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PwC Chicago Reviews

Updated September 6, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people; Training; Clear career progression; Great client list ; Good remuneration; Work life balance (in 600 reviews)

  • Learn a lot - lots of on the job training (in 364 reviews)

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  1. "Amazing, PwC really lives up to the hype."

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

    I have been working at PwC as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people really make the experience in public accounting. Being in a room for hours on end with people you enjoy makes working long hours a lot more enjoyable. PwC also has the best clients and are great about transferring you to a new client in a timely fashion as long as your a good performer.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be a challenge at time but it is definitely worth the experience you will gain at the best public accounting firm in the U.S.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work.


  2. "Great place to work"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, great work environment, management that actually cares about their people

    Cons

    High travel requirements...can expect 100% travel within the advisory practice, mon-thurs

    Advice to Management

    Leverage virtual communication tools to decrease travel requirements

  3. "People Who Care, great place to build career"

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    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Intelligent, driven colleagues
    Work with F500 companies
    Top notch support

    Cons

    Certain groups can be very hierarchical
    Diversity can trump performance in performance reviews

    Advice to Management

    Continue to pay for performance and create incentives for high achievers


  4. "Great company to work for"

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    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits and forward looking company which makes this company a great company to work for.

    Cons

    Complicated organizational structure and review process makes it difficult for promotion


  5. "International Tax Services, Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Great organization with excellent work culture. Exceptional mentors and access to resources. Good place to learn and grow nationally or internationally

    Cons

    Sometimes very long hours. Non effiencient use of employee time

    Advice to Management

    Keep open communication with the employees to constantly improve the organisation and make the processes more efficient.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Rare combination of brilliance and humanity."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Chicago, IL

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

    Pros

    I meet crazy smart people every day; yet nearly everyone is humble and human.

    Cons

    A little risk averse, but getting better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep working to improve work-life balance.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Very dynamic and energizing environment"

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

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

    Pros

    Great career advancement, and meeting the best people

    Cons

    hours, hours, hours
    Often random assignments that did not warrant an evaluation

  8. "Great work, great company...if you want to set the stage for your growth."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director - Transaction Services in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Director - Transaction Services in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Top notch big 4 to work for..no questions asked. Great leadership....

    Cons

    None, that I can see really. Every organization has its small issues..but nothing worth mentioning..

    Advice to Management

    Provide leadership training to partners so they can understand that being a leader means being "unbiased" to everyone on their group...stop having "favorites"!


  9. "Great firm with great options"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Director in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    excellent work life balance
    ability to scale intensity up and down when you want to be more / less aggressive about career
    many fabulous, fun to work with people,

    Cons

    because the firm is so big you often have to gain alignment from many many people before pursuing a new initiative
    a lot of administrivia and bureaucracy

    Advice to Management

    enable better connection at local offices


  10. "Opportunity"

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    • 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 10 years)

    Pros

    opportunity, time off, people, Chairman

    Cons

    work life balance, work life balance


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