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"Busy but quite useful"

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  • Senior Management
Former Employee - Tax Associate in New York, NY
Former Employee - Tax Associate in New York, NY
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

I worked at PwC full-time (More than a year)

Pros

You can learn a lot here than in smaller firms

Cons

Don't have much work-life balance, sometimes OT is undurable

Other Employee Reviews for PwC

  1. "A great accounting firm...if you want to live for the firm."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - PwC Assurance Associate in Milwaukee, WI
    Former Employee - PwC Assurance Associate in Milwaukee, WI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good training and very good structure. Pay and benefits are competitive in the industry. Good mentor programs, even though they are all a way to suck you into all the amazing "learning opportunities" the firm has for you.

    Cons

    Be ready to be at the mercy of the firm. Expect long days and even longer nights. Travel up to 110% percent of the time (extreme, more about 70-80%) and be ready to hop on a plane at the snap of their finger....after all, that weekend that you had planned with your family can be postponed.

    Advice to Management

    Treat your employees like people, not like interchangeable work machines for the benefit of the firm.


  2. "Great place to learn & grow, no work life balance"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Experienced Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Experienced Associate in New York, NY
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to learn and gain experience (both technical and interpersonal) over a short period of time. Also has great benefits (health insurance, vacation, retirement), although does not seem to be enough for the effort/ hours.. Constant opportunities to try something new/ grow (if you can get off your current teams/ projects). Also, co-workers are great and the environment is team oriented.

    Cons

    A lot of hard work, no work/ life balance. The nature of the work/ projects didn't allow for a feeling of accomplishment (i.e. once you finished an audit you'd start another, never seeing a project from start to finish). Also, you may be put on projects you do not have an interest in but will be stuck due to resource demands (may result in having to sacrifice personal goals/ commitments), depending on how high profile/ workload. Mixed messages from the firm vs. managers on using "flexible" schedules and "eating" time. The pay is great, but I don't think it makes up for the hours put in.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more Seniors and Experienced Associates and provide incentives for current Seniors and Experienced Associates to stay. Stop pushing Management responsibilities down to Senior's, at least until there are enough of them to do their workload in the first place. More needs to be done to stop associates from eating time, budgets are not accurate.

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