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PwC San Francisco Reviews

Updated June 16, 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. "Risk Assurance Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Risk Assurance Intern in San Francisco, CA
    Former Intern - Risk Assurance Intern in San Francisco, CA

    I worked at PwC as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great work culture, great mentorship and opportunities to grow.

    Cons

    Work was a little dry, not the most stimulating tasks available.


  2. "Great training for new grads and MBA's"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advisory Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Advisory Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PwC (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Professionalism exemplified - both in client work, delivery and internal support

    Cons

    As with any large organization, there is a significant level of oversight, process and systems complexity, which can be challenging to embrace.

    Advice to Management

    Invest more in enabling Face to Face contact between professionals in the firm.


  3. "Advisory Services"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Advisory Director in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Advisory Director in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Global network of firms provides good international opportunities

    Cons

    Audit relationships limit advisory services due to conflicts of interest


  4. Helpful (2)

    "PwC San Francisco"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great career advancement opportunities early in your career. High level of exposure to multiple challenging business issues enhances personal knowledge and experience.

    Cons

    Poor work-life balance marketed as flexibility. Inconsistent performance evaluation scale which seems to always be a moving target. Leadership seems to have a mentality of what have you done for me lately. Career development is lack luster even though tremendous investment has been made to improve coaching and performance management.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on making the most of existing human capital, and resist the easy path posed by fellow partners to simply bring in "experienced" talent. Strategic hires such as these should undergo more scrutiny.


  5. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Consultant in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good benefits and exposure to a wide variety of clients and projects.

    Cons

    You will be a cog in a very large machine where there is very little interest in your development.

    Advice to Management

    Work to incorporate the input of all staff, and provide timely and substantive feedback on performance.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting products to work on.

    Cons

    Lots of work, always engaged in new projects.

    Advice to Management

    Great job


  7. "Experienced Tax Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Experienced Tax Associate in Pittsburg, CA
    Former Employee - Experienced Tax Associate in Pittsburg, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The benefits are top notch. Training & opportunities exist outside of this particular tax group.

    Cons

    Hours & Opportunities to gain experience in other tax areas


  8. "PwC"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consultant Associate - Finance Effectiveness in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Management Consultant Associate - Finance Effectiveness in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Competitive pay. Amazing benefits. Unlimited sick days and flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Very fast-paced! A lot of hoops to jump through when you want an decisions to be made. Not much time for onboarding; you're thrown into it right away with the expectation that you either succeed or don't (but you should probably succeed).


  9. "Risk Assurance Associate"

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    Former Employee - Risk Assurance in San Francisco, CA
    Former Employee - Risk Assurance in San Francisco, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PwC (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    They put you through a rigorous training program.

    Cons

    Management does not care about personal growth. HR is not trustworthy.


  10. "Good Company, much to learn"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in San Francisco, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very flexible and good culture

    Cons

    Long hours, less paid, and lost of work


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