PwC Reviews in United Kingdom

Updated September 15, 2014
Updated September 15, 2014
4,990 Reviews
3.6
4,990 Reviews
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PwC US Chairman & Senior Partner Robert Moritz
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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.  

    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)

    I have been working at PwC full-time for more than 3 years

    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
  2.  

    Have not been employed for too long

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

    I have been working at PwC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn and progress in your career

    Cons

    Haven'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 ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Very flexible working practices

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Great training and very flexible working practices

    Cons

    Hours are long and pay could be better

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  5.  

    Good fun!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Talent Academy Delegate  in  Birmingham, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Talent Academy Delegate in Birmingham, England (UK)

    I have been working at PwC as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Could 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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Ok

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

    I worked at PwC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    ACA is very valuable
    Company culture is very good
    People are the best asset of the firm

    Cons

    Very long hours for what you get paid for

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work-life balance for first years needs to be evaluated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Excellent firm

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Very good team leadership and spirit

    Cons

    Having to book a desk every day

  8.  

    Great place to work with opportunities to learn from clients and co workers.

    • 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 full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    People
    Types of work
    Flexibility of benefits
    Technology provided to work better/smarter

    Cons

    Daily Timesheets
    Bonuses can be low

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Big company, friendly people

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    Big company but work in small teams. Friendly and professional colleague

    Cons

    Might be a bit too big sometimes

  10.  

    Good projects, lowest pay of Big 4

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

    I have been working at PwC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    A lot of sexy engagements. Plenty of great people and subject matter experts. Good brand to the CV. Encourages professional development though sometimes unreachable due to massive workload.

    Cons

    Shifting goal posts when comes to promotion. Pay scale is lowest of the Big 4. Not how well you do the job, but how well connected you are to a Partner.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to staff morale. Growth is good. Growth requires new hires. If current staff feel disadvantaged by your strategies especially when new people with less experience are brought in at higher grades, attrition of staff is inevitable.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Not a bad place to work

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

    I worked at PwC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Good benefits, great work-life balance

    Cons

    Poor salary, not much room for development.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More reward for the hard work that everyone does.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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