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PwC Reviews

Updated November 26, 2014
Updated November 26, 2014
5,341 Reviews
3.6
5,341 Reviews
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PwC US Chairman & Senior Partner Robert Moritz
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work experience, but you will not have a life during your employment.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Raleigh, NC
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Raleigh, NC

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

    Pros

    Global recognition. Prestige. Training. CPA bonus. Annual pay raises (approx 10%). Mileage money. Nice work perks such as paid family beach trip. Great health insurance. Flexibility in that you can make time for your appointments, trips, long weekends, etc but you will still ultimately work a minimum of 50 hours each week no matter how you slice it.

    Cons

    No work-life balance. Expected to be married to your job. Pay could be better. Long nights and work a decent amount of weekends. The work can be boring, especially by the end of the week when you are tired of staring at your computer screen for the 60th hour.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay people more, they will be happier and turnover will decrease especially at the senior level.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ready for a change

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

    I have been working at PwC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    You can make it to the next level in a rather short period of time.

    Cons

    You work way too many hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's time to increase salaries and provide more vacation.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Challenging environment, in a good way

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

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

    Pros

    Nice pay and smart people

    Cons

    Very heavy travel and unpredictable schedule

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue promotimg flexible schedules

    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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

    Pros

    Good training, good people, good benefits and vacation, pretty good flexibility depending on the project. Lots of resources in terms of tuition reimbursement, CPA credentialing, etc. Good employee discounts and perks.

    Cons

    lots of changes with evaluation structures and reorganizing of advisory groups and verticals, not much work/life balance during busier times.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Disappointing. Expected a friendly flexible health-oriented environment.

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

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

    Pros

    -Working from home
    -Seasonal stress is relatively predictable

    Cons

    -Have to sell your soul to get a desk adjustment even for health reasons
    -No overtime because you are salaried even if you work 100 hour weeks for a month
    -People are not friendly until you have been around 6-8 months
    -No assigned desks, you are not allowed to personalize anything. Not even your one allowed storage drawer.
    -No windows for employees below Partner level unless you book a conference room
    -Open air office space so a lot of sound pollution and no privacy
    -Work 60-100 hour weeks in busy season, twice a year, but in the off season still required to work 40 hours client work, internal admin does not count.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    IMPROVE YOUR HEALTH STANDARDS AND GIVE EMPLOYEES BACK THEIR DESKS.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    there is lack of guidance

    • 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

    they have good corporate culture

    Cons

    there is lack of guidance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    the senior management should reevaluate middle management

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

    Pretty good

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

    I have been working at PwC as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Got along with the people I worked with. Similar personalities.

    Cons

    Fairly low pay (compared to my friends in similar fields) for the first few year.
    Must pass CPA for bonus if in accounting service lines. Advisory gets the bonus just for signing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Senior Associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    the firm is technically very mature

    Cons

    the firm needs to focus more on people

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    focus on personal growth

  10.  

    Reality of PwC

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

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    Work needs to be done, doesn't matter how, when, where or by who it gets done. Learned at this firm how not to work hard, get someone else to do the work, take all the credit and throw someone under the bus, and then go around telling your higher ups how busy you are and how much work you have. Typical behavior exhibited by most of the higher level staff.

    Cons

    Politics. They promise a lot and talk a lot and at the end, it's always the opposite of what they say. Bait and switch technique. They always blame everything on the staff. The coaches and partners need to have accountability. Passing the buck on blame is popular. No work life balance, the firm wants you to eat every meal with the team. You can give your heart and soul to the firm, and they will step all over it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Very smart people to work with. High profile clients. No work life balance though. Poor team management if unlucky

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

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

    Pros

    Co-workers are extremely smart. A lot to learn on the job. Very high profile clients.

    Cons

    No flexibility. No work life balance. If unlucky, you can be assigned to a poor team with a poor manager and end up working the worst hours during busy season.

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