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"Maybe for finance, not for consulting"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Advisory Manager
Current Employee - Advisory Manager
Neutral Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

There are tons of smart and talented people here, and depending on who you know and how you work the politics, lots of interesting opportunities to pursue. If you're an entry-level employee and willing to work an insane number of hours, you can be very successful.

Cons

It's an accounting firm, first, last and always, which is great if you're in tax and audit, but if you're a management consultant, the firm is not set up in a way to enable success. Too much bureaucracy, too much inappropriate focus on risk, too much overhead, which slows things down and causes fees to be ridiculously high in many cases. It's also really tough to work collaboratively across different lines of service, despite the fact that this is a requirement to be successful in the current business environment. The fact that the consulting business has been cobbled together through multiple acquisitions doesn't help.

Advice to Management

Break the traditional Big 4 consulting model and reorganize Advisory around centers of excellence that can be flexible in deploying teams of the right people for the project, and agile in delivering the work.

Other Employee Reviews for PwC

  1. "Great benefits. Typical office environment."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Client Account Administrator
    Former Employee - Client Account Administrator
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are fantastic, as they should be for a global firm such as PWC. "People First" is the culture of this firm.

    Cons

    The office is large and subject to political messiness at all levels -- even HR. The management levels of the internal departments were redundant.


  2. "Great Experience"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    PwC is a great place to work

    Cons

    No cons for working here

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