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PwC Los Angeles Reviews

Updated May 19, 2017
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  • Work-life balance is truly practiced with flexible work arrangements (in 568 reviews)

  • Learn a lot - lots of on the job training (in 341 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (4)

    "Great first job out of college!"

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

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

    Pros

    Working with mostly peers is a great transition for newly grads to ease into the working world.
    Steady promotions to ensure career development.
    Amazing brand equity both within and outside the finance/professional service world.

    Cons

    Busy seasons can be overwhelming at times.
    The corporate politics can be a nuisance.
    Experience is almost completely dependent on having good seniors/managers, and good ones usually don't stick around too long.

    Advice to Management

    Consistent promotion track is great, but also leads to a surplus of managers who lack technical ability and/or management skills.
    There is too much unnecessary politics when it comes to budgets and billable hours.
    Some managers can have extreme OCD when it comes to formatting, which accumulates to an absurd amount of extra time spent working.


  2. "Expect long hours and commute"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Experienced Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Experienced Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great coworkers, strong culture, lots of training opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours, long commutes, office politics

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on listening to your employers and their needs rather than the profit margin


  3. "Senior Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great way to start off your career. You get thrown into a lot of situations and, if you can find a great mentor, it helps you settle in and focus.

    Cons

    Long, grueling hours. I was there when they had issues promoting Asian-Americans, it ultimately ended up being the item that got me out of there.

    Advice to Management

    I'm a bit older now, so I understand why the new associates are put through such tumultuous first few years. You need to see who you can champion/promote and let the rest leave to make room for fresh faces. I would say create a better work environment, though, as to not have people leave with a bad taste in their mouths.


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  5. "Flexibility"

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    Former Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for flexible work arrangement are available.

    Cons

    Hours are long, so stop booking employees on multiple engagements.

    Advice to Management

    Stop overworking employees.


  6. "Unparalleled Opportunities coupled with Unrelenting Demands"

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

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

    Pros

    - Great client base
    - Exposure to a lot of unique situations at a very quick rate
    - Ability to direct your career growth
    - Majority of coworkers are nice, intelligent, fun people

    Cons

    - While mostly flexible, 60+ hour weeks for different periods of the year take a toll
    - Diminished pay gap between new associates & experienced/senior level associates

    Advice to Management

    - Treat lower level associates less like pawns in your chess game


  7. "Sr. Associate review"

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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
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No Pros, very bad company to work for esp. after MBA

    Cons

    Very bureaucratic, do not promote staff...partners are very rude and pitty about pennies

    Advice to Management

    Stop having affairs with Senior Associates and please promote only talent


  8. "good"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Accountant in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Accountant in Los Angeles, CA

    Pros

    I like a it a lot, good environment, good people, would not change it for anything in my entire life

    Cons

    don't have any don't have any don't have any don't have any don't have any don't have any don't have any


  9. "Assurance Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Irvine, CA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    PwC's internship experience was great. My team provided me with meaningful work and provided various opportunities for growth.

    Cons

    A downside to having a summer internship at an accounting firm was there was about a week at the beginning and end where I did not have any work to do.


  10. "Good overall but long hours"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Analyst in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Smart, driven coworkers, great vertical mobility

    Cons

    Work very long hours at times (60+ hour/week)


  11. "Standard big 4"

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, work at home flexibility

    Cons

    Corporate structure / red-tape, boys club


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