PwC

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Just like any other Big 4

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

I have been working at PwC full-time (less than an year)

Pros

PwC has been really good about trying to listen to me in regard to getting me on the clients in the location that I would like to be at.

Cons

Like any Big 4 accounting firm finding balance in your life is difficult. With long hours and constant living of being the auditor it is difficult to find satisfaction in your job.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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    Balance of popularity contest and heavy self-promotion

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

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

    Pros

    1.) Job stability
    2.) Industry specialty
    3.) People (both pro & con)

    Cons

    1.) Long hours
    2.) Tunneled Opportunities
    3.) Lack of staff level appreciation
    4.) High turn-over
    5.) People

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The high turn-over model is predominately due to the work overload, lack of real appreciation of staff level contributions, and real work opportunities.

    Pay is an important incentive, but in most cases, not the driving factor behind staff seeking new opportunities outside the firm.

    I would suggest putting more attention to work load balance, work life balance, and allowing for easier transition between opportunities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great individuals stifled in a rigid, isolating environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    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.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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