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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

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.

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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.  

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

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    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Opportunities for promotion and diverse industry experience

    Cons

    Boys club within the financial services sector.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

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  2.  

    A tough job, but a great place to launch a career.

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate  in  Birmingham, AL
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Birmingham, AL

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    PwC is a great place to start a career - you'll learn more and have more access to high level executives than just about any other job right out of school. The training and developmental opportunities are second to none.

    Cons

    Work life balance is tough. Typically I travel 25% - 35% of the year and for months at a time I average 70 hour weeks. I think this is fairly typical of public accounting, however. There is some flexibility, but the bottom line is that you are at the mercy of your clients. If you want to work an 8 to 5 job, this isn't it.

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    Please stop all the ridiculous back office reorganizations. It seems every month there is a new initiative that does nothing but waste time. It doesn't impact my job directly, but it makes finding decent support staff tough.

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