's largest companies, which for some people can be difficult to manage and / or be a good fit for their personality.

    Advice to Management

    Generally, I actually believe that the senior management team (both nationally and locally) do a very good job of communicating important issues to the staff members and staying on top of current events. The firm has done a much better job in recent years of re-prioritizing the "coaching" atmosphere and making sure that everyone has the resources available to obtain assistance and advice where needed.


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