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The emperor wears no clothes

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

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

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

Pros

Stability. There's a clear path and you would have to set the building on fire to be fired.

Cons

Billable hours/metric centered - Don't strive for efficiency gains; it's better to work long and hard rather than work efficiently. Their goal is to bill lots of hours to the client.

Lack of intellectual capital - In my experience, colleagues were very dense.

Slow pace of development - Because employees are not the sharpest crayons, and there is constant hiring straight out of college, the bar is set very low. You are expected to learn how to do 3 things, and repeat these at nauseum before being entrusted with a new task.

Very little interaction with Partners/Principals.

Advice to Management

Get rid of the dumb people clogging up the system. Move away from the stupid metrics. HR is USELESS.

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    Very good learning experience but very stressful

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Experienced Advisory Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Experienced Advisory Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Get a lot of exposure to senior people from different companies, can learn a lot from different projects.

    Cons

    Work hours can be long depending on the project, and the hours are very volatile. sometimes you can work for 12 hours a day for a month and the others not even 8 hours.


  2. Payer Advisory Capability Still Unclear

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

    I worked at PwC full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Intelligent peers
    Higher pay
    Good Brand
    Great Exposure

    Cons

    Practice Capability in Health Management immature
    Firm experience and resources minimal and weak in Health Managmeent area
    Knowledge Management within practice supporting projects is minimal making it difficult to validate work
    Revenue and years service supercedes incoming experience judgments at times
    Very bureaucratic- lack of support and disastrous one sided feedback management on projects
    Higher turnover rate as a result of poor leadership decisions

    Advice to Management

    Before hanging and loosing experienced staff, listen to all sides. Longevity with the firm and status do not always equate to the right assumptions
    Feedback mechanism needs to be taken out of the hands of leaders within the practice and done as by impartial reviewers based on more concrete metrics for success
    Research methods and knowledge management supporting projects needs to be more clearly defined


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