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PwC New York City Reviews

Updated October 14, 2017
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Deals"

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    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    - Great exposure to interesting projects and top clients
    - Corporate perks
    - Caring people (can have the occasional difficult manager)

    Cons

    - Poor work life balance
    - Can get political and uncomfortable for relatively introverted people


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great start to a career"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Great people. Decent benefits and flexibility for work hours/location during the summer months (or non-busy season depending on client)

    Cons

    Very long hours during busy season with little reward for the hours put in.

    Advice to Management

    Allocate resources better to bigger audit jobs where employees are forced to work 18 hour days during busy seasons and you will be able to retain staff

  3. Helpful (1)

    "PWC Review"

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    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Intern in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PwC (More than a year)

    Pros

    Get to learn a lot

    Cons

    Can be a toxic competitive culture


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start your career however requires sacrificing your time"

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

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

    Pros

    - Challenging environment
    - Smart people
    - Happy hours
    - Firm events
    - Nice Office
    - Great on your resume
    - Work life balance is getting better during non-busy times

    Cons

    - Hours
    - Can be a political environment
    - Luck of the draw on your client/team
    - You are stretched thin
    - Work life balance will not happen during busy times (unless something serious is going on i.e. death in family)

    Advice to Management

    The firm has done a great job in retaining more people recently, however, the firm needs to really stand by their claim of "55 hours" during busy season. I have not seen one person actually work an average of 55 hours hours during busy season. Hire more people or bring more people onto an Engagement. I'm sure the Engagement Economics will actually balance out if you do this since more people will stay longer


  5. "Full-time employee"

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    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Manager in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good exposure, good collaborative culture

    Cons

    Need to take care of employees during tough times


  6. "Great!"

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    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Everything was great. Culture was very welcoming. No inter office politics. Very Reasonable work hours. Very good overall work experience

    Cons

    Little loose in terms of the specifics of work. Large organisation so you could start feeling lost as you spend more time

    Advice to Management

    None


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Good opportunities, long hours"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities for growth, professional development, and promotion. Opportunity to work with and learn from high performing teams and individuals. Culture is very dependent on the group/market/office.

    Cons

    Understaffed, long hours, no work/life balance, flexibility is promoted but not always practiced. Taking vacation is discouraged during busy season which can last 6 months of the year.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Many opportunities and diverse environment.

    Cons

    Work life balance can be hard for all levels employees.

    Advice to Management

    Promote work-life balance and flexibility.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Long hours,"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in New York, NY

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

    Pros

    Big company, a lot of resources.

    Cons

    Like most public accounting firms, it is a lot of hours with not comparable pay.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to your employees


  10. "Tax Associate"

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

    I worked at PwC (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great Place to work for!

    Cons

    Longer-than-expected working hours. But it is manageable.


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