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"The emperor wears no clothes"

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Former Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
Doesn't Recommend
Negative Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

I worked at PwC full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Stability. There's a clear path and you would have to set the building on fire to be fired.

Cons

Billable hours/metric centered - Don't strive for efficiency gains; it's better to work long and hard rather than work efficiently. Their goal is to bill lots of hours to the client.

Lack of intellectual capital - In my experience, colleagues were very dense.

Slow pace of development - Because employees are not the sharpest crayons, and there is constant hiring straight out of college, the bar is set very low. You are expected to learn how to do 3 things, and repeat these at nauseum before being entrusted with a new task.

Very little interaction with Partners/Principals.

Advice to Management

Get rid of the dumb people clogging up the system. Move away from the stupid metrics. HR is USELESS.

Other Employee Reviews for PwC

  1. Helpful (3)

    "Process Specialist in Tampa, FL"

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    Former Employee - Process Specialist in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Process Specialist in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PwC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people you meet!! Resume name recognition. The experience of working for a Big 4 accounting firm to see what it is all about. The benefits are great and PwC does invest in their people if you can stick it out.

    Cons

    The hours do get long in busy season. The work isn't challenging as a process specialist. If they offer a "Seasonal" position, do NOT take it. You can do better than that especially if you earned a masters degree. You will sacrifice too much on your end trying to get your foot in the door and prove yourself. The duties of the process specialist are outsourced overseas. The mentality of the Tampa, FL office is like a call center.

    Advice to Management

    For the corporate office, nothing at all. PwC is one of the greatest places to work. However, I can not say the same for the Tampa, FL office. Learn to actually run a business and forecast the work correctly. The spoon fed business model doesn't make logical sense. Don't bring in all these intelligent, hard working people and use them up. Assets are leaving your building, not liabilities. Remember that!


  2. "A culture based on empowerment"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    PwC offers great opportunities for international rotations. The culture is based on empowerment and allows junior team members to assume client facing roles with great responsibility early on in their career. The mix of assurance, tax and advisory function and a global industry network is very efficient to acquire skills during a career.

    Cons

    Partnership based corporate structure results in unqualified and occasiinally unmotivated people sticking around for too long.

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