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PwC Reviews in New York, NY

Updated January 23, 2015
Updated January 23, 2015
5,599 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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work. Work life balance is getting better.

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

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

    Pros

    Prestige, career growth, lots of opportunities, training, lots of vacation (but you have to schedule it and make sure you use it), defined promotion path and salary increases

    Cons

    Can be difficult to change paths (need to keep voicing your desires to make it happen), Work life balance is challenging but getting better with the firm's push for flexibility.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    PWC means people constantly working

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

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

    Pros

    Decent compensation and commute to nyc

    Cons

    Horrible health insurance, sweat-shop working conditions

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some managers, partners and directors want to be treated like royalty so you should let them step on you whenever they please. This has got to be the most toxic work environment I have ever worked in the last 20 years. The rat race to climb the corporate ladder is purvasive among teams. I am working 70 hour weeks while some of the favorites are always attending "training" seminars. Why hire or retain them if they cannot perform? The unfair workload and domineering managers are the main reason I'm resigning. In my dept I was the only male employee.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3. 3 people found this helpful  

    Senior associate

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

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience, good exposure to multiple leading industry firms. Infrastructure and additional education options are strongly supported and encouraged. Great travel opportunities if you're into it.

    Cons

    Best way to some PwC up is as the financial services sweat shop. No work life balance, only work. Get in get your experience and connections and get out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Weed out the toxic leaders who grind associates into the dust and make them eat hours, then screw them on reviews to make themselves look good.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  6.  

    Tax Associate

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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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Training and technical skills development

    Cons

    work life balance, leadership, career opportunities

  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Associate

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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 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
  8.  

    PwC Risk Assurance Full Time

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    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
  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    horrible work life balance. very unfair to internationals

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

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    good learning experience
    some quality people
    may provide a competitive salary
    has seversal offices across the country so relocation is easy

    Cons

    my personal experience as an international women working in US was not great
    - got several project performance awards but that wasn't enough to get promoted
    - if you are perceived to be popular among your peers, it ends up being single biggest criteria for being promoted
    - this firm does not value your past experience
    - Firm does not value diversity and will take no action even when you openly call out extremely racist coworkers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    value women workers, promote them if you see established project performance, take all employee complains seriously

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    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.

  11.  

    Senior Associate

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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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Can know different people and clients

    Cons

    limited freedom to choose engagement

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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