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"Great benefits and starting salary but work way too much"

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  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Tax Manager in Houston, TX
Current Employee - Tax Manager in Houston, TX
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Approves of CEO

Pros

PwC is definitely a great place to work. There are a lot of perks like free food, breakfasts, prizes, cash cards, and coffee treats paid by management. There also lots of benefits such as 4 week paid vacations if worked there for 2 years, unbelievable health insurance, unlimited sick days, 3 week paternity leave, maternity leaves, and a pension system. There are a lot of smart people here and the partners and directors are very knowledgeable. You learn a lot every day and are challenged 4 out of 5.5 days at the office (that's right, 5.5 days, which includes half a day on Saturday). Starting out, the pay is really good but I don't think the pay is comparable to the other three firms once you've been there. PwC is ranked #1 in the Houston market.

Cons

The one thing I don't like the most being at PwC, or any other Big 4 in general, is that we work way too many hours. Sometimes, you see life flying by and don't realize that 4 years went by. I wish there was more of a down season. The dental benefits aren't the greatest but what dental plan is good. There are Spot Bonuses per quarter for staff not in management; however, if you are in management, you don't get your bonus until September. Where is the motivation there. I think PwC is also too nit picky that they overlook the small details of making life at the firm better (i.e., jeans on friday, too concerned about profits and ignoring the life balance of the employees, etc...)

Advice to Management

Reduce amount of hours worked and pay bonuses to managers / directors on a quarterly basis instead of annually in September.

Other Employee Reviews for PwC

  1. "Great place to work with amazing people and benefits!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Tax Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Tax Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    PWC is a prestigious firm where high performance is recognized and rewarded. Long hours are expected during busy season which ranges from 2-4 months, but the people employed there are what made me remain for so long! If you have a hard work ethic and leadership mentality, PWC may be suitable for you!

    Cons

    The long hours may be discouraging, but once you adjust, busy season passes by quickly.

    Advice to Management

    Put some time aside to offer sufficient feedback so we can make improvements.


  2. "Great place to work if you're single or don't mind working lots of hours."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You have the ability to move up and gain experience that can really propel you in your future career whether you stay at the firm or not. The people you work with are typically top tier and have a desire to do well.

    Cons

    If you're looking to start a family early in your life, it can be a real downer in the amount of hours you have to work. If family is your priority...working here is really tough.

    Advice to Management

    They really need to look at their "profitability" metrics and try and balance things out a bit more. I would love to be able to tell people this is the perfect place to work because there really is a balance in work-life. Unfortunately, while there is a stated goal of work-life balance, it seems like it's truly impossible to achieve the way the budgets are designed and what is considered "profitable" budgets vs. unprofitable.


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