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Plenty of opportunities in Advisory, Great people at the firm

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Chicago, IL

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

Pros

Amazing pay. Absolutely zero complaints in the salary area. Clear career progressions (in consulting; can't speak to the other lines of business (e.g., Tax, Audit, etc.) ) Work with wonderful people, especially due to the acquisition of many smaller consulting firms (Diamond Consultants, PRTM, etc.) which bring that "small company" feel to a large organization.

Cons

Internal services such as benefits hotlines, tech help and time & expense reporting are cumbersome and time consuming. As a consultant, there are always cons from being on the road and dealing with difficult clients, but PwC provides a great number of resources to help deal with this

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Improve internal sites and systems (e.g., benefits hot lines, requesting technical help, time & expense reporting) to help workers to be more productive. Also, Lotus Notes is a terrible email platform, and while it may be necessary for databases, the company needs to move to Outlook as Notes simply runs havoc on your computer; when working in high pressure, short deadline, consulting environments, this is a very sub-optimal tool. Finally, updating infrastructure (e.g., the Lenovo ThinkPads we use) and the software for all employees, as well as incorporating more features to PwC mobile (hoteling, etc.) would be beneficial. While PwC has recently come out with it's own app store, it is unclear how to begin using it for many employees. PwC should make a concentrated effort to communicate to employees how to get the best out of what is offered to them.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very hierarchical and many snobby Managers/Senior Managers/Directors/Partners

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    My Peers were really among the "best and the brightest." They have an amazing training system and a learning system which will alow you to take any course in their intranet you choose. They have anything and everything you might want to learn. They also have a great referral program which will earn you cash. They offer great benefits, unlimited sick leave, recognition for reaching goals and many opportunities if you would like to get involved in commmunity service.

    Cons

    There are many older people which refuse to get with the new generation and prefer to do things old school, which hinders getting the job done quickly (which is what you are always expected to do, everything is a fire-drill). They claim that they promote from within and fill most of their positions with people from within, but if you are more qualified than someone which has tenure for a position, dont even try to get it because they wont even consider you, until you have atleast a couple of years proving how good you are. Of course the 360 degree feedback they use virtually makes it impossible because regardless of how good you are there will always be 1 person that does not like you for whatever reason. And that when put up against brown-nosers will cause you to lose every time! Fake people thrive here. There are so many onder cover racist people. We had to pay 80.00/ month for garage parking. Many people were given the opportinity to become Senior Associates or Managers if they passed an exam that they were not given any time to study for. Also turn over is high among Associate, Senior Associates,a nd even Managers.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so uptight, snobby and actually listen to what people are really saying. Stop working to push people so hard to the point where they crack (beg for another role) or leave. Work with people and HELP them reach their goals. And when you as management make a mistake OWN up to it and dont throw your support crew under the bus! Get rid of old school Managers/Senior Managers/Directors that do not belong there. Oh and stop hiring idiots for roles that dont suit them. :)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Exposure to a lot of work, industries, ambitious people

    Cons

    NO work-life balance, cut throat environment.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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