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PwC London Reviews

Updated February 21, 2017
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PwC Chairman and Senior Partner PwC UK & Middle East Alliance Kevin Ellis
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is much better than I thought it would be (in 538 reviews)

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

Cons
  • Work life balance is not that great (in 1935 reviews)

  • Long hours majority of the year (in 1960 reviews)

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  1. "Good place to work, with decent opportunities....sheer scale of business means its all about who you know"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Client projects
    Diversity of opportunities
    Great people (and some average)

    Cons

    Too big - P&L structure inhibits single firm working
    A lot of talk about culture, but not enough consequences for those not living up to it
    Too much emphasis placed on end of year performance review (less than perfect)

    Advice to Management

    Create a reporting structure that is aligned to the market and not how PwC delivers its services


  2. "Great experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Well supported and exposed to a vast network of hugely intelligent people who are (mostly) ready to share insight and help when asked. Great experience and the brand makes you a very attractive candidate to future employers.

    Cons

    Some managers refuse to recognise good work or want to take the glory themselves so they look good in front of senior management. Can become "forgotten" if you work in a region and not London. If you get the wrong line manager, they won't enable you to apply for other jobs internally or client secondments as they worry about losing their resource.


  3. "Senior Manager in Technology"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Diversity of clients and opportunities, and highly skilled co-workers

    Cons

    Large firm to navigate and varying priorities for the firm to pursue


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  5. "From Graduate to Manager..."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Working with some talented and intelligent people
    - Opportunity to change 'jobs' / 'projects' every 3-6 months
    - International secondment establishment

    Cons

    - Long hours
    - Recognition of effort above and beyond to keep clients satisfied
    - Lack of client

    Advice to Management

    - Improve retention
    - Spending too much time training people in the same thing due to low retention


  6. "decent firm"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PwC full-time

    Pros

    good staff good team creative

    Cons

    good environment late work stress

    Advice to Management

    nope


  7. "Recruiter"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruitment Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Recruitment Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good salary, autonomy in how you work, no micro management, flexible working, access to senior people.

    Cons

    Lack of progression opportunities, convoluted annual review process, no real bonus.


  8. "Working with experts, working in a machine"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people here are amazing, intelligent, experts in their fields and great company. There are so many opportunities for training and growth, and the networks you can build are unbelievable. Varied work with a lot of client exposure.

    Cons

    Things move extremely slowly throughout the lines of service. Transfer from one department to another is not easy, and because the work is so varied there is a steep learning curve on almost every project, making it hard to develop expertise.

    Advice to Management

    Create more standard processes so that employees can develop expertise in stead of learning a little about a lot.


  9. "Great large company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    possibilities for promotion

    Healthy work environment

    many opportunities for travels

    Relaxed work environment

    Cons

    Long hours

    Inflexible work hours

    Late nights

    Advice to Management

    Hire younger staff to create a more modern environment and not one that could be outdated as its employees are of older age


  10. "Counsultant Reviewing"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good company with a relaxed atmosphere and room for progression. A close knit team with each access to senior staff.

    Cons

    Work felt mundane at times, even though task varied. Apart from that I can't think of anything

    Advice to Management

    Give more freedom to junior members. Junior members have the capability to be innovative as well.


  11. "Not so great experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Training course, possibility to develope your skills, it is a company that invests a lot in learning and developement

    Cons

    Several arrogant and non welcoming people



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