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PwC Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
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3.5 4,761 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

PwC US Chairman & Senior Partner Robert Moritz

Robert Moritz

(928 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work (in 237 reviews)

  • It is a great place to start your career if you want to stay in accounting (in 116 reviews)


Cons
  • Also work life balance is very difficult to achieve until it gets to the problem stage (in 803 reviews)

  • Long hours during busy season but thats to be expected at any audit firm in the city (in 787 reviews)

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    Good foundation in business valuation

    Senior Associate - Advisory (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsExcellent exposure and opportunities to learn. They pay for your ACA qualification. Partners are very sharp. People are generally friendly and supportive of work life balance.

    ConsClient deadlines which are unreasonable. These always get accepted by Partners because it's more cash in their pocket regardless of how late the team has to work to get the report done! Compensation is below market. Very bureaucratic

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    A great place to learn and grow!

    Senior Manager (Former Employee) London, England

    ProsI worked in PWC for 6 years in the London office. In my opinion, a great place to learn with a groups highly skilled professionals.

    ConsI think the policy of comparative pear rating based performance evaluation is madness, it leads to negative politics. also quite often the project budgets and deadlines are unrealistic.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPerformance rating should be individual, specially when the objectives are met.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Internship in PwC Sustainability Department

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsPeople were very friendly and witnessed good work environment between colleagues. They were all very patient with explaining and answering our questions when asked.

    ConsDue to large intake of interns therefore there were not a lot of projects or work available for me to do. First 3 weeks was a bit slow, mostly admin work. Then last month spent helping out more for a project.

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    Manager (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsGood work-life balance, well paid, excellent expertise.

    ConsBureaucratic, slow to react to opportunity, partners risk averse

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

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    variation every day

    Associate (Current Employee) London, England

    Proslots of variety, great training

    Conslong hours between jan and march

    Advice to Senior Managementmore staff in busy season,

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

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    Internship

    Intern (Former Employee) London, England

    Prostop team, very friendly, ambitious colleagues, challenging work

    Consproject organization sometimes fail, work overtime if not well organized

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    2014

    Strategy (Current Employee) London, England

    Prosvery good company, look after employee and the work is very good. enjoy the enviroment and way things happen.

    Consvery competitive workplace, competition is fierce and problems can occur when things go wrong. looking at alternatives

    Advice to Senior Managementexcellent

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    Wonderful grad school, but poor on career development

    ESC Associate (Former Employee) Potters Bar, England

    ProsGreat team of professionals. THe package is excellent and management very bright and savy

    ConsIf you start at the bottom of the scale, it is difficult to build a career

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

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    Great development experience and really brilliant colleagues

    Consultant (Current Employee) London, England

    ProsI love the development opportunities. There are roles available in all sorts of roles. The internal teams are really strong in certain areas and it makes the company flow well. The processes and procedures are relatively clear and people are always willing to help. The office in London Bridge is great and a really first class place to work

    ConsThere is a still an 'old boy' network to getting the best projects and good jobs. End of year moderation takes ages and is very drawn out. Internal IT systems etc aren't as joined up as I would like them to be. As with all lagre firms there is a constant level of change which could be managed a little better

    Advice to Senior ManagementCommunicate more often on the things that matter - Be honest and communicate before you know all of the answers. Ask more advice of your staff, don't do it all on your own.

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

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    Best company to start working for

    Audit Associate (Current Employee) Farnborough, London, England

    Prospromotions, salary, team, nice environment

    Conswork-life balance, some clients can be very unprofessionals.

    Advice to Senior Managementthink about some time-off policies, apart from this congratulation you create the best team and environment a best job until now.

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

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