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PwC South Korea Reviews

Updated July 1, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people; Training; Clear career progression; Great client list ; Good remuneration; Work life balance (in 600 reviews)

  • Learn a lot - lots of on the job training (in 364 reviews)

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  1. "Research Assistant"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Intern - Research Assistant in Seoul (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    good place to learn materials. Good people to learn something

    Cons

    life & balance issue not well resolved. People can go to project where they are not interested in.

    Advice to Management

    Please take care of managers and senior managers. They are people where entry levels can learn.


  2. "It is a good place to work if you want to get en experience about 5 years and move to other companies."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seoul (South Korea)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Name value of the firm and experiences.

    Cons

    No work-and-life balances. Really. And in my opinion, management doesn't think employees as human being.

    Advice to Management

    I am not human CAPITAL. Really.

  3. "Samil PwC Assurance Department / Accounting Audit"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seoul (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You can experience various roles in short time period compare to other industries.
    Considering other companies' typical 'Korean' stiff relationships between employer and employees, the environment is rather comforting.

    Cons

    In Korea, if you want to work in account auditing field, you need to pass CPA exam first.
    Too much work.

    Advice to Management

    I was able to gain professional knowledge and skills working in PwC Korea. Hope the company try harder to bring transparency in the Korean accounting system. Show others why Samil is the leading firm.


  4. "Great to learn"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Associate in Seoul (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot from expertises who have many years of experience
    You have various departments to choose including audit, deal, advisory and etc.

    Cons

    You work overtime without being paid
    (Overtime salaries are included in the annual salary no matter how many hours you work overtime)


  5. "Great place to launch your career."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Associate in Seoul (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Lots of projects to get involved in and learn from. Really up to the person to be more active. Good name value.

    Cons

    Relatively lower pay and long, long hours at times. Those who perform are assigned more work while those who don't are pretty much left alone.

    Advice to Management

    Allocate more bonus to junior staff.


  6. "Best accounting firm in Korea by miles, but that doesn't necessarily mean it is a recommendable jobs"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Seoul (South Korea)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Has a relatively free and flexible culture which is a rare trait in Korea. It is also one of few places where a CPA can have the exclusivity and professionalism as a group of CPAs.

    Cons

    Below-par compensation and almost no additional benefits, work hours could vary from 40 hrs a week to 70 hours a week in extreme cases depending on teams.

    Advice to Management

    Share more.


  7. "Director in Assurance Group"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seoul (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    No.1 Accounting firm in the world

    Cons

    Too many works and harsh competition for promotion

    Advice to Management

    Please keep work-life balance

  8. "Good place for interns"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seoul (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PwC (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people, modern office and equipment, good coffee. Good place to start your career.

    Cons

    Sometimes long working hours. Work can be boring and repetitive


  9. "Good and stable but for short term(about 3y)"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Seoul (South Korea)
    Current Employee - Manager in Seoul (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Consulting. People are mostly nice. Little fluctuation of salary means stability. Many opportunities to experience various industries and people.

    Cons

    There are some bossy people in assurance LOS(line of service). I think it's from the Korean old style accounting firm. Work-life balance fluctuation is very high. Salary is not so good comparing to work.

    Advice to Management

    Decrease the payment for the partners and Increase the salary for the employees. Share the profit with employees. If not PwC Korea won't go long.


  10. "Reputed accounting firm"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - CPA in Seoul (South Korea)
    Former Employee - CPA in Seoul (South Korea)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Global reputation and well-organized system

    Cons

    Bias or limitations as an accounting firm


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