PwC Reviews in China

Updated October 12, 2014
Updated October 12, 2014
5,194 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work (in 254 reviews)

  • PwC is a good place to start out if you are coming right from college (in 127 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life Balance does not exist as much as they say they are still working on it (in 891 reviews)

  • Long hours that often keep me at the office or working from home late at night (in 849 reviews)

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  1.  

    Transaction Advisory Service intern

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at PwC as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very professional, from head to toe. People are very willing to help and they care about your growth and contribution. When you ask, manager would actually pause their work and spend time teaching you stuff.

    Cons

    I actually liked every bit of it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Tax Services Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Global Tax Services Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at PwC as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great learning process, very nice people and friendly environment. If you have questions everyone is very approachable and open to answer them. Even interns are given a lot of responsibility and you always get feedback for your work.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can happen that you have very busy days or nothing to do at all. The salary as an intern is not very high in Shanghai.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good working environment, friendly colleagues and seniors. Nice internship experience there.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assurance Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Assurance Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at PwC as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Company culture, working environment, friendly and helpful colleagues,

    Cons

    weak life-work balance, especially when you're working for the senior manager who prefers to lengthen the working hour to get the OT payment.

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  5.  

    Great firm to learn and develop your future career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Working for PwC is interesting and challenging. There are lots of opportunities to learn and the people there are great! Very friendly and always willing to share. It's great working experience!

    Cons

    Long working hours during the busy season.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good and intensive training. Variety of tasks.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I have been working at PwC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good quality people and ok firm culture. Nice office buildings. Study leave/ OT leave system.

    Cons

    Long hours. busy season intensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    revamp remuneration system

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good company to work for after undergrad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Pros

    Good start if you want to have a financial/accounting career, you can learn the knowledge and the overview of the financial structure of a company in several years

    Cons

    Too many OTs and too much biz travels with limited annual leave
    The whole package is too low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the package and make the new hires stable in the firm

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good culture, but long hours

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Guangzhou, Guangdong (China)
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Guangzhou, Guangdong (China)

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    People are nice are friendly. Lots of technical support to make your life easier. It offers career break and non-paid leaves option for staffs who need to take CICPA exams. It also organises traingings and bares the online course fee for staffs.

    Cons

    There was work and life balance in peak season. There were tough people who requested us to be on call 24-7. Eating hours in peak season.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work-life blance should be improved. (But it's hard coz audit is very seasonal in China. Working long hours is not avoidable.)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A good way to start a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at PwC as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Friendly and fun coworkers who encourage and teach you on a day-to-day basis.
    Got a chance to observe how things are done and contribute to different projects.

    Cons

    Work-life balance (even as an intern, I work overtime)
    Compensation seems to be disproportionate given the fact that people work long hours.

    Recommends
  10.  

    Senior Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    You will have very good client exposure - reputable multinational companies and state-owned enterprises. It is a good place to obtan good training for accounting and audit knowledge. It is a good career start place as well. You have your own power and freedom if you are manager level. You can find life time friends in this firm.

    Cons

    Long hours, highly competitive, demanding environment sometimes the requerst is unreasonable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to retain good people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Assurance Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assurance Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Assurance Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at PwC as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    PwC provides very very professional training, even for winter interns. The orientation and training takes one week. The team is very helpful in whole, and team members are all quite friendly.

    Cons

    The auditing season is very busy. Everyday you need to work overtime. You should even work on weekends, which does not provide good work-life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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