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"Had a Great 14 Year IT Career Before Outsourcing Reigned Supreme and Destroyed US IT from the Inside Out"

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Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Tampa, FL
Former Employee - Relationship Manager in Tampa, FL
Recommends
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at PwC full-time (More than 10 years)

Pros

-Great work-life balance
-Always a strong focus on people and values
-Quality benefits package, although the health care premiums have skyrocketed in recent years

Cons

PwC has went through a pretty big transformation over the last few years. While change as a whole is pretty regular at PwC (and the rest of the corporate world), the focus on outsourcing as many of the US IT jobs as they could is/was very disappointing. The quality of IT at PwC dropped tremendously as a result and will likely never return to where it was. Compensation in the form of salaries, raises and bonuses essentially dried up at the same time that leadership began their all-out focus on outsourcing. One can only surmise that leadership's goal was to get the tenured IT staff who still had jobs frustrated enough to move on so they could be replaced with more junior, lower salaried staff.

Advice to Management

Reinvest in IT as an essential commodity, rather than a burdensome necessity (management's current view).

Other Employee Reviews for PwC

  1. "Great place to learn and grow"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Director in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    PwC is a great company for people who like to learn and be stretched beyond their comfort zone. As long as you are open to new opportunities, you will learn a lot! The pay is great, and they have made a lot of positive changes around flexibility during the past several years.

    Cons

    You can be expected to act as an expert in a subject area in which you've had very little experience. This can feel uncomfortable at times. Your experience may also depend heavily on the group with which you work. I loved my group, but I had conversations with many others who,unfortunately, didn't have a supportive and nurturing group. Hours can be long, especially during busy season.


  2. "Depending on your MD & his Directors, opportunity is there"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Surrounded by smart people, for the most part
    Upward mobility is there if you are competent
    Although it's a large company, MDs have their own 'business within a business,' so it can feel like a small startup at times
    Not afraid to spend time and money on product training/learning
    Travel

    Cons

    Travel
    Longer hours than most jobs

    Advice to Management

    Practice the work-life balance that you preach - look at innovative ways to balance your workforce's w/l mix. Doing so will not only make your employees happier, it will attract top young talent as well. Manage your client's expectations upfront to enable this balance.


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