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"long hours during busy seasons"

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Former Employee - Tax Senior Associate in New York, NY
Former Employee - Tax Senior Associate in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

I worked at PwC full-time (More than 5 years)

Pros

It's Big 4 experience expected, great place for new college graduates to learn and develop skills.

Cons

a challenge for the family people. expect long hours and working on weekends. of course depends which group and your manager's work style as well.

Advice to Management

training and flexibility are key to many.

Other Employee Reviews for PwC

  1. "Stay away."

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - PwC looks great on the resume. It has a solid reputation.
    - Sabbaticals can be requested during the summer.
    - Definitely will learn a lot.
    - Team members can be awesome (or they can be awful).

    Cons

    - Long hours. Busy season does not last simply from January to April. I've worked busy season hours in the summer, fall, and winter.
    - Very political. You have to be in with the managers.
    - Definitely don't feel appreciated. I was yelled at by my senior manager even after I had worked so much one week that I slept only 15 hours between Monday and Thursday.
    - Most people here are very young, which means the environment is not as diverse as it could be. However, this could vary from office to office.
    - A lot of pressure to pass the CPA exam ASAP.

    Advice to Management

    While the PwC leadership team seems to genuinely want to try to make things better for employees, there is a disconnect when it comes to the managers and senior associates. Partners don't seem to realize the stress that their managers and seniors place on the other staff members. More training should be given to managers and seniors on how to manage their teams. Sure, there are Flex Fridays during the summer, but does anyone actually flex their time? I tried to flex my time, and while I was never told straight-out that I couldn't, I could definitely sense my team's disapproval. There was a lot of, "Oh, you're so lucky you can flex! I wish I weren't so busy and I could flex, too!"


  2. "Appreciated the opportunity but working hours are not reasonable."

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Learned a lot and good name to have on resume.

    Cons

    No work life balance.

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