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PwC Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated Jul 27, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.6 252 reviews

85% Approve of the CEO

PwC US Chairman & Senior Partner Robert Moritz

Robert Moritz

(33 ratings)

81% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work (in 237 reviews)

  • It is a great place to start your career if you want to stay in accounting (in 116 reviews)


Cons
  • Also work life balance is very difficult to achieve until it gets to the problem stage (in 803 reviews)

  • Long hours during busy season but thats to be expected at any audit firm in the city (in 787 reviews)

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    Mixed experience

    Senior Associate (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of opportunity and great people to learn from

    ConsQuality of experience is based on your home office

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good Experience depending overall

    Senior Associate (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsOnly talking about LTT (London Top Tier) Business Group
    Great Client Profiles
    Very less traveling or London based traveling
    Great Colleagues
    Office facilities
    Central London locations

    ConsToo Much Audit Focused
    Resourcing is worthless (book random people on random jobs, no skill based resourcing)
    Some slow Senior Managers (who are Senior Managers for quite some time) are discouraging for promotions
    Too much office politics as promotions depends on how much you know people rather than how much valued you have added
    Most People Manager doesn't take their job even 1% seriously

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromote people with both Sales & Delivery skills, not with only internal networking skills
    People Managers roles shouldn't be given to everyone, lets people become People Manager who are really passionate about other people's careers
    Count 360 feedback in Promotion cases

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great people and support structure

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros1. Exposure to big clients
    2. Training on the job
    3. Supportive work culture
    4. Flexible work hours

    Cons1. A lot of overtime
    2. Average pay
    3. Poor bonuses

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove pay.

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    Great organisation in which to learn and develop skills and gain experince of different business sectors

    Director (Former Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsExcellent learning and development facilities, chance to test one's own capabilities and learn new skills across mutiple business sectors

    ConsPartnership approach is unsustainable, who in today's world wants to work 24/7 over a 20 year period to become a Partner, need to move on and build a resume across multiple business sectors and become a true leader

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe other Big 4 are moving away from Partnership models, either shape up or ship out

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    Very flexible working practices

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGreat training and very flexible working practices

    ConsHours are long and pay could be better

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    Have not been employed for too long

    Audit Senior Associate III (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsOpportunity to learn and progress in your career

    ConsHaven't worked long for this firm to be able to have an opinion therefore I will submit another opinion later on in the year

    Advice to Senior ManagementNone

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

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    Good fun!

    Talent Academy Delegate (Current Employee) Birmingham, England (UK)

    ProsGood culture, staff were really friendly and helpful. Were told about the process of promotion and looked to be plenty of opportunities.

    ConsFairly intensive, lots of things to do and can be relatively repetitive, wasn't a whole lot of information about the company.

    Advice to Senior ManagementCould do with more information about the different business interests in order to help make decisions about whether we want to work for the firm. Maybe make some of the tasks a little less repetitive.

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

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    horrible experience

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Prosgood brand name, easily recognizable

    Conswork is boring, very stiff management, pay is extremely low

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    Assurance senior associate

    Audit Senior Associate (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsGood career growth
    ACA qualification
    Some flexibility in working locations
    New working environments and new relationships

    ConsPay not enough for hours worked
    Ridiculous amount of unnecessary admin work
    Resourcing is hit and miss
    Work life balance is lost from senior associate level.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    • Disapproves of CEO

     

    No progression

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) London, England (UK)

    ProsBig company training and location

    ConsNo upward progression unless people leave

    Advice to Senior ManagementChange the culture

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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