PwC - Slow to promote, promises were made and not kept, and performance reviews exhibit favoritism | Glassdoor
There are newer employer reviews for PwC
There are newer employer reviews for PwC

See Most Recent

"Slow to promote, promises were made and not kept, and performance reviews exhibit favoritism"

Star Star Star Star Star
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
No opinion of CEO

Pros

PwC is a great place to start a career in accounting. I have had many opportunities to learn a lot in a short period of time. Most of the people I work with are very smart, and are great in general. The amount of vacation time (22 days) is amazing, if you can find time to take the days off. Of course, the name on a resume is unbeatable.

Cons

The review process is extremely unfair. As someone who had a majority of "exceeds expectations" reviews, I did not see this reflected in my promotion raise or bonus (there was no bonus). I have also seen bad reviews written with no examples provided purely based on favoritism. Similar occurrences happen during annual reviews.

Many promises have been made to me both by HR and managers in terms of the types of clients I would be working with, but after 1.5 years they have not been kept.

To top it off, of the Big 4, PwC is the slowest to promote. It is nearly unheard of to reach senior in 2 years. Making manager in less than three is becoming increasingly difficult as well, while PwC is running into a staff shortage.

Advice to Management

Improve the review process, and work harder to hold on to your employees. No one wants to work at a company that only keeps its promises when its employees have a competing offer.

Other Employee Reviews for PwC

  1. "Great opportunity to build a strong foundation for future career growth!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    PwC is a great place to start your career! Challenging assignments, great exposure to different industries and excellent benefits. Management is committed to career development and offers many opportunities to learn formally and informally.

    Cons

    Long hours (but that's expected). Cyclical season of working makes work / life balance a challenge. Time off can be difficult as it is expected for everyone to stay as connected as possible even while on vacation.


  2. "Not the best"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Big 4
    Good on resume
    Okay pay
    Decent perks

    Cons

    Bad feedback programs
    People think they are smart, but they aren't
    Not flexible with engagement options
    Too much politics

    Advice to Management

    Please make the training classes more productive. It is very difficult to do 100 things at the same time. Better feedback programs would be nice too.


There are newer employer reviews for PwC
There are newer employer reviews for PwC

See Most Recent

Work at PwC? Share Your Experiences

PwC
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
  • Star
 
Click to Rate
or