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PwC Reviews

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
4,864 Reviews

3.6
4,864 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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    • Career Opportunities
    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 experience. Very professional and structured environment. Lot of things to do outside of work. Nice people

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    From Exec Asst to Manager

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    PwC is a place full of very talented people who are driven to do more. There are great opportunities for learning and advancement if you dive in. There are wonderful benefits, compensation is strong and vacation and other holidays are great.

    Cons

    I wish that the consultants would take a look at some of the internal processes. That brain power is saved for external clients and while understandable, it creates a gap in the excellence that could be improved on internally.
    Depending on team or mid-level leaders, the drive for excellence can lead to a culture of burn out. The growth targets also build a bit of this overdrive into the system. Good self-care is crucial for lasting contribution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Apply some of the client service focus to the process of absence and leave management internally to bring even more loyalty and trust among employees who face challenging times.

    Recommends
    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.  

    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.

  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.  

    Great teams if you get in the right client

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

    Pros

    Really smart, competent people that challenges you. Good training, great place to start your career. You get exposure to challenging transactions and can learn a lot. They are trying to change the way they evaluate people, but this will be the first year and I'm not sure how effective it will be.

    Cons

    Long hours! Despite their efforts to make this the best place to work, the efforts are not consistent. Career development is not their priority, unless you are one of the "chosen" ones - you need a mentor or you won't get anywhere. Also, they care more about the people that started since the beginning in NY than people transferring from other offices.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Care more about people's career progression and don't throw them to clients just to fill the immediate needs.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Senior Assoicate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    personal growth, training, leadership, benefits,

    Cons

    work-like balance, compensation, promotions,

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