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All work no play

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Experienced Tax Associate in Charlotte, NC
Current Employee - Experienced Tax Associate in Charlotte, NC

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

Pros

Good benefits, nice office, great continuing education

Cons

No work/life balance.
Arrogant
Poor Managment.

Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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    Maybe for finance, not for consulting

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    Current Employee - Advisory Manager
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager

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

    Pros

    There are tons of smart and talented people here, and depending on who you know and how you work the politics, lots of interesting opportunities to pursue. If you're an entry-level employee and willing to work an insane number of hours, you can be very successful.

    Cons

    It's an accounting firm, first, last and always, which is great if you're in tax and audit, but if you're a management consultant, the firm is not set up in a way to enable success. Too much bureaucracy, too much inappropriate focus on risk, too much overhead, which slows things down and causes fees to be ridiculously high in many cases. It's also really tough to work collaboratively across different lines of service, despite the fact that this is a requirement to be successful in the current business environment. The fact that the consulting business has been cobbled together through multiple acquisitions doesn't help.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Break the traditional Big 4 consulting model and reorganize Advisory around centers of excellence that can be flexible in deploying teams of the right people for the project, and agile in delivering the work.

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Bait and Switch

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advisory Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Advisory Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at PwC full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    High pay for what the work was. They have great benefits. The on boarding experience was amazing. They clearly weren't shy about spending money on us, and making sure we were happy!

    Cons

    The work was mind numbing. Really should have been a computer program instead. In consulting, you actually have to job hunt within the job, sell yourself to get on good projects. At the time I was hired, they hired a lot of extra people knowing they just temporarily needed to stick them on these terrible government projects. These projects would built zero business skills. Once the government project was over, it would be very hard to ever get on another good project. They sold it as a consulting job, however, it was more like a contract job for one crapy never ending project that sucked up a high % of the all of the additional entry level hires that year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Dont hire people to scroll pdfs and check boxes in excel, travel to a dead end project in the middle of nowhere 6 days a week.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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