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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. Helpful (1)

    "Associate - Washington Federal Practice"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Associate in McLean, VA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Excelent brand recognition and pottential to "pay your dues" at a first rate firm. Very hierchial and structured. You always know your role.

    Cons

    I can only speak of the Federal Practice which is an experiment within the firm. The major issue is HR's inability to match skillsets with engagements.

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your HR department and create an effective system of matching talent and engagements. This will ensure long term success and overall employee satisfaction.


  2. "PwC is an exceptional place to work."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Of all the places that I have worked...PwC really makes you feel important. They paid great bonuses during the past year which is great considering the fact that most of the Big 4 paid little to any bonus.

    Cons

    Very intense place to work...work/life balance is limited but this is very consistent with the Big 4.

    Advice to Management

    Stay the course..stay focused on the high performers. Sam DiPiazza is no longer the Global Leader...Dennis Nally has that role now.


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