PwC Reviews in London, UK

Updated October 21, 2014
Updated October 21, 2014
5,175 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work (in 254 reviews)

  • PwC is a good place to start out if you are coming right from college (in 127 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life Balance does not exist as much as they say they are still working on it (in 891 reviews)

  • Long hours that often keep me at the office or working from home late at night (in 849 reviews)

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  1.  

    Very good place to start with your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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)

    Pros

    Multiple clients portfolio. Various people to work with from various parts of the world. People are nice in London Top Tier department

    Cons

    It can be very hard if you want to change a project, especially after you worked years on the same project. Project leaders are reluctant to let you go to other projects considering your cumulative experience, which is good for the project but bad for your diverse portfolio.

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tax Senior Associate

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

    I have been working at PwC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Professional but friendly atmosphere. It is always your personal responsibility to build up your own career and network and as a result how much you get out of it (there are a lot of various client and internal opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge). Most senior people are very approachable and eager to answer your questions and to share their experience.

    Cons

    IT tools/system seem a bit behind other BIG4.
    Promotions for Managers and Senior Managers could be more transparent.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Fast paced learning, challenging work and excellent people

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

    I have been working at PwC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Reputation, professional qualification, learning and future prospects

    Cons

    very long days during busy season, lot of travel and restriction on when you can take your holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay on par with the market if not more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great experience, amazing projects, client exposure, FTSE100,

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

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    gain quickly great experience
    brand in your CV forever
    best Consulting firm - recognised globally
    meet big FTSE100 clients
    lots of trainings
    good (not best) remuneration

    Cons

    long hours
    overtime not paid
    face time
    bad work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good benefits as additional to basic salary.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Provided a holistic view into the functions of a professional services firm as well as the roles offered.

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

    I have been working at PwC as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Suitable training and support is provided for most roles. Flexibility - rotation between departments is a possibility for the first 6 months, giving you time to decide which department you are most comfortable in. There seem to be a lot of benefits for employees as well as flexibility as to how you receive those benefits. Ideal for self-driven individuals. Abundant opportunity for networking and career progression.

    Cons

    If you are not self-motivated, ambitious and strong-willed it can be easy to fall off the radar. Can be demanding in terms of working hours as well as study hours for ACA qualification.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    PwC Client Administrator Employee review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 an year)

    Pros

    PwC cares about their employees and goes above and beyone to look after them. There is a sense of family and the work is demanding so does not get boring.

    Cons

    Depending on which sector you are in, you are expected to work long hours which can conflict with your personal life. Assurance seems to be the worst for this, I have heard Tax is a lot less stressful area to work in.

  8. 2 people found this helpful  

    This is a company that needs to work on its mentoring and management

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

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great annual holiday allowance, opportunity for promotion, great industry experience, a lot of pressure to accumulate chargeable hours

    Cons

    Compensation was fairly low, the management were often cliquey and did a very bad job in terms of the people element, e.g. bad at mentoring, bad at developing people, bad at providing honest and timely feedback, often made me feel uncomfortable and made me feel undervalued and insecure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not everyone is made to be a people manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    PwC London - Technology Consulting

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

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

    Pros

    Good working culture
    Nice office location

    Cons

    Not many projects relevant to the skill area, you would be often asked to take on anything whether you want it or not. When I write anything it literally means 'ANY' whether or not it links to your own career aspiration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate and listen to people who work here especially about their career aspirations.
    Yearly assessment process is completely screwed. You have to be in the 'cohort' to get a good rating and if you are not, your rating would suffer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Going through changes

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

    I worked at PwC as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Hi-tech environment, high quality infrastructure, brand new building, good central location by the river, plenty of pleasant friendly staff, some things could be modified quickly.

    Cons

    Making the usual outsourcing cuts, perhaps a bit isolating in terms of areas of the business communicating with each other, lack of challenges sometimes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Insight Day

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

    I have been working at PwC as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    1. The day was well structured.
    2. The group exercises were very beneficial.

    Cons

    1. The test exercises were too basic.
    2. There was a limit in interaction with employees due to availability shortages.
    3. There wasn't a diverse spread of candidates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to make the insight day more meaningful for those who are invited as most of the information provided is widely available on the PwC website or by doing a google search, apart from the group exercises.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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