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PwC Reviews in San Francisco, CA

Updated December 11, 2014
Updated December 11, 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.  

    Great place to work and bulid relationships...

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

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

    Pros

    A lot of options if you are high performer
    Very friendly people and everybody wants you to succeed

    Cons

    Hard to switch LoS
    Promotions take longer than other Big 4

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salary
    Increase capacity during busy season

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good for first work experience, becomes a sales job once you rise the ranks

    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Fun and inclusive culture, lots of benefits. In theory opportunity to move around a lot, and try different roles. Good for anyone looking for breadth of experiences, especially if new to the working world.

    Cons

    Once a Manager work can become more about securing extensions and incremental revenue versus delivering quality work. Under the wrong Partner / Manager you can be treated like a cog in a massive wheel.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on quality of delivery in the MAP process (work paper audit) and client feedback versus just checking the compliance box.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not a good company to work. Please avoid

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

    Good Package, Free meal, Travelling, Drinking, meeting people

    Cons

    Work-life balance sucks, Health issue. You join in the company telling there are projects in pipeline. If you are lucky you are in a project and they will suck all the juice out of you (14 - 18 hrs work but salary of 8 hrs). If you are not on a project then you are on a long time paid vacation and after few months they will fire you. No long term visibility. Don't join if you are looking for Technology Consulting. I cannot speak for Auditing, Tax and Assurance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please get some win project.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great starting point

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

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

    Pros

    great culture, great people, many different opportunities within the firm and after leaving, paid cellphone bills, paid vacation days, unlimited sick days

    Cons

    structured promotions, people are promoted based on years of service not work quality

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    keep the culture, keep working on promoting flexibility, especially during busy season

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Terrible work-life balance

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

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

    Pros

    training is good and the brilliant people start their career there

    Cons

    work-life balance is non-existent, they don't take into consideration your career , just fill out jobs

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great Place to Intern

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

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

    Pros

    I enjoyed the opportunity to work along some of the best of the business. Everyone at the office was very friendly, and interesting. Everyone, even the partners, were very accessible and willing to mentor. I learned a lot, and PwC treated us to a Giants game and Disney World to celebrate our full time offers.

    Cons

    I cannot think about any cons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, Bob Moritz is a great chairman.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Nice place

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

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

    Pros

    Nice place to learn and grow

    Cons

    Low pay, work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase salary

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Senior Consultant

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of online training available

    Cons

    Getting put on projects you have zero interest in for years at a time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good work life balance, but lots of bureaucracy.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work/life balance. Strong financial outlook. Lots of opportunities. Growing rapidly. Broad opportunity.

    Cons

    Highly bureaucratic. Can feel too big. Difficult to leverage shared services internally. Ambiguous culture. Many acronyms.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Overall, a great set of people to work with

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

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

    Pros

    A very cohesive and supportive group of people. New initiatives for flexible work schedules alleviate some of the strains of long work hours.

    Cons

    We occasionally work very long hours for certain times of the year. The new-grad starting pay is not always the best.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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