PwC Reviews in Miami, FL

Updated July 2, 2014
Updated July 2, 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.  

    Great place to work

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Very professional, great training, great contacts and experience

    Cons

    The travel to client locations.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great professional development experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accounting Development Program  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Accounting Development Program in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Amount of resources available and interaction with senior staff

    Cons

    Intensity of training, with lots of back to back presentations

  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Assurance Senior Associate

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    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Great networks, tremendous amount of skills

    Cons

    work life balance is unrealistic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    The grass is not greener on the other side

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    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate (3+)  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate (3+) in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Great benefits. Work with a lot of intelligent people. Awesome for your resume. Good variety of industries to work on.

    Cons

    Competitive. Very political....it's all about who you know.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    A good employer, but requires too much of its employees.

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    Current Employee - Tax Associate  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Miami, FL

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

    Pros

    Very good employer, good benefits, high level of knowledge at all levels, opportunity to work in global projects, and culturally diverse.

    Cons

    It requires long hours; you end up working 50 to 60 hours a week for a regular salary (low salary if we take into consideration all the stress, responsibility and hours devoted to the work). The environment is very demanding; you end up living only to work. If you have a family you will have to put work first, projects are demanding and usually need immediate assistance, (so it can mean working until very late, weekends, etc...) . It has an employee review process that is very strict and you are being compared to people who work 70 and 80 hours a week, so even if you work 50 you will still look like if you did not put enough effort. You actually feel like a machine, forget about your personal life.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work/life balance is not really true; it is a place full of workaholics.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great way to start your career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Miami, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    It is a place to be proud of and everyone recognizes the name. Many companies hiring look for big four experience.

    Cons

    There are a lot of long hours. It is hard to maintain work-life balance, even though leadership gives it their best effort. It's just a tough industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you are doing and coming up with good ideas to make PwC a great place to work.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience at PwC has made me realize the importance of who has your back...repuation is everything.

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Miami, FL

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    prestige of company, resume gold, great learning experience, high standards, independence, flexibility as needed

    Cons

    busy-season feels like a jail sentence (but that is big 4), reviews can be subjective...it's who you know...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay us more

    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you can endure the stress and abuse, it will pay off.

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Miami, FL

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Name recognition. If you have PwC on your resume, you are pretty much golden in the market place. The longer you stay and take the abuse, the more you make in the long run.

    Cons

    The abuse, the hours, not being appreciated for all of the hard work that you put in. It becomes expected that you will not have a life during large periods throughout the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire appropriately. HR should not be surprised when people leave in the summer / early fall since it happens EVERY year. Hire a few extra for once so that we aren't killing ourselves and can actually have that "work / life balance" that you keep on touting.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    good experience but no life/work balance

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Miami, FL

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    *Looks great on resume
    *Learning every day
    *Surrounded by very smart and professional people
    * Mobility
    *A lot of training
    * Fully paid Backer CPA course plus bonus if passed

    Cons

    *Work, work, work and no life at all. Firm has no respect for personal life, expect you work 25 hours a day
    *Compensation is very low compare to hours and work we do

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care about your staff because work they do makes you look good or bad in front of your clients

    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Working at PwC: The truth

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Miami, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Miami, FL

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    The best about working in PwC is the training and resources offered. You are always learning and that helps you become a better professional.

    Cons

    Working at PricewaterhouseCoopers is consuming. You have to forget about your personal life and only focus on your job. The overtime you work is enormous and you do not get compensated for it. It is a very demanding job, in which you are expected to go beyond and above what you can handle, until you realize you do not have any more life, other than your work. Since this has become part of the corporate culture, every one works on the same standards. You become a slave of the corporate system.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think, management should start rewarding employees according to their performance and hours worked. In addition, management should reduce the hours employee have to work, most employees do not need to be in the office for long hours, the problem is that managers and directors usually are consumed by work, so the rest of the team has to be there or it would not look good. I think if the expectation is to have workaholics, then make budget for a fair compensation.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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