PwC Reviews in Germany

Updated June 13, 2014
Updated June 13, 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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  1.  

    Internship in Financial Transactions

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    Former Employee - Internship  in  Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Former Employee - Internship in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

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

    Pros

    The people were very friendly, the office culture was very good. The department was one of the best within the company. The building in Frankfurt is very nice, good food opportunities in the subsidized restaurant.

    Cons

    The project I got on was very low-profile and led to relatively monotone excel-grunt work. I did not get to go to clients, so I was without my team in the office for 1/3rd of the time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Good if you seek stability

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consulting Intern  in  Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Former Employee - Consulting Intern in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

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

    Pros

    The cantine was great and the German HQ is a modern skyscraper in Frankfurt. The offices offer free coffee and tea, and a nice view over Frankfurt. The location is very central and there are nice restaurant and a new mall in the neighbourhood., The project where I was staffed was not too interesting, but my colleagues were great and the performance of the supporting functions and backoffice (IT support) were excellent.

    Cons

    People were not overly ambitious at the firm and I lacked cognitive challenge during my internship. There might have been more variation in my tasks.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please make sure your interns are learning something new every week. They are not there for the pay but to learn.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Good Company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Junior Consultant
    Current Employee - Junior Consultant

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

    Pros

    Great company to start your career
    Ample transfer learning
    Internationality
    Rewarding work
    Very broad spectrum in each division
    Work never gets boring
    Bigger interest in employees than at rivaling firms
    Working atmosphere is pretty decent
    Hierarchic structures make it easy to get in touch with senior management

    Cons

    They will bind you
    PWC knows sure how to catch new employees
    Working hours sometimes too long
    Consulting branch not yet fully satisfying
    Busy season can be pretty exhausting

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Working in a fast paced environment for all kind of clients from different industries. Great Team spirit

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate  in  Mannheim (Germany)
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Mannheim (Germany)

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

    Pros

    - many experiences for professional life
    - Great Team spirit
    - great variaty of tasks
    - relaxed sumers
    - fair payment

    Cons

    - great load of overtime during busy season
    - sometimes intensive long business trips
    - lack of free-time during busy season
    - sometimes monotonous work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - better handling of work-life balance
    - better and more coaching on the job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Intern

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

    I have been working at PwC as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    No barriers to engage in additional projects and learn where your interest lie at.

    Cons

    No structured learning for interns or any benefits besides the work in the team.

  7.  

    great experience, collegial atmosphere

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assurance  in  Stuttgart (Germany)
    Former Employee - Assurance in Stuttgart (Germany)

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

    Pros

    work life balance, interesting work

    Cons

    compensation, long working hours, time pressure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    6 months as an intern - Occasionally interesting work, very friendly and helpful team

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    Former Employee - Business Analyst  in  Frankfurt am Main (Germany)
    Former Employee - Business Analyst in Frankfurt am Main (Germany)

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

    Pros

    Good hours, experience in a variety of tasts (project management, Excel etc)

    Cons

    Some downtime and not too many demanding jobs

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less bureaucracy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Nice

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Stadt Frankfurt (Germany)
    Former Employee - Intern in Stadt Frankfurt (Germany)

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

    Pros

    Good team work and so

    Cons

    low salary decreases the motivation

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give people more responsobilities

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    PwC - Manager

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Munich (Germany)
    Current Employee - Manager in Munich (Germany)

    I have been working at PwC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    nice colleagues and great office building

    Cons

    payment, uninteresting tasks and limited career possibilities

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Strategy & Operations or M&A - PwC is the best place to be

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Director, S&O and M&A Services
    Former Employee - Director, S&O and M&A Services

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

    Pros

    Highly intelligent team oriented co-workers and leaders
    Challenging assignments
    Clients that truly want your assistance and advice

    Cons

    Heavy workloads
    Heavy travel
    Burdesome administrative procedures

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lean, Lean, Lean

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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