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PwC Chicago Reviews

Updated October 14, 2017
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  1. "PwC Sr Tax Consultant - Global Mobility"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility and freedom to try other LOS. Strong global presence that encourages relationships outside of US. Ability to travel frequently.

    Cons

    There's a reason PwC has the highest revenue per employee, many times feel shorthanded but still expected to complete all the work.

    Advice to Management

    Try not to make everything always about the bottom line.


  2. "It was a great experience where I had the opportunity to do a lot of client facing work as an intern right off the bat."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Advisory in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Advisory in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Real time work, real responsibilities, real exposure. Did a lot of work that was used in client presentations which was incredibly rewarding. Learned a lot!

    Cons

    Demanding, they place you in a competency that they see fit best for you. They don't let you choose which is kind of a strategic move on their part but didn't like it as an intern because I didn't know what else was out there. I wish they had more of a generalist advisory entry level job not specified by a competency

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great firm, still not there on work/life balance"

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    Former Employee - Advisory Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Advisory Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great engagements, team members, and credentials with clients. Great benefits and overall compensation.

    Cons

    Still not supportive of parents who want to be more present in their children's lives. Travel for consultants outside of some markets that are more local (e.g. Silicon Valley) are very taxing.


  4. "Good place to start your career"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Strong leadership team
    - Great learning experience
    - Casual dress code in office every day

    Cons

    - Low compensation relative to the workload


  5. "Risk Assurance Intern Review"

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    Former Intern - Risk Assurance Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Risk Assurance Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PwC as an intern

    Pros

    Experience, Pay, DisneyWorld if an offer is given

    Cons

    Lack of enrichment, lack of information


  6. "Strategic Operations Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Strategic Operations Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Strategic Operations Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good benefits, and work arrangement is flexible for internal staff.

    Cons

    Pay is not the best, difficult to move up in IFS roles.

    Advice to Management

    Clearer path for promotion in IFS/Internal roles.


  7. "Cutting Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Experienced Assurance Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Experienced Assurance Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    You work with a bunch of young people who are really smart and fun.

    Cons

    There has been a visible cost cutting push. The insurance plan I was on was cut and they told us only 4 months before the plan was up. The manager promotion bonus was cut by 20%, and they tried to tell us sneakily by making us click through 3 links before seeing information on the cut. They also cut money for team happy hours and bonding activities.

  8. "Assurance Experienced Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    the people are the best

    Cons

    the bonuses aren't the best

    Advice to Management

    bring back the toasters please


  9. "Spoiled Children"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The firm focuses on developing its brand through sound leadership principles.

    Cons

    The sound leadership principles that the firm emphasizes are only practiced by a select few of the leaders in the firm. Specifically, empathy lacks among leadership, along with organizational behavior and work ethic. Work is frequently handed off to the next lowest in command until the least qualified person is doing it. Meanwhile, management sits in business class or dozes off in executive airport lounges dreaming about their next big bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Your clients will one day realize how little value you provide and show you the door. Uncover and eliminate the problem or develop a backup plan.


  10. "Internship Experience"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Chicago, IL
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice Facilities, Great Pay, and very Interactive Associates

    Cons

    They deliberately override and request you make for anything outside of audit and tax. If you are interested in consulting, make that known in your interview.

    Advice to Management

    More lateral mobility


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