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  • Great people; Training; Clear career progression; Great client list ; Good remuneration; Work life balance (in 591 reviews)

  • Learn a lot - lots of on the job training (in 358 reviews)

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  1. "PwC overall is a good place to work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Advisory Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Unlimited sick time off - when I suddenly became ill and was hospitalized, my coworkers covered for me with utmost support and understanding.

    Flexible work arrangements - the firm largely supports the "I don't care when or where you get the work done, so long as it's done well and on time!" Meaning, you have the flexibility to get things done e.g. doctor's appointments, etc.

    Diverse project experiences - there are opportunities to work across lines of service.

    Corporate visibility - the name on the resume certainly doesn't hurt!

    Benefits packages - comprehensive and affordable (unforunately not covered in full), but the plans are among the best out there.

    Cons

    Bonuses and salaries are average, at best. If you're not an accountant, the risk and compliance issues are a pain to deal with.

    Advice to Management

    I appreciate being treated like an equal.


  2. "money"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Accountant in San Francisco, CA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The best reason to work for pwc is the mutual respect

    Cons

    the money is not as good

    Advice to Management

    money

  3. Helpful (1)

    "Great but Demanding Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Hartford, CT
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in Hartford, CT
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great resume builder and unbelievable training program. You will learn a great deal on the job and you will be surprised how quickly your tax knowledge will progress. It is the best stepping stone to your career as a tax professional.

    Cons

    Work/Life Balance is not the best but you kind of know that going in. They offer a great vacation plan (4 weeks) but as you progress through the ranks the opportunities to use that vacation become less frequent. That being said if you plan and prioritize your life you can fit vacation in but it is not easy.

    Advice to Management

    I think that work/life balance comes from the top and we need to remember that this is tax consulting not heart surgery.


  4. "Inconsistent and unclear business strategy keeps PwC from becoming a competative business consulting brand."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director - Advisory Services in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Director - Advisory Services in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Name / Brand Recognistion for resume purposes. Exposure to unique business issues at high profile companies.

    Cons

    Quality of technical training has eroded over the years. Lack of teaming on sales efforts with "bad behavior" being rewarded when it come to sharing the credit with respect to sales wins or successful project delivery.

    Advice to Management

    Develop a simpler go to market strategy that everyone understands and supports. Don't change your strategy every year.


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Only if you are starving"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    If you want to build a resume or/and salary history, go there. Nice dinners during overtime covered by the firm. Benefits are OK. Vacation time is good (if you can use it). If you are really good in bringing clients, you can make tons of money.

    Cons

    Bone crushing boring work, crazy schedules, overtime (not covered). The key here is that the firm's efficiency is measures in hours charged to the clients, not some tangible products. So, the employees are destined to overtime, because this is how the partners make money. They promise you bunch of staff in terms of career development, but it's just talk. Most people work there for 2 years (or max 5 to get vested in 401k) and then go elsewhere.

    Advice to Management

    Change life/work balance


  6. "Good place to start a career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Associate in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    A clear career path and fair competition

    Cons

    Long hours during busy season

    Advice to Management

    Generally well-prepared technically, sometimes need to be better trained in soft skills


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Overtime is a way of life..."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You meet some great people your first two years, then all your friends start leaving the company. There are really varied assignments and you get the ability to really see how companies work. Also, you have a chance to interact with CFO's, controllers, etc.

    Cons

    There is NO work/life balance. Jobs that you're assigned may be far from where you're living, resulting in horrible commutes. Most management doesn't act appreciative of the fact that you spend 60 hours a week working on their jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Don't just talk about the importance of work/life balance, do something about it. Or if employees really have to work a ton of hours, compensate them in some way.

  8. "good"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    nice people to work with

    Cons

    long hours, its hard to stay up

    Advice to Management

    keep it up


  9. "A great place to work for all but, promotions for support staff is limited."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Current Employee - IT Specialist in Los Angeles, CA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    In the IFS group, the firm gives many opportunities to lead. US IT creates an environment which many can take on new projects and learn new skills on the job. The firm is very generous with vacation time, 3 weeks for all employees 2 years and below, 4.5 weeks for all staff above 2 years of service. PwC also has a very good training program. A variety of courses are available in house, online and through external vendor.

    Cons

    Within the IFS group, the opportunities for advancement are minimal. Management position are static. US IT promotions are only available when an position opens. It's very easy to become lost in this organization. Most IT functions are centralized so, local IT support has limited access to a variety of systems.

    Advice to Management

    A career path is needed for IFS. There is an abundance of talent within IFS and the firm is creating a environment where there is no hope for promotion.


  10. "PwC"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in San Jose, CA
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Opportunity to learn technical areas in a short amount of time.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is hard to achieve.

    Advice to Management

    Recognize the contribution that your staff makes, acknowledgement and appreciation go a long way.


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