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PwC McLean Reviews

Updated April 26, 2017
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is much better than I thought it would be (in 559 reviews)

  • You will learn a lot from the people you work with (in 337 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not that great (in 2020 reviews)

  • Sometimes had long hours with little notice (in 2068 reviews)

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  1. "Great Place to Work - It's a Big Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    PwC is a great place to work. It's dynamic, large and exciting, but your team is usually small and feels intimate.

    Cons

    It's easy to get trapped in a work stream and feel hampered by metrics.


  2. "Director"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Director in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good salary and benefits for the area.

    Cons

    Not a lot of upward mobility for IFS.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent.


  3. "Great experience, especially out of college"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people who really are interested in your professional growth. There are many perks including flexibility and office outings. When you network within the firm, you can find people who can help you find your perfect fit within the firm.

    Cons

    At times, hours are extremely long. Although they really push for flexibility, sometimes there isn't any during very busy times with tight deadlines


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  5. "Advisory - Financial Services"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Salary, 401K, Benefits, Learning Reimbursement

    Cons

    Travel, The work can be tediuous

    Advice to Management

    I understand that having an on-premise client-facing presence provides differentiation to our clients inherently. However, the landscape of Advisory consulting is changing and 90-100% travel, in my opinion, is completely unnecessary.


  6. "Classic Big 4 Experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Winter Tax Intern in McLean, VA
    Current Intern - Winter Tax Intern in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great networking opportunities. Good pay. Fun events. Smart people.

    Cons

    The focus was on getting things done instead of learning and development. You can easily get lost in the crowd. Lack of social skills in some of the employees.

    Advice to Management

    Teach the why behind what is being done instead of just the how.


  7. "CyberSecurity Summer Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in McLean, VA
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in McLean, VA
    Recommends

    I worked at PwC as an intern

    Pros

    Work environment is friendly, flexible, telecommuting allowed most of the times, transparency between levels, managers/directors/partners are very approachable

    Cons

    Internship is for a very short period (2 months) hence could have been longer (upto 3 months). Work was a bit boring

    Advice to Management

    Pls try to introduce rotational programs for interns


  8. "Great Company for Starting your Career"

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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
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to grow your career and move up the ranks quicker than counterparts in industry

    Cons

    Easy to get funneled into an industry/ skillset you don't like and to subsequently become an expert in that area. Technology is awful, non-integrated, and dated. Overall brand and culture is stale.

    Advice to Management

    Freshen up the brand. Become ONE PwC.


  9. "PwC leads the way"

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

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

    Pros

    Pay, time off, learning environment, employment variety, diversity, work enviroment, upward mobility, horizontal and vertical mobility, work pace, management structure, management guidance

    Cons

    Down time is the worst. There may be months between deployments which can be difficult to deal with if you want to work and get promoted.

    Advice to Management

    I have none really. All of the management I have had contact with are superb indivduals with a real desire to help push there teams to the next level.


  10. "Review"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Experienced Tax Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Experienced Tax Associate in McLean, VA

    I have been working at PwC full-time

    Pros

    Strong coaching, development opportunities, decent pay, good at setting expectations, most partners genuinely care about my career development, access to large, prestigious clients

    Cons

    Work-life balance is inconsistent, management can be inconsistent


  11. "PwC"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great Learning environment and people generally try to help each other out.

    Cons

    No work life balance, senior leadership does not value employees


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