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"Good pay but no life to spend the money on"

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  • Culture & Values
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  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I have been working at PwC full-time (More than a year)

Pros

Excellent pay, lots of extra benefits available to employees, generally they prefer to invest in employees they already have rather than constantly trying to find new talent (which is an extremely rare quality for a large consulting firm, especially in federal space). Provide uncountable opportunities for career advancement and learning and development. They truly believe in their people.

Cons

Work life balance is totally non existent. Mandatory overtime hour standards are ludicrous, and in conjunction with client utilization targets, you are effectively working an extra 4 weeks a year with no vacation. VERY demanding. The annual review process is a total sham and extremely frustrating but luckily, it only happens once a year!

Other Employee Reviews for PwC

  1. "SLow"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Lots of cute girls and sometimes interesting work

    Cons

    No work and have to look hard for work to do

    Advice to Management

    Get better organized


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Breadth of technical development, but cookie-cutter corporate culture is not friendly to creativity"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Experienced Tax Associate in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Experienced Tax Associate in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    * Exposure to variety of technical issues
    * High profile clients
    * Decent salary, but note also that your hourly wages (net) will be $16 during busy times

    Cons

    * Cookie cutter mentality: not very adept at giving you tasks that play to your strengths, and in fact I think there is an attitude that everyone should have to "suffer" a bit in order to play on the team - ie, intentionally denying you opportunities to use your strengths.
    * Burn-out is high b/c staff is seen as highly dispensable
    * Associates are not eligible for end of year bonuses

    Advice to Management

    * Practice what you preach: enforce flexibility
    * Give associates end of year bonuses, in order to retain talent

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