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Pros
  • PwC provides a solid work life balance (in 257 reviews)

  • You will learn a lot if you have the right people teaching you (in 132 reviews)

Cons
  • Absolute lack of work/life balance consideration (in 930 reviews)

  • Long hours but you know when it is going to end (in 866 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    PwC is a good on a resume

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Experienced Associate in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Experienced Associate in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The opportunity to perform well, move up, then move on!

    Cons

    No life, no life, no life....and continually working with people who think they are the smartest in the room.

    Advice to Management

    The big joke at PwC is "perception is everything". Management gives too much credit to people who they perceive to be busy. Pay attention to those who are actually working.


  2. Great fun place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advisory Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Advisory Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great work environment, fun place to work. Perks are definitely a plus, including alternative travel being in advisory. Firm looks out for their employees and definitely notices your accomplishments and rewards you at each appropriate interval and end of the year. Great management and theres always an open line of communication with them regarding what ever questions or concerns you have.

    Cons

    Some benefits on the low end, travel can be alot, even though this might be a plus for some people. You have to work a bit to get assigned to clients and projects that interest you and you have to make it clear to HR.

    Advice to Management

    Give more flexibility, pay needs to be slightly increased to match competitors as we always receive offers from competitors with higher pay, yet we stay because we love working for pwc.


  3. Good place to start your career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Advisory Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work Life Balance and great collegues

    Cons

    Compensation is not competitive compare to similar positions in banks

    Advice to Management

    N/A


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  5. Definitely top of the big 4, a solid place to begin your career.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    PwC has an amazing network of knowledge and resources. They compensate for obtaining your CPA and pay for your testing and study material expenses. They work hard to keep their staff well informed of current issues. Plenty of perks from working in a highly profitable, large firm.

    Cons

    The heirachy can be frustrating, and the work can be dry. Some clients are more engaging than others so it is frustrating to be stuck on a boring/hard client. The pay is less than other jobs at comperable skill levels. Busy season leaves many employees feeling overworked and underappreicated.

    Advice to Management

    The structure of the firm is solid and fair. The focus on employee satisfaction is appreciated.


  6. Good place to start a career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Minneapolis, MN
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity for future advancement is significant.

    Cons

    Work life balance is difficult to manage.

    Advice to Management

    Keep blocking and tackling. I am proud to work for PricewaterhouseCoopers.


  7. Work for PwC if you want to advance your career

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The prestige name and reputation. Once you work for 3-6 years, you can pretty much work elsewhere and earn a good living

    Cons

    The company is not as diverse as other Big Four

    Advice to Management

    Be more personal


  8. great place to get ahead

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    friendly and compassionate staff....big 4 experience

    Cons

    treated as a number sometimes

    Advice to Management

    stop the politics


  9. A great place to gain experience

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Houston, TX
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You gain a great deal of experience

    Cons

    Hours are very long during busy season

    Advice to Management

    Improved staffing and work/life balance


  10. Helpful (4)

    Spent 8 years there and overall a positive experience.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tax Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Tax Senior Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Once you progress, the work/life balance at PwC becomes very good. It is not the type of place you need to sit around and show face time and most partners are good about letting you dictate your own schedules. It is also a somewhat recession proof company - bonuses may go down but you will still have a decent salary and good benefits.

    Cons

    Like most job, the bonuses should be better. Allocation amongst groups of revenue takes away from successful groups lower ranking employees getting their fair share. Plus, if you sell new business (as in relationship) they don't allocate you much credit - maybe 5 to 10 at year and say it helps with partner admission down the road, never a guaranteed thing. Also, they have a lot of HR overhang - the people just keep coming up with new ways to keep you busy to justify their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Basically they are doing a good job. They need better incentives though for high performers. You can only get 1 rated so long and then receive a bonus that, all in all, just helps to pay some bills, take a nice vacation, and that does not help a build a nest egg. Many high performers with an entrepreneurial bent wind up leaving - as I did.


  11. Place

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Prestige, opens the doors for growth

    Cons

    Work Like Balance is not balanced

    Advice to Management

    N/A



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