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PwC Reviews

Updated 20 November 2014
Updated 20 November 2014
5,320 Reviews
3.6
5,320 Reviews
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PwC US Chairman & Senior Partner Robert Moritz
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work (in 254 reviews)

  • You learn a lot about how to run complex businesses in fast-changing environments (in 129 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life Balance does not exist as much as they say they are still working on it (in 902 reviews)

  • Long hours during busy season but thats to be expected at any audit firm in the city (in 855 reviews)

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  1.  

    Internship

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    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

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

    Pros

    Interesting work
    Friendly People
    Lots of opportunities to network

    Cons

    Compensation
    Rigid structure for promotion; you need to prove yourself to a people manager, a role full of people of variable quality.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great opportunity to lear, develop and progess in a chosen career path.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Financial Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland

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

    Pros

    Partners and senior management are always looking to help and promote you through the company aswell as most people in the office being intelligent and competent.

    Cons

    Aging workforce, not many undergraduates in certain competencies/lines of service.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    PwC is a great place to kick start your career in accounting and finance.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Uxbridge, England
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Uxbridge, England

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

    Pros

    - Good focus on personal development.
    - Great people to work with.
    - Endless opportunities including worldwide secondments.

    Cons

    - Work hours in the initial years can be long.
    - Can be continuous working for long period which might feel like you are not getting paid enough.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Valuation Intern

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PwC as an intern

    Pros

    Really good exposure. Worked on three different projects in space of 6 weeks. Good people.

    Cons

    Very structured and hard to get promoted quicker.

    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great learning experience

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in London, England

    I have been working at PwC full-time

    Pros

    Very talented colleagues

    great support studying for exams

    Cons

    very long hours - regularly did 80-100 hour weeks

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Dull but solid

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager - Advisory in London, England
    Former Employee - Manager - Advisory in London, England

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Solid and clear progression.

    Cons

    Very white middle class. Dull as hell and no room for innovative thought. Get in and get out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    PwC Talent Academy

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    Gave general insight on the company.
    PwC offers a lot of opportunity to learn and grow! The culture and the people at PwC make it feel like you're not even working.

    Cons

    Very poor organisation of HR
    The size of the firm has clearly impacted on its efficiency
    Treat possible future employees better and adhere to commitments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Employ more HR

    Doesn't Recommend
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    PwC consultor

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    The most important thing is that you have to get your job done, no matter how and where you do it. You need to deliver.

    Cons

    Sometimes there doesn't seem a lot of room for change and improvement

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to focus more on change instead of following the rules

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    boss

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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.

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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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