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All work no play

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  • 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
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    No Long Term Vision

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Washington, DC

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    -PwC starts as a great employer, they really sell to the new employee that they care about you because people are their only asset.
    -You are assigned a coach and mine always looked out for my best interest and were a big advocate
    -Other members of leadership within the firm served as mentors and provided insight that someone fairly new to the professional workforce may not have

    Cons

    -They over hire so that they can meet the immediate demands, but when they lose business they have no qualms about cutting people loose en masse
    -Pay was OK, they do not give substantial increases, only way to make more is to go elsewhere. Also note that their healthcare benefits are HORRIBLE, hope you have a spouse that is employed elsewhere if you want good benefits.
    -They have a rating process each year, ARC, it is biased and does not provide any transparency. For example, I once was downgraded because as an Associate I didn't win any proposals (yet I still got promoted at the same time)
    -Project staffing is based on random bodies that are available and not any specific expertise, each project I was put on was totally unrelated to other projects I was previously on
    -To be eligible for bonus or advancement you need to have between 350-400 hours of overtime logged in the year and that will equate to about $5-6 an hour

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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