PwC Reviews in China

Updated September 5, 2014
Updated September 5, 2014
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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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    Assurance Intern

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    Former Employee - Assurance Intern  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Assurance Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at PwC as an intern for less than a 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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    Great place to learn

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    Former Employee - Assurance Intern  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Assurance Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at PwC as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great atmosphere
    Great view
    Excellent coaching system
    Brilliant location
    Professional arrangement

    Cons

    Overworked, hard to balance life and work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing & giving staff more care since there are lots of OT

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Both hell and heaven

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    Former Employee - Associate  in  Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Associate in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at PwC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Lots of young people. A good job to start one's career for it helps one to grow extremely fast and get to know lots of people of same age with promising future.

    Cons

    Workload is terrible. No one's healthy after working for just one year. Mental pressure is even more horrible than physical workload.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to respect the staff instead of pushing them to the limit.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    I'm a offeree

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    Current Employee - Associate  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Associate in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Pros

    Smart people get together, it's lucky u're one of them.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is not so easy to achieve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    It was very helpful and invaluable internship experience in pwc China.

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    Former Employee - Summer Analyst  in  Hangzhou, Zhejiang (China)
    Former Employee - Summer Analyst in Hangzhou, Zhejiang (China)

    I worked at PwC as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Colleagues are helpful and each project is a lot of fun.

    Cons

    will be extremely busy when winter season comes.

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    Overall, it's great. The firm shaped who I am today as it's my only job (to date) since graduation from college.

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    Current Employee - Tax Manager  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I have been working at PwC full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Working as a staff in tax provided enough exposure to different industries. Also, my group (transfer pricing) focuses on a niche segment of tax consulting, which blends both knowledge in tax laws (on an international scale) and experiences in applying economics concepts.

    Cons

    Projects are not so different from each other, and when reaching the manager level, staff is expected to make drastic shift from a knowledge geek to a savvy marketer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More cross-LoS and cross-region collaboration as one-stop shop appears to be the ultimate direction where all kinds of consultancy should be heading, irrespective of their focus.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Senior Associate- Assurance department

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate  in  Guangzhou, Guangdong (China)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Guangzhou, Guangdong (China)

    I worked at PwC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    PwC is a great company to work in and a good choice to grow up to a professional quickly. Workmates are willing to provide help or suggestions. Everyone has opportunity to understand the financial practice and internal control system of different companies and different industries.

    Cons

    There may be a lot of travel. During the peak seasons, working over time in inevitable.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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    although busy you can learn a lot

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    Former Employee - Auditor  in  Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Auditor in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at PwC full-time

    Pros

    you can learn many things everyday and you can meet different people from different industries

    Cons

    a little busy during peak season

  10.  

    senior associate

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Pros

    big brand company, the biggest of big 4.

    Cons

    eat OT; unfair rating to staff who work for small engagement.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    punish these managers who force staff to eat ot

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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    Great team working. Fast-paced working environment

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    Former Employee - Trainee  in  Beijing, Beijing (China)
    Former Employee - Trainee in Beijing, Beijing (China)

    I worked at PwC as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    PwC really taught you how to work efficiently and get things done fast.

    Cons

    hard to promote from SA to Manager position because of the position limitation.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Auditing is something PwC have to do every each year. Repetitive work with spreadsheeting using Excel is time-consuming and easy to make mistakes. If there is any way that PwC could apply a specialized auditing information system to analyze their client's data could be much easier for PwC auditors.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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