PwC Reviews

Updated August 21, 2015
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PwC US Chairman & Senior Partner Robert Moritz
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Pros
  • PwC provides a solid work life balance (in 257 reviews)

  • You will learn a lot if you have the right people teaching you (in 132 reviews)

Cons
  • Absolute lack of work/life balance consideration (in 930 reviews)

  • Long hours but you know when it is going to end (in 866 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    PwC Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assurance Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Assurance Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good coaching culture, Partners are flexible (to a reasonable extent) with future staffing and career growth trajectories. Putting in tine and effort pays off and is rewarded fairly.

    Cons

    Experience depends on the teams of people that you work with, and high turnover in any particular period can make things more stressful for the people who are still working in the Firm.


  2. Good Place to Learn

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

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

    Pros

    -Amazing place to get one of a kind experiences -Consistent growth potential for most everyone -Top tier learning and development -Commitment to quality and investing in people

    Cons

    -Hours can be rough at times -High turnover of lower level staff can create inefficiencies -Compensation is competitive, but not much bonus/performance rewards at lower levels


  3. General

    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Stable, know what you're going to get, smart and driven people

    Cons

    Politics, road to partnership is limited


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  5. Great Learning Experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    Learned alot and a resume booster

    Cons

    Long hours and underpaid for the market


  6. Working hard to make a difference

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Experienced Associate - Advisory in San Francisco, CA
    Current Contractor - Experienced Associate - Advisory in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PwC as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great company with a lot of prestige. You will work hard, but you will learn a lot. Good flexibility. The people here are knowledgeable and helpful.

    Cons

    I will that they had more options for medical benefits. Maybe a HMO? The medical is great, but a bit expensive.

    Advice to Management

    Keep on encouraging your employees


  7. great place to start

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Risk Assurance Experienced Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Risk Assurance Experienced Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PwC as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    fast paced. Young coworkers.

    Cons

    Not enough time to do things correctly. Firm does not allow ERP trainings during your first year. Limited opportunities to physically see the people you're working for (managers and above). No time to go out for lunch; lunch is eaten at your desk 80% of the time.


  8. Great place to work for

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    Pros

    Flexible work schedule; nice co-workers

    Cons

    busy season schedule is not good

    Advice to Management

    hire more people


  9. Helpful (1)

    Assurance Practice - FS

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Multiple projects - Meet so many people on different teams - Business travel (if you like) - Organized trainings - Collegiate atmosphere when starting out of college

    Cons

    - Requirement to be vocal - Progression based on timetable not readiness - Turnover is drastic, never recurring teams - Work hours are unexpected, and can be extremely long at any level

    Advice to Management

    Firm has recognized that it must provide compensation closer to market value to decrease turnover. It's encouraging to see that the firm understands and acknowledges that employees below partner-level are paid under market value, but it taking steps to adjust it. The assurance practice will never die because companies need their audits, but please outline to staff that the dog fight for rock bottom fees will only get more bitter as time passes and technology advances.


  10. Good to start

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Intelligent co-workers Prestige of big 4

    Cons

    Easily pigeon holed into large industry group. Hard to get into other groups once experience is obtained in another.


  11. Helpful (1)

    Good People, Lots of Work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Experienced Associate (Assurance) in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Experienced Associate (Assurance) in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart, interesting people Perks of a massive company- benefits, technology, etc. Opportunities to travel and explore other cities and offices

    Cons

    Extensive hours Not paid to reflect hours worked Too much structure in the workforce, and it doesn't get easier or more interesting as your progress through the hierarchy

    Advice to Management

    Pay the people, and this would be a perfectly desirable job! Management can see the turnover numbers, they know that people leave this job after 2-4 years in droves to get a better job with higher pay and fewer hours



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