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PwC Reviews in Sydney Australia

Updated May 16, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.2 33 reviews

50% Approve of the CEO

PwC US Chairman & Senior Partner Robert Moritz

Robert Moritz

(6 ratings)

54% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance worked very well and they have some solid benefits for employees(in 234 reviews)

  • It is a great place to start your career if you want to stay in accounting(in 115 reviews)


Cons
  • Also work life balance is very difficult to achieve until it gets to the problem stage(in 801 reviews)

  • Long hours during busy season but thats to be expected at any audit firm in the city(in 784 reviews)

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    Great firm to start your career !

    Senior Accountant (Current Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsGreat people, and things to learn every day.

    ConsLossing work and life balance

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreasure the HR capital

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    Good for the cv

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsGood exposure to interesting clients & work. Good opportunities if you aren't afraid to back yourself... And you get lucky.

    ConsPromotions and pay. Some divisions can have a "high-school" vibe to them. Also, there is an element of "intellectual arrogance" with the "private school" brigade.

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt's not high school anymore. Catchy "values" and feel good platitudes aren't worth the breath expended on uttering them without sufficient follow up.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Great for development but remuneration is poor

    Advisory Manager (Current Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    Pros- Great for professional development
    - Wonderful opportunity to work in a high performance culture
    - Like minded and sharp colleagues
    - Good training and networking opportunities
    - Have taken some very good recent initiatives on improving its "people"part of the business

    Cons- Poor remuneration for the abilities and skills of its employees (benchmarking against the other big 4 isn't going to fool anyone)
    - Ratification process at the year end meetings are very subjective (don't be fooled by the ïts very thorough process"" official garb) and lacks transparency
    - Fee structures for clients have not always kept pace with the greater economic environment

    Advice to Senior ManagementIt is a wonderful company with a lot of positives as mentioned above. However, unless you remunerate your staff better, it will remain nothing more than a training school (given that it's also part of the Big 4 model).

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good career progression, but overworks and underpays employees

    Audit Senior (Former Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    Pros- Great people to work with
    - Regular performance feedback
    - Great culture and ability to take on various responsibilities

    Cons- Long hours and low salaries in comparison

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ideal first job

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    Pros- work experience - variety of projects and many opportunities to learn about best practices in the industry
    - structured graduate program
    - support for internal/ external learning

    Cons- work/ life balance
    - politics
    - remuneration

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Terrible experience - hated every day of it

    Manager (Former Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    Prosnice to have on CV
    ...That's it!

    ConsTerrible dog eat dog culture
    No recognition
    Outrageous favoritism - partners' pets rule - others treated as third world people
    Best talent leaves, those who stay for long either have to cope or are incompetent
    Competition for assignments between staff within teams
    All talk no action by leadership
    No cultural diversity

    Ancient LOTUS Notes!!! Still!
    No proper templates, everyone does things differently and uses different format.
    No knowledge management tools other than folder on the server!

    Advice to Senior ManagementRetire

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsFlexible working hour and place

    Consslim career opportunity in a non core area

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    Great for launching a career

    Associate (Former Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    Pros- Great peers and colleagues at around a same level
    - Sets good foundations for industry, learn a lot in a short time
    - Good opportunities with secondments to try a variety of work

    Cons- Work life balance
    - Management is very political, you have to get on a partner's good side to get opportunities for interesting work
    - Overt commercial focus

    Advice to Senior Management- Take better care of your staff
    - Provide better mentoring

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Experience was amazing

    Audit (Former Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    ProsManagers and 'buddies' are always there for you to ask questions. My calendar was full before the internship start date, thanks to my buddy who was super organised. Learnt a lot on the job which was great, as well as the culture and work procedures.

    ConsVery dependent on the person assigned as the interns buddy. First impressions last, so make sure to have a positive one because they are the ones who review you for a job offer!

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should continue to be involved in an intern's skill set building and expose them to the broader picture of an interns role in a case.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Long hours & no recognition

    Manager (Current Employee) Sydney (Australia)

    Pros- Great graduate training and development
    - Global reach
    - Great clients

    Cons- Poor culture of working late and not treating staff well
    - Just a resource that gets worked hard, they only care about $$$
    - Not enough staff

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue your biggest asset, your people

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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