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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

I have been working at PwC

Pros

They have a great reputation and are viewed as one of the best of the best in public accounting

Cons

Absolutely no work/life balance, little appreciation for efforts, longer promotion schedule than the other Big Four public accounting firms (3 years to Senior vs. 2 elsewhere)

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Worked hard, but great experience.

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    As the first job out of school, this job is great. It really teaches professionalism, instills a hard work ethic, and even though you feel underpaid, the firm pays you more than your friends. When you start the job, there is a bunch of people who are the same age as you so it's easy to make work friends. The best part about this job is the people (not necessarily management, moreso your start class).

    Earning vacation is easy to do, and also easy to max out on. The firm usually gives two or three extra holidays a year so that you can take the week between Christmas and new years off (there is usually a firm shutdown).

    Cons

    You work long hours and the hours are very inconsistent. It's hard to plan dinner dates with friends or significant others because your schedule gets very unpredictable at times. Expect your friends and/or significant other to not understand your schedule and possibly distance themselves because of this.

    There is very little gratitude when working in public accounting. While management tries their best to compensate their staff for hard work, they really only give bonuses to those who work long hours. That being said, there is no compensation for efficient workers, and, in turn, management really only ends up compensating those who are probably inefficient.

    Scheduling needs a lot of work. People get scheduled by a project's annual hours and not by the timing of those hours, so you could end up getting scheduled on projects that cause your schedule to have three projects overlap at once. When you bring it up to deployment, deployment is slow in responding.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management style is old school - they think that because they worked 80 hours a week and became successful in where they are that everyone should do the same without complaint. The new generation of workers need to be mobile and have flexible work arrangements (meaning taking time out each week/day to do what's important to them). Management needs to understand that if people leave early to do something that is important to them, this doesn't mean their staff is trying to work less. This means that they will still do the work, but work it around their most important values.

    Recommends
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  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    It is a great place to work

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    Team spirit
    Opportunities to upgrade skills

    Cons

    Lower market share in the ERP space
    Promotions to higher management is long drawn

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be aware about the competition
    Encourage employees to look for opportunities within the firm

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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