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PwC Chicago Reviews

Updated May 2, 2017
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  • Work-life balance is truly practiced with flexible work arrangements (in 568 reviews)

  • Learn a lot - lots of on the job training (in 341 reviews)

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  1. "Start Internship Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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.


  2. "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


  3. "Consultant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    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.


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  5. "Administrative"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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


  6. "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.


  7. "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


  8. "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advisory Manager in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Advisory Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Smart people, big clients, dynamic experiences/opportunities

    Cons

    Overly burdensome administration and risk management reporting requirements due to status of accounting/audit firm

    Advice to Management

    Reduce administrative overhead on employees


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Big Firm, lots of promises, little delivery"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Big firm, fairly decent pay, met a lot of good people

    Cons

    Terrible management, no idea how to run a consulting business, very very revenue/sales based as opposed to customer based, several partners who treat people poorly

    Advice to Management

    Leave.....bring in new consulting management team that knows how to run a business and treat people properly


  10. "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.


  11. "Manager"

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

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    People, investment in its people, investment in diversity, charity and rewarding work/life balance, culture of the workplace one of the best

    Cons

    Pressure of the job and travel


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