PwC Reviews in New York, NY

Updated August 28, 2014
Updated August 28, 2014
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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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    Audit Associate

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    - great team and great people
    - great client
    - many many many many opportunities to learn
    - very demanding job (which is a good thing for me)
    - given greater responsibilities at the very early stage of your career
    - open many many doors
    - you could be great in this firm if you want to learn and search
    - free CPA exam materials

    Cons

    - way too many admin tasks (training, social events, etc.)
    - long hours during busy season due to the nature of all audit engagements

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A very open work environment

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in New York, NY

    I worked at PwC full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Lots of latitude given on consulting engagements, culture very open and honest

    Cons

    Some practice units are very regional and may not be well connected across the country

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think beyond your immediate region and practice as a global company

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great benefits pkg

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Team Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Team Assistant in New York, NY

    I worked at PwC full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great vacation
    Good 401k
    Work from home capability
    Closed at Christmas
    Nice office

    Cons

    Workaholic culture
    Evaluation process terrible
    Hr rep is remote, not in same office
    Cannot safely dispute evaluation
    Changes to your assignment are presented as if you have a choice but you dont

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great teams if you get in the right client

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assurance Senior Manager  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assurance Senior Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at PwC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Really smart, competent people that challenges you. Good training, great place to start your career. You get exposure to challenging transactions and can learn a lot. They are trying to change the way they evaluate people, but this will be the first year and I'm not sure how effective it will be.

    Cons

    Long hours! Despite their efforts to make this the best place to work, the efforts are not consistent. Career development is not their priority, unless you are one of the "chosen" ones - you need a mentor or you won't get anywhere. Also, they care more about the people that started since the beginning in NY than people transferring from other offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about people's career progression and don't throw them to clients just to fill the immediate needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Busy but quite useful

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Associate  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Tax Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    You can learn a lot here than in smaller firms

    Cons

    Don't have much work-life balance, sometimes OT is undurable

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    PwC FSR

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    Current Employee - Financial Service Representative Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Financial Service Representative Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great Company. Plenty of room to grow professionally and work with many different asset types. Very structured in promotion policy, so its easy to understand where you stand.

    Cons

    Long hours, but not as long as other groups within the company. Everyone within the group respects your personal obligations and allows for flexibility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Place

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - FS Advisory  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - FS Advisory in New York, NY

    I worked at PwC as an intern

    Pros

    You are treated as an associate and given responsibility

    Cons

    The internship is only 6 weeks which is below average

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more training for practical skills ie note taking

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    A great company to start your career but get out before you burn out

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Tax Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at PwC full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    flexibility with your schedule, lots of learning experiences (on the job), great upward mobility

    Cons

    work/life balance, culture is too clicky.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    pay better attention to the staff

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    PwC Experience

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    Former Employee - Audit Senior Manager  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Manager in New York, NY

    I worked at PwC full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Learning is phenomenal, people are very intelligent

    Cons

    Work life balance is horrible

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Great place to learn & grow, no work life balance

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    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Experienced Associate  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Experienced Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn and gain experience (both technical and interpersonal) over a short period of time. Also has great benefits (health insurance, vacation, retirement), although does not seem to be enough for the effort/ hours.. Constant opportunities to try something new/ grow (if you can get off your current teams/ projects). Also, co-workers are great and the environment is team oriented.

    Cons

    A lot of hard work, no work/ life balance. The nature of the work/ projects didn't allow for a feeling of accomplishment (i.e. once you finished an audit you'd start another, never seeing a project from start to finish). Also, you may be put on projects you do not have an interest in but will be stuck due to resource demands (may result in having to sacrifice personal goals/ commitments), depending on how high profile/ workload. Mixed messages from the firm vs. managers on using "flexible" schedules and "eating" time. The pay is great, but I don't think it makes up for the hours put in.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Hire more Seniors and Experienced Associates and provide incentives for current Seniors and Experienced Associates to stay. Stop pushing Management responsibilities down to Senior's, at least until there are enough of them to do their workload in the first place. More needs to be done to stop associates from eating time, budgets are not accurate.

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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