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Incompetent EA/TA Management Staff

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Current Employee - Executive Assist in New York, NY
Current Employee - Executive Assist in New York, NY

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

Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Holiday Party and Promotion day

Cons

Administrative management, i.e. EA/TA managers and their managers conduct is very unprofessional, disliked by the majority of EA/TA staff, lack respect for the admin staff, cunning and calculative. No surprise that there is a high turnover (terminated) of admin mgrs but when will those who are hiring these incompetent managers be held responsible?

Advice to Management

Look closely at admin management

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  1. Decent.

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Boston, MA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Good pay, good bonus, good career path, but I don't think I would ever want to work there again because of my experience.

    Cons

    Very difficult to work with some groups. The right managers are supportive and help you grow. The wrong managers can be destructive and arrogant.

    Advice to Management

    Be better at firing managers.

  2. Helpful (2)

    Don't be fooled; the work is mundane

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in McLean, VA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Teaches you good professional habits for recent college graduates
    Looks good on your resume
    Dumb people in your social circle will think you work for an investment bank

    Cons

    Within their consulting division, they portray their projects as super important, smart, and strategic. The reality is that those projects are in the minority. The firm's bread and butter is in audit and tax. The majority of the projects are large, terribly boring 'asset management' type activities no one wants to do. You might get on a few good projects here and there, but for the most part, you won't like a majority of the projects. PwC would rather take a boring 'dumb' project over a 'smart strategic' one 9 times out of 10. Less risk and looks better in the partner's profolio.

    PwC is great if you're a straight up accountant who loves long hours but doesn't necessary need to think too hard. If you're more specialized, you don't have much of a future. The work skews to the accounts, so they have more resources (entry level college grads), they win more work, and they advance up the pyramid scheme faster than consultants.

    Also, PwC is highly siloed. Transfering to another line of work within the firm will literally take years. They will say 'oh you can do whatever you want.' You can't. If you're profitable, partners won't let you leave without long notice. Any sane person would just go to another company and take you 15% raise.

    Advice to Management

    Management knows what they are. They are a name brand. They build businesses around that brand. They really don't care about their output. I wish they didn't spend all that time trying to brand themselves a 'smart, sexy, young, ba ba ba' firm and were more unfront about what their business is about.

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