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PwC Belfast Reviews

Updated November 14, 2017
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Belfast, UK Area (UK)

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PwC Chairman and Senior Partner PwC UK & Middle East Alliance Kevin Ellis
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  • Work/life balance is very hard to have at consulting firms in general (in 2396 reviews)

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  1. "Great company ethos"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Competitive salary
    Working with customers
    Good work life balance

    Cons

    Can be quite intense at some times

    Advice to Management

    none


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Underpaid and Overworked"

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    Current Employee - Client Executive in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Client Executive in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice offices and a lot of nice staff with a decent social aspect to the job, albeit one not facilitated overly well by management.

    Cons

    Terrible computer systems, whose management is most of our job anyway, slow us down. The pay, even for Belfast, is pitifully low. Bad communication from management, despite calls for transparency

  3. Helpful (1)

    "If it is your only option..."

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Forensic Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Forensic Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some wonderful staff very dedicated to their field
    Great social incentives in some teams

    Cons

    Little to no appreciation from senior management for more junior staff with no encouragement or opportunity to increase responsibility.
    Promotion occurs on a preferential basis not on merit which is discouraging.
    Some female partners in forensics are poor role models for other inspiring young associates.
    Know how to do it right first time or we will show you your path to the door.
    Nothing more than a name on your CV and not a place I would encourage anyone to start their career

    Advice to Management

    Invest in the future by making time for junior development


  4. "Associate - Forensics"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate - Forensics in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate - Forensics in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good use of Tech, Talented co-workers.

    Cons

    Pay, Expected overtime, Little room to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Don't moderate all disciplines via same procedure.


  5. "Augment BA"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Augment in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Augment in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good to get the foot in the door. Various roles are available. If you are lucky enough you can travel.

    Cons

    Little to no focus on staff. Overtime with no pay or time back. If you do not want to travel you have little say.

    Advice to Management

    Address high turn over


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Career Builder"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    I started PwC at 21 years old and worked there for seven years. For those starting out their career and looking for direction in the corporate world, there is no better introduction than PwC.
    The training you receive upon starting prepares you for the job ahead in your future department, you are given support from your team and managers as you learn to do the job and progress.
    You literally cannot say enough about the people you meet in PwC. The level of skill and talent that I worked alongside has not been matched since leaving. The workforce is driven and aids each other in times of high pressure. Everyone wants to succeed and tries to aid in the success of those around them.
    The people are the No.1 aspect of this job.

    Cons

    The starting salary is low compared to competitors in the same field however the benefits and additional holiday allowances make up for this. It can take several years to be earning a 'competitive' wage. The starting salaries of the other Big 4 are all higher. As you progress through the grades, this becomes less of an issue.
    You can and will be called upon to work long hours with tight deadlines and short notice. It comes with the territory of working for a company like PwC.
    Occasionally you might be asked to travel for work last minute. Again, as this is a client serving environment, this is not something that can be helped. Nature of the Job.

    Advice to Management

    Ensure to make new employees and more junior members of the team a priority in your day.
    Discuss opportunities for them and ideas with them openly.


  7. "I like it."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good company with a strong progression path. The opportunity to work on lots of projects! The chance to travel with work.

    Cons

    Long hours, and no overtime as well as mountains of presentations and sometimes mind dumbingly boring work that can lead to boredum

    Advice to Management

    Pick up the stick and run with it. Nobody ever got to first place by asking where we were all running to, you've got to take risks to win in this game.

  8. "Immense."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Business Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best HR I have ever experienced and great opportunities both internally and externally given the reputation of the firm. Training was first class.

    Cons

    If you don't like to travel or you want to have a slower paced job, my particular role wouldn't suit you.


  9. "PwC"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Can be lucky with interesting projects. Opportunity to travel. Good benefits i.e. health care, 25 days annual leave, discretionary bonus, sometimes have opportunity to work from home.

    Cons

    Salary leaves a lot to be desired as a graduate. You can equally get stuck with an incredibly boring project. Some of the senior staff won't engage with you and become very caught up with there own role without explaining how your role fits into the bigger picture of a project.

    Advice to Management

    Engage more with junior staff and remember what it was like whenever you joined the firm. Number 1 thing would be never begrudge someone for asking a question - graduates won't have all the answers.


  10. "Associate - Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst (Associate) in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst (Associate) in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The ability to change projects enables you to diversify your skill set
    Plenty of social events organised to help employees bond
    Clear ladder of progression set out from the start
    Ability to move between departments

    Cons

    Work within projects can be quite repetitive and not overly challenging


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