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PwC Reviews

Updated February 20, 2017
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is much better than I thought it would be (in 538 reviews)

  • Learn a lot very quickly in a collaborative environment (in 323 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not that great (in 1935 reviews)

  • Long hours majority of the year (in 1960 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (3)

    "More interested in external PR than its own employees or long-term growth"

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

    I have been working at PwC full-time

    Pros

    Offices in many different cities, ability to transfer locations, some people have flexibility to work remotely

    Cons

    New management team led by Tim Ryan only cares about external PR, talking about how PwC values diversity, and promotes and hires according to that. However, he has placed terrible leadership under him, poor performers who are now being rewarded because they can check a box. People are trying to leave by the hundreds, I've seen a lot of resumes out there. Instability leads to poor company performance, which will lead to fewer jobs and no bonuses. If you are looking here, look at a smaller consulting / accounting firm with growth potential - much safer bet.

    Advice to Management

    Tim, take a look at your leaders, try to hire smarter, more business-savvy people, not people who talk a big game. Use your new time in leadership to make changes at the top - not just at lower levels. Bring back upward feedback, see how these "leaders" truly manage their teams, not just what they talk about in your leadership meetings. There is a lot of dissatisfaction, poor performance, and people looking to leave, while neglecting their day jobs.


  2. "Consulting"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Many different opportunities in terms of industry and services.

    Cons

    Too much of on the job training and no directions


  3. "Risk Assurance Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Real time feedback using tool to track how well you did on engagement (can be good or bad, but it's helpful for improvement)
    - Using hotspots instead of client guest network
    - If you ask enough times, and show that you're more efficient in a certain area of work, you shall receive
    - When traveling basically everything is paid for except lunch, and can get up to $50 in paid dinner expenses
    - Business mileage is worth it -- pick a living area near the office to get the most out of it

    Cons

    - Feedback through the tool mentioned above cannot be used to give feedback for any person you worked with that's above you
    - Utilization, and the feedback tool can be used against you to not promote you
    - Entry-level staff -- Salary isn't that great.


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  5. "Has its Pluses and Minuses"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Tampa, FL
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Tampa, FL
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The Purpose of "Building Trust in Society and Solve Important Problems" is admirable

    Cons

    Open office layouts are very distracting
    Some technology is frustrating

    Advice to Management

    Allocate more funds to training to help employees keep their skill sets modern


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

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

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    PwC has really good benefits and it's a large firm to provide lots of opportunities.

    Cons

    It's easy to get lost in the shuffle at pwc. They sell a lot of staff augmentation work that can be very boring.

    Advice to Management

    The tone at the top needs to full trickle down to the directors and managers that are carrying out the work.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "ARCA Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Big company, lots of great experience and a lot of opportunity.

    Cons

    Way over worked and no one seems to care much about your success.


  8. "PwC Risk Assurance Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Employee - IT Audit Associate in New York, NY
    Current Employee - IT Audit Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    pay for loans
    macth 401k
    culture
    people
    networking event as a intern

    Cons

    Don't get a paid more unless you have accounting masters. MBA does nothing in PwC Risk Assurance Practice

    Advice to Management

    Pay MBA's . We don't want to get paid the same amount as a kid with a bachelors


  9. "Good Place To Work"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with.

    Cons

    Office politics can be brutal


  10. "Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Former Employee - Associate in New York, NY
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good engagement experience from an overall perspective, a lot of training materials for personal development

    Cons

    Deal team structure limits growth, limited exposure to multiple aspects of an engagement


  11. "Associate Review"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, you learn A LOT, a good amount of vacation time, unlimited sick days, willing to work with you if you want to switch to a new position/line of service/office etc.

    Cons

    It can be hard to navigate all the different opportunities which can lead to missing out if you don't know what direction you want to take your career in, if you specialize too much it limits your opportunities, hours can be a bit much at times

    Advice to Management

    Explain more aspects of the business to interns/applicants so they can see all the opportunities the company offers rather than getting stuck in something they don't fully enjoy



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