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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

nice people to work with

Cons

long hours, its hard to stay up

Advice to Management

keep it up

Other Employee Reviews for PwC

  1. Helpful (1)

    "Overtime is a way of life..."

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    Former Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You meet some great people your first two years, then all your friends start leaving the company. There are really varied assignments and you get the ability to really see how companies work. Also, you have a chance to interact with CFO's, controllers, etc.

    Cons

    There is NO work/life balance. Jobs that you're assigned may be far from where you're living, resulting in horrible commutes. Most management doesn't act appreciative of the fact that you spend 60 hours a week working on their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just talk about the importance of work/life balance, do something about it. Or if employees really have to work a ton of hours, compensate them in some way.


  2. "PwC - Great opportunities for technical learning and crafting leadership skills"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Learning and education programs offered at PwC are probably the best you'll find anywhere. Also, you will be exposed to many advanced accounting issues and research opportunities that you may never even hear about in some private industry jobs. Finally, the culture is one that constantly encourages excellence and senior management continuously reminds us that it a "high performing culture." Opporunities for leadership roles are available in various capacities, which will help you immensely down the road if you do choose to leave the firm for an industry job.

    Cons

    Obviously, the hours and the stress that go along with being a "high performing culture" can be difficult at times, especially in the busy seasons (which can be more than one, for many people with multiple clients and multiple year-ends). In some cases it seems that it is the luck of the draw when you start with the firm, where some people get assigned to multiple, difficult clients, and others are assigned to one client and / or less strenuous ones. Finally, you have to remember that as you progress within the firn, you are ultimately selling professional services to some of the world's largest companies, which for some people can be difficult to manage and / or be a good fit for their personality.

    Advice to Management

    Generally, I actually believe that the senior management team (both nationally and locally) do a very good job of communicating important issues to the staff members and staying on top of current events. The firm has done a much better job in recent years of re-prioritizing the "coaching" atmosphere and making sure that everyone has the resources available to obtain assistance and advice where needed.

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