PwC Reviews

Updated July 5, 2015
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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. Overworked for pay

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    Former Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in New York, NY

    I worked at PwC full-time

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

    Pros

    Someone help me out.. I guess good exit opportunities if you are a good self masochist... is leaving really the only pro?

    Cons

    Do you want to work at below minimum wage per hour? Like very far below minimum wage for the limited future reward of a lifetime of misery? Seriously, find something better to do than to let this company work you like a dog for limited reward. Use your imagination, don't be trapped.

    Advice to Management

    Maybe invest more in your human capital instead of strip mining it..... but if it ain't broke don't fix it


  2. Director

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Large firm able to leverage its scale to win business. Strong vision for future and acting on it through aggressive inorganic growth. Good compensation

    Cons

    Delusional about its competitive position. Assurance subsidizing advisory. Consulting run like an accounting business.

    Advice to Management

    Get real about your ambitions in consulting. Brand is not very strong. Recognize that consulting is different from tax and assurance


  3. Helpful (1)

    PWC SDC --Oracle Practice

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Good Learning opportunities. You can learn how to butter your managers and get ahead.

    Cons

    Tooooo much work pressure. They treat employees like money making machines.
    Full of politics. Most of the managers are from bearing point and they have a slave mentality. The Mangement is devoid of any ability and communication skills, Only those who oil their heads get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    First learn to communicate and reward hard-working employees insterad of your cronies.


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  5. NA

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Good consulting experience. Client facing

    Cons

    Work culture not good, internal politics

    Advice to Management

    NA


  6. Experience Associate

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    None, this company does not value it's employee in comparison to how much they charge clients in audit fees.

    Cons

    Overworked, under payed, false sense of security and mobility.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees beter


  7. Company Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Many employee benefits and flexibility of working remote and choose the clients.

    Cons

    Constantly changing culture and unclear direction. Leadership has unclear/fragmented vision of future

    Advice to Management

    None


  8. Helpful (1)

    Soul suckers

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    Former Employee - Tax Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Tax Associate in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at PwC (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Get a foot in the door, so you can get a better job somewhere else.

    Cons

    Mandatory 70-90 hr work weeks w no overtime. No shock that SF office had worst morale scores of all branches!

    Advice to Management

    I think it's too late, anyone who has climbed this ladder is too invested in the structure.


  9. Helpful (4)

    Worst Company with Sick Minded Leaders

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Bangalore (India)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Bangalore (India)

    I have been working at PwC

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Work Time flexibility becaz the work is sub contracted from PwC and client is not able to monitor resources.

    Cons

    PwC Slave Delivery Center (SDC) is a typical low class cheap indian body shopping company. Highly unethical, Junk work. Don't expect any Professional respect, Career Path and Career growth here. They need only head count to bill (fool) clients it does not matter whether head is empty. Sick and unqualified management with very poor communication skills. Don't join this Company your career will have a big "THE END"

    Advice to Management

    Treat Employees as humans with some respect instead of treating them as Donkeys as they are the one earning for your fat stomachs. Have some ethics in life, at least some value for talent and skilled people. If possible get some qualification and attend some communication classes and improve your communication skills instead of harassing and insulting employees.


  10. Helpful (2)

    Diversity poorest of Big4, Capital Projects Services

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Brand name, office location, some interesting characters and intelligent people, vending machine in office that sells overnight kits (toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo) in preparation for working late nights,

    Cons

    Poor diversity and inclusiveness. Ethnic minority and female promotions are poorest of Big4; exact opposite of EY.

    Career progression the preserve of people who play the clique "game". Poor utilisation rate due to poor resource management. Poor sector or expertise alignment - you do what you get given; but this is in part due to the arrogance of team; after all the implicit message has been - "PwC is doing you a favour employing you!"; silent expectations; and "your weekends are paid for; stop complaining".

    Advice to Management

    Head of business could do with better people skills. Could do with better staff interaction and engagement.

    Technical skills: Consider better recruitment strategy. People coming through the door lack sufficient skills to sell or deliver work to client. Clearly a minus to business capability.

    On recruitment, job ads in Linkedin, NCE, Glassdoor look for Chartered Engineers, Quantity Surveyors and Project Managers. However candidates coming through the door lack the skills and experience to deliver value for client. Consider motivation and inspiration of work type of people you employed. While powerpoint slides, glossy tri-folds, and excel templates could sell to Clients, please consider staff motivation you employed. These are high performing chartered professionals in their fields who left their old jobs to do these stuff.

    Respect the staff. Believe in diversity.


  11. Smoke screen

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    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Director in New York, NY

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Welcoming team...at first. Then you realize that it is a jungle.

    Cons

    No real value is delivered to clients. There is a complacency between client executives and senior partners. In my opinion, very fake environment.



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