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Tax Director San Jose CA

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Current Employee - Tax Director in San Jose, CA
Current Employee - Tax Director in San Jose, CA

I have been working at PwC full-time (More than 10 years)

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

Pros

Excellent career opportunity for those who are willing to give all time and devote his / her and families life goal to supporting the firm. The sky's the limit.

Cons

You are a cog in the machine, so be careful not to get ground up

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  1. OK for starters

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    Former Employee - Tax Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Tax Manager in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good network of professionals in the US

    Cons

    Disorganized in terms of career advancement

    Advice to Management

    Share the wealth


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    Great individuals stifled in a rigid, isolating environment

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    National/market-wide trainings are second to none. You don't get thrown to the wolves. You are thoroughly oriented to the firm, the line of service and the clients. Upper management, partners in particular, were very accessible.

    Cons

    Senior level staff aren't always properly prepared/trained for their positions. Many lack the communication skills to clearly instruct and constructively critique their team members. Their inability to express their needs and expectations causes communication breakdown, then frustration, then toxic work environment, resulting in crap work. Everything their saying usually sounded much better in their heads right before they started speaking, but you're still expected to complete work "kinda like this, but maybe not that way....or something" and it be exactly how they pictured it. The onus has always been placed on the lower level staff to learn the work styles of their supervisors, which is fine. But taking away that same responsibility from upper level staff gives way to lazy leadership.

    Advice to Management

    Get it in ingrained in associates from Day 1 that knowing your "audience" doesn't end on promotion day. Try to refresh current senior staff on the value of being able to TEACH others, not just dole out tasks.


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