PwC Reviews

Updated March 25, 2015
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  1. Really great place to work - Amazing atmosphere and steep learning curve. I am really happy from my PwC experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    - Steep learning curve
    - Great environment
    - Amazing resources
    - Interesting projects and challenging situations

    Cons

    - The level of responsibility that you are given does not always match your current knowledge and skills

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. Good employer, expect long hours

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great people, development opportunities, good client base.

    Cons

    Flexible working hours often lead to long hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Implement a TOIL policy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3. Not bad at all. Definitely a good company to work for but it isn't perfect.

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits.
    Good progression up to Manager level (a lot harder after so I guess that will be a con after).
    Good culture. People are friendly and helpful.
    Excellent career prospects.

    Cons

    Exam failures = dismissal therefore no job security until qualification.
    Work life balance is not the best.
    No pay for overtime.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look into paying overtime.
    Look at ways to improve work life balance.
    Look at ways to improve flexibility across moving to other departments.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. Great Experience and great variety of projects

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

    Pros

    You can gain a lot of experience in various industries. Good working environment. The company supports internal mobility so it is easy to "change jobs" without actually leaving the firm.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be difficult. Promotion process is long and ambiguous, different criterial used in different parts of the business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    career path should be clear and transparent so employees know what their part of the deal is

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Have been with the firm for 2 months as a summer intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Good culture and working environment.

    Cons

    Not really interesting department for me

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. The most bullshitting lot .... say they invest in people - put people in worse than conveyor belt setting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Tax Consultant in London, England (UK)

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    None compared with other Big Four

    Cons

    Hotelling - temporary desk; tiny locker miles away from your desk; tiny shelf miles away from your locker and your desk; clients still send tons of paper and you may be on crutches though injury; some school leaver <<...>>> with no other qualifications dares to police your desk ... no matter you have the best degree and first time passes and tons of brilliant experience - they still send some idiot to tell you off for not being able to walk on crutches and carry <<whatever>> to your locker at the same time - <<advised to remove "bad language">>?!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay people to work from home - duh!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8. Experience as a Client Administrator at PwC

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Client Administrator in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    1. Strong networking opportunities

    2. Good team relationship between the Client Administrators

    3. Gaining PwC experience and working for a global company

    Cons

    1. The support and training for Client Administrators is appalling and for most experienced hire.

    2. Heavy workload and very little pay for the amount of work done.

    3. Having to constantly record the amount of time spent in each piece of work.

    4. Client Administrators are not treated very well by their Seniors and the rest of their team that they administrate for.

    5. Client Administrators are blamed for
      a lot of work problems even if the problem was caused by upper management

    6. Very bad attitude towards Client Admin at PwC and it's not a very well respected role within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training and support for CA's is needed. Overall better training is needed for any experience hire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. PwC - a safe, snail slow career in an outdated business model.

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

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

    Pros

    Job security, strong network, flexibility for career change within thr Firm, global mobility, promotion of work-life balance, equal opportunities for men/women, working mothers progression even when on reduced hours.

    Cons

    Career development is too slow on average. Must grow through the ranks spending a "minimum" time at each one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on people's strengths, not their weaknesses. Consider shifting from the traditional partnership model to a company and begin insentivising employees with share schemes (different classes of shares perhaps).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10. Perfect place to train

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

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

    Pros

    Exposure to large, high profile clients
    Great place to qualify
    Large number of staff of similar age/goals

    Cons

    Long hours during Jan-Apr
    Audit work can become receptive and dull with increasing regulation coming into effect

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. Varies a lot by division, but mine was great!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Independence in London, England (UK)
    Former Contractor - Independence in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Good working hours, lovely people, nice offices located centrally. It is a very well functioning company.

    Cons

    My job role was fairly dull

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look after your people right to the very bottom :) Social events and just talking to them makes a huge difference.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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