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PwC Reviews

Updated July 27, 2017
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  • Great people; Training; Clear career progression; Great client list ; Good remuneration; Work life balance (in 580 reviews)

  • Learn a lot - lots of on the job training (in 353 reviews)

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  1. "Director"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time

    Pros

    Abundant training opportunities and caring culture.

    Cons

    Seasonality - hours and pressure during busy season can be absurd.

    Advice to Management

    Get to know new employees...don't wait. Communicate, don't dictate.


  2. "Great Company but the people on your engagement team can ruin it for you"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Philadelphia, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    So many perks, such as unlimited sick days for yourself/family members, extended holiday vacations, firm-wide two-week shutdown over Christmas and New Years, tuition reimbursement, student loan paydown benefit, up to $5k bonus for passing the CPA exams within 1 year of employment, an extra 401k-type retirement account and so much more.

    Cons

    Unfortunately, the people on your engagement team either make it or break it for you. I am in audit and the first engagement team I was on was just like a high school clique, which was really tough, especially during busy season, because I didn't fit in. Now I am on another team and feel much better about my coworkers. Another con is the fact that we work in an audit room and all sit around a group of tables- no cubicles to call our own. I miss having privacy. Also, during busy season we worked 70-80 hours, which wasn't that bad actually, but I didn't like the fact that we had to take lunches and dinners together. I like being around people but 12-16 hours a day is just too much.

    Advice to Management

    Change the "snapshot" review process. My annual review should not be solely based on what one person chooses to write about me. It should be focused on the quality of my work and not just the amount of workpapers I "prepared". I could prepare 20 a day but they wouldn't be done properly and then I'd have to spend more time completing them the right way- not to mention I'd be wasting the reviewer's time if I sent crap their way. How is it fair that I received compliments from the engagement partner and manager about my quality of work but when it came time for the snapshot, the person writing it didn't mention that at all and therefore I got a sub-par review. My bonus and raise suffered greatly due to that and it was unfair.

  3. "Auditing Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good experience for interacting with clients

    Cons

    Awful hours, but that's expected. If you don't care about sports or going to bars, prepare to have no friends


  4. "Overall, the experience was better than what I expected"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assurance Associate
    Former Employee - Assurance Associate
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    - Working at a Big 4 gives you great exposure to great clients
    - PwC brand is definitely recognized even outside of accounting / audit
    - Workplace offers pretty good diversity
    - Opportunities are available if you perform well and the demand is there
       ex. your client undergoing different transactions - bankruptcy / IPO / M&A / LBO / divestitures
       ex. can be on track for secondment
    - Overall, the other employees you work with share similar level of intelligence / career aspirations / etc.

    Cons

    - Your senior / manager may not always be available to provide the exact expectation from your work whether through lack of time / knowledge / method of communication
    - Training material was too general and broad that most of the actual vocational knowledge was learned at the client site
    - This pertains to audit firms in general, but I went into audit thinking it will open up many doors to different opportunities than tax would (typically, you'd stay in tax one way or another). While this was true to some degree, I realized most of the opportunities after a Big 4 were still in the realm of accounting / reporting / internal controls / internal audit. I'm not saying those aren't good job--definitely above average jobs out there in my opinion--but didn't quite fit my LT career goals.


  5. "Assurance associate"

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Detroit, MI
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Large firm with huge resources. Great network of talent.

    Cons

    Tremendous change recently. Too much.

    Advice to Management

    Stop Tim ryan


  6. "3 Years at PwC"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time

    Pros

    Interesting projects, good benefits, intelligent co-workers

    Cons

    Work / Life Balance, Inconsistent Culture based on Manager


  7. "Working at PwC"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC full-time

    Pros

    PwC has excellent benefits and flexible working conditions.

    Cons

    You may not get promoted as quickly as you'd like.

  8. "Great jump start"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Tulsa, OK
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    PwC is a great career launchpad

    Cons

    Starting pay is generally less than private/industry jobs


  9. "Senior Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Great opportunity to work on high-profile corporate clients

    Cons

    No work-life balance; Market size is limited;


  10. "Culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Director in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PwC (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    PwC sets you up for success if you're ambitious enough to pursue it

    Cons

    gap between partner and workers is too large


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