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Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate  in  Los Angeles, CA
Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA

I worked at PwC full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

- Fast-paced and steep learning curve
- Many opportunities to work with different clients and gain exposure to various industries and work styles
- Abundant resources (databases and specialists)
- Strong culture for coaching and feedback
- Diversity is encouraged
- High work quality is expected
- Close interactions with managers/senior managers
- Gain experience in team management at an early stage in career
- Good exit opportunities
- Flexibility in schedule during slow seasons
- Transfers (domestic and international) are possible with the global firm

Cons

- Less flexible work schedule when working in teams
- Overtime is expected (especially during busy seasons)
- Individual experiences may vary significantly depending on the projects and teams

Advice to ManagementAdvice

HR could drive more change based on employee feedback and implement policies to specifically address priority concerns raised by the staff.

Recommends
Neutral Outlook

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    Excellent Experience

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    Former Employee - Senior Auditor  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at PwC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Experience, Work in different areas not just the same work

    Cons

    Requires lots of overtime and weekends

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Churn `em and Burn `em - FSR Warning!

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate  in  Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC

    I worked at PwC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - You don't do anything from May through September.
    - Everyone in the group abuses their corporate card's.
    - You can "work from home" after a couple of years, which basically means answer calls from the golf course.
    - You won't find that you're alone in your frustrations and dislike for the group as everyone feels the same way.

    Cons

    - Very political annual reviews. If you're not one of the 5% management likes you're career is over there. Also you spend 40 hours making your file and in the end management spends 30 seconds reviewing it as their decisions are predetermined.
    - The work performed could be done by a 5th grader with basic knowledge of excel. This is not a banking group and not a management consulting group. If you want to do banking or consulting look elsewhere.
    - You have to perform hours of "handties" which are basically using a color pencil to check every number on a page with thousands of numbers on it. Require ZERO intelligence.
    - For half the year you work as hard as your iBanking friends and make half as much.
    - Annual bonuses are a JOKE.
    - The office moral is terrible. Every other week a coworker leaves and everyone else there is interviewing and trying to leave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Stop with the political reviews and promotions
    - Consider actions to take to curb turnover.
    - Try to boost office moral but other means than happy hours where everyone talks about where their interviewing.
    - Assign people to projects / clients they're interested in.
    - Eliminate the current deployment method and restructure it so the right people get assigned to the right jobs.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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