PwC Reviews

Updated June 30, 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. No Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Stable, Nice Offices, do't know what else to say

    Cons

    No Thanks I cannot think of anything


  2. Helpful (2)

    Advisory Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Eommitted to developing leaders at all levels.
    Embraced a fresh and distinctive leadership model called the PwC Professional that enables people to develop skills that will help them grow their careers

    Cons

    Long hours when deal flow picks up that might require to work in personal time.


  3. Great place for a career boost

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Breadth of experience; exposure to senior staff; speed of progression; freedom to work on areas of interest

    Cons

    Generally does not pay as well as the other big four; corporate culture can take a while to get used to; performance appraisal process is long, drawn out and stressful.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce the effort required by individuals at end of year for their self appraisal


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    Senior Associate I&IM

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in London, England (UK)

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

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

    Pros

    Big four reputation providing a great learning place to develop.
    The people you work with
    Opportunities to progress and move departments/overseas

    Cons

    Long working hours for lower remuneration than what you can get outside the top 4. There is a conscious effort to improve this though.

    Advice to Management

    Keep focusing on improving remuneration and/or work life balance to create a better balance and competitive package for staff.


  6. Senior Manager

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Breadth of Experience
    Training provided is great
    Chance to build up a fantastic network

    Cons

    Not Enterpreneurial enough
    Too focused on risk management - to the extent this has an impact on the projects taken on
    No work / life balance - have to work weekends and even on holidays


  7. auditor

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at PwC

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

    Pros

    Good to people, lots of fun with staff, lots of responsibility early on, supportive system for taking the ACA in the UK. Great to travel around, good offices.

    Cons

    not much cons - pretty good graduate job

    Advice to Management

    continue


  8. Review

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

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

    Pros

    Opportunities, Big Brand Name, strong on soft skill development.

    Cons

    Weak for technical development outside of classic audit functions. Technology development is growing but purchased in.


  9. Great for some...

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at PwC

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

    Pros

    Fast moving, knowledge sharing is second to none. Good work-life balance.

    Cons

    The team feels cliquey. Budgets are underpriced and causes eating time


  10. Friendly staff and great for experience

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Administrator in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Client Administrator in London, England (UK)

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    The vast majority of employees are very intelligent, friendly individuals. Opportunities to move around internally are available to everyone. There are several chances to increase industry knowledge internally, however it is seen that you need to have a pro-active attitude in order to achieve this.

    Cons

    Salaries are lower than the competitors, however the opportunities to move up and into new brackets are outweigh this con.

    Advice to Management

    None


  11. PwC

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PwC

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Nice working environment, good perks.

    Cons

    Ruthless staff cuts when the company need arises.



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