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"Glad I worked here for a year, even more glad I quit"

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Former Employee - Audit Associate in Houston, TX
Former Employee - Audit Associate in Houston, TX
Doesn't Recommend
Neutral Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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

Pros

-Resume builder, resume builder, resume builder
-If you get to travel, you'll barely pay for a thing
-Good and very low priced insurance coverage
-Some very smart people, balanced out with some very dumb/lazy people

Cons

-Too many people to manage effectively; allows low and mediocre performers to get lost in the mix and advance at the same speed as people who put in more effort
-401k is a complete joke. 25 cents on the dollar match with a 5 year vesting period.
-HR doesn't care about keeping people happy and will actively work against what you want if it means keeping you in their resource pool
-Pay is insanely below market, especially relative to hours worked
-Low morale; virtually nobody plans to stay here more than 2-3+ years so it kind of creates an "I don't give an F culture" among associates

Other Employee Reviews for PwC

  1. "Pass on PwC Portland"

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    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Portland, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - Great training opportunities
    -Learn a lot in the late hours
    -401k match
    -Great family leave benefits
    -Great network of experts in specialized areas

    Cons

    -A number of out of market partners service Portland clients. If you're working for out of market partners, your jobs get ignored from a staffing/rewards perspective.
    -Partners don't call clients on issues enough
    -HR personnel are unreliable and overinvolved in trying to address staff complaints.
    -Firm has gone crazy with policies to address PCAOB comments that don't really improve audit quality.
    -In an attempt to outsource work to foreign personnel, staff aren't receiving proper training on the basics of auditing.

    Advice to Management

    -Cut abusive clients
    -Limit HR involvement in day to day matters
    -Train personnel to deal with conflicts one on one
    -Don't be so afraid of the PCAOB


  2. "Transfer Pricing Senior Associate"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great team, caring partner and many home-grown leadership.

    Cons

    Amount of hours demanded is not commensurate with income for below Manager.

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