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PwC San Jose Reviews

Updated March 8, 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. "FTN Experienced Tax Senior SALT"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A great friend environment and awesome people.

    Cons

    There is no downside working for this company.

    Advice to Management

    None


  2. "Amazing learning experience!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Tax in San Jose, CA
    Current Intern - Tax in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    This is my second internship with the firm and I can't say enough good things about their training programs, you will learn a lot!

    Cons

    I worked 60-65 hours a week during busy season as an intern. Its not necessarily a con because we get overtime pay, but you do get exposed to the reality of working at a Big 4.

  3. "Best of the Accounting firms!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety of work, Flexibility, Vacation, Global Mobility, Leadership

    Cons

    Long hours, minimal Technical Training


  4. "Human Resources Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Human Resources Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent talent, high performing culture, lots of opportunities for growth

    Cons

    Might not be suited for people that can't work at a very demanding pace.

    Advice to Management

    Continue to be transparent and provide more opportunities to your IFS team.


  5. "Work hard and play hard"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Experienced Assurance Associate in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Experienced Assurance Associate in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    1. Flexible,2. Rewards for efforts made, 3. Learning opportunities,4. Great networking opportunities

    Cons

    1. Hard work ,2. Steep learning curve


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Experienced Associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in San Jose, CA

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

    Pros

    Excellent experience and exposure, great clients, a lot of learning in short time.

    Cons

    Life/work balance, hours and compensation relation


  7. "High Performance Culture"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    High performance culture that embraces growth and development, real time development through in the moment coaching, & diversity.

    Cons

    Long hours and emails round the clock

    Advice to Management

    Consider compensation changes to be more competitive with the marketplace

  8. "Partner"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The firm has provided me with a broad range of opportunities throughout my career and I have grown tremendously. It also provides the critical flexibility for me to succeed as a mom and a professional.

    Cons

    Our culture needs to maintain balance between the marketplace and our organization.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on making our people successful in the marketplace and everything else will take care of itself.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Great Opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Risk Assurance Intern in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Risk Assurance Intern in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PwC (Less than a year)

    Pros

    - diversity
    - opportunities to learn
    - easy access to coach

    Cons

    - office politics
    - cannot spend much with relationship partner to talk about career plan

    Advice to Management

    spend less time on project management


  10. "Project Team Specialist"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great flexibility lots of opportunities to grow. Positive and supportive environment.

    Cons

    I don't have any cons. Have been with the company in various roles over 5 years and appreciate everything they do

    Advice to Management

    please continue your flexibility and many opportunities within the company to grow. I enjoy working here


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