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Good place to work, but beware the glass ceiling.

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

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

Pros

There are amazing opportunities for diverse work and as many training courses in order to further your own development and education as you can possibly wish for. For the most part the people are smart, very hard working, willing to give credit where credit is due, and thankful for everyone's hard work and long hours. The experience gained can be invaluable, and I would recommend it to any accounting graduate. Compensation is also very good, though as with almost all jobs, health insurance benefits are decreasing.

Cons

Favoritism is the name of the game, it determines promotions, client assignments, compensation, and everything else. Those who are marked as favorites are also almost exclusively white, and generally male. And while diversity statistics for the firm as a whole look pretty good, take a look at the number of minorities or women who actually make it to partner, it's a sad state of affairs. There is also discrimination against those without children, people who have children leave at 5 pm every day with no comment, while those of us without are expected to pick up the slack and are looked at very critically if we leave at the same time. It's not that advancement doesn't happen for minorities and women, it's just that it happens slower, and requires a great deal more effort than that put in by others.

Hours are long and hard, that's no big shock for a public accounting firm, and the firm puts more emphasis on working more hours than working smart hours. So there are people pulling all nighters when they would accomplish more by getting some rest and looking at things with fresh eyes. Logic like this is almost completely ignored, but I think that's more of issue across the business world (and especially in Financial Services) rather than just a PwC problem.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

The firm needs to actually implement changes from the annual surveys we're given. It's all well and good to find out that most people are moderately satisfied with their jobs, but why not try for better? We're losing amazing talent because of discrimination and sexism, this is simply unconscionable in this day and age. Workload is extremely imbalanced and management can easily see this, so make the decision to fix it. PwC is a good place to work, but it could easily be great with just a bit of effort by management.

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    Holistic, Challenging, Motivating

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in New York, NY

    I worked at PwC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great peers, great clients, excellent internal mobility options

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance, hard to get good projects if you are new (just relocated from another office)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Encourage better work-life balance,

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Great Benefits and Good Training

    Cons

    Lacks work life balance and flexibility

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