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"Huge company, but great opportunity"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Advisory Director in Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Advisory Director in Chicago, IL
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at PwC full-time (More than 8 years)

Pros

- Good People
- Strong Management
- Interesting Work
- Good Pay

Cons

- Long Hours
- Travel
- Too much red tape to get anything done

Advice to Management

Make it easier for your employees to get stuff done within the company, e.g. IT assistance, HR, Finance, etc.

Other Employee Reviews for PwC

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Decent Opportunities if You're Willing to Work 60 - 80 hour Weeks"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Decent pay after a few years
    - If on a travel project, you'll work all the time, but make lifelong connections
    - Opportunity to work with VERY BRIGHT and VERY TALENTED people if you're on the right project.

    Cons

    - Politics
    - LOTS of effort required on your part to get visibility, get staffed on a project, get experience when on that project.
    - Few people to learn from
    - Some people get promoted before they're ready due to tenure with the firm which results in poor management.
    - If you're good, management will take advantage of that and give you as much work as possible. (80+ weeks.) It is not uncommon to work every weekend and on vacations. You have to try very hard to find a team that recognizes work/life balance and a need to recharge.

    Advice to Management

    - Promote based on ability
    - Improve HR to be more consistent across the practice.
    - Help new hires to be onboarded and utilized ASAP.
    - Provide more technical training at the start so people advance with a technical skillset instead of just general management skills. Encourage technically competent people to stay by providing competitive pay and don't worry about if they're bringing in work, because their work is winning us more work indirectly.


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Great"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Everyone is young.
    Flexible work times.
    You're treated like an adult.
    Great networking.

    Cons

    Some long hours.
    They use Lotus Notes application for e-mail, and yes it's that big of a deal that it should be considered a "con."

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of IBM equipment.

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