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Updated June 28, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people; Training; Clear career progression; Great client list ; Good remuneration; Work life balance (in 575 reviews)

  • Learn a lot - lots of on the job training (in 350 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "A great career start"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great internship programs and entry-level candidates for accounting field

    Cons

    Competitive environment breeds aggressive culture


  2. Helpful (2)

    "One-sided culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get exposed to different clients at a short time; Flexible work schedule; client interface opportunity; company pay for your cell phone; good maternity leave;

    Cons

    Only people higher can give people lower reviews and FeedBacks; people at lower level do not have a chance to give feedback of people at a higher level than them. What kind of company is this ?! Is this some sort of slavery company that doesn't care about people work for them??? I have got so many reviews that is not fair to me at all. One manager even said because I got this feedback from director and partner so I'm going to give you this feedback as well. Excuse me?!!! Instead of looking for his own fault , he is blaming me about everything. The best performer at PwC culture is that you do EVERYTHING for your senior, your manager , your director and your partner ! That's how you get a good review . There is no such thing as helping you learn and develop. You have to be PERFECT ! Since you were born!!! If you need help on anything, nobody has the time to help you since everyone is super busy all the time ! You need to figure out everything by yourself or call PwCHelp!

    Advice to Management

    The culture is not right. 360 review is very important .


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Senior associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work experience. The people who you work with.

    Cons

    The hoteling policy where you switch desks every day does not work, mainly because they force you to sit on a floor that doesn't have enough seats for everyone sitting on it. It is clear that upper management doesn't really care about the associate level working under them. It is clear political moves between groups. The water machine in the NYC office had maggots.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of hoteling or fix it. Give some insentives to your employees. Treat people like people and not machines. Create an enviorment that encourages collaborative work, right now it's pure competition on all levels. After working here if I go to the client side I don't want to work with pwc for the way they treat their employees.


  4. "Too much turnover"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Project Lead in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    It is a subsidiary of PricewaterhouseCoopers, so there is a potential to work directly for the Firm, which has much better benefits.

    Cons

    High turnover, very stressful, unprofessional people promoted over more qualified personnel which presents a challenge. There are about six months out of the year where they require a 55 hour minimum per week of all staff.

    Advice to Management

    Unfortunately they do not listen.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "These people don't care"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Philadelphia, PA
    Former Employee - Senior Auditor in Philadelphia, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Other co-workers; post employment opportunities. having PwC on your resume opens up countless doors

    Cons

    Boy's club. Commonly will favor those based on relationships versus quality of their work or other factors. Known to have biases against those different - Not even knowingly doing so - just leadership ignorance. Partners had no leadership qualities.

    Advice to Management

    Open up your eyes


  6. "Good for a year"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Columbia, SC
    Former Employee - Associate in Columbia, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Work life balance - flexible working hours, Friday's are typically half days at most
    - Social office - most of your coworkers will be in their 20s, many relocated for the job, leading to easy opportunities to make friends through work
    - Good for your resume - You'll have the PwC affiliation, and the work can be legitimately beneficial and relevant to future employers (if you get on the project)

    Cons

    - Norm (Managing Director), management as a whole - Basically to have meaningful career growth here, you need to please Norm, which basically means being involved on whatever internal project he finds most interesting that day. Impact performers who deliver extremely high quality deliverables will be passed over if they aren't involved in whatever Norm's current pet project is
    - Monotonous work - As stated above, depending on your project, you can do some genuinely interesting/beneficial work, but multiple clients utilize the Columbia office for their most monotonous work, and you will hate it when you inevitably get put on those projects

    Advice to Management

    None, they know their business model and it's profitable for them. The CSDC expects high turnover, and is not interested in raising pay to fix it. For the employees, endure your time here and you should be set to make at least $20-$30K more at your next job (seriously, don't stay more than two years, there are far better opportunities out there looking to hire you).


  7. "Technical ability and advice not valued by upper management and partners"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a lot of work location flexibility. Ability to work on several projects at once. A lot of good learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Poor Work Life Balance. Weekends and nights don't seem to be off-limits. Poor Bonus and raise system. Goals seem to be arbitrarily implemented.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to junior employees. They will provide insight as to what is happening at the ground level. Directors don't always know best


  8. Helpful (15)

    "Look past the press releases"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Tampa, FL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    On the business side, you'll work with extremely talented and devoted people. They are driven and focused, but also understanding and compassionate. There are always a few that take things too far, but there is a fundamental coaching mentality at PwC that aims for constant improvement. I've never worked for a company that spends as much time coaching their leaders as they do coaching their staff.

    Cons

    The organization that I worked under for most of my career at PwC is a complete disarray. At what's truly frightening is they they either don't realize this or don't care. You can safely ignore nearly anything you read in the press - programs like "He for She" or "Lean In". This organization is run by insecure people who are somehow allowed to do whatever they want with very little consequences. Leaders of this group are leaders in title only, they do very little leading and are quick to judge, and will not flinch to throw its staff under the bus to further their careers. These leaders will develop complex hierarchies for product / service delivery, but then at a moment's notice change them and then blame the staff when the business wants to know why everything takes so long to complete.

    Advice to Management

    You need a real HR group. If you ever bothered to look at your leaders, you would be shocked to find out they run things contrary to almost every stated public position.


  9. Helpful (2)

    "Not for Everyone"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Chicago, IL
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good Pay, looks good on resume

    Cons

    Bad Hours, No flexibility, no choices of clients.

    Advice to Management

    More than one client a year


  10. "Risk Assurance Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Risk Assurance in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Risk Assurance in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PwC (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They put you through a rigorous training program.

    Cons

    Management does not care about personal growth. HR is not trustworthy.


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