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Current Employee - US IT Infrastructure Lead Manager II in Tampa, FL
Current Employee - US IT Infrastructure Lead Manager II in Tampa, FL

I have been working at PwC full-time (more than 10 years)

Pros

Technology headquarters located in Tampa, FL
Pay: High pay rate employer in Tampa Bay. Annual bonus is a percentage of salary based on performance evaluation and staff class.
Flexibility: very flexible work schedule; work from home, easy time-off request, etc.
Benefits: 15 vacation days increases to 22 days after 2 years of service. 8 paid holidays and 2 floating holidays. However, the firm gives away a couple more days to have extended holidays. Healthcare plan, dental, and vision from day 1. 401K and a Retirement Plan where staff becomes fully vested after 5 years. No specific number of sick days outlined.
Training: used to offer excellent opportunities. It changed with the downturn in the economy.
This is a high class firm where you attend the best restaurants, stay at the best hotels, receive the best training, and learn to deliver the highest customer service.
You will work at a highly reputable firm. You will build international relationships and develop a global mentality.

Cons

This firm is a Partnership entity rather than a corporation. Partnerships have too many chiefs, and very often takes a lot of energy to accomplish goals. For example, US Partners can't enforce rules globally.
IT leadership has never been able to find a way to earn the trust of their staff. They have never succeed in this space.
Since 2000, the firm has gone through several strategic restructuring and outsourcing. Partners established an aggressive goal to increase profits in a few years, where technology has been an increasing expense and required a new solution. The firm outsources to India as much as they can.
Looking to technology workplace environment over time, the outlook has been getting worse compared to how it was in year 2000.
The annual performance evaluation process does not have a code enforcement team to ensure "existing guidelines" are followed. The evaluation process seems well structure, however, it is well manipulated by leadership.
The performance improvement plan process is not structured at all. It is a gray area leaving room to many questions and a system manipulated by savvy management. If the staff disagrees, the firm does not provide an external mediator nor offers a process to appeal.
Be reminded that HR works for the firm, not its employees. Do not expect a fair game.
Sophisticated workplace bullying occurs in very few departments, but does occur and nobody can protect you from the predators.
After reviewing the above pros & cons, and taking into consideration that no workplace is perfect, this is still a great place to work!

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Sometimes a change needs to take place at the very top, not redesigning the bottom. Sometimes leaders lose their way.

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Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    great opportunities but not a very professional environment in terms of bad practices related to favoritism etc..

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    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    great work opportunities as the brand gets great opportunities

    Cons

    very political and no respect for true subject matter expertise or consulting capability. Most promotions are for people who do project administration type of of work. These are all in the consulting practice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    show the values of a professional services firm and remove arrogance at high level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    stay away

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PwC full-time

    Pros

    name that is it. nothing else

    Cons

    hours pay mgmt bureaucracy pettiness

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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