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Decent work, but tiresome

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Former Employee - Audit Associate  in  Birmingham, AL
Former Employee - Audit Associate in Birmingham, AL

I worked at PwC full-time for more than a year

Pros

Ability to work on so many different areas, vast client base

Cons

Lack of Work/Life Balance, Extended Busy season, Low Employee Morale, Excessive turnover

Advice to ManagementAdvice

PwC in recent years has tried to stress flexibility but with its emphasis on quality makes it nearly impossible. You know what you are signing up for when you work for big 4 but somehow you always think that it will be as described by the company. The things you hear from personnel in recruiting normally are not true.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
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    Process Specialist in Tampa, FL

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    Former Employee - Process Specialist  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Process Specialist in Tampa, FL

    I worked at PwC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    The people you meet!! Resume name recognition. The experience of working for a Big 4 accounting firm to see what it is all about. The benefits are great and PwC does invest in their people if you can stick it out.

    Cons

    The hours do get long in busy season. The work isn't challenging as a process specialist. If they offer a "Seasonal" position, do NOT take it. You can do better than that especially if you earned a masters degree. You will sacrifice too much on your end trying to get your foot in the door and prove yourself. The duties of the process specialist are outsourced overseas. The mentality of the Tampa, FL office is like a call center.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    For the corporate office, nothing at all. PwC is one of the greatest places to work. However, I can not say the same for the Tampa, FL office. Learn to actually run a business and forecast the work correctly. The spoon fed business model doesn't make logical sense. Don't bring in all these intelligent, hard working people and use them up. Assets are leaving your building, not liabilities. Remember that!

    Doesn't Recommend
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    It was a rewarding and stressful experience at the same time.

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    Former Employee - Tax Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Tax Manager in San Jose, CA

    I worked at PwC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -the network is great (internal & external)
    -plenty of room to move up
    -great training structure & feedback program for staff
    -get to work with intelligent & professional employees (from top to bottom)

    Cons

    -it's large organization so if you don't have the right support system/network/coach then it's quite easy to get lost in the crowd
    -it takes a lot of get promoted; one would need to work long hours and make personal sacrifices
    -long hours
    -like any large organization, changes can take a long time to be implemented or executed
    -due to high turnover, there's always a need to constantly train new staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take care of the people since they are your greatest assets, including people who are part of management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
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