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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. "Great place to learn"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florham Park, NJ
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Florham Park, NJ
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great name and great place to learn

    Cons

    Be prepared to Work hard

    Advice to Management

    Clearly doing a good job


  2. "PwC, is it the place to be?"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    The people and it is a good place to network.

    Cons

    There are too many hours.

    Advice to Management

    Instead of preaching work-life balance really encouraging it.

  3. "Good place to be for new college grad but not for long term"

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

    Pros

    Provides a good foundation for gaining accounting/auditing knowledge and experience. Lots of opportunities to work on many different areas and learn new things on a daily basis. Firm encourages giving back to the community and gives employees a certain amount of time every year to participate in community service. Also, most of the individuals within the firm are motivated, intelligent, professional, and courteous. Firm also promotes growth by providing many training classes to employees that address auditing topics. Good place to work for newly college graduates, but not sure how good it will make as a long term occupation as the hours can be pretty bad.

    Cons

    Inadequate compensation for the amount of hours put in, busy season may not always be only once a year. Depending on the client, who may be going through restatement or IPO, busy season can extend to off-peak months and more. Also, there's the inability to move to a new client once you've been at the same client for a period of time. Firm tend to keep at the same client for long periods of time, which may not be the best thing for personal growth. The annual performance review process is also an opaque process for the most of the time.

    Advice to Management

    Please treat your staff better and show some appreciation.


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Great Place: Job, Less (Ful)filling"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Internal Accountant in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Internal Accountant in Philadelphia, PA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    There is great prestige in working for PWC. They do take internal training seriously. You get exposure to a diversified client base and there are great opportunities to do lateral transfers and some upward growth. The opportunity exists to use your training and savvy to make the process better.. they do allow you to use your gifts and talents to the full.

    Cons

    There is a great lack of diversity. There also is the old boys club mentality there. During my tenure they had diversity training classes which openly admit there being problems in this area. The pay is good but not great until you reach upper echelons which has a glass ceiling for certain demographs.

    Advice to Management

    In a word diversify:


  5. "Rough but worth it."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Birmingham, AL
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Birmingham, AL
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Prestige, respect, and ease of finding other employment. I had 20-30 offers the week I posted my resume. It's a tough place to work for, but it pays off.

    Cons

    PricewaterhouseCoopers claims it favors "work/life balance" but what they really promote is "work/work balance". Being able to work from home is not work/life balance. Also, it is very difficult to take vacation. Also, regardless of what they tell you, other Big 4 firms and most regional firms pay significantly higher than PwC. However, the longer you're with PwC...the more you can command later on. It is very much a double-edged sword.

    Advice to Management

    Come clean with employees about how bonuses and salaries are figured. Also, learn that employees would stay if treated fairly.


  6. "A great place to start your career"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Indianapolis, IN
    Recommends

    Pros

    It's well-known in the industry.

    Cons

    A LOT of overtime, sometimes it's hard to keep a balance between work and personal life.

    Advice to Management

    HR should do a better job to gear career development towards individual interests.


  7. Helpful (15)

    "Discrimination and Double Standards Run Rampant in This Organization"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Indianapolis, IN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Other companies are impressed by the entry of "PWC" on your resume.

    Cons

    It's unfortunate that I have to say the things that I'm about to say however, I feel that it is important for folks to understand what they're getting themselves into.

    1) I have several years of professional experience but until my experience at PWC, I had never seen so much overt discrimination - both racism and sexism.

    2) There is no work/life balance.

    3) You are seldom matched to an opportunity which fits your skill set.

    4) Management is very random about communication, sincerity, and ethics.

    Advice to Management

    If I thought that Senior Management would actually want the feedback, I'd be happy to provide it. Unfortunately, the elitist attitude interferes with their ability to appreciate that there are areas for improvement. Until they come to this realization, all feedback will fall on deaf ears.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Great place to start your career, but this eventually fades..."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advisory Manager in Dallas, TX
    Former Employee - Advisory Manager in Dallas, TX
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great place to start a career. Almost every company out there requires Big 4 experience. PwC is a great place to get this.

    Cons

    Complicated/convoluted advancement program, generally unrealistic management goals, and less pay than other Big 4 firms. People tend to get promoted for unknown reasons in the firm. Management utilization goals are generally far out of reach in trying to maintain a Work/Life balance.

    Advice to Management

    The Firm's direction is often questionable. Additionally, regularly staff do not know the direction of Senior Management and when this direction is given, it often is convoluted and lacks clear, consistent sense of direction.


  9. "Professionals seeking long hours with little respect and doubtful future"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Reasonable compensation, reconized name within business circles.

    Cons

    Excessive hours with focus on achieving partnership. very political environment.

    Advice to Management

    Stop acting like mercenaries, exhibit decent values and business ethics.


  10. Helpful (4)

    "PwC Feeding your Future - New Hires Starving the faithful employees"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in East Pittsburgh, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Clean Offices
    a few nice helpful people

    Cons

    very political place to work
    alot of people are promoted based on who they know not their job performance.
    Partners have the biggest egos of everyfrim I have worked.

    Advice to Management

    Coaching based on performance not opions
    Manage you own emotions and work load
    Support/stand behind the person(s) on you ":team"


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