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PwC London Reviews

Updated January 12, 2018
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PwC Chairman and Senior Partner PwC UK & Middle East Alliance Kevin Ellis
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  1. "I have tried lots of different things in a short period of time !"

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

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

    Pros

    Always willing to find a place for you if you are willing to try your best for yourself

    Cons

    With so many options on things to do it can be difficult to specialise of find what you want to do

    Advice to Management

    Keep being receptive to what your people want to do and provide those opportunities for development or otherwise.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Good development in early years"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good exposure to clients
    Paid to train for ACA and given study leave

    Cons

    Undergoing a lot of cost saving atm due to falling partner profit shares. So less employee benefits, drinks and social events as there used to be. Bonuses being lowered and salaries frozen.
    Not compensated for long hours (i.e busy season)
    Bonuses are low

  3. "Good school for soft-skills"

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    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Executive in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Sales and Marketing Executive in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Secondment opportunities. Wealth of knowledge and expertise. Multiple learning platforms.

    Cons

    Veticale promotion is very challenging - few post available and a very high standard. Limited non native speakers and no outside learning materials and certificate available.

    Advice to Management

    More diversity and minority role models in leadership.


  4. "work"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    interesting, challenging and varied work

    Cons

    insufficient number of quality staff at lower levels


  5. "Corporate Finance Summer"

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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
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PwC (More than a year)

    Pros

    Leading lower tier Mid-Market M&A advisor
    Potential for large exposure to deals depending on how motivated the individual is
    Very flat structure with plentiful access to senior management
    Just started running the ACA for the Corporate Finance graduates
    Opportunity to gain experince in both M&A and I&G

    Cons

    Lack of any real modelling experience as an intern (and possibly limited even as an associate)
    Large majorirty of deals are with smaller, privately owned companies- benefit to be had on advising larger corporates

    Advice to Management

    Structure a formal, technical training course for graduates and interns - the ACA teaches only half the story


  6. "Great starting place"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Associate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to start your career, get a recession proof qualification and an understanding of how the real world works, good job security

    Cons

    Very regimented structure, no change to progress faster if you are entrepreneurial/talented, the pay until you reach partner relative to other city professions is poor compared to the hours worked


  7. "PwC"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, lots of opportunities, good clients, strong learning and development programmes, good progression, travel, secondment opportunities both to other divisions and other countries

    Cons

    Long hours, pay is perceived to be low compared to other similar organisations, requirements to travel at short notice for long periods of time

  8. "Positive attitude"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ideal place to start working career; sufficient trainings, nice events/peer group and many on the job learning opportunities

    Cons

    Structure can be overly hierarchical in some cases; especially reviewing should provide more opportunity to review senior performances as well

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good people coming in and look for ways to improve the reviewing process as it inproperly incorporates review of senior performances by juniors


  9. "Management Consulting Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    - Variety of Projects
    - Networking
    - Flexibility
    - Good Pay

    Cons

    - Long hours
    - Responsibility limited


  10. "Marketing executive"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Marketing Specialist in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Great location, worked with very nice colleagues

    Cons

    Salary, changes to the firm structure


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