PwC Reviews in Los Angeles, CA

Updated September 19, 2014
Updated September 19, 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.  

    Always learning experience

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    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great upward mobility, great experiences that can boost your resume, able to meet, work closly with, and learn from some of the most brilliant ppl in the nusiness world. Tremendous resources in the firm that can benefit one's career.

    Cons

    long, irregular working hours, no overtime pay, base salary in general is lower if taking into account all the works. Need to travel from time to time (depending on the market)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Learned a lot. Some great people. Some terrible managers.

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Irvine, CA

    I worked at PwC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    You really do learn financial statements outside and in; cool if you ever want to play the stock market. 10k's are your friend- that is if you pay attention to what you're doing. You get some nice relaxing time every once in a while and the Company means well. Lots of client interaction; most invaluable part of the whole job.
    Also, you will definitely find best friends; guarantee at least some people will have an incredibly well-developed sense of dry humor. Audit brings it out of you.

    Cons

    Some of the managers are not well-suited to managing teams and managing them can be really stressful. The review system is ridiculous; every psychology book out there explains why this system is incredibly poor for fairness as well as employee motivation. And you really do sacrifice a lot of life outside of work- hard to make plans. But if you like who you work with you can make that work for you for a while.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Advisory Associate

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    Former Employee - Advisory Associate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Advisory Associate in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great People, good learning experience, good professional exposure

    Cons

    Less salary, the client engagements might not be what you like

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    I learned a lot but ready to move on

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn and grow within the accounting/auditing industry

    Cons

    Evaluation process is skewed, which affects compensation and salary raises. Some people work harder than others and are reconized on formal written evaliations. Managers have favorites.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    A great place to work!

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    Former Employee - Senior Assurance Associate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Assurance Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at PwC as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Offers great training program to their employees. Lots of great perks and motivation for working hard. No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work. I believe any of Big 4 firms is a great place to start your career.

    Cons

    No particular negative aspects of the firm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    part time account coordinator

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    Former Employee - Account Coordinator  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Account Coordinator in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    A very professional environment and a culture that promotes opportunity for growth.

    Cons

    The office is huge, so it can be easy to feel like just another number/employee. It's very different from working at a smaller company where everyone knows your name. That may not be the case here.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Be Patient

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    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    It can take a couple of years to find what you like doing at PwC. It can be a difficult process, some long hours for sure, but other times are incredibly slow. When you start, it would be a good idea to talk to others about what they do, after each of your first two years let people know you want to move to different groups within the company to try out different things. You'll find what you like/don't like--it will make your experience not only more rewarding, but more enjoyable.

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to work with one of "those" people, but I've found that to be rare. Don't let it actually be a con for seeking work at PwC. Pay felt a tad on the low side when you are an associate (though perhaps not), but the jump in pay when making senior hit the spot.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to encourage new associates to try out different groups, i.e. rotate every year to learn what other work is available within the company.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    poor opportunity management and transfers to other groups

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    Former Employee - Audit Associate  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at PwC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    good for your resume and branding, depending on group etc

    Cons

    assurance group is extremely ungrateful for work performed. feedback is based on sloppy metrics. hours are insane and dangerous at times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    provide better opportunities for staff. start making busy times more manageable and realistic.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Great internship

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    Former Employee - Semester of Discovery Intern  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Semester of Discovery Intern in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The culture and the people were great! It makes you want to be part of their teams. There are wonderful opportunities to move up and experiences made available that may not be available else where. They heavily invest in their employees.

    Cons

    Future work/life balance is poor

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    It has been superb, excellent work environment, lot of support and encouragement from Seniors

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    Current Employee - Associate - Advisory  in  Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Associate - Advisory in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great work environment, challenging and pulsating charged environment. Seniors also are working at the same frenetic pace as junior / new employees, and are extremely supportive, and give a lot of responsibility.

    Cons

    Lot of politicking by some individuals (as in every office, nothing unusual), however could be kept in check. Considering the workload compensation should be way higher.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensation packages should be more generous considering the huge effort required of employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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