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Updated May 17, 2017
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PwC Chairman and Senior Partner PwC UK & Middle East Alliance Kevin Ellis
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Pros
  • 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. "All round good training"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)

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

    Pros

    Structured training to ACA qualification, good opportunities to work with listed clients, like minded people. A stepping stone for my future career

    Cons

    Work life balance: horrendous hours around busy season


  2. "Associate Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in Bristol, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Working in a regional office means you have a higher chance to work on projects and not sit on the bench
    - Good culture

    Cons

    - Poor pay industry
    - Regional offices offer less opportunities for certain types of consulting and industries


  3. "PwC - Consulting"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Interesting roles and clients
    Opportunity to work with Exec level clients

    Cons

    Lots of red tape
    Performance review process


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  5. "Overdue"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England (UK)

    I worked at PwC full-time

    Pros

    Great name on CV, lots of opportunity to move intra-firm to gain experience, great opportunities to learn and develop

    Cons

    Consulting hours can be long (depending on sector and project type), compensation was on the low side


  6. "Associate - Data Analyst"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Data Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Varied experiences, nice office, sometimes interesting projects

    Cons

    Long hours
    No choice in the type of work you do
    Lots of admin, report writing and PowerPoint


  7. "Excellent training experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good learning and development, mostly on the job. Good diversity of experiences across industries and clients. Flexible benefits scheme.

    Cons

    Long hours culture especially following increased regulation of audit firms. Not sufficient reward for the hours worked. Poor bonus scheme. Training scheme is rigid and not tailored for exam qualified graduates.

    Advice to Management

    Improve reward structure. Provide tailored training contracts for exam qualified graduates.


  8. "Nice place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assurance in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Assurance in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Nice training program. It was nice to work with young people my age. Opportunity to apply to be transferred after completing the 3 year program.

    Cons

    The starting salary was lower than similar roles in other big four firms. It was for the assurance part only though. In some areas, they offer just as much as others.

    Advice to Management

    They are doing great.


  9. "Corporate Finance"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Assistant Director in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    International reach, wide expertise and significant opportunities to learn new skills.

    Cons

    Bureaucratic and political nature of any Big 4 and lack of willingness to do things differently.

    Advice to Management

    Operate more like a business and less like a silo'd partnership...but unlikely to ever happen!


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    "Salaries are low"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    They support development and pay for training.

    Cons

    There is a very limited career progression as the people above you have been working there minumum for 10 -20 years. Salaries are below the market.

    Advice to Management

    They should give chance to their current employees when there is a new role rather than recruiting someone from other LoS and outside.


  11. "Boys club culture"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England (UK)
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Some good leaders and good office environment. Decent in investment in initial training and ongoing development.

    Cons

    My business unit had a 'boys club' culture where it was hard to get on if you were not part of the cliques. Little performance management was performed, instead individuals are not booked to jobs. No tough conversations.

    Bonuses extremely poor in context of firm's performance and do not reflect pay for performance.

    Advice to Management

    Hold leaders accountable on performance manager and reward top performers more richly. Remove morally bankrupt leaders


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