PwC Reviews

Updated June 28, 2015
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PwC US Chairman & Senior Partner Robert Moritz
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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. Tax Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at PwC full-time

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

    Pros

    Most Prestigious; surrounded by top tier professionals; great benefits; rated #2 for best place to work in world

    Cons

    Work life balance is not great; compensation is smaller at first than other Big 4;


  2. Top tie firm.

    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, start early, start young and you may get whatever you want.

    Cons

    Performance review system needs to be improved. Long commute for most clients.


  3. Great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Irvine, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    flexibility, people, opportunities, compensation, training

    Cons

    too many hours, staff turnover,


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  5. LA Office

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advisory Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Advisory Manager in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at PwC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great on boarding experience for new hires

    Cons

    poor management of the competency i was part of, too much political fighting leading to unwarranted bench time


  6. Director

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Team work and collaboration allows for great learning experience. Opportunities for formal and on the job training are ample. Opportunity to work with people with different backgrounds.

    Cons

    Structure needs to be more flexible. Compensation needs to be more competitive and better linked with performance. Unclear guidance regarding career paths.

    Advice to Management

    Link compensation with performance


  7. Summer Analyst

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Financial Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Intern - Financial Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    goal-oriented, quick to learn, team worker, leader

    Cons

    young and lack of experience, need some instruction

    Advice to Management

    no


  8. Director, HRTS

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director, HRTS in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director, HRTS in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive pay and benefits, good flexibility

    Cons

    Terrible work/life balance, poor technology, terrible office space setup

    Advice to Management

    Need to create environment that actually respects work/life balance


  9. Great Company

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Experienced Assurance Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Experienced Assurance Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    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

    Great benefits and experience for your resume

    Cons

    Long hours, sometimes seemingly uncompetitive salary compared to other Big 4 companies.

    Advice to Management

    Work to ensure that staff are paid at market


  10. Risk Assurance Experienced Associate

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Experienced Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Experienced Associate in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Reputation, Variety of clients, Great and smart people to work with, Good flexibility during non-busy season, diversity,

    Cons

    Long hours, hierarchical, some of the people tend to be aggressive when giving coaching, pay is low compared to the work put in.


  11. Great Company Culture

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Forensic Tech Consultant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Forensic Tech Consultant in Los Angeles, CA

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

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

    Pros

    Everyone in the office is busy, yet they are extremely helpful. The culture created around this company has significantly enhanced it's work environment.

    Cons

    Challenging Work (Really a Pro)



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