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"Just like any other Big 4"

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Current Employee - Senior Associate in Detroit, MI
Current Employee - Senior Associate in Detroit, MI
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

PwC has been really good about trying to listen to me in regard to getting me on the clients in the location that I would like to be at.

Cons

Like any Big 4 accounting firm finding balance in your life is difficult. With long hours and constant living of being the auditor it is difficult to find satisfaction in your job.

Other Employee Reviews for PwC

  1. Helpful (2)

    "Don't be fooled; the work is mundane"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Teaches you good professional habits for recent college graduates
    Looks good on your resume
    Dumb people in your social circle will think you work for an investment bank

    Cons

    Within their consulting division, they portray their projects as super important, smart, and strategic. The reality is that those projects are in the minority. The firm's bread and butter is in audit and tax. The majority of the projects are large, terribly boring 'asset management' type activities no one wants to do. You might get on a few good projects here and there, but for the most part, you won't like a majority of the projects. PwC would rather take a boring 'dumb' project over a 'smart strategic' one 9 times out of 10. Less risk and looks better in the partner's profolio.

    PwC is great if you're a straight up accountant who loves long hours but doesn't necessary need to think too hard. If you're more specialized, you don't have much of a future. The work skews to the accounts, so they have more resources (entry level college grads), they win more work, and they advance up the pyramid scheme faster than consultants.

    Also, PwC is highly siloed. Transfering to another line of work within the firm will literally take years. They will say 'oh you can do whatever you want.' You can't. If you're profitable, partners won't let you leave without long notice. Any sane person would just go to another company and take you 15% raise.

    Advice to Management

    Management knows what they are. They are a name brand. They build businesses around that brand. They really don't care about their output. I wish they didn't spend all that time trying to brand themselves a 'smart, sexy, young, ba ba ba' firm and were more unfront about what their business is about.


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    "Not as bad as they say"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are great and the opportunities, at least here in the New York Metro region, are endless if you get exposure to the right clients and engagement teams.

    Cons

    The starting salary and yearly increases are not as competitive as the other Big 4, I don't think.

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