PwC Reviews

Updated July 19, 2015
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PwC US Chairman & Senior Partner Robert Moritz
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Pros
  • PwC provides a solid work life balance (in 257 reviews)

  • You will learn a lot if you have the right people teaching you (in 132 reviews)

Cons
  • Absolute lack of work/life balance consideration (in 930 reviews)

  • Long hours but you know when it is going to end (in 866 reviews)

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  1. Advisory Intern

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Management Consulting Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Intern - Management Consulting Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at PwC as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    -Great Internship, was able to contribute to the team -People really want to help you out and help you learn and grow -Lots of fun activities go on -Great pay and experience

    Cons

    -As an intern, there aren't any -Most people at the company complain about the busy season for assurance and say that advisory is much better.

    Advice to Management

    I can't think of anything


  2. PwC Associate - Manager Review

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Pwc in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Pwc in Washington, DC

    I have been working at PwC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Offers autonomy in career direction. Rewarded for performance, not tenure.

    Cons

    Often requires extensive and consistent travel obligations.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Risk Assurance

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

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    quality driven, flexible working schedule, pick up skills quick, multiple workstreams, client facing opportunities, communication skills required, project management skills required, good benefits (among big 4)

    Cons

    pay is not competitive, long hours,


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  5. Helpful (3)

    Experienced Associate - Advisory

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Experienced Associate - Advisory in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Experienced Associate - Advisory in Washington, DC

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    - People are great; environment is very supportive and collaborative - Campus Hire orientation in Orlando is a lot of fun and helps you meet a lot of life-long friends

    Cons

    - Required to work 350 hours over standard per year (on top of standard 8-hour days) - Very little influence on which projects you end up on - Difficult to move to different projects/sectors within the firm - Work in the Public Sector is almost entirely Project Management; not a lot of strategic or challenging projects


  6. Helpful (3)

    Great place to work!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Washington, DC

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than 3 years)

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

    Pros

    Great place to work! I work with people daily that have a "give a crap" factor in what we do. The norm here is to work hard, play hard. Just like any other big 4, a lot of how happy you are depends on the market team you are a part of, and the styles of your direct leadership. Overall, I have found a supportive atmosphere and have had the opportunity to move into different roles, both client facing, and internally. Compared to my experience with other companies, PwC is superior in supporting movement into other areas within the firm, domestic mobility, global mobility, and the like. It would serve you well to get involved and know people here. Sure, relationships are important at PwC, but really, where are relationships not important? PwC tries very hard to be transparent about things that will impact employees (i.e. the new PwC Professional performance management system), and communicates pretty well about current firm events/compliance matters. They've worked hard to streamline communications by developing "PwC News" and allowing us to look at the headlines that have meaning to us. PwC strives to be fair and being smart and a hard worker is the norm here, not the exception.

    Cons

    Over burdensome administrative processes due to out-of-date technology. We are still signing paper timesheets although the new process will begin in July. We are still on Lotus Notes and can't always effectively sync calendars from other mail clients. Some of the processes that we say that we must do because we serve Federal clients, can really be streamlines. Other Big 4's have figured out how to do these things 10 years ago...come on guys, we aren't THAT special. There are different standards across the firm. Acting like a Sr. Associate in one market team, could be acting like a manager in another, or vice versa. Just like every other consulting firm, working long hours is the norm...don't work here (or any other consulting firm), if you want a 40 hour work week.

    Advice to Management

    Improve Administrative and technological functionality so that we don't have to spend 30% of every day on administrative items. Do a better job helping your staff to get the development opportunities they need to get to the next level.


  7. Senior Associate

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Washington, DC

    I have been working at PwC

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

    Pros

    PwC has a strong, inclusive, and collegial culture.

    Cons

    At times the accountant-heavy and complaince-driven nature of the company can be bureaucratic and reluctant to change.


  8. Great start

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - PwC Financial Instruments Structured Products and Real Estate Division in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - PwC Financial Instruments Structured Products and Real Estate Division in Washington, DC

    I worked at PwC as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    The connections you make, the people you work with, and the work is fun.

    Cons

    Late nights during busy season. Training program had nothing to do with FSR.

    Advice to Management

    Need more incentive.


  9. Helpful (1)

    Direction of the company is moving away from it's core principals

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Consultant in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Allows for mobility to other departments, groups, etc within the firm A lot of internal systems for assistance Able to control your career if you have the ear of leadership

    Cons

    Partner to staff ratio in many groups is to large Access to senior leadership has decreased over the years Work/life balance is a myth

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your junior staff with one on one development and discussions. If you want to lead by example, actually get to know your staff so they can get to know you and believe in your mission.


  10. Experienced Associate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

    I have been working at PwC

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

    Pros

    Great network of people. Solid benefits, great career growth potential.

    Cons

    Sometimes hard to move within the firm. Be prepared to network aggressively to get where you want to go and adopt a long-term time horizon for this process.

    Advice to Management

    Help employees move towards the area of the firm they want to be in. Do not hold employees on the same project until they quit because are tired of trying to get off that project.


  11. Very good company to work for

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Software Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Software Consultant in Washington, DC

    I have been working at PwC (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Good work environment good team

    Cons

    I didn't find any cons during my work

    Advice to Management

    None



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