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PwC Reviews

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187 Reviews
3.6
187 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work (in 257 reviews)

  • You learn a lot about how to run complex businesses in fast-changing environments (in 132 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life Balance does not exist as much as they say they are still working on it (in 930 reviews)

  • Long hours that often keep me at the office or working from home late at night (in 866 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Overall, a valuable career experience.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    Great experience at a fast pace. Tons of resume-building opportunities, leadership roles, and technical experiences. work with some of the biggest/best companies in the world.

    Cons

    Obviously the hours can become overwhelming at times and schedules can be unpredictable. Compensation is just average and bonuses are significantly less than corporate, but most people know that going in...personal agendas and grudges can get carried out in the evaluation room and you're left with little chance to defend yourself.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    PwC is a great firm, with smart people and exciting opportunities to advance your career.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    The company is on the ball. People here are smart and motivated, and very quick to help each other. The work is interesting and people take pride in a job well done. The onboarding experience is very well done and it's a seamless transition from new hire to confident employee. If you want to advance your career, the steps are in place for you to do that.

    Cons

    Without a doubt, this is a culture of excellence. That said, it's daunting at times to think about the "to do's" on your plate.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It is a great place to work and grow.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Teamwork, positive attitude and learning opportunities

    Cons

    Pressure and lack of work-life balance

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Sold my soul while a part of management

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Manager in Tampa, FL

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    Decent benefits, learned a lot

    Cons

    Having to follow 'scripts' for performance evaluations that were complete lies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    outstanding opportunity to grow professionally and boost your career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruiting Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Recruiting Manager in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    The people are outstanding. The clients are dynamic and provide opportunities to create cutting edge solutions and delivery. There is not cookie cutter approach to promotion, it is truly based on each person's ability to grow and perform.

    Cons

    In such a high performing environment it drives your hours. You have to own the work life balance area and understand that to continue to promote it will be tilted to the work side.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great place to work, develop, and advance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Denver, CO

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Unlimited career advancement opportunities, if wanted

    Cons

    Cross Country Travel tends to be a bit much

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Compensate for high performance

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    My experience has given me great opportunities to learn and grow.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Associate in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Work flexibility, competency of management, competitive work environment, friendly work environment, ability to grow quickly, opportunities to travel, and good benefits.

    Cons

    Salary is competitive to the other Big Four accounting firms, but the nature of demand for the position helps to hold initial salaries down.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would advise management to continue to the great relationship with employees and the continuous work put forth to better grow the firm.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Best Place To Work? What a Joke

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in San Jose, CA

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    It's very easy to advance within PwC. The only people who stick around are people who can't get jobs elsewhere, so it's easy to look good compared to people who have been there longer than you. If you're motivated it's pretty easy to be an all-star.

    Cons

    Work life balance does not exist. Grossly underpaid for the hours worked. Don't even dare try to calculate your hourly wage. Unless you like working 80 hours a week and booking 60 of those so that your manager and partner don't get pissed for destroying the budget, look elsewhere. There are a number of firms in the area who will respect your contributions much more. At the San Jose PwC office you're just a number. There's a reason that turnover in this office is hovering between 35 and 40% right now.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management should consider listening to employees and addressing issues within the company. Stop holding office-wide events to discuss all of the improvements that are "coming" and actually do something.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Great people, great leadership, great opportunities to grow if you show yourself to be willing and capable.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Manager in New York, NY

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Diversity of people
    Diversity of clients
    Diversity of opinions
    Lots of Type A personalities to challenge and compete with you

    Cons

    For some, travel may be a downside.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Appreciate the people who have technical skills to support delivery. They may not be future owners of the franchise but are critical to the success of the firm.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Cut-throat competitive place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    Competitive pay for experienced hires
    Prestigious brand name
    Lots of worldwide opportunities but difficult to get partner support for opportunities

    Cons

    Little respect for work/life balance
    Verbally abusive environment
    Little transparency into review / promotion process
    Cut-throat colleagues
    Old-boys club environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Greater consideration of feedback from staff (in 360 reviews)
    More than a once a year review process

    No opinion of CEO

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