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PwC Reviews in China

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
5,642 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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113 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Good company but may not suit everyone

    • 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 as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    Standardized training makes even non-business person a professional auditor

    Cons

    Extremely long working hours in peak season and comparatively low hourly salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good Company!

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

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

    Pros

    Great and warm unique company culture. Coworkers are nice and willing to help and teach. The career path is very clear and great for the employees.

    Cons

    You can have less time to sleep during peak season. You may still be working during midnight.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Inspire more efficient work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Poor life-work balance

    • 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 a year)

    Pros

    A good place to start your career in auditing or corporate finance. The company provides systematic and professional training, which is benefitial for new grads. Highly intensive working environment is good for those who are seeking challenge.

    Cons

    For auditors, overtime can be very tiring, especially in peak seasons, which is a drain on energy. Poor life-work balance just means you need to say goodbye to your cozy weekend! Also frequent travelling will become more and more untolerable as time goes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more time to communicate with your staff to know their concerns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Rich learning experience, but bad work life balance

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

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

    Pros

    This firm provides us with many opportunities to gain good knowledge of accounting, deals and valuations on the job. Partners and managers are friendly and willing to share.

    Cons

    We often work overtime and have little personal time. Well, the firm encourages staff to charge actual hours, but in reality... And benefits such as physical check-up are really bad...

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Overall a great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    There are many career opportunities there as it is an large international accounting firms. It's especially good for graduates from college as a start of career. It's great to work with people with the your age here.

    Cons

    You have to face the heavy workload and you have to very often work overtime to meet clients' deadline. You don't have much spare time and you may even not have time to spend your money you earn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People in big four accounting firms are normally self-motivated but the people management there is normally weaker than that in a corporate too. That leads to high staff turnover and the management can do more to take care of their people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Financial Analyst

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

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

    Pros

    good enviroment nice people to work around

    Cons

    Intense work to meet the deadline

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    PwC Assurance Intern in Beijing

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

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

    Pros

    You got the chance to travel a lot and meet new clients, which is an incredible experience at a young age. You can improve your people skills.
    You will receive formal, structured training at the beginning of your work.

    Cons

    A lot of work of an intern is just administrative and do not require much accounting knowledge. You have to constantly
    require work and show your interest to learn sophisticated stuff.
    Life-balance is terrible especially during busy season.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give your interns more responsibility and do not treat them as cheap labor to do tedious stuff that you do not want to do. Hire less interns since many projects do not need so many interns. Many interns just sit there with no work to do for many days.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Good place for the start of your career

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

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

    Pros

    well-organised training and warm working environment

    Cons

    massive workload and pay scale is low in the industry.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    exciting and rewarding experience

    • 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 (more than a year)

    Pros

    Young and energetic team everywhere

    Cons

    Internal functions suck, and intensive working style

  11.  

    PwC offers great trainings and a lot of opportunities.

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

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

    Pros

    Good place for newly graduates to start their career.

    Cons

    You cannot choose which engagement to work for. Small fish in a big pond.

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