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PwC Reviews in Portland, OR

Updated October 13, 2014
Updated October 13, 2014
5,341 Reviews
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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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  1.  

    Fast paced but great experience

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

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot about different companies

    Cons

    Busy season work life balance; compensation

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to work!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IT Coordinator in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - IT Coordinator in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    - Great benefits
    - Work with very smart people

    Cons

    - Technology is not the most current, but they are trying to improve that.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Keep thinking of ways to improve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Pass on PwC Portland

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    - Great training opportunities
    -Learn a lot in the late hours
    -401k match
    -Great family leave benefits
    -Great network of experts in specialized areas

    Cons

    -A number of out of market partners service Portland clients. If you're working for out of market partners, your jobs get ignored from a staffing/rewards perspective.
    -Partners don't call clients on issues enough
    -HR personnel are unreliable and overinvolved in trying to address staff complaints.
    -Firm has gone crazy with policies to address PCAOB comments that don't really improve audit quality.
    -In an attempt to outsource work to foreign personnel, staff aren't receiving proper training on the basics of auditing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Cut abusive clients
    -Limit HR involvement in day to day matters
    -Train personnel to deal with conflicts one on one
    -Don't be so afraid of the PCAOB

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great place to work

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

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

    Pros

    PwC gives you great access to world class clients. Regardless of your home office you are connected with numerous PwC professionals throughout the world. PwC has great training and learning opportunities.

    Cons

    The firm is regularly reshaping its compensation and work/life balance programs. It is often difficult to manage work and life demands as it is not easy to find a win/win given client demands.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Great place to start your career-lots of hours, but well worth the knowledge gained. Amazing benefits!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Portland, OR

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    You will learn an amazing amount working at PwC- good company culture- great benefits- great place to start your career.

    Cons

    The workload is tremendous- however- given the industry its on par with the other firms.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Nice, small and laid back office

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Portland, OR

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Everyone wants you to succeed at this firm. People are not trying to cut your throat and efforts are very much recognized. There is no micromanaging, the benefits are great, and people are amazing!

    Cons

    There are no real downsides except for work sometimes gets busy , especially during busy season, but it seems to be prevalent for accounting in general and not to this firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the great job you do with recruiting, training, and retaining some of the best talents in the country.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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