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PwC Chicago Reviews

Updated April 12, 2017
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is much better than I thought it would be (in 559 reviews)

  • You will learn a lot from the people you work with (in 337 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not that great (in 2020 reviews)

  • Sometimes had long hours with little notice (in 2068 reviews)

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  1. "Diverse project types"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    My experience has been full of different industries and clients, this is largely due to the team and type of service we deliver.

    Cons

    The team you are on can make or break your experience.


  2. "Great place to work."

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

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

    Pros

    Most things. Great group of talented people to work with. Ability to work with cutting edge planning for the worlds largest companies. Relaxed and sincere culture.

    Cons

    Compensation is really the only downside to working at PwC, especially if you are also a licensed attorney. With the recent law firm salary increases in 2016, it will likely become very difficult if not impossible to recruit or keep attorneys at PwC.


  3. "Too big to make an impact"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PwC Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - PwC Senior Associate in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great pay, independence (depends on team)

    Cons

    Long hours, weekend work, too big


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  5. "Great place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - FDD Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - FDD Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance, great people

    Cons

    Compensation, transparency related to comp and progression.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent


  6. "Analytics Associate"

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    • 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


  7. "Start Internship Review"

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    • 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.


  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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    • 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."

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    • 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"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
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    • 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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