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PwC McLean Reviews

Updated November 28, 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. "Great Opportunities to learn and grow"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Managing Director in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Managing Director in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large firm with a small firm entrepreneurial culture
    A number of career paths depending on skills and interest
    Great training opportunities

    Cons

    You need to chart your own course.

    Advice to Management

    Continue in your current direction. Increase career guidance for junior resources


  2. "Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Breadth of services provided by the firm allow for a great opportunity to learn and network.

    Cons

    Long hours as expected for a professional services firm.

  3. "Experienced Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Experienced Associate in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Experienced Associate in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good Exposure
    If lucky, great managers to work with and learn from

    Cons

    Partners can be picky and holding your promotion
    Some Managers have ridiculous works tyle

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  4. "Don't particularly enjoy my current role, but such a great company to work for!"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Tons of perks, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, legal group plans for personal needs, etc.

    Cons

    I've noticed that the companies that promote a healthy "work/life balance" are usually the ones that have employees struggling with balancing anything beyond work. I think that may be the case here with PwC -- long, long days.


  5. "Great place to start career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Flexible work schedules (though it depends on your team)
    - Great training opportunities, exposure to different industries and personnel (some may be mean, though)

    Cons

    - Work hours can be crazy: varies from project to project, and between seasons.


  6. "Good experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Diversified experience. Was able to work with different people and clients. Marketable and transferable skill. In job coaching. Flexibility. Vacation days.

    Cons

    Long hour in busy season. Have to stay on call during the weekend and evening. Time utilization requirement. Competitive. High performance stress.

    Advice to Management

    No


  7. "GMS Tax Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - GMS Tax in McLean, VA
    Former Intern - GMS Tax in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Internship was a great experience. If you get a full-time offer, you go to Disney in the summer which is extremely fun.

    Cons

    Only con as an intern is that you may not have much work to do depending on what time of year your internship starts.

  8. "PwC Summer 2017 Risk Assurance Intern McLean, VA"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Risk Assurance Intern in McLean, VA
    Current Intern - Risk Assurance Intern in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PwC as an intern

    Pros

    Opportunity to experience a variety of industries.
    Partners are very willing to share their experiences/advice.
    Large amount of connectivity events for the firm.
    Ask for a certain experience and the firm will do whatever they can to deliver.

    Cons

    I do not have any cons for this internship based on my experience.

    Advice to Management

    N/A. My internship experience far exceeded my already high expectations.


  9. "Advance Core Assurance Internship"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Core Assurance Intern in McLean, VA
    Current Intern - Core Assurance Intern in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Experience, mobility, opportunity, salary, training

    Cons

    Communication with HR, lack of diversity


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Incident Response Team"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Associate in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Diverse projects provide a wide range of experiences

    Cons

    - Partners that have little to no understanding of the technical aspects of IR
    - Performance evaluation strategy was designed for groups with different revenue models which leads to consistently poor bonuses for the IR team
    - IR team is severely understaffed, which disintegrates work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Either commit to incident response by (1) building the appropriate organizational framework, (2) hiring and compensating people for their technical skills and not just their salesmanship, and (3) assign partners to the group that actually understand what the group does or eliminate the service offering.


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