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PwC Reviews in Seattle, WA

Updated January 19, 2015
Updated January 19, 2015
29 Reviews
3.8
29 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.  

    Enjoy the people I work with and learn new things everyday

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Associate in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    The experience and the networking

    Cons

    work can be autonomous and laborious at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great company. Invested in me and my future.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assurance in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Assurance in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Flexible schedule, great networking, intelligent colleagues.

    Cons

    The hours are sometimes difficult and the compensation is low at first.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    None at the moment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Associate in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Great exposure to the industry.

    Cons

    Work life balance, not balanced.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    A great way to spend the first year out of school.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Experienced Associate - Advisory in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Experienced Associate - Advisory in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Smart, welcoming, driven people to work alongside- couldn't ask for a higher caliber team. Plenty of exposure to project roles and more senior clients than one would usually have coming straight out of school. I learned a whole lot about what to expect from and how to carry myself in a professional environment.

    Cons

    Much of the work in the Seattle market isn't as flashy or engaging as I would have liked; lots of time is spent on somewhat bland PM work. Compensation increase year over year was fair, but nothing to be excited about.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to pursue more engaging strategic work for a wide variety of clients that offers younger staff the opportunity to see more than just typical PM work day-to-day.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    This is a "Big 4" firm, you signed up.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate I in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate I in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    > The people you work with have been recruited by experts, so your teams are truly incredible. Almost everyone you work with is intelligent, motivated and outgoing.
    > You will consistently be challenged with new growth opportunities.
    > As far as the "Big 4" accounting firms go, PwC is second to none, this firm actually cares about your individual goals and lifestyles.

    Cons

    > You will work 90 hour weeks at some point and you won't get compensated for it.
    > The A1 work can be very redundant.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Overtime would be greatly appreciated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Good but demanding

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Director in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Tax Director in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity, good pay and benefits

    Cons

    Very demanding environment, promotions not always based on merit

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good on resume, but not sure it's worth it

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Experienced Tax Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Experienced Tax Associate in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    - Resume Builder
    - Good experience working with different clients
    - Plenty of resources if you are proactive

    Cons

    - Culture can get very political
    - Expectation to work long hours and have no life

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    If you're sure you want Big 4 Public Accounting Tax - PWC is the place to do it!

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

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

    Pros

    Benefits, Flexibility, Training, Resume, Pride-Quality of service we provide to clients, Community involvement and support - both locally and on a world wide stage

    Cons

    Cons are inherent with working big four public accounting and tax (compliance)
    - busy season, admin, the job is outside of "busy season" still a 45-50 hour a week job. Busy season is more than just 2 months, and the ask of those hours can be 60-80 hours - sure maybe you're only charging 55-65, but there is still admin...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reduce Admin (though not sure how), continue to provide a transparent approach to management, continue to find more effective ways to utilize seasonal support so busy season isn't so long.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Had better, had worse

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great people, looks great on resume

    Cons

    Be prepared to work. A LOT. And to only see what the inside of your house looks like on weekends.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't burn people out.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing people, culture of excellence

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

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

    Pros

    Work-life balance, positive coaching atmosphere, opportunities for development

    Cons

    Long hours during busy season and reliance on older systems

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to be accessible! Partners and market leaders are inspirational and friendly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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