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PwC Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
4,878 Reviews

3.6
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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.  

    PwC SDC Bangalore EGL & Exora complete junk companies, its not an IT company,Engineers please stay away.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Bangalore (India)

    Pros

    No Pros at all to think of except you will be free all the time :)

     Join here only if you want to end your career here with no work and growth at all , as they don have any work really.

    Cons

    Ah now coming to the CONS the list is huge :

    - Management is worst , no process at all you have to run behind people for everything and they treat you very badly especially HR.

    - They advertise themselves as PwC but not even one PwC policy is implemented and the entire culture is of Baring Point consultancy which was a junk company about to close and PwC acquired it.Though PwC acquired it, it is still being manged by baring point folks and it has its own HR and other policies which suck (Not PwC policies.).There is nothing PwC in PwC SDC except the name which they keep shouting brand brand brand.

    - SDC acts a very cheap offshore team for PwC USA which throws JUNK documentation work or some minute works to be done , apart from that there is no work going on here at all and I am getting frustrated day by day.

    -They are cheats, I see many people being recruited even now I am writing this review for them, ppl pls dont join here and spoil your career.

    -Don't ignore this review - I did the same mistake and joined and I am repenting now.

    -The directors - they are a laughing stock many of them don't know to even communicate properly in english.According to them you should work on anything then only you will grow.Complete idiots who miss manage resources.

    - You will be recruited for some technology but you will never work on that technology except for some small tiny works, rest of the time they will use you for some junk works like documentation , data entry and testing.Believe me many good developers are doing this sorta work here.

    - Projects ? there are no projects here at all, All projects run in the USA and they will throw small tiny non challenging monotonous work here which will be our project! sorry sorry Task !

    - Technology wise they don't know anything at all , they don't know the market because they can never get project themselves, that is there model : PwC US get projects , throws some junk work to PwC SDC bangalore. PwC SDC Bangalore can by itself cannot find projects , that is there working model.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing to SDC management , you guys suck.Would you do this to your own sons and daughters careers ? Stop cheating people !

    To PwC USA please change the SDC management and work culture , its really horrible and please change your operational model and send quality work off shore Indians are not just cheap resources they are talented as well.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    ANTI WOMEN IN DIVERSITY CONSERVATIVES

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - ASSURANCE Whatever  in  Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - ASSURANCE Whatever in Chicago, IL

    Pros

    Conservatives, don't question anything, just follow blindly.

    Cons

    Celebrate diversity with -- a conservative board?!!!! How shameful! ANTI WOMEN IN DIVERSITY. No multivariate analysis can substitute for humans and common sense.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have a BROAD sense of cultural differences and women issues and challenges of growing a family and job breaks thereof. Support hiring, NOT by using a MULTIVARIATE ANALYSIS to weed TALENT OUT with narrow, conservative approach. BE HUMAN.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Hazardous for career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate  in  Calcutta (India)
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Calcutta (India)

    Pros

    Band name. nothing else as such.

    Cons

    1. HR team, 2. Concept macro team, 3. Filthy politics, 4. No quality only visibility

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Should stop destroying career. People goes blind over the Brand name. It ultimately ruins your career.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Horrible. Wannabe business professionals. Bullies.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Assurance Associate  in  Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Assurance Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    Pros

    Working with different clients. Bathroom breaks. Free pencil sharpener. Pyjama Day for Wednesday.

    Cons

    Co-workers are not very helpful. They stab you in the back with a pencil. Office needs more toilet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Schedule a NASA flight test for August.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Long hours

    Former Employee - Executive Assistant  in  Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
    Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)

    Pros

    HR are well organised and helpful

    Cons

    Long Hours
    No progression plans or challenging tasks from management
    Promises of career growth and ability to go on courses for free when at interview stage
    Management (Partners and Directors) are rude to all assistants from day one

  7.  

    Looks good on cv

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IFS Manager  in  Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - IFS Manager in Sydney (Australia)

    Pros

    Location
    Brand
    Well respected people work there
    Great to have pwc on your cv as somehow it is a well respected brand

    Cons

    I can't believe this company advises other companies on what do it.
    It can not even run itself.
    Staff are unable to move between groups
    Poor management
    People culture is look better than your peers by lying, harassing or kissing but
    Hard working people don't get far
    Bonus is poor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward staff who make the company what it is.
    Not those that lie, cheat, bully or all they care about is managing up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Never want to come back

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous
    Current Employee - Anonymous

    Pros

    Opportunities to get exposed to diff clients, lots of training, coaching and very steep learning curve.

    Cons

    Work life balance is always a struggle. Tight deadline, high turnover rate, busy season can be all year round, some jerk managers, hard to get to manager level, pressure to learn about diff client business within very short time, too much pressure, no personal life etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take care of ur employees and treat them properly! I know you have thousands of us here, and u r used to high turn over rate, we r not machine but human being. We put every efforts to meet client deadline, what did we get in the end ? Nothing but just a thank you, u deserves it?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    SM

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Madrid (Spain)

    Pros

    easy to get by and lack of accountability

    Cons

    Boring projects and bad culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    change!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Company where you are a number, bad paid

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Madrid (Spain)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Madrid (Spain)

    Pros

    You get into consulting easily and get access to big projects of big companies.

    Cons

    People are not that smart (average), work a lot without really doing more than ppt and excels. Working a lot of low income!! You are assigned to a project a bit randomly without you wanting to do it or being interested on it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Very Disappointing Experience

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

    Pros

    Still trying to figure this out

    Cons

    Fear based performance metrics, anyone in management has only worked within the firm so they completely lack perspective. Average age is 21 so that totally sucks too...who want to build a network full of millennials.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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