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"A great starting place for those who aren't sure what they really want to do"

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  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Dallas, TX
Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Dallas, TX
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

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

Pros

Excellent training opportunities, a wide variety of experience, formal and informal coaching, the ability to participate in meetings with senior level executives at a relatively low level within the firm

Cons

It can be difficult to break into another area of the firm unless you know someone. You can be perfectly qualified for a role on a given project but the manager/ director/ partner leading the team might not take you if you are an unknown.

Advice to Management

Great strides have been made regarding transparency in compensation, but most of it is backwards looking. It'd be nice to know, with a high degree of certainty, your earning potential at various levels. The tool that currently exists was not accurate for me at all.

Other Employee Reviews for PwC

  1. "I enjoyed my tenure at PwC, A GREAT PLACE to work!!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Ethics & Compliance Resource Center Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Ethics & Compliance Resource Center Manager in Jersey City, NJ
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    I enjoyed my tenure at PwC, A GREAT PLACE to work!!

    Cons

    None from me at this time

    Advice to Management

    None from me at this time


  2. Helpful (4)

    "Great place to start your career, then jump."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advisory Director in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Advisory Director in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is good but oddly is heavily weighted towards salary instead of bonus. If you make friends with partners you will keep a steady stream of work, which is key. You can get as much work and get involved in as many things as you like, which gives you more exposure.

    Cons

    pwc is an up or out firm, no matter how they try to deny it. The forced grading on a curve ensures that some are forced into ratings that aren't necessarily accurate because they need to meet the arbitrary curve. one of the moments that sticks out to me most: at a director's meeting, an executive got up and talked about how its not important to be home to tuck your kids in bed at night or to be at every soccer game. According to him, being a parent, and what your kids remember are the "milestone moments" like when he rented out the dallas cowboys stadium for his kid's birthday. Sorry- being a parent IS about being there for all the small moments.

    Advice to Management

    pwc will continue to be a fast moving treadmill that people jump on and off of. Sometimes the machine is so big it doesn't matter who is in what spot, its just a job.

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