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A career at PwC Advisory offers great opportunities but can come at a personal cost

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Former Employee - Advisory Senior Associate in Dallas, TX
Former Employee - Advisory Senior Associate in Dallas, TX

I worked at PwC full-time (More than 3 years)

Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Review for PwC Advisory practice:
-Opportunity to work with very smart people (and in my experience, some really great people)
-Good pay and bonus structure
-Excellent opportunity for advancement (i.e., you should be able to double your income every 5-6 years...if you can last that long)
-Potential for very interesting projects
-Potential for international travel and work abroad programs
-Excellent place to launch your career. You'll see more and do more than your buddies in industry (rule of thumb: every one year of consulting is like 2 years in industry
-Very social organization with lots of team dinners and office happy hours
-You get to travel

Cons

-Worklife balance is very much a challenge (they're are addressing this with flexibility programs but it's an up hill cultural battle
-You work with very smart and driven people - it can be very competitive
-Projects can be demanding
-You may travel a lot...initially sounds like a lot of fun but you can burn after a year of continuous travel
-Steep learning curve (the pace, level of stress, content and technical skills needed in a short amount of time)
-Don't ever plan on working 8-5 with all of your weekends free

Advice to Management

Improve your process for sourcing project resources so that travel is not 80%+

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  1. The good and the bad

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Houston, TX

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience, and a lot of smart people to learn from

    Cons

    Insane hours and low pay

    Advice to Management

    Distribute the wealth


  2. I had a great learning experience while I was there

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    Former Employee - IT Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - IT Consultant in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great people. A lot of knowledge sharing. Excellent benefits.

    Cons

    There's not a lot of advancement opportunities in IT. Being able to express your concerns is not always welcome with open arms. Do not apply for a local IT position. All IT positions from top to bottom are being outsourced in March 2014. So sad to hear.

    Advice to Management

    When you roll out new procedures and tell your staff it's to improve our workload and enhance customer service, when in reality it actually lays the foundation for local IT staff to be outsourced, I feel that's dishonest and misleading. I'd rather you be upfront so that we are not blindsided.


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