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PwC Chicago Reviews

Updated September 24, 2017
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  1. "Great first job"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Data Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and perks is great

    Cons

    Can be political at times


  2. "Excellent place to launch a career! So many opportunities and so much to learn!"

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

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

    Pros

    Company is mixed with every age group, but as a college hire you'll be working with a lot of people your own age. Great place to experience other Fortune 100 company operations.

    Cons

    Hours can be long, but flexibility really improved over the time I was there.

    Advice to Management

    Allow flexibility in reviews and promotion schedules,

  3. "FS Assurance Intern - Challenging & Exciting"

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

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

    Pros

    -Great range of clients to work with during the internship
    -Great exposure to financial services industry in the assurance field:
         Asset Management/Banking & Capital Markets, Real Estate Transactions, Insurance
    -Most clients in the AM/BCM market are in Chicago so there isn't much travel required
    -Excellent expense/reimbursement policy
    -Chance to work with some excellent team players and knowledgeable people in the industry

    Cons

    -Performance review system is brand new, has kinks, and no oversight. Does not allow for sufficient explanation of work performed.
    -Management sometimes won't even talk with new associates or interns (makes you feel insignificant)
    -Very young crowd, 'clicky' groups, may work for people who have great accounting knowledge but are 'forrible' at communicating with you and providing constructive feedback

    Advice to Management

    -Talk to everyone especially your interns and new associates. Make them feel like the work they are doing is important and don't use the excuse that your are too busy to deal with anything else. Part of being a great leader is recognizing your junior employees and making sure people see them.


  4. "Excellent place to work."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Experienced Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Experienced Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The firm is Great for experience, access to top clients, Many training opportunities, only hires the best personnel.overall an excellent place to work

    Cons

    There are none so far. However sometimes new joiners can get a little lost if they are deployed very soon after employment.


  5. "Great culture, excellant development"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Top-notch colleagues, challenging work. Overall great place to work if you're looking to develop quickly.

    Cons

    High-expectations and long workdays are the norm, but hard work is recognized and rewarded. However, compensation is slightly below the industry norm.

    Advice to Management

    Maintain and continue to grow the collaborative culture;


  6. "Senior Associate - Advisory Analytics"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great culture. Great co-workers. Overall a great job.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy to deal with.


  7. "I hope this is the last firm that I work for!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Experienced Recruiting in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Experienced Recruiting in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I joined after working at another Big 4 firm for 5+ years and could not be happier with my decision to make the change. I truly hope that I'll retire from this firm (and I have a lot of working years left!)

    Cons

    The expectations at PwC are very, very high; the rewards that you receive all the way around make it so well worth it. Tremendous ROI.

  8. "PW Great place"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Lombard, IL
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Lombard, IL

    I worked at PwC (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Wonderful learning experience in New York

    Cons

    Work / Life Balance a challenge


  9. "Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    I've always held the opinion that the company is fair to its employees. The US firm in general seems sincerely concerned with employee satisfaction and good efforts are made every year to create that satisfaction. The client work is challenging and the landscape is always changing.

    Cons

    The nature of the work is not always satisfying. Sometimes you may grow tired of certain requirements on projects, yet I imagine this is a universality of nearly every job - in the audit industry or not. You may be forced to frame things certain ways in your mind to make some aspects of the work more enjoyable, eg. imagine some activities as puzzles.

    Advice to Management

    I'm overall impressed with management's attentiveness, concern and strategy to better the employee experience. I think it would be wise to continue to instill an approachable and competitive environment. I would also encourage management to be attentive to over staff that may not share the more admirable attributes and remove them from the workplace. Depending on size of the office, one can find themselves under a bad manager or partner for an extended period of time; this can quickly ruin the employees experience (admittedly, this could be described as a universality in the workplace - regardless of industry).


  10. "Great Company"

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

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

    Pros

    - friendly work environment
    - great culture and commitment to diversity and inclusion
    - mobility and flexibility

    Cons

    There are no downsides that I see immediately. The company cares about its employees in all areas of the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Continue the great work that you're doing. Continue sticking to your core values and making the company a great place to work.


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