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PwC McLean Reviews

Updated May 25, 2017
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McLean, VA

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Pros
  • Great people; Training; Clear career progression; Great client list ; Good remuneration; Work life balance (in 580 reviews)

  • Learn a lot - lots of on the job training (in 353 reviews)

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  1. "Opportunity to find your place"

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

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

    Pros

    There are people there to help you and make you feel welcome. Fun activities to participate in like working a part day with a volunteer group and a kickball tourney. Decent pay for the work you're doing. Tons of educational support.

    Cons

    Cubicle work can be a bit isolating.

    Advice to Management

    More structure for learning the job when there's no or little work for you.


  2. "Audit & Transaction Services Senior Associate"

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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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, everyone is smart, work is engaging for the most part

    Cons

    Will work you as hard as they can

  3. Helpful (1)

    "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.


  4. "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.


  5. "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


  6. Helpful (2)

    "Be careful"

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits
    Good training opportunities

    Cons

    They promote a culture of arrogance and smugness. Work life balance skews much too far towards work. Expect to work long hours, at nights, weekends, etc. and be available at all times. If you're stuck with a bad client the only way out is to quit


  7. "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.

  8. "Classic Big 4 Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • 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.


  9. "CyberSecurity Summer Intern"

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    • Career Opportunities
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    • 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


  10. "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.


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