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PwC Los Angeles Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is truly practiced with flexible work arrangements (in 567 reviews)

  • Learn a lot - lots of on the job training (in 342 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great place, but there are exceptions"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great Flexibility, good variety of experience is available but not always possible.

    Cons

    Being a consulting firm, pressure is on to bring in new work. This seems more important than delivering on work sometimes.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Welcoming environment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Advisory Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Exposure to wide range of industries and business scenarios.

    Cons

    Office productivity technology is sub par


  3. "Intern at Audit Department"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PwC (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people were friendly and willing to help each other out. With that being sad, you're constantly rotated in teams and get to work for some of the companies with bigger names.

    Cons

    The working hours were very long and tiring during peak season, which is between January to April.


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  5. Helpful (2)

    "Watch out for cliques and preferential treatment"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Director in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Advisory 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

    Major clients and challenging engagements help prepare you.

    Great training, great benefits, great celebrations. In Los Angeles, PwC gave us 1 day at DisneyLand and a ticket to the Star Wars movie 1 day before its release.

    Cons

    Partners select the Directors and staff they want to work with and exclude the others. If you're not on the in-team, you will not get the opportunities and engagements you want; thus, making it hard or impossible to meet your performance goals.

    Advice to Management

    Be fair and look for ways to distribute work evenly across employees. Some Director-level employees tend to be overworked while other Directors are constantly seeking opportunities.


  6. "Audit Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, relationships, great learning opportunities

    Cons

    Very long working hours.

    Advice to Management

    Could have more standard working hours.


  7. "Great starting point with a lot of learnings"

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

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

    Pros

    - Many opportunities to work across a number of industries
    - Really smart people to learn from with broad range of experience
    - Fun, interesting engagements

    Cons

    - A lot of travel, sleeping at hotels, living out of a suitcase
    - If brand is not established within the first 6 months, tough to maintain credibility
    - Seems to provide generalist skill set
    - Might be tough to leverage when transitioning to specific industries

    Advice to Management

    I really enjoyed my time here. As I finally depart from Consulting as a whole, the only advice I give management is to continue to develop their staff, since they will be the future of the Firm. Allow them to experience opportunities across the multiple horizontals and verticals


  8. "Professional firm with world class title and focused support structure and every level."

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    At least in the LA office, I know management along with admin is looking out for the best interest of its employees. Definitely the best of the three other accounting firms I have worked at. Plenty of perks as well with a strong focus to work life balance, flexibility, and communication.

    Cons

    Besides the obvious stuff that comes from any other cpa firm, I have to admit that the processes are best suited for large companies. I'll leave it at that.

    Advice to Management

    Get more involved early on with upfront coaching and reviews. It goes a long way.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Experienced Audit Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities and many paths to develop your career. PwC has some of the most interesting clients of the Big4, which are of a size and scale that a smaller firm just can't match.

    Cons

    There is a certain amount of favoritism (sometimes rightly so, but other times not). Work-life balance is talked about way more than its practiced.

    Advice to Management

    Retention should really be taken more seriously.


  10. "Consulting intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Consulting Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Intern - Consulting Intern in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company really have a lot of resources in helping you to research and get the information you needed

    Cons

    It would be great if there are more work-life balance


  11. "OK place to work for"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time

    Pros

    Good name on your resume

    Cons

    under paid with lots of grunt work that nobody cares.


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