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PwC Reviews in Russia

Updated December 22, 2014
Updated December 22, 2014
5,432 Reviews
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5,432 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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  1.  

    good overall, but the pay is low

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Manager in Moscow (Russia)

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Constant project flow, good opportunity to move up

    Cons

    pay is very low compare to industry average and in rubbles:(

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    make pay market base, not local-base

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    OK place to start your career unless you have better opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Moscow (Russia)

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

    Pros

    - Diversity of industries (I worked as a consultant in Advisory) for about 1.5 years and was able to work with around 7 different industries
    - Above average training programmes for employees
    - You can learn PowerPoint and Excel quite well
    -Develop attention to details (calculations, presentations)
    -Well-known brand (advantage in the market)

    Cons

    - Absolutely unhealthy working hours (often 100+ hours per week)
    - Low salaries, no bonus
    - Corporate culture is not really good: people are fighting for promotion unfairly, real promotion policy is not transparent, sitting long hours just to show one's loyalty, overall atmosphere is like everyone is thinking about leaving the compaany all the time
    - Often bad project management (wrong people are in charge of projects which they have no chance and experience to succesfully finish)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Manage the work/life balance better
    -Review salary

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great international company experience, but very formal and low salaries on junior level

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Research Consultant in Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Research Consultant in Moscow (Russia)

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

    Pros

    Good choice for a student, ability to practice English and work with expats, good compensations on a manager and higher levels, increased vacation length and good social package based on your level. Very modern office with comfortable working environment - recreation areas, even massage chairs right in the office =) 30 seconds from the metro. Great non-monetary benefits. Very good standard procedures for everything - starting from electronic vacations approval ending to IT Helpdesk fast work. Most of the people are very well educated, good professionals.

    Cons

    Low salaries for the entry level, very tough with promotions and development of the junior staff (at least in Corporate Services). Very bureaucratic - opposite side of good procedures actually. When you are working on a junior level you never own any responsibility or appreciation for the part - or all the work you are doing - it all goes to your manager. Awe of the Partners. Lots of showing off with sometimes no content.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work on more democratic atmosphere - not a good case when name of the one who was doing the job is not even known or when only managers and above are treated as humans. Revise entry-level salaries - or at least make it easier to get salary increase/promotion to experienced employees rather than loosing them and hiring replacement for higher band and twice higher salary.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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    12

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Moscow (Russia)

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Company is Ok, great culture, opportunities, team spirit.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is poor during busy season.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To keep talented

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work

    • 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 an year)

    Pros

    Professional level and standard are high, plenty learning and development opportunities, nice office

    Cons

    Long work hours, local culture management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more friendly environment

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    PWC Acc

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC part-time

    Pros

    Very interesting but somatimes stupid

    Cons

    Low salary but interesting job

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Share knowledge

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Typical Big4 company - forget about work/life balance if you're in Assurance

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Moscow (Russia)
    Former Employee - Assistant Manager in Moscow (Russia)

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of internal instruments which now work pretty good. Most of your peers and subordinates are quite young (if you're not young - you're either a Director/Partner or in the wrong business) and mostly motivated.

    Cons

    No work/life balance whatsoever - though it's still a goal for the management, in practice trying to maintain work/life balance is hard, it's not really supported by mid-level management. Heavy time investment in coaching - in fact rarely successful (high turnover of low and mid-level staff)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward and compensation policies shoud really be reviewed, as the remuneration level is so below the industry level.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    School of life.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Moscow (Russia)

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

    Pros

    Great social lift. Excellent combination of people, technology and broad range of projects (applicable for Risk Assurance). Best place to start your career if you dont need money in first years

    Cons

    Work-life balance, compensation is just miserable. During first 2 years your salary would be less comparing to selling BigMacs in McDonalds (considering same working hours)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A good school, incredible people and a trip to a future.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Research Specialist in Moscow (Russia)
    Current Employee - Marketing Research Specialist in Moscow (Russia)

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

    Pros

    Collaborative environment, strong information database and IT infrastructure.

    Cons

    Low salary at a starting point.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider better promotion opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    A huge opportunity to develop skills

    • 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

    very good atmosphere in firm

    Cons

    good career opportunities but very dissatisfied work/life balance

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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