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PwC Chicago Reviews

Updated March 20, 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 place to start a career"

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

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

    Pros

    Working with the best of the best. Great mentoring. Great place to learn skills and get experience with top clients

    Cons

    Limited growth potential after awhile. It's easy to progress, but more challenging to grow after a certain point. It's a big firm and there are lots of opportunities for exploration and development, but it's still a big company. Like other big companies, it's sometimes burdened by its size

    Advice to Management

    None. Great firm.


  2. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people / focus on client service

    Cons

    I'm just getting antsy + a lot of travel


  3. "Assurance Experience Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Great Experience, Talented People, Challenging Work, Competitive Compensation and Benefits

    Cons

    Long Hours, Flexibility, Micro Management


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  5. "Analytics Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Good projects to work on

    Cons

    Terrible staffing/HR. It's practically impossible to get staffed on projects you like.

    Advice to Management

    Please improve your HR practices


  6. "Start Internship Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Start Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Start Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Engaging workplace
    -Multiple of opportunities inside of the firm
    -Partners are easily accessible

    Cons

    -Lots of idle time
    -Unevenly distributed workload for interns

    Advice to Management

    Make a project where start interns have to work in teams.


  7. "Great company to work for"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, independence, opportunity to learn

    Cons

    Salary is low compared to hours worked


  8. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great working environment and benefits.

    Cons

    Long hours to achieve goals.

    Advice to Management

    Promote work life balance.


  9. "Administrative"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    benefits, co-workers, experience, prestige of the firm

    Cons

    extreme workload, "personalities", politics, performance appraisal system

    Advice to Management

    Don't play politics or pit one employee against another


  10. "It was a good experience. Rewarding work, good coworkers."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Advanced Risk & Compliance Analytics in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Advanced Risk & Compliance Analytics in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PwC as an intern

    Pros

    Meaningful work, collaborative teams, and reasonable hours are just a few positives to working at PwC. They treat their interns really well, and ensure that you are having a good experience with weekly mentor meetings.

    Cons

    My team worked remotely so we barely got any client facing time. It was frustrating because it was harder to get real experience when having to work at the PwC building.

    Advice to Management

    If the work cannot be delegated, it would be nice to observe to get a better idea of how to complete the work in the future.


  11. "Tax Experienced Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility, training, client base, benefits

    Cons

    Hours, slower promotions then other firms

    Advice to Management

    Move promotions quicker



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