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PwC Austin Reviews

Updated February 6, 2017
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is much better than I thought it would be (in 548 reviews)

  • You learn a lot of skills using Excel (in 330 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not that great (in 1978 reviews)

  • Sometimes had long hours with little notice (in 2013 reviews)

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  1. "Great Opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Public Accounting is a great place to start a career. Try to stay until at least senior as the responsibilities and skill sets learned are very transferable, although everyone's career path can differ and vary. They are at the forefront as far as adopting technology, changing socioeconomic factors (such as adapting to changing generational values), and methodologies.

    Cons

    Hours can be tough. That should be common knowledge by now.


  2. "Manager Advisory"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Manager in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Smart colleagues, Top clients, Supportive Leadership, Interesting work, generally healthy work culture, National reach, wide variety of clients, willing to experiment

    Cons

    Some client engagements can be too long and not as interesting, travel, variation of culture and expectations across teams due to acquisitions made over the years


  3. "MC Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Student in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Student in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at PwC as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The pay rate was great for an intern. They have great programming for interns to mix with other professionals within the firm.

    Cons

    Every team has a different culture. It was hard at times to connect with upper management due to background differences.

    Advice to Management

    Really try to guide the intern to a positive experience. I did receive coaching throughout my internship but felt that my coaches cared about who I am as an individual. Seems like I was simply not a great fit for the firm.


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  5. "associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They hire a lot of people and I needed a job. Also PWC has a good career path and many of my friends were there

    Cons

    The workload was so heavy and during busy seasons you have to always work on Saturdays and sometimes even Sundays

    Advice to Management

    not really much to talk about and i have to meet the 20 words minimum which is pretty annoying...


  6. "Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Experienced Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Experienced Associate in Austin, TX

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Tough work/life as expected though


  7. "Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Austin, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PwC (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    This office has a better culture than most PwC offices. Good client base and broad range of experience for associates.

    Cons

    Poor management, low pay, long hours, little room for true advancement. Difficult people etc etc etc etc etc etc etc


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    "Great People, Challenging Work, Job Satisfaction Depends on your Supervisor"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Director in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    I worked in the Marketing & Sales team in a national role. I was able to work out of my home full-time but did travel some. The firm is very supportive of alternative work arrangements like telecommuting and offers excellent benefits. It's a demanding, challenging environment, but once you've established yourself with a good reputation, you are able to gain some latitude in work-life balance.

    Cons

    While the firm tries very hard to be a great place to work for all employees, your individual experience will depend heavily on your immediate supervisor. The vast majority of my career I worked for some pretty great people. However, in the instance where my supervisor was not good, it made for a miserable experience.

    Advice to Management

    Reinstate the upward feedback mechanism and actually analyze the results. If an entire team is unhappy with their supervisor, perhaps that signals a problem with an individual - take action!


  9. "Fantastic, great people"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Valuations in Austin, TX
    Former Intern - Valuations in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PwC as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great company culture with all the benefits of a big 4 firm. I felt really helpful to the entire office

    Cons

    With such a big office it can be tough to get noticed. The trick is putting in the extra work.

    Advice to Management

    All great people


  10. "PwC Associate"

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    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Austin, TX
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good team, people are young and eager to work.

    Cons

    Occasional long hours. Looked down upon if not manager/partner.


  11. "Great company and work experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Austin, TX
    Former Employee - Associate in Austin, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company provides great education and training opportunities across the board and the clients are top level fortune 100 companies providing a breadth of experience to younger new employees.

    Cons

    The corporate HR structure can provide inflexibility to truly reward high peformers. Implementation of policies and recommendations from partners can be ignored by corporate HR policies.



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