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"Good place to start a career but don't come here if you are experienced to any level lower than Manager!"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Experienced Associate- Advisory in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Experienced Associate- Advisory in Chicago, IL
Doesn't Recommend
No opinion of CEO

Pros

Well known company that looks good on your resume. With that being said the projects are very interesting as you get to work with Fortune 500 companies. The company offers excellent training throughout the year. You can definitely build some solid skills if you are straight out of college.

Cons

Very low pay for work required- Coming from industry my pay was flat for double the work.

Very inexperienced managers in certain areas. Some only three-four years out of school who do not have good people or management skills. They were promoted because they were good with Access and Excel. This is more common among one of the firms PwC acquired a few years ago.

Serious micromanagement! Again this comes from inexperienced managers who do not know how to lead a team. This style of management often hinders the team instead of progressing it.

There is extreme arrogance among certain employees. Its like a competition instead of a team. This is not very conducive while working on a project.

Lack of intergrity among managers during the review process. Managers are free to make up what they want with little say from the employee.

Advice to Management

Promote people to manager who can lead teams. Just because someone is a great individual contributor does not make them fit for manager!

Management needs to review policy for hiring experienced people. Grouping someone with 5+ years of experience with someone with 6 months at the Experienced Associate Level or Sr Associate who has 12 years with someone with 2 years is cause for disaster. Once the person starts and realizes what has happened there will be major resentment and that person likely will not stay.

Other Employee Reviews for PwC

  1. Helpful (1)

    "They use you, use them for the resume"

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    • 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
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Very prestegious firm to work for and you get great client exposure. The firm does try organize alot of get togethers of people and you can progress at a pretty standard time frame.

    Cons

    I was very surprized at the level of incompetence, immaturity and unprofessionalism of some members of senior management. Some however are great. Work life balance does not exist, don't be fooled about anything you hear, you will no be respected during busy season, you will be used.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your employees as they are the revenue drivers you have. You should also review promotions to senior management of the firm very carefully as these people should be able to represent the firm alone, not just because they have spent enough time at the firm as some senior management individuals are out of their depth and incompetent


  2. "Great learning, hard work"

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

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities.
    Work with and learn from smart people

    Cons

    Employment benefits can be better.
    Can be stressful at times with long hours. It however is not all the time.

    Advice to Management

    Better distribution of compensation among different levels. Compensation curve for all levels needs to be re-looked at.

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