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PwC Reviews in McLean, VA

Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.6 166 reviews

                             

94% Approve of the CEO

PwC US Chairman & Senior Partner Robert Moritz

Robert Moritz

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79% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Interning was great for learning the systems and programs used at PwC.

Tax Intern (Former Employee)
McLean, VA

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

ProsThe teach you all the programs and systems used at PwC, you get to know the people you'll be working with, you can get experience in different departments, you understand what a day is like as a full time employee, there are extracurricular activities to participate in as an intern, you can enjoy other perks.

ConsThe days can be long and boring, you might not have a project to work on, management is preoccupied so they might not be as helpful as they initially lead you to believe.

Advice to Senior ManagementFInd a way to make a better work-life balance during the busy seasons. 80 hours a week is not good for any individual.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great learning experience and teamwork

Audit Manager (Current Employee)
McLean, VA

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

ProsGreat on the job learning and opportunities to mobilize to different areas within the Firm.

ConsChallenging work life balance, working towards tight due dates

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

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Top quality people, great experience, but it's very hard work.

Senior Associate (Former Employee)
McLean, VA

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

ProsYou work with very intelligent, career-oriented people in a fast-paced environment and you learn a lot.

ConsThe hours can be very demanding, and some engagements very unrewarding.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Good place to start with

Audit Associate (Current Employee)
McLean, VA

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

ProsGood brand, Easy to move around

ConsThere's politics everywhere, No team work

Advice to Senior ManagementCare more about the staff

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Amazing people, great opportunities, incredible learning environment, very demanding.

Director (Former Employee)
McLean, VA

I worked at PwC full-time for more than 5 years

ProsPwC is an incredibly diverse set of people, projects, and opportunities. You will learn more than you can imagine while there and will be compensated well for your time and energy.

ConsThe culture demands all of you - all of your time, energy, and thought. You will work 50-60 hours a week and be average in terms of time spent. There will be very little downtime as email and phone connectivity means you are always on.

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

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A place where you can chart your own course

Advisory Manager (Current Employee)
McLean, VA

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

ProsAmple opportunities to develop marketable skills and transfer from one practice area to another as desired. Good benefits and better emphasis on employee satisfaction than at rival firms. Strong brand recognition in the marketplace.

ConsPolitical environment can make it challenging to obtain the experiences you need to advance unless you have advocates on the leadership team. Employee population is largely comprised of Millennials.

Advice to Senior ManagementAs the company grows and continues to acquire additional firms, ensure that staff have opportunities to connect with leadership and that the culture does not become impersonal.

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

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Swimming with the Sharks

Director (Current Employee)
McLean, VA

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

ProsGreat brand. If you can make it in the environment, other areas seem easy.

ConsUnachievable expectations. Blame laying. Extremely Political

– I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great benefits, ok work

Senior Associate - Advisory (Current Employee)
McLean, VA

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

ProsRetirement Benefits, Milestone benefits, Salary, Career Opportunity. In addition to these items PwC Partners will truly fight for their people in down times and make an effort to not lay anyone off. Excellent brand to have on your resume.

Cons400 hours over standard required. Metrics outdated and do not account for all job requirements and situations. While there are many opportunities to work with people who are excellent in their fields there are an equal number of opportunities to work with career bureaucrats who offer no value. Also ability to keep up with technology internally very poor.

Advice to Senior ManagementTrim the fat and get workers up to date on what's going on in other markets. There are many PwC employees completely out of touch with reality because they only work in their little segment and opportunities are lost because these people are unable to cross network effectively.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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High pressure company

Experienced Associate (Former Employee)
McLean, VA

I worked at PwC full-time

ProsGood learning opportunities to build competencies.

ConsHigh pressure to participate in other areas outside of client work.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Vanilla

Subcontractor (Former Employee)
McLean, VA

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

ProsGood Pay and the management tries to be as inclusive as possible.

ConsThe bureaucracy is about as corporate as it gets. When trying to get work done, it becomes near impossible to get quality work out due to the corporate culture there. Upper management wants in on everything.

Advice to Senior ManagementGive managers more autonomy.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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