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Updated February 4, 2017
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is much better than I thought it would be (in 539 reviews)

  • Learn a lot very quickly in a collaborative environment (in 323 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not that great (in 1942 reviews)

  • Long hours majority of the year (in 1971 reviews)

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  1. "Start Intern for Public Sector SSG"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Student in Washington, DC
    Former Intern - Student in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at PwC as an intern (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    PwC fosters a nurturing environment where interns can learn to grow their own way, and blossom into leaders.

    Cons

    The only cons were that I didn't get enough amazing souvenirs.

    Advice to Management

    Please create more fun activities for interns, and allow them to explore all areas of PwC: Advisory, Assurance, and Tax.


  2. "Tax Director"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexible in where you work

    Cons

    Long hours and demanding clients


  3. "associate"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    firm wide efforts/ benefits are acceptable

    Cons

    sometimes a team with bad managers can be awful


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  5. "Love the company,not my role"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Risk Assurance Associate in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Risk Assurance Associate in Washington, DC
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    People are extremely helpful, good benefits, laid back atmosphere...enjoyed working for the company unfortunately the role wasn't a great fit for me.

    Cons

    My biggest con was the inability to cross business lines, even after a federal manager talked to my HR Manager.


  6. "Overview"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Holiday time off and business casual dress attire

    Cons

    Compensation and bonuses are not great unless you are client service (Associates...Director, etc).


  7. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Director in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good benefits, flexibility when able, nice office space and some desire to connect with the people from the senior partner.

    Cons

    Not a very inclusive environment. Lack of transparency at the leadership level. Good old boys club from director and up. Back office applications are terrible. Top heavy and often the team is not capable of delivering so the burden is on the director. Lack of accountability at the partner level. HR is not independent.

    Advice to Management

    Listen to the people and stop favoring certain individual. Not sure how you managed to stay in business when you don't treat people with respect.


  8. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    A very professional environment with a great recruiting and orientation experience. I was working on the Federal consulting side so once you get on a project it becomes pretty much like every other large consulting house.

    Cons

    You are working against some pretty tough competition for promotions. People work themselves to death at the upper mid-management level. If you are lucky enough to reach partner life might slow down a bit but becomes stressful to stay at such a high level

    Advice to Management

    I don't have a lot here. On the commercial side try to make work as local as possible to minimize the road warrior feel for consultants. On the Federal side try to make sure there are enough opportunities to expand careers for hard working employees


  9. "Great company with awesome clients, really behind in technologies"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The company has a healthy brand and many strong trusted client base. It is such a large company where opportunities are unlimited.

    Cons

    It really isn't a place for latest technologies. The company is extremely risk averse which often slows down innovations.


  10. "Salary"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Manager in Washington, DC

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

    Pros

    PwC was a good place to work. Their ideas of teamwork are wonderful.

    Cons

    Not all teams follow the PwC way. They are allowed to get away with anything they want - even letting go of team members who actually know the products. Certain partners will think of an excuse to fire you if they find out you have cancer.

    Advice to Management

    Honesty, loyalty and respect need to happen. Backstabbing and talking negatively about team members is not good for business.


  11. "Recruiting Manager"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Recruiting Manager in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Recruiting Manager in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Entreprenurial environment, bright people, great benefits, flexibility to work around my schedule.

    Cons

    OT can be tough during busy season.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work. PwC is constantly trying to improve.



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