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Optimistic for growth

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in New York, NY
Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in New York, NY

I have been working at PwC full-time (More than a year)

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

Pros

Worked in PwC Advisory. People are in general friendly and supportive of personal schedule. Flexibility is also widely recognized by people including directors and partners. The firm is very proactive about growing its consulting business, so there are opportunities to grow with the firm and experience diverse projects

Cons

Some projects may feel more mundane than others. PwC's consulting brand is still not as recognized as traditional consulting firms like MBB. Pay is average. Career progression is slow.

Advice to Management

Promote people who do exceptional work with clients not those who do exceptional administrative internal tasks. Recognize people with different years of experience and background. Define what kinds of consulting firm PwC wants to be (premier consulting like MBB? tech like Accenture/IBM? boutique like Roland Berger or ATK?)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    The Future of Administrative Jobs

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    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in New York, NY

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    For current employees, excellent benefits include vacation, competitive salary, 401Ks, and flexibile work arrangements.

    Cons

    Administrative Assistants are not treated as part of the company, and are in a separate group. In any case, the company is no longer hiring new permanent employees and will only use temps or one-year contractors instead. Other support roles have already been outsourced. The requirements for newly outsourced admin jobs is steep in terms of skills, but the jobs mostly entail using PwC-specific databases, which take 6 months or a year to learn. By that time, the new person will be out the door, and may not have had much opportunity to use the great (and transferrable) skills they needed to get hired. It's only worth it for people who want a temp job, possibly while looking for a permanent job somewhere else.

    Advice to Management

    As a permanent admin employee now trying to get things done with staff in outsourced areas, the job is more difficult. Things that used to take one request and would be accompished within a week now take multiple requests and may take months to accomplish, if ever. It will get worse as the admin jobs themselves are outsourced. Outsourcing is not attuned to the long-term strength or even continuance of the Firm. As the loyalty of the Firm to its people erodes, the loyalty of people to the Firm has correspondingly eroded. The Firm is not too big to fail, but ultimately it can't succeed without committed people.

  2. Know what you want

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Washington, DC

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great opportunity to build a professional network. Good opportunities for different kinds of work and being exposed to different industries. Flexibility with family life.

    Cons

    Level of compensation is lower than expected. Work/life balance is talked about, but promotions are heavily weighted towards billed hours and number of hours of overtime. How much and the type of work you do is very dependent upon the work your directors bring in - if they don't bring in work, you won't get the billable hours and your performance review will suffer.

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