PwC Reviews

Updated March 14, 2015
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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. Learned a lot of things, techniques and skills

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

    I worked at PwC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Wonderful training, online system, templates and IT support

    Cons

    Heavy workload, tight schedule, pressure

    Advice to Management

    Flexible time shall be introduced into China


  2. Excellent

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

    I worked at PwC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent people to work with

    Cons

    audit can be quite tiring


  3. Working in PWC as an associate (tax advisor)

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

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    - transparent career path
    - numerous opportunities to learn from both senior colleagues and client companies
    - professional working environment with little office politics

    Cons

    - long hours
    - undesirable situations of "eating hours" in billing due to project budget
    - work is not very innovative

    Advice to Management

    - encourage work life balance
    - do not let budgets affect associates' billing


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  5. People are really nice and workload is relatively light for an intern.

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The atmosphere are friendly, the manager is willing to teach if entry-level staff has question during auditing in the busy seasons.

    Cons

    Work-life balance needs improvement, the full-time staffs hardly have personal lives during the busy season. Therefore, they don't have to work out to keep healthy.

    Advice to Management

    Work-life balance is kinda poor in Chinese Big four compared to those in U.S.


  6. Summer Intern

    Former Employee - Assurance Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Employee - Assurance Intern in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

    I worked at PwC full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Great training program
    2. hands-on project and experience
    3. helpful career coach

    Cons

    1. lack of communication sometimes
    2. crazy hours sometimes


  7. audit

    Former Intern - Associate Audit in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)
    Former Intern - Associate Audit in Shanghai, Shanghai (China)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    relatively high salary, in shanghai, 100/per day
    all travel fee and meal fee include
    +200/per day if outside work

    Cons

    can not learn some new things, seem not focus on the intern


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

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    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.


  9. Poor life-work balance

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

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than a year)

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

    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 Management

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


  10. Good company but may not suit everyone

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    NA


  11. Overall a great place to work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

    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.



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