PwC Reviews

Updated August 12, 2015
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Pros
  • PwC provides a solid work life balance (in 257 reviews)

  • You will learn a lot if you have the right people teaching you (in 132 reviews)

Cons
  • Absolute lack of work/life balance consideration (in 930 reviews)

  • Long hours but you know when it is going to end (in 866 reviews)

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  1. Great company and work experience

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Associate in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company provides great education and training opportunities across the board and the clients are top level fortune 100 companies providing a breadth of experience to younger new employees.

    Cons

    The corporate HR structure can provide inflexibility to truly reward high peformers. Implementation of policies and recommendations from partners can be ignored by corporate HR policies.


  2. Great experience with a wide range of clients and industries; great volunteer opportunities; work-life flexibility

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Associate in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great learning environment, high expectations to perform well, great people, emphasis on volunteering

    Cons

    Long hours during busy season


  3. Lucrative

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advisory Associate in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Advisory Associate in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work if you like being a robot!

    Cons

    Crappy place to work if you like being yourself!

    Advice to Management

    Put 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.


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  5. A challenging and rewarding work environment for self-motivated people

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At 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.

    Cons

    The 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 Management

    Management 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.


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

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Too much pressure to work ridiculous hours.


  7. Good foundation. Can be tiring.

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    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Compensation 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 Management

    Firm 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?


  8. Great place to start a career

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to Management

    Do not become so focused on global business opportunities that you lose focus of local opportunities.


  9. Not too shabby

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Auditor in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Auditor in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good experience, good pay, good benefits

    Cons

    hours, work alot for little pay

    Advice to Management

    less hours or more money



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