PwC Reviews

Updated July 29, 2015
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  1. Audit

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PwC full-time

    Pros

    Great opportunities. People really invest in you and your career

    Cons

    Long hours, no work life balance.


  2. No professional development and unpleasant people

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

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    Good name on a CV, although you'll have to blag regarding the skills you had expected to develop because PwC teaches you nothing. The pleasant, well educated people leave which is great because it gives you an incentive to get out as well.

    Cons

    Really unpleasant people working in the "team", back stabbing, sniping and an unclear moderation/appraisal system based on personal comments about other staff members. Promotions are based on how much you promote yourself but all this means is spending more time telling everyone how wonderful you are than actually producing good quality work. There are no training courses provided to experienced hires whatsoever. You are just expected to go to clients and make it up as you go along. I arrived with a wealth of skills and knowledge but didn't learn one thing in return. The work is dull and repetitive with ubiquitous empty promises about "exciting" future projects. Senior staff aren't interested in developing new joiners. There's a big drive away from public school educated people but I resent working for a firm that is happy being represented in client meetings by inarticulate staff with cockney/estuary accents. The only intelligent people all left as the work wasn't challenging enough.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest about the quality of the work on offer. Tell directors and senior managers to make more of an impression on new joiners and be more approachable. Hire well spoken articulate staff,


  3. PwC

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

    I have been working at PwC

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

    Pros

    pros are ACA qualification, firm's reputation, large intake, travel opportunity, large clients, chances to meet new people, including business leaders

    Cons

    cons are work pressure, study commitment and pressure, working hours, salary, no overtime compensation, long away jobs, mundane jobs in early year


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  5. Fun atmosphere and good opportunities

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

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great people, fun atmosphere, great offices

    Cons

    Audit work limits consulting opportunities. Little strategic planning.

    Advice to Management

    Spend the time to great a proper strategy based on the actual market and the skills you have in your people.


  6. Helpful (1)

    Internship

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

    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

    Good Salary and work to do

    Cons

    Easy to get lost in big firm.

    Advice to Management

    Greater Salary


  7. Sa2

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

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Good experience that will make it easy to get any job in indaustry as the market leader. Experience of large corporate companies

    Cons

    The hours are almost as bad as investment banking hours. The workload is horrendous at the qualified level and managers will often leave before you to finish their work for them

    Advice to Management

    Pwc should pay overtime. 15 plus hours per week of overtime is not reasonable. Managers ahould be expected to work similar hours to staff working for them


  8. Hard work

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Placement in Castle Donington, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Placement in Castle Donington, England (UK)

    I have been working at PwC full-time

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

    Pros

    Opportunities in abundance in the financial sector

    Cons

    Long hours. Expectation to work hard every day.

    Advice to Management

    Improve staff retention policies


  9. PwC Consulting

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

    I have been working at PwC

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Varied work, development opportunities, relaxed and friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Structured salary bands and slow progression


  10. Associate. Financial Services

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

    I have been working at PwC

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

    Pros

    Treated like an adult. Intelligent colleagues. Free fruit. Good socially. Good quality assignments.

    Cons

    Very easy to get lost in the system. Bureaucratic. Not the most 'agile' employer around. Hot-desking


  11. Helpful (2)

    Diversity poorest of Big4, Capital Projects Services

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

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    Pros

    Brand name, office location, some interesting characters and intelligent people, vending machine in office that sells overnight kits (toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo) in preparation for working late nights,

    Cons

    Poor diversity and inclusiveness. Ethnic minority and female promotions are poorest of Big4; exact opposite of EY. Career progression the preserve of people who play the clique "game". Poor utilisation rate due to poor resource management. Poor sector or expertise alignment - you do what you get given; but this is in part due to the arrogance of team; after all the implicit message has been - "PwC is doing you a favour employing you!"; silent expectations; and "your weekends are paid for; stop complaining".

    Advice to Management

    Head of business could do with better people skills. Could do with better staff interaction and engagement. Technical skills: Consider better recruitment strategy. People coming through the door lack sufficient skills to sell or deliver work to client. Clearly a minus to business capability. On recruitment, job ads in Linkedin, NCE, Glassdoor look for Chartered Engineers, Quantity Surveyors and Project Managers. However candidates coming through the door lack the skills and experience to deliver value for client. Consider motivation and inspiration of work type of people you employed. While powerpoint slides, glossy tri-folds, and excel templates could sell to Clients, please consider staff motivation you employed. These are high performing chartered professionals in their fields who left their old jobs to do these stuff. Respect the staff. Believe in diversity.



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