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PwC Associate Reviews

Updated May 29, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is truly practiced with flexible work arrangements (in 567 reviews)

  • Learn a lot - lots of on the job training (in 342 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Experienced Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Experienced Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Wages, flexibility, coaching, growth/learning opportunity, ability to show interest in certain aspects of the job and being able to pursue them, firm culture, access to firm resources, firm's "well being rewards" program, young/relatable workforce, emphasis on diversity/inclusion, opportunities to do rotations/travel, networking, recognition from management for hard work, modern/chic office

    Cons

    Work/life balance, corporate bureaucracy/politics, recent firm initiatives to scale-back bonuses and special events, the transactional "dog-eat-dog" nature of navigating relationships with partners/firm leadership, lack of depth in client relationships, 401-K match % and vesting,

    Advice to Management

    Thanks for your hard work and making PwC consistently a great place to work


  2. "3 years at PwC"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Experienced Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Audit Experienced Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Benefits are impressive and there are an abundance of learning opportunities

    Cons

    Hours worked to compensation ratio


  3. "PwC"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Milwaukee, WI
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good benefits, student loan help

    Cons

    long hours during busy season


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  5. "PwC NYC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Exp Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Exp Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great reputation, good career path

    Cons

    long hours and it takes 3 years to be a senior


  6. "General"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Obviously solid international firm to work for.

    Cons

    Work/life balance, but such is public accounting.


  7. "Audit & Transaction Services Senior Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, everyone is smart, work is engaging for the most part

    Cons

    Will work you as hard as they can


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Good compensation.
    2. Smart people.

    Cons

    1. Long working hours due to poor management by Engagement Leaders.
    2. Vesting schedule on Wealth Builder Plan makes it practically useless for most people.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Overall, Great Firm"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Associate in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people are young, huge network, great exit opportunities

    Cons

    Work life balance isn't great, no paid overtime


  10. "Senior Associate -- Changes Needed"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Variety of work streams in different accounts. With the right connections the opportunities are limitless.

    Cons

    One of the biggest cons is getting staffed on a project as this is likely true for most consulting firms. Once on the bench you will need to network like heck to get on another task. Staying on the bench too long can negatively impact your career. As discuss in previous posts, the firm uses dated tech (Lotus Notes) - not sure why they don't use MS Office. Also, the healthcare plans are all converting to high, medium, and low deductible plans.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be concerted effort to reduce the number of leader and focus on senior associate progression to managers. Also, there is nothing wrong with updated technology.


  11. Helpful (1)

    "Great Employer for Professional Development Skills"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, great pay, great reputation in the community!! Employers seek out former PwC employees because of the noteworthy reputation for hiring qualified candidates.

    Cons

    In addition to your client billable hours there is a lot additional training courses you must take to stay compliant.

    Advice to Management

    Push more towards a flexible work schedule in the federal government sector.