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"Who? Where?"

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Current Employee - Advisory Manager in New York, NY
Current Employee - Advisory Manager in New York, NY
No opinion of CEO

Pros

It's a big four, so no complaints about status or perception by others. People are pretty friendly, theer is a lot of emphasis on development. if you wnat to life the consulting life and learn the ropes, this is a great place to be. Lots of room, lots of opportunities, lots of interesting people.

At a management level, PwC is a typical partnership: anything goes as long as at least one partner approves. So go sell your idea to do consulting from a hot air balloon to a dozen partners; one of them will think it's a great idea and up you go!

Benefits are great, specially for long timers.

As PwC lacks a strong internal structure, you can pretty much define your own niche and work.

Cons

PwC is a sort of networking organisation. If your good at that, well, great, you will prosper. If you need a fair bit of hand holding, and like to be part of a team, think twice before joining. PwC does not have any idea how to make people feel at home. You nominally have a relationship partner and a coach, that you'll meet bimonthly if you're lucky. No real team, no 'family' feeling, no group building. If you're not on an assignment, you're on your own. If you don't show up at an office, nobody will notice. Nobody can even tell who is responsible for you, or who can fire you.

PwC worst competitor is themselves: they sim[ply cannot systematically identify what capabilities and knowledge they have. It's all down to your own network in the firm if people find you, staff you, notice you.

Do not expect too much work life balance. Of course, there are plenty of good intentions, just like the road to hell. In practice, PwC expects 50, 60, 70 hours workweeks, with plenty of calls in wee mornings, late evenings and weekends. So don't count on bringing your kiddies to daycare, or being home in time for dinner. Then again, show me the consultancy that actually will maintain a work-life balance. they are probably belly up...

Advice to Management

Improve localization of internal talent. More then one opportunity was abandonned, or staffed by 3rd party, while the talent is in house and on the bech, blkissfully unaware of the craving need of the guy in the next cubicle.

Make your compensation/benefits mid year adjustment a bit more flexible. More then a couple of people left because they felt underpaid- and their replacements got 25-50% more salary....

Other Employee Reviews for PwC

  1. "Great Experience, Lack of Compensation"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Great Experience coming straight out of college, will not find the exposure at any other entry level job
    - Work with people your own age and motivated
    - Lots of opportunity within the firm to specialize

    Cons

    - Compensation - At times it can be difficult to put in the 70 hour weeks when you know you can make more elsewhere with less hours

    Advice to Management

    - Pay more attention to the lower level staff and compensate them fairly for the amount of revenue they generate for the firm


  2. "Good place to work. Given tedious tasks as entry level associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The people are great. The hours aren't too bad. The coaching aspect is a good idea yet it feels sort of forced.

    Cons

    Given very tedious work as an entry level associate. Stupid data entry and cross referencing. Not at all fun. Boring

    Advice to Management

    LEARN HOW TO TEACH! Most don't remember what it is like to be new and therefore forget they must explain things

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