PwC

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Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

I worked at PwC as an intern (less than a year)

Pros

Increased knowledge during the tax season

Cons

Server downtimes, Application failures caused delay in submission of work

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great premier firm. Last of the consulting Partnerships!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Wealth of knowledge and experience to draw upon. Strong emphasis on relationship building and networking. Diverse culture. Revived focus on employee retention, onboarding, training, and supporting new employees to integrate and be successful. Solid base comp.

    Cons

    Long hours despite what was advertised about work and personal life balance. Culture can foster very direct, sometimes coarse interactions. Culture is competitive, extremely political, high judgmental, and word spreads among the grapevine quickly. Second chances...? Theme is "watch your back" at all times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retaining top talent can be improved with continuing to develop future leaders who can be personally vested in coaching mentoring and developing talent in a way that promotes bringing out the best qualities, performance and to build high performance teams. Train mid-level management to be genuine, supportive, and improving coaching and mentoring capabilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Not terrible and not the best

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Houston, TX

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

    Pros

    In certain roles within the company, you are able to have lots of flexibility in your schedule. Benefits are good as well. You have 3-4 weeks of vacation time which is generous compared to many companies. As the policy is not abused and used properly, unlimited sick days take the worry away about having to use vacation days. The firm typically shuts down between Christmas and New Years which is great time off. If you are in the external client service tax or assurance side of the business there is a steady progression and opportunity to advance. If you are a mom, there are lots of roles that allow you to work on a flexible work arrangement schedule at a reduced workload (ie. 75%).

    Cons

    If you are in an internal role, the compensation in not competitive and opportunity for raises and bonus are not there. The company overall seems to be "reactive" more than "proactive" when looking at issues. The 401k matching is not very competitive either.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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