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good people. but lots of bureaucracy

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Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY
Current Employee - Consultant in New York, NY

I have been working at PwC full-time (More than a year)

Recommends
Negative Outlook
Recommends
Negative Outlook

Pros

- international
- good people to work with
- approachable parners

Cons

- lots of bureaucracy when getting promoted, work on biz dev
- somewhat tedious work
- bonuses once a year

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  1. Former Executive Assistant in New York

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Good perks; like 1 week shut down during Christmas season
    - Flex time for admin professionals
    - Their brand is highly respected in the Finance industry
    - Company is strong and growing.. one feels job security

    Cons

    - Assistants do not get promoted into other roles. Once you're an assistant, you pretty much stay there
    - Low morale among assistants, but do not share it publicly
    - Unrealistic performance and rating system. Keeps people off getting decent raises or small bonuses.
    - Partners can be insignificant to their admin support. They create a high wall around them sending message of "I'm up here, you are down there". Lots of EAs feel that way.
    - Support ratio (5:1) does not equate compensation.
    - Very hard to be friendly with people. People can be very indifferent to establishing relationships.
    - Too big. Too many layers..

    Advice to Management

    - Performance systems for Executive Assistants should change. Perhaps use a survey system like many of the big banks or competitors.
    - Partners need to learn how to connect with their EAs as they are their first line of defense.


  2. Your experience depends on who you report to.

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Cleveland, OH
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Cleveland, OH

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The firm has great clients, stimulating work and you will learn tons. The firm also has good policies in place and really wants to retain top talent.

    Cons

    The firm can implement all of the wonderful ideas it wants about work/life balance, but if you work for someone who doesn't agree with that stuff, you will not see any of the benefits.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up with technology. We had laptops for a reason - working from home periodically should be acceptable. Get out of the "face time" mind-set and keep up with the times. (The Firm overall knows this, this is directed at specific people in local leadership who will not change with the times.)


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