PwC Reviews

Updated 23 October 2014
Updated 23 October 2014
5,175 Reviews
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Pros
  • No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work (in 254 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 891 reviews)

  • Long hours that often keep me at the office or working from home late at night (in 849 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.  

    boss

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    offer support for an excellent post graduate qualification. the chartered accountancy qualification is widely regarded the world over and allows you to work in other countries. PwC supports working overseas which greatly was a strong reason for joining.

    Working for PwC gives an excellent start into the business world and builds a strong understanding of finance. It also allows exposure of how to run a successful finance dept because you get the change to watch so many different ones during the course of your career.

    The social side of work is good, because there are a large number of young people.

    Cons

    Working hours can be horrendous. There is frequent dislocation between the message for work life balance and expected working hours. There is also frequent working over weekends. The general quality of staff is poor given that this is a service organisation that is built on the quality of its staff. New ideas are not often accepted by others and there is a good deal of politics played by more senior staff trying to get promoted.

  3.  

    Very good place to start with your career

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

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

    Pros

    Multiple clients portfolio. Various people to work with from various parts of the world. People are nice in London Top Tier department

    Cons

    It can be very hard if you want to change a project, especially after you worked years on the same project. Project leaders are reluctant to let you go to other projects considering your cumulative experience, which is good for the project but bad for your diverse portfolio.

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    Fast paced learning, challenging work and excellent people

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

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

    Pros

    Reputation, professional qualification, learning and future prospects

    Cons

    very long days during busy season, lot of travel and restriction on when you can take your holidays

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay on par with the market if not more.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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
  7.  

    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

  8.  

    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

  9.  

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

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  10.  

    Big name and worth working there

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

  11.  

    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

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