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PwC London Reviews

Updated July 22, 2017
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PwC Chairman and Senior Partner PwC UK & Middle East Alliance Kevin Ellis
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Pros
  • Great people; Training; Clear career progression; Great client list ; Good remuneration; Work life balance (in 580 reviews)

  • Learn a lot - lots of on the job training (in 353 reviews)

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  1. "Great place to work"

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

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Still love it after ten years

    Cons

    Large and sometimes too slow to react

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "PwC"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Risk and Assurance Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - IT Risk and Assurance Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Development investment. Ability to build strong network. Broad exposure to different areas. Nice offices. Interesting engagements. Generally flexible around working arrangements.

    Cons

    Long hours, lower compensation than industry. Partners do not always consider engagement alignment when allocating staff to engagements. Internal applications are poor

  3. "grad scheme"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good bunch of people and challenging leaning environment. Seeing lots of clients and people management opportunities early.

    Cons

    Audit audit audit audit audit

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more innovation - young people understand tech


  4. "Great career opportunities here"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High quality people, good training, challenging work especially in Deals and Consulting for non-accountants

    Cons

    Can require nonstandard work hours but you get TOIL


  5. "Great firm"

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

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

    Pros

    You work with top quality people with good ethics, get great training and development opportunities including the opportunity to gain global experience. PwC really do value their people, even when they leave as they also have a very active alumni network. They are also serious about diversity.

    Cons

    It is very hierarchical and much rests on getting to partner level and working through the ranks. The risk and compliance requirements are very thorough and can be irksome to entrepreneurial types.

    Advice to Management

    Managing in a very large global partnership is not straightforward - get rid of the fiefdoms


  6. "Great company!"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities, hours and flexibility

    Cons

    The work gets often intense

    Advice to Management

    Reorganize the teams so that resources will be allocated more efficiently


  7. "Veey hard work but a rewarding career path. Can be difficult to control which projects you work and your workload."

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    Former Employee - Actuary in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Actuary in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career progression opportunities
    Intelligent and personable colleagues
    Strong firm reputation
    Strong training investment
    Mentoring and manager networks

    Cons

    Not enough control over workload and deadlines- at your clients' mercy.
    As you progress you need to be increasingly a salesman which can be less fulfilling

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PwC (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    > Great Training
    > Great Atmosphere
    > Great place to start you career
    > Nice offices
    > Great Job Prospects

    Cons

    > Very low Pay below manager stage

    Advice to Management

    Increase salaries


  9. "Great place to build your foundations"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Potential for exciting projects with top FTSE 100 companies
    Great training and development opportunities
    Great people to work with
    Plenty of variety & Opportunities to work across a range of sectors / projects
    Well recognized brand - making it easy to find jobs elsewhere should you wish to leave

    Cons

    Pay is relatively poor compared to what you can be paid elsewhere
    Promotion processes are laborious and slow
    You may be penalized for not spending enough time on client work (even when there isn't work for you to help out with)

    Advice to Management

    Think very carefully how you recognize individuals for their work. Year end processes can have a huge impact on how valued individuals feel.


  10. "good"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clapham, London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clapham, London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    it is really prestigious to work there

    Cons

    sometimes work overtime with no pay

    Advice to Management

    overtime pay


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