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PwC and IFS equals, second class citizen

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Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Tampa, FL
Current Employee - IT Project Manager in Tampa, FL

I have been working at PwC

Pros

Smart and talented people.
Great Benefits
Above average compensation

Cons

IFS staff are not valued
No growth opportunities, it's just a job
Goodleadership is spotty at best

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NA

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    Great place, if you can take the long hours

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    Current Employee - Advisory Associate in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Advisory Associate in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    -Awesome place to start your career since there are a lot of different roles you can play.
    -Great opportunities to grow. You will always be given responsibilities beyond your position and pushed to the limit. It can be stressful, but what better way to learn than to be thrown into the fire?
    -Excellent Directors and Managers, who are down to earth and easy to talk to. If asked, they will make the time for you. But my experience could be unique as I've heard of different situations in audit and tax. I work in advisory.
    -Interesting Projects to work on. You will always be working on different clients with different people and different projects.

    Cons

    -Extremely long hours. I usually work 60 hours a week and some weeks that number jumps up to 70 or 80. It's kind of sad to work investment banking hours for big 4 pay, but that's how it is.
    -Working on weekends. I've had to work a couple of weekends as well.
    -Fast turnover of colleagues. Someone leaves every week at least. Half of the fun at work is who you work with, but that is not a consistent thing at PwC since people leave all the time.
    -Competitive environment. Everyone here is trying to get to the top, so you have a lot of people to compete with to get there.
    -High stress job. This job can be extremely stressful when there are tight deadlines. Most of my managers and directors have sleeping problems.
    -Can get pigeon-holed into an sector if you're not proactive

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Hire more staff to spread out the work
    -Push down the leadership messages to the Managers and Directors better

    Approves of CEO
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    Evaluation of PricewaterhouseCoopers

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Baltimore, MD
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Baltimore, MD

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    The primary benefit of working with PwC is that you work with the best and brightest in the industry. This translates into obtaining very good experience that will prepare you for future opportunities. The overall compensation package is good and there are opportunities for significant bonuses especially at the senior associate and higher levels. Another benefit of working with PwC is that they have an excellent client base. You will have the opportunity to work on a wide variety of clients from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups. Finally one of the best parts about working at the company is the people, it would be rare for someone to walk away from the PwC experience without a significant number of new contacts and friendships.

    Cons

    Just like any of the other big 4 accounting firms one of the primary draw backs of public accounting in general is the significant number of hours you have to put in and the related lack of work-life balance. The ability to have a work-life balance depends upon many things including the type of person you are, the clients your assigned and the people you work with. As a new associate your usually stuck with the luck of the draw but as you progress with the firm you can be more proactive in putting yourself in a position that could result in better work life quality. That said, the firm has done a good job in establishing certain programs to promote work life quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be supportive of the firms work life quality initiatives.

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