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Updated June 25, 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. "PwC SDC"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PwC (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good Starting point of Career

    Cons

    Work-Life balance can be made better


  2. "Very tough, but could be rewarding."

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    Former Employee - Experienced Tax Associate
    Former Employee - Experienced Tax Associate
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great place to start a career after college and really get that work ethic solidified.
    The salary is competitive, and you get 4 weeks of paid vacation and unlimited sick leave.
    The experiences you have here will prepare you to deal with most any challenges a future job can throw at you in the future.
    The Big 4 reputation is influential, and can be used to negotiate during future interviews.
    You are encouraged to be very proactive in your career, and if you are a good fit for the culture and are extremely hard-working, you can be promoted quickly.
    Generally your coworkers are brilliant and work very hard, and are great people to be around.

    Cons

    The environment is downright toxic at times. Long hours, no overtime pay, terrifying deadlines, unrealistic expectations from the top down, red tape everywhere, and so many practices and silos that no one is sure what the standard is.
    Depending on your team/manager, you may have a very different experience. If your team is dependable and your manager reasonable, you will have a good time. If you do not have a good team or your manager is unreasonable or absent, you will be in for a bad time.
    High employee turnover is a problem. For parents with young children especially, work/life balance is impossible and burnout is imminent. Educating constant new employees on the culture and processes is time-consuming and many times futile, as many leave quite quickly.
    To designers or technologists -- unfortunately there is not a culture of innovation or an understanding of how a technology product life cycle works. This is a company made of accountants, and it's a constant battle championing the correct way to do technology.

    Advice to Management

    The culture is a huge problem. The partners overpromise and employees suffer as a result -- brilliant people leave because of burnout which leads to less people handling more work which leads to more burnout. Employees are held to an unreasonably high standard, which is celebrated rather than seen as unrealistic and ultimately harmful.
    Please value your employees more. Throwing money at them may work initially, but even money will not keep them at a job that makes them unhappy.


  3. "Started from the bottom"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Client-facing; learning opportunities; dedication to development

    Cons

    Hours; Employee Turnover turns staffing jobs into a nightmare, which hurts the remainder of the team


  4. "Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC full-time

    Pros

    growth opportunity and different engagements

    Cons

    long hours and below the industry pay

    Advice to Management

    pay more to your employee


  5. "Core Assurance"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Okay pay for the industry and great benefits

    Cons

    Too many hours and a lot of politics

    Advice to Management

    Do not overwork staff and play favoritism


  6. "Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Professional and Have a good work environment

    Cons

    Cannot have the work life balance

    Advice to Management

    Really nice and always give us lots of guidance.


  7. "Senior Associate on Corporate Performance Management"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Padova (Italy)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Padova (Italy)

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

    Pros

    Well none brand inside and outside the country

    Cons

    Italian market is not the same as USA or UK resulting in different way to work on project (more smaller teams)


  8. "Accountant Assistant"

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    Current Employee - Accountant Assistant in Kolkata (India)
    Current Employee - Accountant Assistant in Kolkata (India)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good CA Firm.. Hpefully good to start a career as a Accountant or Auditor.

    Cons

    Company provides very low salary

    Advice to Management

    well and good


  9. "Audit Associate"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity and resume boost, powerful networking

    Cons

    long hours and reduced perks and benefit


  10. "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Unique and varied client experiences

    Cons

    The challenge to work life balance


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