PwC Reviews

Updated October 18, 2014
Updated October 18, 2014
5,153 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work (in 253 reviews)

  • PwC is a good place to start out if you are coming right from college (in 127 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life Balance does not exist as much as they say they are still working on it (in 885 reviews)

  • Long hours that often keep me at the office or working from home late at night (in 845 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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    Core Assurance Intern- Summer

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Core Assurance Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Core Assurance Intern in San Jose, CA

    I worked at PwC as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    - Lots of fun, you make a lot of friends
    - You are placed in a team with varied levels of experienced associates so you are never left behind.
    - Company name goes a long way
    - Pay is great, overtime is even better
    -You get plenty of mentoring from people within the firm during your internship so you never feel lost or out of place.
    Overall, I had a fantastic experience during my internship and I still stay in touch with the partner and my team. You have to make the most of it!

    Cons

    I had a wonderful experience but some people were placed in teams where they didn't enjoy their experience as much. However, if you are invited to be a part of the summer intership- they recruiting team and the management makes sure that you are taken care of and enjoy your experience while learning a lot.
    Be prepared to work a lot, but make sure you know your team so you can enjoy it. Rest assured, your summer will be all about your internship (time commitment).

    Recommends
  2.  

    Great place to work if you are looking for tier 2 consulting and if you are a go getter

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at PwC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities and talent around you to learn from.

    Cons

    Most decisions are made based on who you know and what your network is.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure all employees are considered for growth and are informed on their compensation decisions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Assurance Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Experienced Associate (Assurance) in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Experienced Associate (Assurance) in Houston, TX

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Dynamic, talented co-workers in a welcoming atmosphere. It was exciting to work with high-profile, industry leading clients. It can be a very hard job because of the hours and deadlines, but incredibly interesting and great place to start your career if you know how to play the game and stay flexible.

    Cons

    Everyone's experience varies...Either through random initial assignments, or by actively managing your career, you could be on a team with reasonable hours and treated with respect, while 80% of the other teams in that industry group could expect to always be on call, to have hours, assignments, and work sites changing constantly, and would have to indulge in their worst vices in order to cope with unreasonable hours and poor interpersonal management. You have to network constantly to ensure you can work on teams which will broaden your skill set, and more importantly, build relationships with higher level co-workers with a similar work style/ethic or you are cannon fodder.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More management training for every promotion level, especially for Senior Associates & Managers.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Good place to work for

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

    I have been working at PwC full-time

    Pros

    culture,environment, people,great place to work

    Cons

    long hours, not a really work life balance

  6.  

    Generally a wonderful firm

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

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    It do provide a lot of opportunities.

    Cons

    Working hours too long especially during busy seasons

  7.  

    Interned at PwC Guangzhou under assurance.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    relaxed environment, relaxed time schedule. Interns do not have to work over time

    Cons

    lack of tasks at times, managers do not know you.

  8.  

    great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    good team to work with, colleges are telanted

    Cons

    work overtime, have to work till ver late, fast-paced

  9.  

    High quality, employee focused firm

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

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Education,. Always making it smarter and easier for employees to be on the cutting edge of what's the latest, most efficient ways of doing things. Client focused.

    Cons

    Don't have anything to say on the negative side of this equation. PwC hires smart..really smart people and recognize that they are people with families, Geret place to work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    It is a great company where you can build your career as a consultant

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at PwC full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    We provide you to grow as an expert early in your career instead of a generalist model that other consulting firms apply.

    Cons

    Due to such a business model, it may be difficult to get exposure to many different industries.

    Recommends
  11.  

    Good

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    Great growth potential for grads

    Cons

    Long hours and low pay for hours worked

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    hire more people and empower associates

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