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Very positive experience, great place to work for

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  • Career Opportunities
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  • Senior Management
Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

I worked at PwC as an intern (Less than a year)

Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

A lot of contact with Partners, real time feedback

Cons

Some groups aren't as accepting of diversity as others

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  1. Great experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Associate
    Former Employee - Audit Associate

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to start a career in accounting. Experience is priceless. Terrific camaraderie, training and exposure to complex accounting issues.

    Cons

    Hours are difficult - no work/life balance at all. Fast paced learning environment.


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    Catalyst Hire? No thanks.

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    Former Employee - Advisory Director in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Advisory Director in McLean, VA

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    PwC's "brand" is remarkably high and it brings in a lot of remarkable "catalyst" hires from industry and government.

    Cons

    The problem with PwC and catalyst hires is that the firm has no real way of utilzing them or properly integrating them into practice groups. Other directors and below resent new personnel coming in at their level or above, potentially taking promotion chances away from them. Work life balance is non-existent in the hunt for the almighty dollar. SMEs are sucked dry of information, but not given origination credit or billable hours, and then discarded. And permeating the culture of the firm is an often unwarranted arrogance of "we're the best."

    Advice to Management

    Scale back the bureaucracy. It's there to use against unwary new hires at ARC, not predict metrics. Seriously. Pull in a number of former catalyst hires and interview them about the process and their experiences. Build a real program for experienced hires that really trains them for consulting and firm practices. The sink-or-swim approach is an utter failure. Barring that, stop hiring catalyst hires. You are doing them, your clients, and the firm a disservice.


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