PwC Reviews in Dallas, TX

Updated August 12, 2014
Updated August 12, 2014
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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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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    A great starting place for those who aren't sure what they really want to do

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Excellent training opportunities, a wide variety of experience, formal and informal coaching, the ability to participate in meetings with senior level executives at a relatively low level within the firm

    Cons

    It can be difficult to break into another area of the firm unless you know someone. You can be perfectly qualified for a role on a given project but the manager/ director/ partner leading the team might not take you if you are an unknown.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great strides have been made regarding transparency in compensation, but most of it is backwards looking. It'd be nice to know, with a high degree of certainty, your earning potential at various levels. The tool that currently exists was not accurate for me at all.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Company pushes Flexible Working Arrangement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at PwC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great place to start a career. The company pushes flexible working arragement.

    Cons

    You will work really long hours at Big Four.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to push flexibility

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    needed improvement

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at PwC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    the profile attached to the firm helps you grow in your career path

    Cons

    too much work hours and little time for anything else

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

    So far....OK

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at PwC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Prestige of working a big-4 firm
    Working with very intelligent people
    Exposure to top tier clients

    Cons

    No work life balance
    Promotion skew toward people who are part of "network" not necessarily for those who produce
    Encouraged to do high volume of internal firm work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More transparency with promotion and performance review guidelines

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great firm with some very talented leadership and people, but not uniformly

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Being a private firm allows many employee positives not possible with a public entity (not looking at each month, quarter, etc.). In addition, the senior leadership is passionate about the firm and the people.

    Cons

    Ambiguous performance measures. My practice was acquired, and after 3+ years they still could not really understand how to measure (hence reward) for performance. They can be somewhat slow in key areas when people are integrated due acquisitions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Upon any acquisition, immediately remove that leadership layer from control and place one or more true PwC Partners as oversight. Leaving teams alone to run "as-was" creates gaps and prevents the people from quickly integrating into the PwC culture. From a risk\business perspective, removing that previous layer also exposes the previous mistakes, which become current mistakes from being hidden from view by PwC. Naming one or more of them as Partner\Principal does not really reflect talents nor expose the existing skill deficiencies. I know of one former "leader" who simply attends meetings and name drops, but really remains an empty suit after all these years.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    A challenge with a wealth of opportunities

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Experienced Associate - Advisory  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Experienced Associate - Advisory in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at PwC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    This organization is amazing, and challenges individuals to strive to perform at the highest levels everyday. The advisory practice is filled with extensive opportunities, that allow an individual to work across a multitude of industries. If a person is looking for great exposure this is the place to work.

    Cons

    PwC is a competitive environment and is not for everyone. You must be willing to work the hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to Challenge employees to preform at their highest levels everyday.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great experience - if you can play the game

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Dallas, TX

    I worked at PwC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    I was in Advisory, Technology consulting practice and went from Associate through Experienced Manager at the firm. I would personally recommend it to most people. To do well at the firm, you have to be driven, a work-a-holic at times, and open to travel. The work can be challenging, and the problems to solve can be fun. I worked at top tier Fortune & Global 500 companies on projects at a scope I would not have reached most other places.

    Cons

    The travel can be cumbersome in professional services - and is a reason many leave by the time they reach senior associate or manager. The firm can be highly political at times, with each partner within a practice having their own fiefdom - but that's how it is at many type A firms.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue treating people as people rather than assets. When I was there, the culture had just started changing to reduce attrition to a more people focused mindset.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great culture and diversity.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at PwC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Great sense of involvement with the company and encouragement of job advancement.

    Cons

    Although encouragement for career advancement is routine, there isn't any real guidance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Stressful.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Senior Associate  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Excellent learning opportunities and a good client base.

    Cons

    Extremely long hours; well beyond the industry norm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put a greater emphasis on rewarding employees who are contributing to the success of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Summer Intern in Advisory - Tech Consulting

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Technology Consultant  in  Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Technology Consultant in Dallas, TX

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

    Pros

    Great Environment and Support (in my experience)
    Good Pay
    Amazing learning experience.
    Lots of fun events for interns!
    Meet lots of nice, ambitious and hard-working people

    If you do a decent job during the internship, you get a full-time offer!

    Cons

    Although the internship was an amazing experience, I'm pretty sure that all the glamour and enthusiasm eventually dies out after a while. Full-time employees work long hours and must go out of their way in finding a good work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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