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PwC McLean Reviews

Updated September 13, 2017
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  1. "Review"

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    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


  2. "PwC"

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    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

  3. "senior associate"

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    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great flexibility, lots of opportunities to transfer

    Cons

    typical bureaucracy of a large organization


  4. "Pwc"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PwC (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Salaries, benefits and bonuses are high.

    Cons

    Expect a lot for the higher salary.

    Advice to Management

    Make expectations known in the initial interviews.


  5. "Senior Associate"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in McLean, VA

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunities for learning and advancement abound!

    Cons

    Sometimes your best is not good enough


  6. "Great benefits"

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    Current Employee - Resource Manager in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Resource Manager in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Work life balance and flexibility a plus

    Cons

    IFS positions are undervalued in salary and are not properly appreciated by partners


  7. "Overall Review of the Company"

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    Former Employee - Audit Associate in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in McLean, VA

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, Good mentoring which enables you to share not only your work related concerns but also personal concerns, and many fun social/ networking events

    Cons

    longs hours and travel were required.

  8. "PwC Adviory"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Strategic work with some of the smartest people I know teaming to solve complex client problems to drive business impact.

    Cons

    Organizational complexity and lack of systemic view to resources overcomplicates basic information access.

    Advice to Management

    There are opportunities to team to win that would grow that practice and drive additional impact.


  9. Helpful (3)

    "Management Consulting: Amazing hands-on client side experience"

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    Current Employee - Management Consulting Intern in McLean, VA
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Intern in McLean, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    + fun, but intensive training in Orlando at the start
    + easy transition into internship
    + great pay
    + flexibility of hours (need to work from home one day, or take off early another day- adjustable based on the needs of your client)
    + great teams to help you adjust to your work
    + hands-on experience/work
    + you get a lot of independence

    Cons

    - long hours (Again, this depends on what your client needs. Some days would be 12 hours in the office and some days I wouldn't need to work at all)
    - HR is not all that helpful in solving your problems. They get you placed on a project and then kind of leave you alone the rest of the time.
    - Consulting is still dominated by men. Female focused initiatives are a top priority of PwC, but it hasn't really trickled through yet.


  10. "PwC Advisory"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in McLean, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Travel, Training, prestigious CV entry.

    Cons

    Poor go-to-market. Lots of time on the bench. Terrible internal cooperation. Lots of internal competition between partners and practices. Low compensation for hours required.


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