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Not a bad place to start your career, but work isn't particularly meaningful.

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Audit Associate in Baltimore, MD
Current Employee - Audit Associate in Baltimore, MD

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

Pros

- While culture varies by office, you can usually find a smart, ambitious, and fun group of people
- It is a great place to start your career if you want to stay in accounting
- Cover the cost of CPA review class and all society fees (I believe this is the industry standard)

Cons

- You are not compensated well for you time (in all fairness, they are competitive with industry norms, it's an industry wide problem)
- Work life balance is atrocious at lower levels, it doesn't seem to ever be that great
- They try to sell you that you will be working with the best and the birghtest, but that is just not the case. Time and time again people get promoted based on tenure rather than merit.
- The work is not particularly meaningful. It is difficult to find opportunities where you can truly add value
- There is a blackbox around ratings and promotions. The firm is making an effort to demystify the process, but it is difficult to differentiate an average individual from the next level performer

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Rather than trying to stay competitive with the market place, try being a market leader in terms of compensation and benefits if you want to retain top talent

Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Good Company to work for

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

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

    Pros

    Usually trys to do the right thing. Culture of partnership allows more of a beg forgiveness than ask permission culture, which keeps partnership nimble. Focus on education, opportunity and advancement. I believe compensation relative to Industry is good, but I need to spend more time in Glassdoor to confirm

    Cons

    Frequently seems like those that get promoted have more of a short term financial bottom line attitude than the general culture of long term growth. Sometimes achieves great results by outworking rather than out thinking. Maybe this is endemic to consulting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue attitude of acquisition and growth during economic downturns.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Career Growth potential, with some work life constraints, and boring foundation of work

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

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

    Pros

    Career Advancement
    Access to Partners, other business leaders
    Respected in the marketplace
    At management level, the ability to teach, develop and motivate staff

    Cons

    Tax Compliance, as it comes as no surprise to many, is not very exciting or fulfilling
    At times of the year, or depending on client needs, the hours are alot, 60+ during busy season, and the occasional 100hr week has happened as well.
    There are some coworkers who are not great at their jobs, and upper management does little to nothing to weed out under performing staff, even if they are willing to admit they are under performing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more active at weeding out poor performers, a bad associate may not affect that much, but a poor performing manager, make multiple peoples carry more weight.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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