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Former Employee - Assurance Intern  in  Florham Park, NJ
Former Employee - Assurance Intern in Florham Park, NJ

I worked at PwC as an intern for less than a year

Pros

You are treated very nicely, taken out to lunches/dinners, become emorsed in diffrent work and no day is the same. Very good pay!

Cons

There is not that many cons. If you are offered a position then you are one of the best that means you are working with a lot of very talented people so you can get easily outshinned by your peers while in other comapnies you could be the leader.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Keep doing what you doing, and treating your employees like you been.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Other Reviews for PwC

  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good for some, not for others

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    Current Employee - Executive Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at PwC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    --Excellent benefits include medical-dental-eyewear, a transportation account, small employer contribution to a separate retirement fund, voluntary 401K, 22 vacation days and 2 personal days per year, etc. Staff is generally intelligent and hard-working, although most are not well-rounded and display a narrow focus of interests outside of the job and their family.
    --For newly-minted college grads with a financial background, it is good for the resume, and most leave for better jobs.

    Cons

    --Virtually none of the Staff, most with Accounting/Finance majors and backgrounds, understand the Firm's stupifyingly confusing and non-intuitive finance systems. They are not trained in it and leave most of the background financial work to be done by the Executive Assistants - none are CPAs and most do not have a college degree. Even most of the Staff who actually use the systems do not understand them; mistakes are rampant.
    --The Help Desk for general assistance has been outsourced to India; the Financial Help Desk has been outsourced to Uruguay. People in those groups are not members of the Firm, yet have access to our confidential and financial information and systems.
    --The Assistants are basically slaves, and they let you know it. The raises are poor, never even covering cost of living increases. Lying, competition, favoritism and back-stabbing at the Assistant level is a way of life. Morale has been in the basement for years owing to the lack of inclusion, but by now it is in the sub-basement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    --Train Staff in the background finance systems, with the expectation that they need to understand it and will be required to use it. In an accounting firm, it makes no sense that the essential financial arrangements are made by the financially untrained or financially illiterate.
    --Re-organize the Assistant level so it is no longer a separate unit; re-include the Assistants in the groups for which they actually work, so they can once again feel and be a real part of the Firm.
    ---Eliminate the lower Administrative level of "Team Assistant", and make everyone again an Executive Assistant; most can do it.
    --Recognize that the "statistics" gathered for the TAs are lies forced upon people by the need to pretend to meet unrealistic quotas. They are part of a pool and are not directly responsible to anayone, unlike the now-overburdemed Executive Assistants.
    --All the TA level accomplishes is that the EA/TA Managers can keep their jobs through the extensive collection and slicing and dicing of meaningless data.
    --For this the Firm paid untold millions to McKinsey, yet after years of study, the best they could come up with was to fire Assistants, lower Assistant salaries, and lower most the level of most Assistants. Now we have too few Assistants, with the majority not truly answerable to anyone.
    --Consider whether the short-term savings achieved by outsourcing the Firm's most critical back-end systems will harm the Firm even more than it has done already. Take a long-term view - in the long run it's not just what you save, but what you do.

    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Frustrating lack of control over career, terrible salaries

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    Current Employee - Associate  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at PwC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Excellent exposure to Fortune 500 companies
    Great firm culture, work/life balance
    great numbers of opportunities to travel within the US

    Cons

    Lack of ownership over career
    Frustratingly low salaries (esp compared to competitors)
    Lack of opportunity to move to other groups

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better entry level salaries, more coaching, much better and intensive training

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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