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Updated November 15, 2017
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  1. "PricewaterhouseCoopers you can bring your life with you!!"

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    Current Employee - Advisory Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Advisory Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunities to travel the world.

    Cons

    Traveling, work life balance issues.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the great work!!!


  2. "Overall great company"

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    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The clients are great. The people you work with are talented.

    Cons

    The travel. The workload is pretty grueling, too.

    Advice to Management

    Give more feedback.

  3. "PwC is the place to be!"

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    Former Employee - Consulting in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Consulting in Chicago, IL
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    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    During my internship, I learned so much about the advisory practice, as well as about PwC's corporate culture. I was able to contribute to meaningful assignments and see how applicable my accounting degree is in the real-world. I enjoyed applying my critical thinking skills and my accounting background to real-life tasks and projects. In addition to the work opportunities I experienced at PwC, I also had a chance to meet the many people that build PwC's culture through various other networks, such as affinity groups and Toastmasters. Overall, I have been thrilled with my internship, and I could not have asked for a more fulfilling and valuable experience. This experience has been the perfect supplement to enhance my classroom education.

    Cons

    I really did not hit any downsides during my nine week internship. I was assigned to challenging, meaningful projects, and everyone really made me feel part of the PwC team. Everyone at the office is very ambitious, so they definitely work hard-- but they know how to play hard too. They hosted numerous social activities, where you can see your co-workers outside of the work environment-- events such as bowling, baseball games, wine tasting, etc.

    Advice to Management

    Overall, I think Senior Management was fantastic! Throughout my internship, I was always encouraged to ask questions, and I felt very comfortable working with different members of the PwC team. I especially appreciated the time all the professionals spent in making me feel welcomed and ensuring that I got the most out of my internship.


  4. "N/a."

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great coaching environment and personal development opportunities.

    Cons

    Work is not spread evenly throughout year.

    Advice to Management

    N/a.


  5. "Great job"

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits. Nice coworkers.

    Cons

    Long hours and lots of travel.

    Advice to Management

    Give me a break


  6. "PwC- Great place to work."

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Incredible coaching and an emphasis Aon training. Also, the amount of growth an individual can have in a short period of time is incredible. With PwC being one of the Big Four, a lot of terrific opportunities present themselves to the Consulting teams.

    Cons

    Tremendous amoun of work if you are good. On the Consulting side, you are either in or out based on how well you do early on.

    Advice to Management

    Keep your employees happy and paid, and take advantage of the slowdown to upgrade on talent. All in all, Senior Management has done a tremendous job in a tough environment.


  7. "Excellent Career Opportunities"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    PwC is a great place to start or accelerate a career. The opportunities really are endless, but it's up to you to seize them. If you're able to accept change and uncertainty, you'll be successful.

    Cons

    Travel is insane. Living in aluminum tubes and generic business hotels is a really odd experience. You have to accept it, or you could go nuts.

    Advice to Management

    Try to manage macro trends a little better. Boom and bust cycles wreak havoc on utilizations, not to mention the RIFFs...

  8. "A well rounded education in the tax field"

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    Current Employee - Tax Intern in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Tax Intern in Chicago, IL
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    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Experience and Work Environment

    Cons

    Do not really have any

    Advice to Management

    None


  9. Helpful (3)

    "PwC is a great place to work with reasonable work/life balance."

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    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to grow professionally; great opportunity for career growth; good salary and overall compensation package; fantastic access to knowledge and qualified people.

    Cons

    Advisory typically requires a significant amount of travel which greatly reduces work/life balance. Traveling Monday through Thursday is very difficult. There are high expectations around client, firm, community and mentoring work. Moving to senior manager and then to partner is virtually impossible without doing all of that, unless you are a rainmaker.

    Advice to Management

    Give us access to better technology. Many of us work out of the office 99% of the time. Connectivy to firm resources is laughable. Please, for the love of God, migrate to Outlook. Lotus Notes died 10 years ago.


  10. "Very good"

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

    Pros

    Good leadership and very encouraging leaders. Great training program and unboarding process. They also do a great job with work life balance

    Cons

    I have no issue with company it as giving me the opportunity of a lifetime. Been a part of a big four is a good thing

    Advice to Management

    Management should continue to encourage and ask questions. Not just what is going on but detail question that creates conversation


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