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"Fast, Challenging work - No life"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Associate in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Senior Associate in Houston, TX
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Fast paced, challenging, professional environment. Lot of room for growth and learning at a high level.

Cons

Absolutely no work life balance.

Advice to Management

Continue to push your staff to grow and develop, but know their limitations. Midnight, after a 16 hour work day is not a good time to pile on more work.

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Use and abuse PwC-learn all you can and then get out at a good time."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - SPA Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - SPA Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Learning on the job... one year at PwC is worth 2-3 elsewhere. You really get to learn a lot about different industries, business processes, etc. The access you get to partners, CEOs, CIOs, and other upper level management (both internally and externally) can't be rivaled. You are also tossed into high stress situations where you need to make decisions very early on in your career. Training is great as is support in gaining additional accreditation- CISA, CPA, etc. PwC requires that you gain enough training credits per year that it's never been a problem for me to retain my CISA certification.

    Cons

    Work/life balance is often a struggle and you are usually faced with a choice- be rated highly or have a life... Some upper management are so incompetent that I wonder how they graduated HS, much less are tasked with coaching others. The worst part is that these bad apples- and they really are the majority- make life worse for the rest of us. Promotions and layoffs/terminations, in the past, seem to have been fair, however in these hard economic times, seem to be based mostly on business case. There have been cases where I've seen people get promoted, and I work with them and realize that they really are one-trick ponies who are great at that one big recurring client, but have no business acting in the role they've been promoted to.

    Advice to Management

    More transparency- not just at the ARC level, but a more honest discussion about employment actions.


  2. "Nice job."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Diego, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Experience and training; coworkers are very young

    Cons

    Long Hours; you have to bring your A game everyday

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what your doing

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