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"PricewaterhouseCoopers is a Great Place to Work!"

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Executive Assistant in Boston, MA
Recommends

Pros

Lots of perks in the department I worked in
Great opportunities to learn both hard and soft skills
Spot bonuses for a job well done
Unscheduled office closings sometimes for 4th of July and the holiday season

Cons

A lot of late nights
Certain members of management too concerned with their own importance
Organization of administrative department (Corporate Services)

Advice to Management

Keep up the good work. For some - try not to let your egos get the best of you.

Other Employee Reviews for PwC

  1. "Lots of Work, Lots of Opportunity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There are a lot of opportunities at PwC if you are willing to work hard and proactively look for them

    Cons

    Assessment time is a lot of work and not necessarily fair. You can spend a lot of time providing evidence of how well you did, but if your file reviewer doesn't take the time to review it, it doesn't matter

    Advice to Management

    Make the end of year process more level for everyone. Make HR more responsible instead of the already busy consultants


  2. Helpful (6)

    "Terrible"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    The people on your own level CAN be good people and enjoyable to work with

    They pay for your CPA (although depending on what group you work in, you may not receive a bonus for passing it)

    Cons

    Everything else. I mean, EVERYTHING else.

    Work/Life balance is preached, but I've never seen anything resembling it.

    An alarming number of my coworkers have been laid off for a company that "isn't laying people off in this economy"

    Low pay for what we do and the hours we put in

    Here's an example of how much sense their compensation system makes: When promoted, the rate they charge my clients for my time increased 50%, my pay increased 5%.

    Everything is contradictory. You are rewarded and punished for working more hours. You are rewarded and punished for being honest (mostly punished). You are rewarded and punished for speaking your mind in "anonymous feedback sessions". You are rewarded and punished for doing good work.

    You have to work something like 12 hours a day, but can often only charge about 6 or 7 of those, meaning you're underutilized and look like a slacker. You will receive negative performance reviews for this.

    The "critically-acclaimed" employee performance review is a clever way to cover that the partners end up playing favorites in the end anyway.

    The partners have no respect for you.

    The US leadership team uses the company's intranet site to brag about how they like to vacation in exotic places, spend time with their families, and talk about their hobbies. Meanwhile the staff has no time for hobbies as we work far too many hours, we are forced to use our vacation time to pay for the "firm-wide shutdown" at the holidays in order to save the partners admin money, and I've had a coworker who was told that she doesn't belong at PwC because she requested to not travel overseas for a month at a time because she had to take care of her 1.5 year old son. Let's just say, there's a HUGE double standard, and little to no respect for the staff shown from leadership.

    All the good employees have the good sense to leave, leaving only the people who can't do any better. So that "Pro" I mentioned about good coworkers doesn't last long.

    For people considering working here, just know this: The people on your campus telling you how great of a place this is to work, don't actually work here. They only do recruiting, meaning, they don't even know what hell it is to actually work here.

    I could go on much longer, but I have far too much work to do, and I'd like to leave work at 1am instead of 2am...

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees with respect for a change. When you make promises such as "the bonus pool is intact" and "raises will not go away this year" try to stick to those promises. Don't try to make us feel bad that the millionaire (or close to it) partners are taking a pay cut when we're making close to $10/hour when you factor in all the unpaid OT.


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