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PwC Manager Reviews

Updated August 17, 2017
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  • Great people; Training; Clear career progression; Great client list ; Good remuneration; Work life balance (in 591 reviews)

  • Learn a lot - lots of on the job training (in 358 reviews)

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  1. "C2 (Channel 2) Assurance which is advisory"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Huge firm and unlimited resources to really become a subject matter in you field, or any field you so choose. Worked with some smart people and for the most part they were easy to work with. I traveled every week (M - Th), which is typical for a consultant. I do believe you can build you own personal "brand," and unlike a corporate job, you aren't waiting for someone to leave or transfer out in order to get promoted. In other words, if you work hard, contribute to thought leadership, and build good relationships with Sr. Managers and Partners, you will do fine.

    Cons

    In C2, the travel becomes tough, especially when you have a family at home. Feedback on performance usually comes at the end of a project even though PwC tries to promote "In the Moment" feedback, but that doesn't really happen.

    Advice to Management

    No complaints, great experience.


  2. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ultra flexiblilty meritocratic environment for advisory. If you can do the work and you persist in your vision, it is highly likely to manifest.

    Cons

    Partners will form their own bubbles where overall firm policies and programs may not be executed. "We can do anything / fake it 'till you make it" dispositions do persist because of revenue based compensation of upper management. This dynamic will sometimes case an inappropriate group to engage a project delivering sub-optimal results to clients.

    Advice to Management

    Deliver a "Discover" type of experience to Managers and above. Re-work incentive systems to avoid pitting practices and partners against each other.

  3. "Managing Director"

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    Current Employee - Managing Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Great Flexibility, team, clients, leadership

    Cons

    long hours, length commute, travel requirements,

    Advice to Management

    none


  4. "career in Big4"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Poland, ME
    Former Employee - Manager in Poland, ME
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    wide access to knowledge & international network

    Cons

    access to knowledge & international network

    Advice to Management

    should better appreciate & use experience and relationships of long -term employees


  5. "Senior Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Houston, TX
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are flexible working arrangements

    Cons

    Public accounting deadlines are part of the trade

    Advice to Management

    Continue along the path


  6. "Great place to start your career (Review pertains to Assurance)"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assurance Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Former Employee - Assurance Manager in Cincinnati, OH
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Invaluable experience in terms of coaching, growth, opportunities, perks (vacation time, holidays, health insurance, cell phone + computer, etc), and the caliber of people you will be working with. Much more open environment than I expected for public accounting. As long as you're doing a good job, the possibilities are endless.

    Cons

    The big one is work-life balance. You will work long hours and weekends at times of the year. However, this was a reasonable tradeoff for me considering the growth that I experienced. And this was also balanced out with opportunities to work from home during non-busy times. Also notable that success can greatly depend on the engagements that you are put on early on and how well you fit in with the team leadership. Management does a good job moving individuals around for a better fit though.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing I can think of - thank you for being such leaders in terms of flexibility, keep it going!


  7. "A constant growing opportunity."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in San Juan, PR
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in San Juan, PR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible, every day is a new challenge that helps you grow professionally, provides a lot of training hours, great teamwork environment.

    Cons

    During busy season the hours are very long which can be burdensome. It is common to work various hours on weekends.

  8. "Good Experience"

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    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time

    Pros

    Highly motivated team. Get good project to work on

    Cons

    Work life balance. MBA's are treated well than others.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it real


  9. "Good company"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility
    Career growth is outstanding if one is smart
    Training benefits
    Leadership

    Cons

    As usual internal politics within the firm, but manageable.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure employees are not responsible for their own staffing


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Current Employee - Senior Manager
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large number of internal job opportunities; some nice perqs

    Cons

    Limited learning and professional development opportunities for non-client facing staff

    Advice to Management

    Consider hiring experts for roles that partners have no experience (e.g. Chief Marketing Officer)