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Good firm, decent salary, long hours, no work-life balance, no benefits, and difficult to scale

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Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Boston, MA

I have been working at PwC

Pros

PwC has a great brand name and good recognition in corporate America. This goes a long way in any client engagement. As a large firm, PwC also has a lot of resources at its disposal which is useful. You work with reasonably intelligent and hard working people, which always makes it easier.

PwC also has some senior leadership who are active in the day-to-day activities of engagements, which is good when they make firm-wide decisions that impact us.

Cons

Unlike most consulting firms, PwC does not have an up-or-out structure, which results in a lot of incompetent people who are perfectly happy to stay where they are at. This also means that there is no clear cut path to making Partner should you choose, and a lot more chaff than wheat.

Furthermore, while PwC pays well, their benefits (especially health and retirement plans) are pretty dismal. It is so poor that I am on my wife's healthcare plan as her spouse, which offers me more than PwC's own plan.

As a large firm with audit and tax divisions, PwC also comes with a lot of regulatory and other overhead, which impacts the amount of time you can spend on your actual engagements. Unlike the consulting divisions of other, similar companies (e.g. Deloitte), PwC's consulting analytics are all run by the engagement teams (e.g. expense reports, engagement margins etc). So, this adds additional overhead to already overworked teams.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

1. Provide a clear-cut path to the top for those that are interested, intelligent, and willing to do what it takes. Ensure that under-performers are quickly taken care of.
2. Improve employee benefits to line with other consulting firms, especially around healthcare.
3. Reduce the overhead on engagement teams and provide more ancillary support for things like expense management, administrative overhead etc.
4. Be more transparent in the salary structure and career paths for a given line of service.

Disapproves of CEO

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  1.  

    Great place to work and develop professionally

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Total compensation, key word being total...tremendous amount of paid time off, intelligent colleagues, challenging work, high performance expected, name recognition, firm festivities,.networking

    Cons

    Sketchy promotions have been known to occur....

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Incorporate honesty Into the HR hiring process for internal candidates. Process takes entirely too long

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to learn

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Great place to learn. High performance environment. Focus on accelerated skill development in accounting technical skills, client service, team dynamics, etc. Exposure to some of the largest and exciting clients in the valley. You work with several intelligent, highly motivated people.

    Cons

    Work life balance. But this is expected given the learning curve and high performance environment.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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