PwC Reviews in Pennsylvania

Updated September 23, 2014
Updated September 23, 2014
5,186 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work (in 254 reviews)

  • PwC is a good place to start out if you are coming right from college (in 127 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life Balance does not exist as much as they say they are still working on it (in 891 reviews)

  • Long hours that often keep me at the office or working from home late at night (in 849 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great place to work

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Director in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for growth; outstanding benefits; flexiblity; good corporate citizen

    Cons

    so many layers -takes time to make change happen

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent if you understand the work hours.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - PwC Assurance Associate in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - PwC Assurance Associate in Phila, PA

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

    Pros

    Great people, great company with really caring people who work to make sure you are happy in your position and who will work hard to help move you around if you want to. Very easy to transfer to different locations if you need to move as well. Flex time in the summer is great and working a little extra Monday-Thuraday with Friday off is very common.

    Cons

    The hours during busy season are very long a taxing. Depending on your team members you could be working until midnight or 3am during some weeks. While flexibility is encouraged it's impossible to implement during busy season.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Wonderful- it provides cutting edge resources, flexibility, and endless opportunities!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

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

    Pros

    Pwc focuses on people- they strive to make changes that gear towards work/life balance while still maintaining excellence. We work hard and we are well paid!

    Cons

    They are still in the process of changing- to become 'cutting edge" in all capacities it takes some time; all the cogs in the wheel must be in sync.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent- work on real time feedback and adhere to it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Sr. Associate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Philadelphia, PA

    I have been working at PwC full-time

    Pros

    Top notch training. Huge variety of projects and people to keep things interesting. Looks great on a resume.

    Cons

    From what I've heard lower pay than some of the other big 4. Hours get crazy. Very little interest in what you are interested in or want to do, they just need bodies to do the work. A lot of people tend to be slightly abrasive or talk down to you whether intentional or not.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate your employees a bit more and stop trying to squeeze the most amount of work out of the fewest number of people (won't happen though).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Hours aren't worth the pay

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Great experience and learn a lot from working with multiple companies

    Cons

    Hours
    Culture on jobs
    Pay
    Being hated by client

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay better and people will stay

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to start out of college. See where it goes from there.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    People, exposure to clients, deep business process exposure, culture, learning and training, travel, flexible

    Cons

    Bright people but haven't had my mind blown

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    PwC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Harrisburg, PA

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

    Pros

    Excellent investment in your career if you can withstand the long hours and lack of appreciation

    Cons

    Brutal hours, multiple busy seasons, not a diverse as they let on be

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to remember what it was like in Big 4 before they were management.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to start a career.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    There's no experience right out of college than a Big 4 Firm. Great place to put in your time, provides limitless opportunities in the industry. It's a fun place to work - the people are awesome and there are usually lots of fun activities/teambuilding (when you have time to attend).

    Cons

    Work/life balance sucks. Utliization targets are set ridiculously high based on all of the extracurriculars you are expected to participate in (community service, affinity groups, etc.).

  10.  

    Excited to start the internship.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Inern in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Inern in Philadelphia, PA

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

    Pros

    Location is prime, everyone in the office was very kind and energetic.

    Cons

    Would like the internship to be longer.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Opportunity for growth.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Phila, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Phila, PA

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Programs readily available for learning more about the business and personal growth.

    Cons

    On occasion, work-life balance can be a challenge.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to "ask" the staff about client demands and expectations as you have in town hall meetings. Refocus on your administrative support and their value to the overall operation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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