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PwC San Jose Reviews

Updated May 15, 2017
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Pros
  • Work-life balance is truly practiced with flexible work arrangements (in 567 reviews)

  • Learn a lot - lots of on the job training (in 342 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (2)

    "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Assurance Manager in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Assurance Manager in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Ambitious workforce, talented individuals, great clients

    Cons

    Poor compensation, archaic promotion structure, lack of transparency

    Advice to Management

    Be more transparent, improve compensation


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Great name for future opportunities but passion-less job"

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    Former Employee - Risk Assurance Experienced Associate in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Risk Assurance Experienced Associate in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    1. Great client relationship building opportunities
    2. Industry ranging experience
    3. Colleagues work hard and are down to earth
    4. Opportunity for good, technical writing
    5.

    Cons

    1. Stuck in a conference room most for hours, weeks, days or months at client sites
    2. Mundane, uninteresting subject matter across the lines of services of audit and tax
    3. Long hours during busy season, which can last for months (sometimes half the year)
    4. Multiple, competing client engagements
    5. Travel required to client sites

    Advice to Management

    Foster career growth and development by truly understanding that 1st year associates straight out of college may not understand what they got into and if they express other interests or passions, support that exploration and development


  3. "admin"

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    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Operations Manager in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    nice people to work for

    Cons

    accounting is boring work, so...


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  5. "Auditor"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Auditor in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Auditor in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You will learn a ton! Great growth potential. Awesome people. Fast paced, interesting, never bored. Fun team events.

    Cons

    Not the best salary. Busy season is rough! The client you are booked on & the team you are placed on can make or break your experience with PwC. Note: Not a con, but the San Jose office specifically is VERY fast paced because there are a lot of public clients. Other offices may have a better work life balance.


  6. "FTN Experienced Tax Senior SALT"

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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 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


  7. "FDD Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing learning opportunities and great way to build out your networking

    Cons

    Lacks work life balance and very political


  8. "Poor place to work"

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    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Manager in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have good resources and giant companies as client. Training programs are diversified and interesting sometime. Company has a good brand but not after 2017 Oscar!

    Cons

    Long working hours, poor quality bosses and they don't care about staffs and managers. Poor client basis for some listed companies. Low salary and very low bonus. In all, not recommend anyone I know to work there! Female partner is just like boss not like a leader! Poor thing!

    Advice to Management

    Partners need to improve their EQ don't be stingy to team and take sometime to really care about your team no matter what the sizes are. Partners don't talk or gossip behind staffs, talk to them f2f instead of talk someone behind his/her back! Such low personality!


  9. "Culture is enjoyable"

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The people at PWC are enjoyable to work with. If you are not from the Bay area it will give you the chance to meet friends quickly.

    Cons

    The work as a first year associate is not challenging and can be really boring at times. It's a lot of documentation.


  10. "Amazing learning experience!"

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    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.


  11. "Best of the Accounting firms!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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


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