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PwC Reviews in New York, NY

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.6 489 reviews

91% Approve of the CEO

PwC US Chairman & Senior Partner Robert Moritz

Robert Moritz

(121 ratings)

79% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance worked very well and they have some solid benefits for employees(in 234 reviews)

  • It is a great place to start your career if you want to stay in accounting(in 115 reviews)


Cons
  • Also work life balance is very difficult to achieve until it gets to the problem stage(in 801 reviews)

  • Long hours during busy season but thats to be expected at any audit firm in the city(in 784 reviews)

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    Great experience.

    M&S (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsLots to learn owing to the matrixed and global nature of the organization

    ConsCan get lost as it is so huge and get stuck in a role.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement right now is really really focused on really good change by investing in technology. I suggest that they hold senior managers more responsible to ensure that people are given the opportunity to work on opportunities outside of their roles.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    IT&PA -Senior Associate (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsGreat Corporate Culture, Intelligent colleagues who have the drive to expand their knowledge and expertise. The firm is very supportive about continuing education and professional development ( aka they will $ponser you).

    ConsAt times you are too busy to take advantage of some of the perks ( e.g. training, volunteering, Happy Hour).

    Advice to Senior ManagementWhen promoting Work/Life balance, be more realistic in your expectations. Much of the flexibility that is offered can only be taken advantage of by Senior Management ( i.e. friday's off, sabbaticals, 1/2 days).

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

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    Expanding company with continued learning opportunity

    Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThe company has grown with many acquisitions over the past few years. PwC has a great reputation. People work together as a team. The advisory business continues to grow. Company is very progressive and willing to change and try new things to improve..

    ConsBonus is terrible for the amount of hours you work. Expect 7-9% bonus for above avg rated and 2-3% if avg rated. The 401K match is which is terrible (~1.5%). Don't expect much work life balance b/c the client is always first.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPartners are terrible in responding to staff unless it is client related and most don't show appreciation for their staff who bust their butts on engagements.

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

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    Great place to learn and grow

    Director (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsPwC is a great company for people who like to learn and be stretched beyond their comfort zone. As long as you are open to new opportunities, you will learn a lot! The pay is great, and they have made a lot of positive changes around flexibility during the past several years.

    ConsYou can be expected to act as an expert in a subject area in which you've had very little experience. This can feel uncomfortable at times. Your experience may also depend heavily on the group with which you work. I loved my group, but I had conversations with many others who,unfortunately, didn't have a supportive and nurturing group. Hours can be long, especially during busy season.

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

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    Good so far!

    Advisory Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsAn excellent employer - a workplace where you can find opportunities and seize them. Good benefits, good reputation, and interesting work.

    ConsYou have to be willing to drive your own career -- the friendly giganticism is not as concerned about you as you will be. Some projects will be great, some not so much; some partners/directors are great and some not so much -- 'tis the nature of consulting.

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

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    Advisory Intern (Former Employee) New York, NY

    Prosfast competitive environment, lots of events

    Consmanagement level do not care about interns

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

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    Fast-paced pressure cooker.

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsEveryone rallies for your success.

    ConsPressure to be "perfect" is extremely high.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRethink the matrix.

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

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    Amazing experience! The best place to start your career

    Summer Tax (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsPwC offers a lot of opportunity to learn and grow! As a bonus the pay is great for graduates starting their career. The culture and the people at PwC make it feel like your not even working

    ConsI do not have any cons at the moment I'm very happy with the people, the information I'm learning, and the pay. I have a amazing work life and I feel that my career will blossom at PwC

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

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    I have had a great a experience with PwC.

    Start Intern (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsThey take very good care of their people and the benfits are really good. They also find ways to accomdate any situation you might have. You have freedom to do what you like as long as you get your work done.

    ConsThe toughest thing to get used to is the fact that the firm is so big so you are constantly meeting new people. You will never know everybody but you do become close with the people you work with on your team.

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

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    A great firm to work for

    Graduate Trainee (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsNice Atmosphere, serious environment. The requirements are very high however you have the opportunity to relax a little as long as the work is done properly.
    Nice co workers, attentive and helpful.
    Location of the office is very nice.

    ConsWorking hours are sometimes long. You are very free there are not a lot of indications. I would not advise this company for people who need restrictions and guidelines. You will often have to figure out things yourself

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep up the good work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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