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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 (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
Approves of CEO

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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 (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
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    A good employer, but requires too much of its employees.

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    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Very good employer, good benefits, high level of knowledge at all levels, opportunity to work in global projects, and culturally diverse.

    Cons

    It requires long hours; you end up working 50 to 60 hours a week for a regular salary (low salary if we take into consideration all the stress, responsibility and hours devoted to the work). The environment is very demanding; you end up living only to work. If you have a family you will have to put work first, projects are demanding and usually need immediate assistance, (so it can mean working until very late, weekends, etc...) . It has an employee review process that is very strict and you are being compared to people who work 70 and 80 hours a week, so even if you work 50 you will still look like if you did not put enough effort. You actually feel like a machine, forget about your personal life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work/life balance is not really true; it is a place full of workaholics.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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