PwC Reviews

Updated April 24, 2015
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  1. Manager Audit

    Current Employee - Audit Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Positive Outlook
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great career progression. top name clients, typically higher pay than other firms. Great vacation policy - sick days do not count against vacation time.

    Cons

    Takes one year longer than other firms for promotion to Sr associate. Hours and commute can be bad out of the San Jose office.

    Advice to Management

    There should be an increased effort in promoting staff through the ranks rather than hiring experienced hires or international rotations.

  2. Senior Associate Consultant - Advisory

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

    I have been working at PwC full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Quality people, project and culture. Feels like the new "advisory" rejuvenation of the last 15 years is paying off and the leadership is trying out interesting "entrepreneurial" new service offerings. I really like my time at PwC.

    Cons

    Large, can feel a bit like a zoo, and has a hiring process that can turn some people off. Much "friendlier" processes once inside the firm.

  3. Core assurance associate at PwC

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    good work / life balance during non-busy season times, good team / co-workers, lots of career opportunities to work on new / challenging areas

    Cons

    no work / life balance during busy season, inconsistent compensation messages from top US management

    Advice to Management

    top US management says it wants employees to work less overtime hours and have a better work / life balance, but compensation bonuses are based of you number of overtime hours; there needs to be consistent priorities and messaging

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  5. Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Risk Assurance Associate in Kansas City, MO
    Former Employee - Risk Assurance Associate in Kansas City, MO

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, challenging work. Awesome culture.

    Cons

    Dog eat dog, sink or swim environment. Great if you can swim without a life jacket.

    Advice to Management

    Treat employees like more than hours.

  6. Traditional Big Four Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Houston, TX

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Large firm with plenty of resources to help train employees. Lots of opportunities to gain exposure to a wide variety of accounting issues.

    Cons

    Because the firm is so large, it is easy to get lost in the firm if you aren't vocal. If you want opportunities, it is up to you to seek after them because the firm might just leave you where you are.

    Advice to Management

    Provide better rewards for your top performers. There doesn't appear to be much differentiation between employees in terms of promotion. Everyone is on a conveyor belt and not recognized for their readiness and contribution.

  7. Solid company with hard working culture

    • 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 (More than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Smart, motivated people
    Diversity of services

    Cons

    Management sometimes out of line with significant population of the company (much younger generation that makes up the most of the company)

    Advice to Management

    Act like you tell us to act - especially at critical moments

  8. San Jose

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

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than a year)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Prestigious name, access to interesting clients, fantastic IP for the industry

    Cons

    Social/Political problems, clique-y, work/life balance is non-existent.

    Advice to Management

    HR are untrustworthy

  9. I love the work I do and the fun yet rewarding environment I work in.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Hands on training and personal help with my questions.

    Cons

    Long hours during busy season.

  10. Very busy, all year round.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Worked with really great people and having a Big Four on the resume opened a lot of doors.

    Cons

    Lots of hours, lack of respect for PTO.

  11. Helpful (1)

    PwC Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Florham Park, NJ

    I have been working at PwC full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Learning opportunities are endless, people are great, great clients with reputable names, recruiters won't leave you alone so future opportunities are numerous and endless.

    Cons

    Long hours, stressful at times, compensation does not match hours worked, work life balance is non existent, this job is a lifestyle not a career

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