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PwC UK Reviews

Updated August 18, 2017
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  • Great people; Training; Clear career progression; Great client list ; Good remuneration; Work life balance (in 591 reviews)

  • Learn a lot - lots of on the job training (in 358 reviews)

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  1. "Great company!"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities, hours and flexibility

    Cons

    The work gets often intense

    Advice to Management

    Reorganize the teams so that resources will be allocated more efficiently


  2. "Associate - Forensics"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate - Forensics in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Current Employee - Associate - Forensics in Belfast, Northern Ireland (UK)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good use of Tech, Talented co-workers.

    Cons

    Pay, Expected overtime, Little room to advance.

    Advice to Management

    Don't moderate all disciplines via same procedure.

  3. "Veey hard work but a rewarding career path. Can be difficult to control which projects you work and your workload."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Actuary in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Actuary in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Career progression opportunities
    Intelligent and personable colleagues
    Strong firm reputation
    Strong training investment
    Mentoring and manager networks

    Cons

    Not enough control over workload and deadlines- at your clients' mercy.
    As you progress you need to be increasingly a salesman which can be less fulfilling


  4. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Associate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PwC (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    > Great Training
    > Great Atmosphere
    > Great place to start you career
    > Nice offices
    > Great Job Prospects

    Cons

    > Very low Pay below manager stage

    Advice to Management

    Increase salaries


  5. "Great place to build your foundations"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Potential for exciting projects with top FTSE 100 companies
    Great training and development opportunities
    Great people to work with
    Plenty of variety & Opportunities to work across a range of sectors / projects
    Well recognized brand - making it easy to find jobs elsewhere should you wish to leave

    Cons

    Pay is relatively poor compared to what you can be paid elsewhere
    Promotion processes are laborious and slow
    You may be penalized for not spending enough time on client work (even when there isn't work for you to help out with)

    Advice to Management

    Think very carefully how you recognize individuals for their work. Year end processes can have a huge impact on how valued individuals feel.


  6. "good"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clapham, London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Clapham, London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    it is really prestigious to work there

    Cons

    sometimes work overtime with no pay

    Advice to Management

    overtime pay


  7. "Senior Associate (Deals)"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great, highly performing people. Very diverse workforce.

    Cons

    Lot's of travel involved. Variable hours, depending on project. Less diverse at Partner/Director level.

    Advice to Management

    Inflationary payrises.

  8. "Always challenging."

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Fantastic growth potential in first 7-8 years through to Senior Manager. Be prepared to be pushed out of your comfort zone every day. Amazing people.

    Cons

    Huge amount of pressure at times. Reward doesn't always feel linked to performance. Admin stifles innovation & collaboration (understandable due to the industry).

    Advice to Management

    Pay review desperately needed to keep up with market.


  9. "PwC - recommend"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Analyst in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - inclusive and friendly culture
    - people are honest, nice and hard-working
    - pockets of excellence in many parts of the firm

    Cons

    - resistance to change, not particularly innovative (largely due to partnership model and revenue based on times and materials)
    - network model means no real global integration, more like different local satellites working in silos

    Advice to Management

    - think hard about how to change incentive structures to make innovation happen
    - once you have nailed a strategy, make sure to execute it well
    - this last sentence to reach 20 words


  10. "Senior Associate"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England (UK)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Opportunities for learning and growth
    Global network
    Flexibility in time management

    Cons

    Compensation and annual rewards are below average of the industry


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