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PwC Reviews in New York, NY

Updated November 22, 2014
Updated November 22, 2014
5,341 Reviews
3.6
5,341 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work (in 257 reviews)

  • You learn a lot about how to run complex businesses in fast-changing environments (in 132 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life Balance does not exist as much as they say they are still working on it (in 930 reviews)

  • Long hours that often keep me at the office or working from home late at night (in 866 reviews)

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    Tax Associate

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

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Training and technical skills development

    Cons

    work life balance, leadership, career opportunities

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    PwC Risk Assurance in New York

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    You got the chance to travel a lot and work with different clients, different projects, built on subject matter expertise.

    Cons

    A lot of works and a lot of over times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The Career path is fantastic.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    PwC Risk Assurance Full Time

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - PwC Risk Assurance Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - PwC Risk Assurance Associate in New York, NY

    I have been working at PwC full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    The People
    Training and Networking Opportunities

    Cons

    Travel (for people who don't like traveling)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Big place

    Former Employee - Contract Employee in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Contract Employee in New York, NY

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Lots of areas to explore.

    Cons

    Because they are so large it is easy to get lost. One must be proactive in expanding career opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should be more proactive in nurturing talent from within. HR processes take so long that good people who can bring value end up going elsewhere.

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    Senior Associate

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Young and vibrant culture
    Big salary increase each year
    Fun training events
    Flexibility to work remotely on Fridays

    Cons

    Work life balance
    90% travel
    Extra work is expected beyond client work
    Poor integration with newly acquired companies

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    PwC

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

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

    Pros

    Diversity of the work. Decent pay

    Cons

    Can include lots of travelling. Stressful

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good benefits, poor work life balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at PwC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, good career path, mentoring support as well as the opportunity to coach others. The firm emphasizes training; we are constantly going back to the classroom. Further, there is a strong culture of reinvesting in the firm as well as reinvesting in yourself. People who care about the firm move ahead.
    Lastly, PwC offers us a vast network - locally and globally. Working on international projects is highly encouraged by management, and it's becoming more common.

    Cons

    There is no sympathy for work-life balance. Though company policy and management make it seem like an option, the culture doesn't afford for it. You are at the mercy of the client. Management makes "chargeability" a source of pride, incentivizing people to work longer hours. Fellow PwC ppl are likely to look down on you if you don't work ridiculous hours. Further, people are constantly expected to do PwC related activities on top of demanding client hours. When we don't, we are penalized in reviews for not showing commitment to the firm. I don't know how working parents make it at PwC.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please help us get more resources for reinvest activities - for example, lets develop a thought leadership team or thought institutes like other leading consulting firms do, so client facing staff does not have to take on this heavy burden after client hours. Please don't make reinvest such a heavy metric for our evaluation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Expects you to be trained

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in New York, NY

    I worked at PwC as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Network, professional experience, client facing roles, some limited mentorship (for intern roles), compensation is fair

    Cons

    work-life balance is difficult to achieve and there isn't genuine clarity about how to achieve it except for using Fridays as days to work from home

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great inclusive & friendly company culture

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, Advisory in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, Advisory in New York, NY

    I have been working at PwC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Growth opportunities, ability to shape direction of career. Office culture is collaborative and social. Firm also promotes flexibility to make consulting more sustainable. Plenty of training opportunities (on-the-job, virtual, in-person). Plenty of learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Compensation from year to year for incoming batches can be inconsistent. Not a up-or-culture, which can be good or bad.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    A great place for you to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Excellent training programs and full exposure to the business world. You can grow your own way at this place. Diversity is also an attractive feature.

    Cons

    No work-life balance if you are looking for one. Sometimes it can be difficult for time management because of muti work at the same time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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