PwC Reviews

Updated July 3, 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. Great place for a career boost

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Breadth of experience; exposure to senior staff; speed of progression; freedom to work on areas of interest

    Cons

    Generally does not pay as well as the other big four; corporate culture can take a while to get used to; performance appraisal process is long, drawn out and stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the effort required by individuals at end of year for their self appraisal


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    Senior Associate I&IM

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big four reputation providing a great learning place to develop.
    The people you work with
    Opportunities to progress and move departments/overseas

    Cons

    Long working hours for lower remuneration than what you can get outside the top 4. There is a conscious effort to improve this though.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on improving remuneration and/or work life balance to create a better balance and competitive package for staff.


  3. Senior Manager

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Breadth of Experience
    Training provided is great
    Chance to build up a fantastic network

    Cons

    Not Enterpreneurial enough
    Too focused on risk management - to the extent this has an impact on the projects taken on
    No work / life balance - have to work weekends and even on holidays


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  5. Overall experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Exposure to varied, interesting and high-profile assignments. Good name to have on your CV

    Cons

    Lack of mobility within/across business units. Lack of opportunities for progression in some business units. Lack of transparency on management decisions

    Advice to Management

    Open and honest feedback on performance and a level playing field for promotions would be nice


  6. auditor

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

    I have been working at PwC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good to people, lots of fun with staff, lots of responsibility early on, supportive system for taking the ACA in the UK. Great to travel around, good offices.

    Cons

    not much cons - pretty good graduate job

    Advice to Management

    continue


  7. Good place to start at

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    - friendly environment
    - good variety of work and top tier clients
    - great learning opportunities
    - guaranteed progression in first 5 years (on grad scheme)
    - support for accounting qualification

    Cons

    - difficult to achieve real work life balance
    - appraisals on bell curve so individual contributions are not recognised as much as relative performance to peers
    - pay at grades below director are on lower end of market benchmark


  8. Great for some...

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at PwC

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

    Pros

    Fast moving, knowledge sharing is second to none. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    The team feels cliquey. Budgets are underpriced and causes eating time


  9. Friendly staff and great for experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Client Administrator in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The vast majority of employees are very intelligent, friendly individuals. Opportunities to move around internally are available to everyone. There are several chances to increase industry knowledge internally, however it is seen that you need to have a pro-active attitude in order to achieve this.

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than the competitors, however the opportunities to move up and into new brackets are outweigh this con.

    Advice to Management

    None


  10. PwC

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at PwC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    pros are ACA qualification, firm's reputation, large intake, travel opportunity, large clients, chances to meet new people, including business leaders

    Cons

    cons are work pressure, study commitment and pressure, working hours, salary, no overtime compensation, long away jobs, mundane jobs in early year


  11. Fun atmosphere and good opportunities

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, fun atmosphere, great offices

    Cons

    Audit work limits consulting opportunities. Little strategic planning.

    Advice to Management

    Spend the time to great a proper strategy based on the actual market and the skills you have in your people.



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