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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. "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


  6. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities for a global career

    Cons

    Can be demanding to new people.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the innovation agenda.


  7. "PwC"

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

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

    Pros

    great flexibility, I work from home a lot

    Cons

    plenty of politics and bureaucracy


  8. "Technology Consulting"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advisory Summer Associate in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Advisory Summer Associate in Chicago, IL

    I worked at PwC (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible work environment, Great mentors

    Cons

    Difficult to move between teams


  9. "Partner"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Partner in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Partner in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Great Platform for Career Opportunities

    Cons

    Nothing is a con ar PwC


  10. "PwC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at PwC full-time

    Pros

    PwC offers great benefits and really allow you to make what you want of your career. You can go as far as you'd like but have to be willing to put the time and effort in.

    Cons

    PwC also can allow you to fall into the background if you don't proactively pursue your career advancement. If you don't speak up about what you want, it's difficult to get it there.

    Advice to Management

    I would recommend showing more effort in the coaching landscape. People need to understand that they need to drive their career forward but often look for help in doing this important item.


  11. "Risk Assurance Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Risk Assurance Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Risk Assurance Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Almost every employee genuinely cared about intern learning
    - Diverse workload if you ask for it
    - Interesting client's in different industries

    Cons

    - Work hard, play hard culture that might not be everyone's cup of tea



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