PwC
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PwC Reviews

Updated Apr 16, 2014
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3.5 4,300 reviews

                             

90% Approve of the CEO

PwC US Chairman & Senior Partner Robert Moritz

Robert Moritz

(734 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work life balance worked very well and they have some solid benefits for employees"
    in 211 reviews
  • "It is a great place to start your career if you want to stay in accounting"
    in 109 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work life balance is deviated at times (auditing is always a somewhat seasonal business)"
    in 731 reviews
  • "Compensation seems to be disproportionate given the fact that people work long hours"
    in 725 reviews
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Versatile and rewarding

Marketing (Current Employee)
London, England

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

Prosflexibility in work hours and working from home options are excellent, empathy and understanding when you are going through a difficult time, always scope to develop yourself - either through training and development and secondment opportunities

ConsAs part of a support function can be difficult to get engagement from partners and other business staff

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Good place to work, but can forget about the people

Data Analyst (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at PwC full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat experience, exposure to people at all levels, wide variety of industries. Good holiday allowance, potential for business travel. Corporate workplace, which is always a good thing to experience, even if it's not your end goal.

ConsCan be long hours, one promotion review per year across the firm, which essentially means a competition. Can forget about the actual people who do the work.

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Great, but takes time to make your identity

Manager (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at PwC full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood projects, Variety in work, Experienced senior management team, Flexi - working

ConsPay is below market level, limited visibility of growth beyond Senior Manager level

Advice to Senior ManagementBring in more transparency in promotions and pay hikes, pay should be in line with the market

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Silo-ed and work alone

Senior Manager (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at PwC full-time

ProsThe PwC brand name, varied work experience with brand name customers, intelligent peers, insight to other professional disciplines, good office accommodation.

ConsThe status culture, reluctance to share, sometimes a very poor work-life balance with lip service for concern from Partners, no investment in personal development, too many (not all) Partners lack basic management and leadership capability, no personal objectives with meaningful alignment to a stated strategy.

Advice to Senior ManagementEnhance team work and motivation, improve objective setting, take an interest in who you employ and why you employed them, drop the superiority attitude

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at PwC full-time for more than 3 years

ProsThe best thing about working for PwC is the flexibility, training and development, brand value and the ability to work with intelligent and knowledgeable people.

ConsThe starting salary is low and the salary stays low until you get to roughly senior manager level. The hours are long.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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(Audit) Good training, benefits and company expertise. Dull work.

Audit Associate (Former Employee)
London, England

I worked at PwC full-time for less than a year

ProsGreat CV points, some nice and interesting colleagues, decent pay and benefits, good place to learn - there is a lot of company expertise in certain fields, chance to travel

ConsLong hours, work can be dull, limited flexibility to progress quickly if you are able to - often find yourself doing the same tasks on each audit despite being comfortable with them. Sometimes audit contracts are too short in time duration, meaning there can be a lot of stress and pressure

Advice to Senior ManagementProvide further flexibility, reduce the hours

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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under paid over worked

Consulting Associate Higher (Current Employee)
Belfast, Northern Ireland

I have been working at PwC full-time

ProsYoung sociable environment, decent clients and great training.

ConsSalary is a joke, tasks unfulfilling.

Advice to Senior ManagementPay me enough to want to stay.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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PwC has given me the chance to work in DC and London over the past four years.

Senior Associate - Advisory (Current Employee)
London, England

I have been working at PwC full-time for more than 3 years

Prosstrong brand, commitment to diversity, focus on work/life flexibility, promising career trajectory

Consrelatively lower junior staff salary compared to peers with similar background

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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a company helps you grow fast

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at PwC

Prosvery enthusiathticcompany that full of professionals

Consthere is no negative impact

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positive

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at PwC

Prosso much experience gained in short period of time + quickly gain strong business knowledge

Conslong work hours and a lot of travel

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