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PwC Sydney Reviews

Updated June 28, 2017
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Sydney, Australia Area (Australia)

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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)

Cons
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  1. "HR Campus Intern"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Human Resources Intern in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Intern - Human Resources Intern in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Excellent culture
    Very supportive team environment
    Felxible working arrangements
    Suggestions and ideas are genuinely considered.

    Cons

    None I can think of.


  2. "Review of PwC"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    It has a Great culture

    Cons

    Working conditions can be hectic

    Advice to Management

    Encourage more flexible working

  3. "Flexible working in practice"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PwC as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexible working is actually put into practice and was encouraged by my Managing Partner and direct bosses which was great for someone with a long commute like me. Friendly people and the company in general is definitely modernising its ways all the time.

    Cons

    It's slowly breaking down by the old-school Partner mentality is still lingering a bit


  4. "Senior Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sydney (Australia)

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

    Pros

    Flexible working, international, opportunities, diversity

    Cons

    Often required to work long hours


  5. "Associate Director, Corporate Finance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Leverage the PwC network is a massive advantage against boutique lead advisory firms. Unlikely to work the hours demanded at a proper investment bank.

    Cons

    Corporate finance at PwC does not have the quodos or remuneration potential associated with working at a proper investment bank.

    Advice to Management

    I have no specific advice that I wish to share here and so am making up the word count here.


  6. "Brilliant place to work"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in Sydney (Australia)
    Current Employee - Consultant in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Culture, flexibility, support are all part-in-parcel in my experience of working at PwC. However, I understand these can be heavily team-dependent.

    Cons

    Size of the business can mean you feel overwhelmed or confused, but there is always someone who knows. Employees need to have the confidence to ask questions and follow trails for information!


  7. "Ex-Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Free internet, young ppl around you. Travelling. Learning opportunities. Immense work load which will train you well. Free alcohol and parties.

    Cons

    Have been getting good reviews about my performance. Got terminated for a minor mistake. Conclusion was made in one day. Positive reviews were not considered at all. Have been working hard for the company but did not get respected. The "reimagine the possible", "care" and "hunger for growth" values are not real.
    The firm cares so much about their image and reputation. Worse comes to worst, they will terminate a good employee for a minor mistake.
    A lot of politics going on in the firm and you will never know what happened.
    Personal advice: Keep in mind that you are working for your own good, not for the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Respect your staff. Review their performance before terminating them.

  8. "Good work life balance"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - IT Engineer in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good learning opportunities, good growth and long term job. Ability to move around also if your interested .......

    Cons

    Long hours, management should encourage up skilling of their employees.


  9. "good"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Manager in Sydney (Australia)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    flexible work hours and good team members.

    Cons

    billing pressure and hours pressure.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Terrible first job experience"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consultant in Sydney (Australia)
    Former Employee - Consultant in Sydney (Australia)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Sad to say I don't have much to write here.

    Cons

    - Very bad office politics
    - Partners did not care and did not want to care
    - Manager level politics
    - Managers created politics
    - I personally was bullied by a manager and partners did nothing to manage situation
    - No support from partners
    - No support from management level
    - Managers push work load on consultants because they couldn't manage time or work
    - Poor choice of people at management level elected by partners
    - Lack of support overall
    - Negative environment, unhealthy competition
    - Heavy work load
    - No care or trust among peers

    Advice to Management

    Serious reconsideration needed of running and managing team if you want people to stay.


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