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PwC Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated August 18, 2014
Updated August 18, 2014
4,871 Reviews

3.6
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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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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Current employee.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, lots of opportunities if you seek them out, focussed on employee engagement and communication. Anyone who leaves always says that they miss the people they worked at PwC more than anything else. PwC is concerned about the right things eg quality of work, diversity, flexible working, personal development. Great emphasis on personal integrity and doing the right thing.

    Cons

    Organisational structure, lack of clear governance within the partnership model. As above, concerned about all the right things but sometimes patchy in delivery of them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the structure, challenge the partners more

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Work Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    It provided a great oppurtunity to network.

    Cons

    It can be quite hectic but nevertheless it never gets boring

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Business Assurance

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    Pros

    - great client portfolio
    - great socials and young workforce
    - lots of opportunities for the proactive employee

    Cons

    - Salary
    - Very hierarchical
    - Can get disruptive always being offsite with clients.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great opportunities for personal development

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Challenging and varied work. Big clients

    Cons

    Work life balance at times is challenging

  6.  

    Good Experience depending overall

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    Only 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

    Cons

    Too 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 ManagementAdvice

    Promote 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

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Great people and support structure

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve pay.

  8.  

    Exciting

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Intern in London, England (UK)

    Pros

    The staff and colleagues are wonderful, nice supervisors, work-life balance is bearable and a well established system of career progression. Great place to kick-start your career.

    Cons

    work can be repetitive, the long hours during busy periods are excruciating.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize, appreciate and reward employee contributions

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Mixed experience

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate
    Current Employee - Senior Associate

    Pros

    Lots of opportunity and great people to learn from

    Cons

    Quality of experience is based on your home office

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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    Assurance senior associate

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Pay 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    No progression

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

    Pros

    Big company training and location

    Cons

    No upward progression unless people leave

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the culture

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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