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"Good place to start your carrer"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
Recommends
No opinion of CEO

Pros

good place to begin your career but not after that

Cons

no work life balance, make you work like a dog

Other Employee Reviews for PwC

  1. "At the heart of it, still an accounting firm."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transaction Services Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Transaction Services Associate in New York, NY
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The Pricewaterhousecoopers cachet is unparalleled. Great place to start off your career and and get resume protection. Get your first job here if for no other reason.

    Cons

    The transaction services strategy is completely disorganized, if there is one at all. There's not enough work to go around, my entire start class is demoralized after being hired for something we're not actually going to do, and with more new kids starting in the fall, it's madness.

    Advice to Management

    Work life balance is a joke. The three year promotion schedule is a joke. We are the only big four to promote in three years, and thus losing talent to the other three.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Worked hard, but great experience."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    As the first job out of school, this job is great. It really teaches professionalism, instills a hard work ethic, and even though you feel underpaid, the firm pays you more than your friends. When you start the job, there is a bunch of people who are the same age as you so it's easy to make work friends. The best part about this job is the people (not necessarily management, moreso your start class).

    Earning vacation is easy to do, and also easy to max out on. The firm usually gives two or three extra holidays a year so that you can take the week between Christmas and new years off (there is usually a firm shutdown).

    Cons

    You work long hours and the hours are very inconsistent. It's hard to plan dinner dates with friends or significant others because your schedule gets very unpredictable at times. Expect your friends and/or significant other to not understand your schedule and possibly distance themselves because of this.

    There is very little gratitude when working in public accounting. While management tries their best to compensate their staff for hard work, they really only give bonuses to those who work long hours. That being said, there is no compensation for efficient workers, and, in turn, management really only ends up compensating those who are probably inefficient.

    Scheduling needs a lot of work. People get scheduled by a project's annual hours and not by the timing of those hours, so you could end up getting scheduled on projects that cause your schedule to have three projects overlap at once. When you bring it up to deployment, deployment is slow in responding.

    Advice to Management

    Management style is old school - they think that because they worked 80 hours a week and became successful in where they are that everyone should do the same without complaint. The new generation of workers need to be mobile and have flexible work arrangements (meaning taking time out each week/day to do what's important to them). Management needs to understand that if people leave early to do something that is important to them, this doesn't mean their staff is trying to work less. This means that they will still do the work, but work it around their most important values.

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