PwC Reviews

Updated 14 September 2014
Updated 14 September 2014
4,977 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good foundation in business valuation

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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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Excellent 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.

    Cons

    Client 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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    PwC

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Bureaucratic, slow to react to opportunity, partners risk averse

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    A great place to learn and grow!

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    I 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 ManagementAdvice

    Performance rating should be individual, specially when the objectives are met.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great foundation for career, but leave if your not being fast tracked to partner

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    High profile assignments
    Challenging roles
    Exposure to senior client staff

    Cons

    Work life balance
    Too many monotonous tasks
    Some parts of the business still very traditional, public school club etc

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make it clear to staff if they will not reach partner level

  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Internship in PwC Sustainability Department

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PwC as an intern

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Due 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.

  7.  

    variation every day

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

    I have been working at PwC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    lots of variety, great training

    Cons

    long hours between jan and march

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    more staff in busy season,

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Internship

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    Former Employee - Intern  in  London, England
    Former Employee - Intern in London, England

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

    Pros

    top team, very friendly, ambitious colleagues, challenging work

    Cons

    project organization sometimes fail, work overtime if not well organized

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    2014

    Current Employee - Strategy  in  London, England
    Current Employee - Strategy in London, England

    I have been working at PwC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    excellent

  10.  

    Made me utterly miserable

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    Current Employee - Graduate - Audit  in  Manchester, England
    Current Employee - Graduate - Audit in Manchester, England

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

    Pros

    Most of the people are great. Lots of opportunities for travel (not always glamourous) and to try different areas of the business. ACA qualification may be useful for finding jobs afterwards.

    Cons

    Pay does not reflect the long hours, incessant travel and general negative atmosphere, and has not increased for 10 years. Expectation that staff will work long hours and have no life, due to an extreme shortage of staff, which the firm will not rectify as that would take money out of the partners' pockets. Ridiculous focus on 'winning work', selling and cold calling, despite the fact that we already have more work than we know what to do with. Audit is thoroughly miserable, and senior staff make it clear that we should always fudge the figures so the accounts get signed - this does not encourage junior staff to show any integrity. This job has changed me from someone happy to work hard at something I care about to someone who resents every extra minute of unpaid overtime. Don't do it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start treating graduates like human beings. Stop being greedy - give us a pay rise out of your millions, and focus on hiring more people to do the work we already have, rather than trying to win more.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Wonderful grad school, but poor on career development

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    Former Employee - ESC Associate  in  Potters Bar, England
    Former Employee - ESC Associate in Potters Bar, England

    I worked at PwC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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