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PwC Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated March 1, 2015
Updated March 1, 2015
327 Reviews
3.8
327 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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327 Employee Reviews Back to all Reviews

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  1.  

    Associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Great place to start your careers

    Cons

    Limited pay and bonuses compared to other firms

  2.  

    Great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    The people are great to work with as there is an atmosphere open to learning. Irrespective of pressure,working mothers are well considered as there is the avenue to close early

    Cons

    It would be great if the work-life balance is improved upon

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    Great Experience and great variety of projects

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

    Pros

    You can gain a lot of experience in various industries. Good working environment. The company supports internal mobility so it is easy to "change jobs" without actually leaving the firm.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be difficult. Promotion process is long and ambiguous, different criterial used in different parts of the business

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    career path should be clear and transparent so employees know what their part of the deal is

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Training

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good training scheme
    Easy going people

    Cons

    unavoidable long hours and weekend

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Have been with the firm for 2 months as a summer intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Good culture and working environment.

    Cons

    Not really interesting department for me

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Challenging and hard work but the rewards are there for those motivated enough to get them.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager
    Former Employee - Manager

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

    Pros

    Variety of work
    Opportunities to learn
    Flexible approach to the working day and ability to work from home
    Relatively fast progression

    Cons

    Work-life balance
    Industry jobs will pay more for the grade you're at
    Stressful
    Completing work early is rewarded with more work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's a very successful company - management know what they're doing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    enjoyed working

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    good atmosphere, personal growth,

    Cons

    spend time away from home

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Wish I hadn't returned after working elsewhere!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    The brand - globally recognised.
    Training.

    Cons

    Ridiculously political with trusted conversations with senior management being shared across management team.
    No work-life balance at all even with line manager knowing that I had a young child - frequently gave less than a day to deliver from scratch and no support or thanks.
    Salary and benefits - NOT competitive at all against other consultancies or industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Leadership and management training required!
    The team I worked in did not represent the rest of PwC well at all. Significant distrust across the team, even within the management ranks of peers.

  10.  

    Senior associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good training and working with good people

    Cons

    Long hours and lack of work life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Fantastic place to work for

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great for young professionals to start their careers. Fast changing and challenging environment. Lots of opportunities. Great company to work for. Employees feel proud to work at PwC.

    Cons

    Work life balance is low. Long hours expected at all levels.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase focus on people management and turnover.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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