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Great Place to Start a Career

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA (US)
Former Employee - Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA (US)

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

Pros

You really do get a chance to work with some of the brightest people from around the world at PwC. I was never at a loss for someone to lend a hand or help me understand a new concept.

Cons

It really is a meat grinder, but that is true of all of the Big 4 accounting firms. The hours are no joke and there really aren't "busy seasons" any more. You just work all the time all year long.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

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  1.  

    Not a bad place to start your career, but work isn't particularly meaningful.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Baltimore, MD (US)

    I have been working at PwC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    - While culture varies by office, you can usually find a smart, ambitious, and fun group of people
    - It is a great place to start your career if you want to stay in accounting
    - Cover the cost of CPA review class and all society fees (I believe this is the industry standard)

    Cons

    - You are not compensated well for you time (in all fairness, they are competitive with industry norms, it's an industry wide problem)
    - Work life balance is atrocious at lower levels, it doesn't seem to ever be that great
    - They try to sell you that you will be working with the best and the birghtest, but that is just not the case. Time and time again people get promoted based on tenure rather than merit.
    - The work is not particularly meaningful. It is difficult to find opportunities where you can truly add value
    - There is a blackbox around ratings and promotions. The firm is making an effort to demystify the process, but it is difficult to differentiate an average individual from the next level performer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Rather than trying to stay competitive with the market place, try being a market leader in terms of compensation and benefits if you want to retain top talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great Career Growth potential, with some work life constraints, and boring foundation of work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Dallas, TX (US)
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in Dallas, TX (US)

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

    Pros

    Career Advancement
    Access to Partners, other business leaders
    Respected in the marketplace
    At management level, the ability to teach, develop and motivate staff

    Cons

    Tax Compliance, as it comes as no surprise to many, is not very exciting or fulfilling
    At times of the year, or depending on client needs, the hours are alot, 60+ during busy season, and the occasional 100hr week has happened as well.
    There are some coworkers who are not great at their jobs, and upper management does little to nothing to weed out under performing staff, even if they are willing to admit they are under performing.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more active at weeding out poor performers, a bad associate may not affect that much, but a poor performing manager, make multiple peoples carry more weight.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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