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It was a great run

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Former Employee - Tax Director
Former Employee - Tax Director

I worked at PwC full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Flexible work arrangements embraced and supported; learned a lot

Cons

Everyone is out for themselves; don't appreciate loyalty; knowledge is power, if you don't share the knowledge, you have the power

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    Tax Senior

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    Current Employee - Tax Senior  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Tax Senior in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great benifits, you can work from home when needed,very knowledgeable managers, alot of group provided materials on technical issues, and ofcourse, getting a big name on your resume.

    Cons

    about 70% of your career is dependent on your coach, you can work hard, be knowledgable, get good reviews but if you coach is lazy and doesn't want to present you well, its hard to get promoted.

    Long hours, and the problem is 80% of the staff/seniors here are like straight out of school, or with very little home responsiblity. They work like 6days a week, till 8pm on a normal basis, this increases with busy season. So if you don't want to work that much it looks bad.

    There proformance ratings- very difficult to get a good or exceeding rating, it is very, very competitive. You have to be, hardworking, popular, professionally attractive, and do all the extra firm crap that has nothing to do with your actual job (aka recruiting, trainings, research). If you miss one of those, points you will go from a 2 rating to a 3 rating. It sucks to do 8 out of 9 things and then fall into the group that just did there work well.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more clear about what is needed for a 2 or a 3 rating. Stop pushing people down from a 2 to a 3. Its rediculous, and annoys everyone.

    Be clear about who will get promoted. Management should have an idea in January who will get promoted in July. Don't tell people they will get promoted when you know they wont. Yea you get alittle extra work Jan to April, but when those people find out, and are rightfully upset, you end up having lazy workings from April to until they find another position.

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    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Poorly treated after years of service

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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

    Pros

    Get to put a Big 4 firm on the resume

    Cons

    Hours, hours, hours. South Florida is so badly managed that they are always short staffed. Each year they say they have a plan to get enough people, but it never happens. After 6 years, I was tired of their stories and the corporate Kool-Aid had a bitter taste. After years of promoting work / life balance they should just admit they are lying and say there is none.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Actually do something about the staffing issues rather than throwing insignificant "perks" like a gym membership at the staff to stay. What good is a gym membership if you are working too much to be able to use it? Fire all South Florida HR because they obviously don't know what they are doing. I was in a different PwC market and they knew how to staff, so it isn't a firm-wide thing. Its that Florida is managed poorly.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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