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PwC Reviews in Austin, TX

Updated Mar 31, 2014
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3.7 6 reviews

100% Approve of the CEO

PwC US Chairman & Senior Partner Robert Moritz

Robert Moritz

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100% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work(in 237 reviews)

  • It is a great place to start your career if you want to stay in accounting(in 116 reviews)


Cons
  • Also work life balance is very difficult to achieve until it gets to the problem stage(in 803 reviews)

  • Long hours during busy season but thats to be expected at any audit firm in the city(in 787 reviews)

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    A challenging and rewarding work environment for self-motivated people

    Senior Associate (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsAt PwC, you are given the opportunities to grow in other areas of your career aside from the area expertise for which you were hired. If you are proactive and reach out to HR, you can migrate toward opportunities that interest you. You have to be proactive and self-motivated. To work at PwC, you must think of yourself as an entrepreneur with your own company. PwC encourages you as an individual to develop your own "brand", develop an area of expertise (Subject Matter Expert) and a skill set that is unique to you.

    ConsThe downsides are typical of the consulting industry. Generally, Monday through Thursdays are long hours. Friday isn't as long on client hours but is a day of doing administrative work. Much of the time you are doing administrative tasks, studying or taking classes on your own time but this is for your own development. As is typical of the consulting industry, you are traveling every week (this is a great way to earn airline/hotel points to pay for your next vacation).

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement is on a great track currently developing transparency throughout the firm. I hope they keep listening to the employees and upgrading the technological tools for the consultants. Most importantly, management needs to address the work-life balance a little more.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lucrative

    Advisory Associate (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsGreat place to work if you like being a robot!

    ConsCrappy place to work if you like being yourself!

    Advice to Senior ManagementPut your money where your mouth is when it comes to women moving up in the ranks; in other words, let's see more female partners in the Firm.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to learn, but if you're not careful you will burn out

    Senior Associate (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsContinuing education and trainings. Plus it's great to work with a large group of smart and intelligent but young individuals.

    ConsToo much pressure to work ridiculous hours.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good foundation. Can be tiring.

    Experienced Audit Associate (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsGreat learning & development opportunities. Plenty of responsibility early on. High quality coworkers. Solid benefits package (other than comp).

    ConsCompensation feels low for the amount of hours spent. Can be repetitive, especially if you're on the same clients year after year. That said, people are generally willing to give you chances to do new things for your development's sake.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFirm leadership team is fantastic. I'd love better compensation, just not sure how feasible that is considering PwC is already competitive in that area. Maybe a bigger bonus pool for staff?

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to start a career

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Austin, TX

    ProsEasy to keep updated on current accounting standards.
    Opportunity for advancement.
    "Big 4" experience seen favorable by potential future employers.

    ConsLong hours.
    Promotions based off of extracurricular activities rather than quality of work.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo not become so focused on global business opportunities that you lose focus of local opportunities.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Not too shabby

    Auditor (Current Employee) Austin, TX

    Prosgood experience, good pay, good benefits

    Conshours, work alot for little pay

    Advice to Senior Managementless hours or more money

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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