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PwC Reviews in Shanghai, China

Updated December 5, 2014
Updated December 5, 2014
5,425 Reviews
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5,425 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 company but may not suit everyone

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at PwC as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Standardized training makes even non-business person a professional auditor

    Cons

    Extremely long working hours in peak season and comparatively low hourly salary

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Learned a lot, but definitely not a long term career.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Summer Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Pros

    I was able to learn a lot about my field. The industry is definitely a great way for students to learn more about a specific sector they are interested in.

    Cons

    No training, menial work, work seems to be of low value. Consulting is not very results driven, so a lot of the time the work may seem absolutely worthless.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  3.  

    Poor life-work balance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Pros

    A good place to start your career in auditing or corporate finance. The company provides systematic and professional training, which is benefitial for new grads. Highly intensive working environment is good for those who are seeking challenge.

    Cons

    For auditors, overtime can be very tiring, especially in peak seasons, which is a drain on energy. Poor life-work balance just means you need to say goodbye to your cozy weekend! Also frequent travelling will become more and more untolerable as time goes.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take more time to communicate with your staff to know their concerns.

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

    Overall a great place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    There are many career opportunities there as it is an large international accounting firms. It's especially good for graduates from college as a start of career. It's great to work with people with the your age here.

    Cons

    You have to face the heavy workload and you have to very often work overtime to meet clients' deadline. You don't have much spare time and you may even not have time to spend your money you earn.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    People in big four accounting firms are normally self-motivated but the people management there is normally weaker than that in a corporate too. That leads to high staff turnover and the management can do more to take care of their people.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Financial Analyst

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Financial Analyst in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Pros

    good enviroment nice people to work around

    Cons

    Intense work to meet the deadline

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Global Tax Services Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Global Tax Services Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at PwC as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great learning process, very nice people and friendly environment. If you have questions everyone is very approachable and open to answer them. Even interns are given a lot of responsibility and you always get feedback for your work.

    Cons

    Sometimes it can happen that you have very busy days or nothing to do at all. The salary as an intern is not very high in Shanghai.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good working environment, friendly colleagues and seniors. Nice internship experience there.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assurance Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Assurance Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at PwC as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Company culture, working environment, friendly and helpful colleagues,

    Cons

    weak life-work balance, especially when you're working for the senior manager who prefers to lengthen the working hour to get the OT payment.

  9.  

    Good and intensive training. Variety of tasks.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Pros

    Good quality people and ok firm culture. Nice office buildings. Study leave/ OT leave system.

    Cons

    Long hours. busy season intensive.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    revamp remuneration system

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Good company to work for after undergrad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Pros

    Good start if you want to have a financial/accounting career, you can learn the knowledge and the overview of the financial structure of a company in several years

    Cons

    Too many OTs and too much biz travels with limited annual leave
    The whole package is too low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Raise the package and make the new hires stable in the firm

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Senior Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    You will have very good client exposure - reputable multinational companies and state-owned enterprises. It is a good place to obtan good training for accounting and audit knowledge. It is a good career start place as well. You have your own power and freedom if you are manager level. You can find life time friends in this firm.

    Cons

    Long hours, highly competitive, demanding environment sometimes the requerst is unreasonable

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to retain good people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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