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Updated December 5, 2017
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  • Work/life balance is very hard to have at consulting firms in general (in 2396 reviews)

  • Sometimes had long hours with little notice (in 2475 reviews)

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  1. ""great place to work and grow!""

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge learning and growth opportunities. New people to coach and develop every year. Hard work pays off in salary and bonuses.

    Cons

    Can be a grind at times, so need to keep attitude positive and learn to take criticism.


  2. "Great company to build a career"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Transaction Services Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Transaction Services Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    If you are a top performer, you will have opportunities to transfer into different groups as you progress through your career and your areas of interest. I was in the assurance practice until I made senior (3 years) and then transaction services for the last 4 years (manager 1.5 years of that). Lots of investment in learning and development.

    Cons

    Large organization moves slowly at times.

  3. "(WMTS) Work isn't extremely challenging, watch out for drama"

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    Former Intern - WMTS Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Former Intern - WMTS Intern in Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Having Big 4 experience on your resume is a great step on getting your foot in the door to other accounting firms. PwC was a great first internship if you enjoy the repetitiveness to help yourself get comfortable with some of the processes while learning what it's like to be in a real-world office environment. You meet some great people that will, hopefully, outweigh the ones that are not so great.

    Cons

    The girls were very petty. It got to the point where every time a girl left the room, she was going to get talked about. I couldn't help but wonder what they were saying about me when I wasn't around. Luckily since I was an intern I didn't have to work the extreme hours but I felt awful for the full time employees who were staying until 2 AM and coming back in at 8 AM to work at least 12 more hours. If you have multiple job offers, I would suggest taking the other ones into heavy consideration before PwC WMTS.

    Advice to Management

    Update your databases and applications that you use for the account holders and tax information. Also, there needs to be a ton of positions filled so that these people aren't stuck working almost 80 hour weeks from Jan-April, there's no way work is getting done effectively when they're under these conditions.


  4. "excellent company to work for"

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    Former Contractor - Contract Recruiter in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Contractor - Contract Recruiter in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PwC as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    contract recruiter great team to work with

    Cons

    contract ended and really enjoyed the role


  5. "Senior Associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Phila, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Phila, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Company Perks and Bonus are the biggest pros IMO

    Cons

    Employee Rankings process could use some work but I am sure they all could


  6. "Manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Manager in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The pay is competitive, the flexibility is unbelievable and the career development opportunities are great.

    Cons

    Sometimes the scheduling can be a little unpredictable based on client demands. Also, there are no set performance bonus targets that are clearly defined and stuck to.

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent in terms of compensation strategies and your cost cutting strategies to avoid worrying your staff


  7. "PwC Tax Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    It's a Big 4 accounting firm that offers a great starting point.

    Cons

    Work long hours during busy season, and not compensated enough through bonus.

  8. "Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great new associate training programs and resources. Enjoyed working in a team environment.

    Cons

    On some engagements seniors tend to set the tone that working longer hours is a sign of increased productivity. Not always the case.


  9. "This Job is Lifetstyle"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Advisory Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Intern - Advisory Intern in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Overall, great firm. I interned in advisory in Philadelphia. Pay was $38/hr plus reimbursement of all meals and travel while on-site at clients.

    Cons

    It never ends, much like any consulting job. Even as an intern, I was traveling every week, having to work long hours and weekends.

    Advice to Management

    Let your interns clock over 40 hours if they'r working that much. And make offer expectations clearer.


  10. "Senior Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exposure to investments, summers are slower after busy season

    Cons

    Promotions only based on years at PwC.

    Advice to Management

    Promote based on performance.


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