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PwC Los Angeles Reviews

Updated January 16, 2018
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  1. "Senior Associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time

    Pros

    great learning opportunities, great working experience

    Cons

    As expected, and similar to other public accounting firms, relatively lower salaries / low work/life balance

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place to Work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, career growth and formal training

    Cons

    Long hours and difficult to switch groups

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great Opportunities"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Advisory Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time

    Pros

    Global mobility opportunities, fast promotion for hard workers, great opps to interact with senior staff at clients, talented coworkers

    Cons

    Long hours, low work life balance


  4. "Senior Auditor"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Training, Family mentoring structure and amazing international opportunities

    Cons

    Perception is everything in public accounting, a lot of politics

    Advice to Management

    NA


  5. "Senior Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Work culture promotes flexibility and corporate responsibility.

    Cons

    Structure is too corporate. Partners have no control over compensation.


  6. "Technology Advisory Intern"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great Networking Events
    Mentorship Programs
    Great employees
    If you do well, you may get a full time offer
    Sponsor H1B visas

    Cons

    They hire in bulk and so you might not get your preferred location
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  7. "Audit Manager - PwC"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Strong flexibility, surrounded by intelligent professionals, opportunities for travel both national and international

    Cons

    Bureaucracy, lower pay than industry/finance, lack of flexibility in the winter

    Advice to Management

    Continue to look for ways to increase comp/bonus structure

  8. "PWC Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is a lot of advancement opportunities

    Cons

    They are a lot of hours

    Advice to Management

    Higher Student Loan forgiveness programs.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Excellent place to work in many ways, but you have to be a Type A"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - great pay
    - amazing benefits
    - smart coworkers
    - a lot of internal opportunities
    - creme de la creme client base
    - innovative and progressive
    - approachable partners
    - invest heavily in their people, especially the associates and seniors
    - hire a lot of people from industry (bringing in deep subject matter expertise)

    Cons

    - very political
    - the same smart coworkers and extremely competitive (don't really feel a "team" approach--at the manager plus level)
    - say they'll adjust your business dev goals (sales) based on utilization, not true
    - partners and leadership say there are paths other than partner, but firm still views those who aren't dead set on being partner as lower performers (despite the fact that they hire lots of people from industry whose end-all-be-all is not tied to being a partner)

    Advice to Management

    The firm brings in people from industry to leverage their expertise, which allows the firm to differentiate itself from the competition. It's important to recognize that many of these people have already achieved great heights in industry...that's why they are brought in as Directors and MDs. We, however, don't come to the firm thinking all we want in our life is to be partner. Develop alternative paths that are truly respected and valued, otherwise it's a lose-lose. Folks stay 1-3 years at most and many times leave with bad taste in their mouths; meanwhile, the firm has invested a significant sum in on-boarding, training and integrating these folks only to lose that investment when they walk out the door.


  10. "One year later"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    The firm definitely provides great benefits, people, flexibility, allows you to tailor your experience so long as you make it known to the right people and you're doing well.

    Cons

    Nothing too bad comes to mind other than the busy season hours which at times can get to be overwhelming. However this seems to improve year over year.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you're doing, things are constantly improving and getting better


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