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PwC Reviews in London UK

Updated Jul 22, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.5 173 reviews

81% Approve of the CEO

PwC US Chairman & Senior Partner Robert Moritz

Robert Moritz

(27 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance worked very well and they have some solid benefits for employees(in 234 reviews)

  • It is a great place to start your career if you want to stay in accounting(in 115 reviews)


Cons
  • Also work life balance is very difficult to achieve until it gets to the problem stage(in 801 reviews)

  • Long hours during busy season but thats to be expected at any audit firm in the city(in 784 reviews)

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    Manager (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGood work-life balance, well paid, excellent expertise.

    ConsBureaucratic, slow to react to opportunity, partners risk averse

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A great place to learn and grow!

    Senior Manager (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsI worked in PWC for 6 years in the London office. In my opinion, a great place to learn with a groups highly skilled professionals.

    ConsI think the policy of comparative pear rating based performance evaluation is madness, it leads to negative politics. also quite often the project budgets and deadlines are unrealistic.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPerformance rating should be individual, specially when the objectives are met.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    variation every day

    Associate (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    Proslots of variety, great training

    Conslong hours between jan and march

    Advice to Senior Managementmore staff in busy season,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    2014

    Strategy (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    Prosvery good company, look after employee and the work is very good. enjoy the enviroment and way things happen.

    Consvery competitive workplace, competition is fierce and problems can occur when things go wrong. looking at alternatives

    Advice to Senior Managementexcellent

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    Internship

    Intern (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    Prostop team, very friendly, ambitious colleagues, challenging work

    Consproject organization sometimes fail, work overtime if not well organized

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Wonderful grad school, but poor on career development

    ESC Associate (Former Employee) Potters Bar, England (UK)

    ProsGreat team of professionals. THe package is excellent and management very bright and savy

    ConsIf you start at the bottom of the scale, it is difficult to build a career

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great development experience and really brilliant colleagues

    Consultant (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsI love the development opportunities. There are roles available in all sorts of roles. The internal teams are really strong in certain areas and it makes the company flow well. The processes and procedures are relatively clear and people are always willing to help. The office in London Bridge is great and a really first class place to work

    ConsThere is a still an 'old boy' network to getting the best projects and good jobs. End of year moderation takes ages and is very drawn out. Internal IT systems etc aren't as joined up as I would like them to be. As with all lagre firms there is a constant level of change which could be managed a little better

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate more often on the things that matter - Be honest and communicate before you know all of the answers. Ask more advice of your staff, don't do it all on your own.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Best company to start working for

    Audit Associate (Current Employee) Farnborough, London, England (UK)

    Prospromotions, salary, team, nice environment

    Conswork-life balance, some clients can be very unprofessionals.

    Advice to Senior Managementthink about some time-off policies, apart from this congratulation you create the best team and environment a best job until now.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fulfilling and enriching experience

    Advisory Manager (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    Pros- great banter
    - very professional
    - great academic and learning support

    Cons- too structured
    - promotion process convoluted and unclear

    Advice to Senior ManagementStreamline the promotion process and make it more transparent

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Varied experience that can be very good. Often far too political.

    Senior Associate - Advisory (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsSmart people, good variety of projects.

    ConsA political minefield, unfortunately this often negates the benefits of working here.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBetter transparency, less focus on short term goals

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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