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PwC San Jose Reviews

Updated May 15, 2017
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  • Work-life balance is truly practiced with flexible work arrangements (in 568 reviews)

  • Learn a lot - lots of on the job training (in 341 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Manager"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

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

    Pros

    Great learning and professional growth opportunities.

    Cons

    Compensation isn't competitive with technology companies in the area.

    Advice to Management

    Increase compensation


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Former Employee"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Mountain View, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Working with very smart people from all over the world, and working closely with partners and senior associates.

    Cons

    Salary is low and therefore turnover is high. Except for a few projects, the bulk of the work tends to be repetitive.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on investing more in your employees. They will invariably leave unless salary is brought up to market.


  3. "High Performance Culture"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • 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 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


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  5. "Partner"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Director"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Director in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good brand, lots of flexibility for sales people, limited travel, lots of smart, ambitious people. Company does a lot of different things

    Cons

    Not a lot of respect for sales function by partners. Many partners still do not think PwC should have sales force. Not much chance for career advancement from sales function

    Advice to Management

    Find career path for best sales people that want to advance.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Great Opportunities"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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


  8. "Manager I"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager I in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Manager I in San Jose, CA
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good company with high ethical standards. Very knowledgeable co-workers. Emphasizes work life balance.

    Cons

    Some teams have too much work, some teams don't have any. Many restrictions on employees because of regulations.


  9. "Project Team Specialist"

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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
    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


  10. "not recommend"

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

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

    Pros

    -big brand
    -work flexibility
    -travels and perks

    Cons

    -no one really knows things. they all pretend
    -big firm, you are just a number.
    -low pay, low bonus
    -networking and social skills, a big requirement
    -lots of office politics


  11. "Decent"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - PwC Senior Associate - Advisory in San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - PwC Senior Associate - Advisory in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Smart people. Fair opportunity to improve

    Cons

    People are held to different standards depending on their title. Mind-numbing hours spent on document formatting


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