PwC Reviews

Updated 30 September 2014
Updated 30 September 2014
5,057 Reviews
3.6
5,057 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work (in 249 reviews)

  • I believe any of Big 4 firms is a great place to start your career (in 123 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life Balance does not exist as much as they say they are still working on it (in 864 reviews)

  • Long hours during busy season but thats to be expected at any audit firm in the city (in 830 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

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

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I have been working at PwC as an intern for less than a 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
  2.  

    Big name and worth working there

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PwC as an intern for less than a 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.

  3.  

    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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  5.  

    great place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC full-time for 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
  6.  

    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 for more than a 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.

  7. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Associate Consultant  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England

    I worked at PwC full-time for 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
  8.  

    PwC London - Technology Consulting

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    Current Employee - Advisory Manager  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    Good working culture
    Nice office location

    Cons

    Not many projects relevant to the skill area, you would be often asked to take on anything whether you want it or not. When I write anything it literally means 'ANY' whether or not it links to your own career aspiration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate and listen to people who work here especially about their career aspirations.
    Yearly assessment process is completely screwed. You have to be in the 'cohort' to get a good rating and if you are not, your rating would suffer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Going through changes

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    Former Employee - Market Administrative  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Market Administrative in London, England

    I worked at PwC as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Hi-tech environment, high quality infrastructure, brand new building, good central location by the river, plenty of pleasant friendly staff, some things could be modified quickly.

    Cons

    Making the usual outsourcing cuts, perhaps a bit isolating in terms of areas of the business communicating with each other, lack of challenges sometimes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  10.  

    summer term internship in assurance

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    gained insight of the working environment and organizational culture of this company
    people are extremely friendly and helpful
    company values people development

    Cons

    internship work is not very challenge

  11.  

    Good experience

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    Former Employee - Manager - Advisory  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Manager - Advisory in London, England

    I worked at PwC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Great experience, learn lots, great exposure to world class companies

    Cons

    Long hours and low pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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