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PwC Los Angeles Reviews

Updated December 10, 2017
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  • Work/life balance is very hard to have at consulting firms in general (in 2396 reviews)

  • Sometimes had long hours with little notice (in 2475 reviews)

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  1. "Tax Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are many opportunities to learn and grow.

    Cons

    Steep learning curve and long hours during busy season.


  2. "Assurance Associate at PwC"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you take care of the firm, the firm will make sure you are taken care of. Mostly through compensation and other perks. It also allows for entrepreneurial people to thrive because your career is like your company; if you own it and feed it, it will grow and no one at the firm will try to stop you. It's a great place if all you want to do is work.

    Cons

    You will work. A lot. Not that it's competitive, it's just that everyone is really smart and brings very diverse talents and skills to the table, which makes it difficult to stand out. The best way to grow in the firm is to be all the things everyone else is and to outlast everyone.

    Advice to Management

    Overall good job, but tell your recruits like it is. Some top talent leave because they realize they were lied to during the recruiting process.

  3. "Good starting point"

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    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great experience and good people

    Cons

    Long hours throughout the year

    Advice to Management

    Hire more people to thin out hours


  4. "Tax Experienced Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    High-level thinking and analysis, great work culture, challenging, great feedback system, great teammates

    Cons

    I had to quit for personal reasons. The job was great


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Associate"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Performance Management
    - Employee benefits

    Cons

    - Growth opportunity
    - Work life balance
    - Unrealistic expectation from employees
    - HR has no authority to take actions on Partners/Directors who are in a position of power in the firm

    Advice to Management

    - Need to improve people management
    - HR should work for employees, rather than PPDs


  6. "Experience depends on group"

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    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with really smart people on high profile companies. Accelerated business experience. Unlimited training and guidance resources.

    Cons

    Constant turnover and pressure to perform at a high level. Strained work-life balance.

    Advice to Management

    Hire the right amount of people. Additional bonus instead of additional market events


  7. "Senior Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Services Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Financial Services Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with great people
    Exposure to various industries, this allows you to gain a wealth of knowledge for different industries, almost like a free MBA! I've learned about banking, asset management, real estate, and pension funds
    -Most teams provide amazing flexibility

    Cons

    Can be really long hours if you get stuck on a bad busy season job (weekend working, 14+ hour days)
    Bonus is pretty low if you are below manager level (1K-3K)

    Advice to Management

    flexibility and better bonus structure

  8. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are plenty of opportunities at PwC. If you put in the work and are proactive with what you want to do you will get there.

    Cons

    Needs to be better communication with HR. I switched industries and I had to reach out several times regarding next steps i.e. Training, career coach, salary etc


  9. "Coworkers keep me here"

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    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

    team atmosphere, majority of coworkers are same age

    Cons

    work life balance, teams are flexible in theory but not in practice. work is mundane


  10. "Work"

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    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Senior Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Senior 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

    benefits, people, pay, happy hours,

    Cons

    hours, hours, hours, hours and hours


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