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"Not a bad place to start your career, but work isn't particularly meaningful."

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Audit Associate in Baltimore, MD
Current Employee - Audit Associate in Baltimore, MD
Doesn't Recommend
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

- While culture varies by office, you can usually find a smart, ambitious, and fun group of people
- It is a great place to start your career if you want to stay in accounting
- Cover the cost of CPA review class and all society fees (I believe this is the industry standard)

Cons

- You are not compensated well for you time (in all fairness, they are competitive with industry norms, it's an industry wide problem)
- Work life balance is atrocious at lower levels, it doesn't seem to ever be that great
- They try to sell you that you will be working with the best and the birghtest, but that is just not the case. Time and time again people get promoted based on tenure rather than merit.
- The work is not particularly meaningful. It is difficult to find opportunities where you can truly add value
- There is a blackbox around ratings and promotions. The firm is making an effort to demystify the process, but it is difficult to differentiate an average individual from the next level performer

Advice to Management

- Rather than trying to stay competitive with the market place, try being a market leader in terms of compensation and benefits if you want to retain top talent

Other Employee Reviews for PwC

  1. "Great Career Growth potential, with some work life constraints, and boring foundation of work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Dallas, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career Advancement
    Access to Partners, other business leaders
    Respected in the marketplace
    At management level, the ability to teach, develop and motivate staff

    Cons

    Tax Compliance, as it comes as no surprise to many, is not very exciting or fulfilling
    At times of the year, or depending on client needs, the hours are alot, 60+ during busy season, and the occasional 100hr week has happened as well.
    There are some coworkers who are not great at their jobs, and upper management does little to nothing to weed out under performing staff, even if they are willing to admit they are under performing.

    Advice to Management

    Be more active at weeding out poor performers, a bad associate may not affect that much, but a poor performing manager, make multiple peoples carry more weight.


  2. "I lke PwC"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Senior in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Senior in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Friendly people, learning opportunities, and pay

    Cons

    Corporate politics and the pay

    Advice to Management

    Give people credit for the extra work they do

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