PwC Reviews

Updated 18 October 2014
Updated 18 October 2014
5,153 Reviews
3.6
5,153 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work (in 253 reviews)

  • PwC is a good place to start out if you are coming right from college (in 127 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life Balance does not exist as much as they say they are still working on it (in 885 reviews)

  • Long hours that often keep me at the office or working from home late at night (in 845 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Tax Senior Associate

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Tax Senior Associate in London, England

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

    Pros

    Professional but friendly atmosphere. It is always your personal responsibility to build up your own career and network and as a result how much you get out of it (there are a lot of various client and internal opportunities to develop your skills and knowledge). Most senior people are very approachable and eager to answer your questions and to share their experience.

    Cons

    IT tools/system seem a bit behind other BIG4.
    Promotions for Managers and Senior Managers could be more transparent.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great experience, amazing projects, client exposure, FTSE100,

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in London, England

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    gain quickly great experience
    brand in your CV forever
    best Consulting firm - recognised globally
    meet big FTSE100 clients
    lots of trainings
    good (not best) remuneration

    Cons

    long hours
    overtime not paid
    face time
    bad work-life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good benefits as additional to basic salary.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Working at PwC

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    You gain a high level of professionalism

    Cons

    Compensation is not commensurate with work output

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    Tax

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    The team are fabulous and look out for one another

    Cons

    Lack of learning
    Challenging situations
    Long hours

  6.  

    Provided a holistic view into the functions of a professional services firm as well as the roles offered.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at PwC as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Suitable training and support is provided for most roles. Flexibility - rotation between departments is a possibility for the first 6 months, giving you time to decide which department you are most comfortable in. There seem to be a lot of benefits for employees as well as flexibility as to how you receive those benefits. Ideal for self-driven individuals. Abundant opportunity for networking and career progression.

    Cons

    If you are not self-motivated, ambitious and strong-willed it can be easy to fall off the radar. Can be demanding in terms of working hours as well as study hours for ACA qualification.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Big name and worth working there

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PwC as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very organized, and great training! Challenging but rewarding work. Supervisors are usually very nice.

    Cons

    Lots of work and lots of excel. if you hate looking at spreadsheet, never apply to big four you will hate it.

  8.  

    great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    support from senior staff, flexible working culture, friendly staff, challenging tasks and great place got personal and career development

    Cons

    long working hours, unrealistic deadlines , work life balance depends on manager you work for

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    A great place to get experience

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    The experience you get in PwC Riyadh, will never be taken anywhere else.

    Cons

    The salaries are not good enough

    Recommends
  10.  

    PwC Client Administrator Employee review

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Administrator in London, England
    Current Employee - Client Administrator in London, England

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

    Pros

    PwC cares about their employees and goes above and beyone to look after them. There is a sense of family and the work is demanding so does not get boring.

    Cons

    Depending on which sector you are in, you are expected to work long hours which can conflict with your personal life. Assurance seems to be the worst for this, I have heard Tax is a lot less stressful area to work in.

  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    This is a company that needs to work on its mentoring and management

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great annual holiday allowance, opportunity for promotion, great industry experience, a lot of pressure to accumulate chargeable hours

    Cons

    Compensation was fairly low, the management were often cliquey and did a very bad job in terms of the people element, e.g. bad at mentoring, bad at developing people, bad at providing honest and timely feedback, often made me feel uncomfortable and made me feel undervalued and insecure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not everyone is made to be a people manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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