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PwC Reviews in Chicago, IL

Updated November 4, 2014
Updated November 4, 2014
5,339 Reviews
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5,339 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work (in 257 reviews)

  • You learn a lot about how to run complex businesses in fast-changing environments (in 132 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life Balance does not exist as much as they say they are still working on it (in 930 reviews)

  • Long hours that often keep me at the office or working from home late at night (in 866 reviews)

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  1.  

    A well rounded education in the tax field

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Intern in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Tax Intern in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Great Experience and Work Environment

    Cons

    Do not really have any

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent Career Opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    PwC is a great place to start or accelerate a career. The opportunities really are endless, but it's up to you to seize them. If you're able to accept change and uncertainty, you'll be successful.

    Cons

    Travel is insane. Living in aluminum tubes and generic business hotels is a really odd experience. You have to accept it, or you could go nuts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to manage macro trends a little better. Boom and bust cycles wreak havoc on utilizations, not to mention the RIFFs...

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    PwC- Great place to work.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Incredible coaching and an emphasis Aon training. Also, the amount of growth an individual can have in a short period of time is incredible. With PwC being one of the Big Four, a lot of terrific opportunities present themselves to the Consulting teams.

    Cons

    Tremendous amoun of work if you are good. On the Consulting side, you are either in or out based on how well you do early on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep your employees happy and paid, and take advantage of the slowdown to upgrade on talent. All in all, Senior Management has done a tremendous job in a tough environment.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Nice coworkers.

    Cons

    Long hours and lots of travel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give me a break

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    N/a.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Great coaching environment and personal development opportunities.

    Cons

    Work is not spread evenly throughout year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/a.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    PwC is the place to be!

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consulting in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consulting in Chicago, IL

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    During my internship, I learned so much about the advisory practice, as well as about PwC's corporate culture. I was able to contribute to meaningful assignments and see how applicable my accounting degree is in the real-world. I enjoyed applying my critical thinking skills and my accounting background to real-life tasks and projects. In addition to the work opportunities I experienced at PwC, I also had a chance to meet the many people that build PwC's culture through various other networks, such as affinity groups and Toastmasters. Overall, I have been thrilled with my internship, and I could not have asked for a more fulfilling and valuable experience. This experience has been the perfect supplement to enhance my classroom education.

    Cons

    I really did not hit any downsides during my nine week internship. I was assigned to challenging, meaningful projects, and everyone really made me feel part of the PwC team. Everyone at the office is very ambitious, so they definitely work hard-- but they know how to play hard too. They hosted numerous social activities, where you can see your co-workers outside of the work environment-- events such as bowling, baseball games, wine tasting, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overall, I think Senior Management was fantastic! Throughout my internship, I was always encouraged to ask questions, and I felt very comfortable working with different members of the PwC team. I especially appreciated the time all the professionals spent in making me feel welcomed and ensuring that I got the most out of my internship.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Overall great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    The clients are great. The people you work with are talented.

    Cons

    The travel. The workload is pretty grueling, too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more feedback.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    PricewaterhouseCoopers you can bring your life with you!!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Advisory Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Opportunities to travel the world.

    Cons

    Traveling, work life balance issues.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!!!

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    PwC - Transaction Services

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Transaction Services Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Transaction Services Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great learning opportunity to see a lot of deals and learn some skill sets (excel / ppt) that are highly recognized in finance.

    Cons

    Be prepared to work investment banking hours at an accountants compensation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase compensation - turnover will decrease if you pay more in line with bankers and transaction based consultants.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Experienced Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Experienced Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Experienced Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at PwC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    PwC is really pushing flexibility with your schedule, as well as making big strides in new technology, considering we're "Going Google" here at PwC and moving to the Google cloud and email for our work. PwC is also great at supporting women in their careers. Love the exposure to big clients and having PwC on the resume.

    Cons

    Some difficulty with work-life balance for a young professional without a family but teams and higher up managers are getting better and better with flexibility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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