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Work hard and long hours

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Current Employee - Auditor  in  San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Auditor in San Jose, CA

I have been working at PwC full-time for more than a year

Pros

Learning opportunities
Great, known, clients
Exposure to hard-working individuals (could be good or bad)

Cons

Long hours (almost every task is urgent)
No work-life balance (similar to other reviews - if you have a life or a family, then this is not the ideal place, unfortunately)
Under-staffing
Pay not so competitive

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Listen to staff
Need to improve management/people skills (from senior associate level & up) & communication skills
More work-life balance and flexibiity (not just in theory and goals but in practice)
Productivity is not equal to long hours

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Former Executive Assistant in New York

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    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in New York, NY

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    - 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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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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 for more than a year

    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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
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