PwC Reviews

Updated August 12, 2015
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Pros
  • PwC provides a solid work life balance (in 257 reviews)

  • You will learn a lot if you have the right people teaching you (in 132 reviews)

Cons
  • Absolute lack of work/life balance consideration (in 930 reviews)

  • Long hours but you know when it is going to end (in 866 reviews)

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  1. Best for early career development

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Experienced Associate (Assurance) in Florham Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Experienced Associate (Assurance) in Florham Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at PwC (More than a year)

    Pros

    Respectful and professional corporate culture, fast pace with high efficiency, diversity of work force full of remarkable talents, impressive on-board training for experienced hire, abundant resources in all perspectives, great emphasis on foregoing development of employees, good benefits as well as vacation package, and lots of opportunities with challenges......etc.

    Cons

    Long work hours, imbalance of work/life (bad for one's health and family), flexibility does not apply in busy season(especially for those below manager level), performance evaluation could be a game of favoritism by certain managers/seniors.

    Advice to Management

    Try to re-arrange busy season schedule in a more efficient way; if one has to work for more than 70 hours a week, the firm may consider overtime pay to make people more willing to sacrifice family time and burn health within the intensive 3 months.


  2. The good, the bad and the ugly

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Florham Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    A great name to have on your resume and comes with awesome experience opportunities at a wide variety of corporates. At PwC you will definitely be challenged and have ample knowledge resources at your disposal, to consult as needed.

    Cons

    Although talked about a lot, the work/life balance as a Sr. Associate is poor. Long hours are an expectation and these stresses are not limited to the year-end busy season. A recent transition in the rating system to achieve more transparency and real-time feedback - in my personal recent experience - has not succeeded as yet.


  3. Employment

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florham Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florham Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PwC (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The best company anyone can work for. Culture diversity and high paying positions.

    Cons

    I have no complaints. The company was a very wonderful company to work for. I relocated so could not stay at job

    Advice to Management

    none


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  5. Review

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Florham Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Large company and work with large public companies.

    Cons

    Its a popularity contest


  6. Senior Associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Florham Park, NJ
    Former Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Florham Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A lot of opportunities and an abundance of experiences

    Cons

    Heavy workload, late nights, lack of communication,

    Advice to Management

    Higher salaries


  7. Helpful (2)

    PwC Experience

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Florham Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I have been working at PwC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Learning opportunities are endless, people are great, great clients with reputable names, recruiters won't leave you alone so future opportunities are numerous and endless.

    Cons

    Long hours, stressful at times, compensation does not match hours worked, work life balance is non existent, this job is a lifestyle not a career


  8. Great Eye Opener into Big 4, Not the best experience if you want to learn Accounting.

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Assurance Intern in Florham Park, NJ
    Former Intern - Assurance Intern in Florham Park, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PwC as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great team working environment. Great pay and hours for internship. You will learn a great deal about working with people. It is important not to trust anyone. Do your job as best as possible. Take notes while being coach and ask good questions on things that are not clear. Also, learn excel as much as you can on youtube or on your own time. That is the most important skill to have. Great experience to have on your resume.

    Cons

    Office politics. People are very fake, they will not give you straight forward answers when asked certain questions. Work-life balance is horrible. It is hard to prioritize work load at times. While doing internship, you get a lot of task that don't add any educational value. Some employees are not friendly and it makes it hard to ask questions on the job. Employees complaint a lot about their workload.


  9. The real deal

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - IFS in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - IFS in Florham Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time

    Pros

    PwC professionals care about their co-workers and PwC's corporate policies allows that to make a difference. There is a top-down focus on flexibility and what that means to each employee and team. No man is an island, so arrangements that are made (telecommuting, flex time, etc) need to work for all parties involved, but PwC wants employees to be balanced, and thus, stay with the firm. The work is exciting, the culture is innovative, and at the end of the day, you feel like you work for the best of the best and that somehow that company really likes you too. Hard work is applauded although success is expected. You want to work hard in a place like this.

    Cons

    Hours can be long in client facing roles. Growth opportunities for internal firm services staff do exist, but require more patience, networking and finesse to obtain. Large company structure can mean red tape at times. Treat these cons with a 15% weight - the pro's outweigh them by far.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work, continue to innovate as the workplace of the future, and trust your people to take on new assignments outside of their typical wheelhouse.


  10. PwC - Where WORK/LIFE BALANCE is non-existent

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Florham Park, NJ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Promotion track is solid but compensation does not match responsibility (more like stress). Run away recent graduates!

    Cons

    Minimal Compensation is not worth the stress and hours. What is the purpose of being an "auditor" if at the end of the day we let these companies submit ridiculous financials. It's a joke; there are no values. The company will do whatever to "make it work" and keep a client


  11. Invests a great deal into the learning and development of staff.

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Florham Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Annual promotions, clear career track, stable.

    Cons

    Very long hours and alot of travel.

    Advice to Management

    Lack of opportunities.



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