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Best company to work for

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI
Current Employee - Manager in Detroit, MI

I have been working at PwC full-time (more than 5 years)

Pros

The firm always listen our voice

Cons

There are many cons but they are related to audit profession, like long hours of working in busy season.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible mistake, arrogance at its finest

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Compensation, brand and that is about all.

    Cons

    Politics, Politics, Politics. Some of the most arrogant Partners that I've ever encountered. Always over sells to clients and then leaves staff to make it up as you go. Rigid work environment with no flexibility. You could be here today and gone tomorrow after they use you up and leverage your relationships. Left another Big 4 after 11 years to join PwC, what a mistake.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overhaul Human Resources, force Partners to be "Partners" and invest in your staff. Eliminate all the metrics and crediting process, it has created a cut throat culture and everyone is looking to get out that is not a Partner.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 4 people found this helpful  

    Not an ideal place to work!!

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at PwC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It only looks good on your resume.

    Cons

    Poor training when you start with the firm and throughout the year.
    Very low pay for work required. You are not getting paid for tones of overtime. In busy season depends on the engagement expect to work between 70-120 hours per week. There are team that work 7 days a week for 15-18 hours a day for 3 straight months! Don’t be fooled by flexible schedule. There is no work/life balance,
    Health Benefits are horrible. There must be one of the most expensive in the USA!

    Very inexperienced seniors and managers in certain areas. Some are only three-four years out of school who do not have good people or management skills. They were promoted because they were good with Excel, got reviews from their friends or they kissed the partners or senior management ass. Just because someone is a great contributer if he/she lacks people or management skills they shouldn’t be with the firm!
    Serious micromanagement! This comes from inexperienced managers who do not know how to lead a team. You have people unassinged and other people working 55 hours a week.

    Politics, politics, politics throughout the hierarchy! Its who you know not what you know to get ahead. Promotions are based on relationships much more than actual contributions! Very sad for a big 4 firm.
    There is extreme arrogance among certain employees. Its like a competition instead of a team. This is not very conducive while working on a project.

    Lack of intergrity among managers during the review process. Managers are free to make up what they want with little say from the employee!
    Extremely unappreciated employees and a huge turnaround. From 150 people in my starting class after 3 years only 11 people are left!
    I am very suprised of the level of immaturity and unprofessionalism of some senior management members, even partners!!!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give out a more vacation days, better benefits, and pay over time
    Kissing up does not mean you are doing a good job
    A good number of the managers and partners needs to go back to school and learn to act like human beings again, Employees should also be treated with respect as a resource of the company.
    Need to improve HR department and employee evaluation since good/hard-working people get thrown under the bus and lazy people who are friendly with the right partners are left alone and get promoted even though they are idiots.
    The words flexibility don't mean anything until they are put into action. Share some advice with upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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