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PwC Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
4,865 Reviews

3.6
4,865 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 2 people found this helpful  

    A great starting place for those who aren't sure what they really want to do

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory  in  Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Dallas, TX

    Pros

    Excellent training opportunities, a wide variety of experience, formal and informal coaching, the ability to participate in meetings with senior level executives at a relatively low level within the firm

    Cons

    It can be difficult to break into another area of the firm unless you know someone. You can be perfectly qualified for a role on a given project but the manager/ director/ partner leading the team might not take you if you are an unknown.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Great strides have been made regarding transparency in compensation, but most of it is backwards looking. It'd be nice to know, with a high degree of certainty, your earning potential at various levels. The tool that currently exists was not accurate for me at all.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    incredible learning and career opportunity

    Cons

    long hours and stress even for interns

  3.  

    Great experience. Very professional and structured environment. Lot of things to do outside of work. Nice people

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    Current Employee - Audit Intern  in  Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Audit Intern in Washington, DC

    Pros

    Very structured professional development. Lots of opportunities for growth. A lot of mobility. Very large organization, and nice people. Senior management was very nice as well. Great place to start out of college.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is difficult; Focus is typically on advisory and assurance divisions - there are a lot of others that people don't know about.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Great thought leadership

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Undisputed thought leadership and boat loads of subject matter expertise. Very helpful , well revered company culture and solid values.

    Cons

    Travel is a killer and work life balance is one of the pain areas. To be fair, again the same can be said of any similar competitor. Lots of growth through acquisitions but also created some unhappy souls. Relationships play a great role along with work.

  6.  

    Excellent learning opportunity working on interesting client initiatives.

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Director in Tampa, FL

    Pros

    Smart, motivated colleagues and ability to travel the globe.

    Cons

    Difficult to navigate to new roles- if you are good they like you to stay in role. If you are mediocre you will transition out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on internal mobility to keep the talent you recruit.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

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

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Pittsburgh, PA

    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
  8.  

    Busy but quite useful

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    Former Employee - Tax Associate  in  New York, NY
    Former Employee - Tax Associate in New York, NY

    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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Very positive experience, great place to work for

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    A lot of contact with Partners, real time feedback

    Cons

    Some groups aren't as accepting of diversity as others

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Learned a lot. Some great people. Some terrible managers.

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate  in  Irvine, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Irvine, CA

    Pros

    You really do learn financial statements outside and in; cool if you ever want to play the stock market. 10k's are your friend- that is if you pay attention to what you're doing. You get some nice relaxing time every once in a while and the Company means well. Lots of client interaction; most invaluable part of the whole job.
    Also, you will definitely find best friends; guarantee at least some people will have an incredibly well-developed sense of dry humor. Audit brings it out of you.

    Cons

    Some of the managers are not well-suited to managing teams and managing them can be really stressful. The review system is ridiculous; every psychology book out there explains why this system is incredibly poor for fairness as well as employee motivation. And you really do sacrifice a lot of life outside of work- hard to make plans. But if you like who you work with you can make that work for you for a while.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Assurance Experienced Associate

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    Current Employee - Experienced Associate (Assurance)  in  Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Current Employee - Experienced Associate (Assurance) in Fort Lauderdale, FL

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to move around in the firm and try different things. Always work with young, smart, driven teams with lower level team leaders willing to teach.

    Cons

    Pay not commiserate with cost of living. Terrible commutes to some clients without hotel stays.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop with the "we can't pay you more because we are investing in cutting edge technology for you" line. Just pay us more, we deserve it!

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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