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PwC Chicago Reviews

Updated January 7, 2017
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is much better than I thought it would be (in 539 reviews)

  • Learn a lot very quickly in a collaborative environment (in 323 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not that great (in 1942 reviews)

  • Long hours majority of the year (in 1971 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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    • 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.


  2. "PwC"

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    • 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


  3. "Technology Consulting"

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    • 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


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  5. "Partner"

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    • 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


  6. "PwC"

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    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.


  7. "Risk Assurance Intern"

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    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


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Good employer for younger ambitious professionals"

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    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    Worked with me to start auditing part time which I have always appreciated. They always seemed concerned with me being a happy employee.

    Cons

    Fast-paced, lifestyle choice-type job in an industry that expects long hours.

    Advice to Management

    It's been awhile since I worked there but I wouldn't want to return to any Big 4 because I think the work/life balance would still be stretched. I don't know if the industry has addressed that yet.


  9. "Advisory Intern"

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

    Pros

    Friendly and supportive people, flexible, people really want to help you progress in your career, lots of opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Possible long hours, placed into a group (horizontal and vertical) and can get stuck, thought people would be from better schools


  10. "Pwc"

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    Former Employee - Experienced Associate in Woodridge, IL
    Former Employee - Experienced Associate in Woodridge, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PwC (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Excellent learning experience and growth opportunities

    Cons

    Too much bench time, the demand management team needs to have some technical folks who would help in correct utilization and staffing of resources


  11. "Switched to PwC, quality of life went way up"

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    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

    Moved over to PwC from the legal field and could not be happier with vast improvement in my quality of life for several reasons:
    - Projects are challenging and you're given work based on ability not seniority. You are trusted to get your work done, most managers are very good at not micro-managing. Way less stress just for the sake of stress.
    - Creativity and innovation valued, working with diverse and inclusive teams means that everyone learns something from our varied approaches. Better project outcomes too.
    - Time off, benefits, and perks are amazing. Your compensation barely scratches the surface - the best is paying for your cell phone service, including hot spot -- I can work when and where I need b/c of that.
    - Flexibility isn't just talk- if they can help you make work work for you, they will. It's not a perfect balance on a day-to-day basis, but I spend way more time in an average week on myself and my family than ever before.

    Cons

    No job is perfect, and working at PwC is no exception. However, at PwC most rough things can also be good things:
    - Hours can be long, but leadership always open to hearing ideas to improve efficiency
    - Continuous improvement is expected, which can be hard on a personal level to always be self-assessing, but people care and want to help you progress

    Advice to Management

    Keep promoting a culture that is open to change - it's working



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