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"Great learning experience but long hours in a fast paced environment"

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Associate in Milwaukee, WI
Current Employee - Associate in Milwaukee, WI
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

The company provides excellent learning opportunities and a great base for advancing your career. You are working with intelligent individuals, both coworkers and clients, and are also able to get an overview and learn about various businesses and industries your clients operate.

Cons

The hours are long and one can find himself/herself in a very stressful environment at times. Almost always jobs are understaffed thus requiring team members to work long hours during year-end audits. Work-life balance (or it's rather called 'flexibility' now) is talked about a lot in recent years but in reality everybody forgets about this idea during the busy season (so if you keep getting scheduled on one year-end client after another you might never get a chance to experience the benefits).

Advice to Management

Improve job staffing to reduce work overload.

Other Employee Reviews for PwC

  1. "Rewarding learning experience; public accounting firms are still struggling to find the right way to foster flexibility"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can get a great learning experience in a very short period of time. You will work with some very bright individuals. If you want it, you can continually get challenged

    Cons

    If you are a high performer, beware. The firms have no way to reward those people who work well above and beyond others. High performers are abused and not rewarded

    Advice to Management

    Figure out proper forms of recognition for individuals who work above and beyond their peers. Don't have some individuals working 80-90 hours a week, while just around the corner, their peers are working 40 hour weeks - Put pressure on managers to speak up when staffing is well understaffed. Also - I would suggest you be less greedy at the top of the pyramid; spread those funds throughout your pyramid and hire more individuals; you will not lose your best people.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Two years and out"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Associate in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experience, reputation, and overall work

    Cons

    Culture and employee retain practices

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