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PwC Reviews

Updated 18 April 2015
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Pros
  • No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work (in 257 reviews)

  • You learn a lot about how to run complex businesses in fast-changing environments (in 132 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life Balance does not exist as much as they say they are still working on it (in 930 reviews)

  • Long hours that often keep me at the office or working from home late at night (in 866 reviews)

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  1. Good people, interesting work

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Summer Intern
    Former Intern - Summer Intern

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    make money and get experience over summer.

     Interesting work. lots of opportunities to shadow in different areas/visit different cities and offices if you have a good relationship with your manager and can request it in a polite way.

    got a grad job

    got a good taste of corporate life

    Cons

    the person training me in what i was doing didn't really care much to train me, more just to get me through the day without messing up. I think I was unlucky though as no one else had this problem.

  2. Audit life- not for the faint hearted

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PwC full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Depending on which department you get into, your exposure to diversity will vary. That will also mean your peak periods and intensity or scope/ level of autonomy will differ accordingly. Therefore, it is important to be clear in what you hope to see. Be sure about that and PwC has much to offer you in terms of growth and industry exposure.

    Great environment and people to work with!

    Cons

    Long hours being audit but nothing unexpected or out of the ordinary.
    Being a service industry, it sometimes cna be quite a challending juggle managing expectations and relationships.- be it managers or clients.

    Advice to Management

    Kudos for effort put into reaching out to grassroots and encourage open communication by explaining reasoning behind actions and direction taken.

    Areas of improvement could possibly be to increase focus on support for personal and professional development.

  3. Advisory manager

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    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Belfast, Northern Ireland

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexibility, great benefits, high profile clients, great out of office package

    Cons

    Poor bonus, becoming back office function

    Advice to Management

    Reduce partner salaries

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  5. Director

    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Director in London, England

    I have been working at PwC full-time (more than 10 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Width and Depth of expertise

    Cons

    very large and limited by regulation

  6. Nice firm to start your career with

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in London, England

    I worked at PwC full-time (less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    World class training and development.
    Met some really nice people
    Nice shopping portal

    Cons

    Overtime is not paid
    Stress due to exam structure
    Politics when you get higher up in the firm

    Advice to Management

    Improve exam structure
    Pay overtime. You can definitely afford it

  7. Good place to work once you get through the first three years

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    varied work, opportunity to work with world class people, surrounded by expertise, management are keen to promote you if you demonstrate the right skills

    Cons

    long hours for really poor money to begin with, absolute joke of a bonus scheme

    Advice to Management

    we need to pay juniors more to build up a bank of goodwill across the first three years - otherwise (as we see) there will be a (continuing) exodous of talent and we will need to recruit externally.

  8. GOOD balance of life

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

    I worked at PwC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    well paid, great staffs and always be there to answer your question

    Cons

    no cons at all for new graduate

  9. Offers excellent professional development opportunities

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

    I worked at PwC

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    International opportunities, professional development, access to knowledge

    Cons

    work life balance in some functions could be improved

  10. Really great place to work - Amazing atmosphere and steep learning curve. I am really happy from my PwC experience.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England

    I have been working at PwC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Steep learning curve
    - Great environment
    - Amazing resources
    - Interesting projects and challenging situations

    Cons

    - The level of responsibility that you are given does not always match your current knowledge and skills

  11. PwC as a brand

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Number 1 in the brand

    Cons

    Work pressure and high expectations

    Advice to Management

    Work and personal life balance

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