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Great Place to Learn

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Current Employee - Tax Manager in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Tax Manager in San Jose, CA

I have been working at PwC

Recommends
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

You will work with very skilled and talented people on great clients. Thus, it is a great place to learn and to develop as a professional. Flexibility is available for those who are "on top of their game". High performance is rewarded.

New tax staff are encouraged to rotate through various groups and are required to get diverse training. This provides a broad skill set to build upon.

You will attend a national training for a week every year and local trainings and online training is always available if you have the time.

The San Jose office is very oriented toward technology clients and venture capital clients.

Cons

Just the normal stuff you would expect working at a large client service organization -- resource managment issues and quite a bit of admin. Lots of hours at times.

Clearly working for a big four accounting firm is nothing like working for the government. If you are looking for a eight to five job then most of the time this isn't it. Overtime is part of the deal but doesn't have to occur while you are at your desk. Beyond office hours no one really cares if you are at your desk or not. If you get your work done right and on schedule it will show up in your reviews and you'll be rewarded for it.

Advice to Management

The firm has great leadership right now. They could make PwC better by finding innovative ways to improve resource management and streamline adminstrative tasks.

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  1. Helpful (3)

    The campus speeches and printed materials about PwC do not mirror the actual culture...watch your back!

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    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at PwC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    It looks great on your resume.

    Cons

    Your experience completely depends on the group you get to work with/for and your assigned client(s). Unfortunately, I worked with a hell Director that had no life herself and therefore did not allow anyone on our team to have a life. They contuniously preach (and put in print) the importance of work/life balance, but behind the scenes (and definitely not in print), they put unrealistic demands on Management and Staff which makes it nearly impossible to have a life. And unfortunately they do not currently have the amount of work available for individuals to make a choice. Additionally, moving ahead in the Firm does not depend on your quality of work but on who you know and how well the Partners like you and unfortunately the office I was in contains a large number of "good ole boy" Partners that are still resistant to women moving ahead.

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach. OneFirm should not just be a slogan.


  2. PwC is a good place to start off your career in accounting.

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at PwC

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities for promotion and diverse industry experience

    Cons

    Boys club within the financial services sector.

    Advice to Management

    Be aware of fairness and bias when it comes to promotion.


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