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PwC New York City Reviews

Updated March 23, 2017
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is much better than I thought it would be (in 548 reviews)

  • You learn a lot of skills using Excel (in 330 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not that great (in 1978 reviews)

  • Sometimes had long hours with little notice (in 2013 reviews)

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  1. "Deals Senior Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Great colleagues and non-competitive culture for the most part

    Cons

    Rigid promotion track / matrix


  2. "Great Place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many perks, student loan paydown, good raises, easy summer

    Cons

    Long hours, no contribution bonuses anymore, bad coffee

    Advice to Management

    Don't get rid of contribution bonuses.


  3. "Endless Opportunity"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work with the best and brightest and have the most up to date technology to work with.

    Cons

    Same as any other big firm. You are a number and expendable at any time.


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    "Assurance Associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great Benefits
    - Exponential learning curve, you will learn a lot real fast
    - Engagement team are very supportive (depends on which engagement you land on)
    - The firm really tries to provide a work life balance
    - I assume if you can tank out the first couple of years, it will get better

    Cons

    - It's a catch 22, some engagements are pleasant, and some are just horrendous. This is in terms of which engagement you are assigned to and whether your team members are great or not.
    - It's no surprise that busy season will mentally and physically wreck you (unless you have a really easy client).


  6. "RA Intern"

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

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

    Pros

    Free style, responsible for yourself, multiple experiences for different industries

    Cons

    Sometimes you may have nothing could work on that would make you feel upset

    Advice to Management

    assign work with more balanced method


  7. "Management Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great onboarding experience
    Diverse engagement teams
    Ample learning resources

    Cons

    Engagement projects can be a hit or miss; you experience is sometimes undervalued; Partners (some not all) are only focused on new business and loses track of actual project goals

    Advice to Management

    Get involved more with your demand and resource teams. Demanding you want person A for engagement B because he/she had such experience is almost never the best approach. Identify what the key interest and recent skills are to determine placement and career growth.


  8. "Great place to work"

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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 (More than a year)

    Pros

    Working with top tier clients. Plenty of learning opportunities and you will definitely be working with some very smart people.

    Cons

    Hours can be terrible during busy season

    Advice to Management

    Continue to invest in staff as they are really your biggest asset.


  9. "Seasonal Tax Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Account Clerk in Wantagh, NY
    Former Employee - Account Clerk in Wantagh, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    They really do help you succeed, many opportunities are available for employment after an internship and the pay is great.

    Cons

    So much time was spent on training and it took a long time to learn the actual work. They are also not flexible with some students schedules. I feel that I should not have gone to school at the same time as my internship there.

    Advice to Management

    Please have monthly meetings with interns to measure their progress. Write letters of reference for the interns as they leave the company and talk about their positive contributions.


  10. "Manager in Advisory"

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible work location, great opportunity for exposure at different Fortune 500 companies

    Cons

    Some projects require rigorous work schedules; travel ~ 80% of the time (expected in this line of work)

    Advice to Management

    Continue to bring the different teams together for face-to-face interaction to foster more of an internal community.


  11. "Director"

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

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

    Pros

    Competitive comp
    Top tier clients
    Intellectually stimulating
    High degree of flexibility

    Cons

    Unpredictable hours, on-call 24/7
    Work-life balance, despite flexibility



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