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    Experience as a Client Administrator at PwC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Client Administrator in London, England
    Former Employee - Client Administrator in London, England

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

    Pros

    1. Strong networking opportunities

    2. Good team relationship between the Client Administrators

    3. Gaining PwC experience and working for a global company

    Cons

    1. The support and training for Client Administrators is appalling and for most experienced hire.

    2. Heavy workload and very little pay for the amount of work done.

    3. Having to constantly record the amount of time spent in each piece of work.

    4. Client Administrators are not treated very well by their Seniors and the rest of their team that they administrate for.

    5. Client Administrators are blamed for
      a lot of work problems even if the problem was caused by upper management

    6. Very bad attitude towards Client Admin at PwC and it's not a very well respected role within the company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better training and support for CA's is needed. Overall better training is needed for any experience hire.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent opportunities to gain experience, but a very rigid system

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, Advisory in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Senior Associate, Advisory in Leeds, England

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

    Pros

    PwC is a very strong brand and as a result there are opportunities to work on some iconic projects.
    The experience and expertise of the management team is excellent and a valuable source of developing skills and experience to further your career.
    It is a very people focused business which strongly encourages training and development of its employees.

    Cons

    The platforms and systems in place (such as the HR) are incredibly rigid. This is inevitable in a firm as large as PwC and they are very concerned about straying from the rules in case a precedent is set for future requests.
    There is the usual office politics as with any business.
    There are great opportunities, but I think there is a lot of luck involved: being in the right place at the right time, knowing the right people, being on the correct career pathway. That's not to say that you can't influence this with a great deal of persistence (contacts and relationships are key).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Biggest let down of my career!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Client Administrator in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Client Administrator in Leeds, England

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Good pay, nice people, looks good on your cv

    Cons

    They break so many laws daily and you're just a number on the payroll!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay staff on time. Stop all the plagiarism. Change some of the management staff (CA MANAGEMENT - gossip about staff to staff & Judgemental)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    PwC - a safe, snail slow career in an outdated business model.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Tax Manager in London, England

    I have been working at PwC full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Job security, strong network, flexibility for career change within thr Firm, global mobility, promotion of work-life balance, equal opportunities for men/women, working mothers progression even when on reduced hours.

    Cons

    Career development is too slow on average. Must grow through the ranks spending a "minimum" time at each one.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on people's strengths, not their weaknesses. Consider shifting from the traditional partnership model to a company and begin insentivising employees with share schemes (different classes of shares perhaps).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Good opportunities

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    PwC has a good brand and good exit opportunities. The people are decent and the firm generally treats people well

    Cons

    Hours can be long and pay is (comparatively) not great when compared to banking/CF boutiques.
    The firm can also be a little bureaucratic when it comes to following procedures etc

  7.  

    Perfect place to train

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in London, England

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

    Pros

    Exposure to large, high profile clients
    Great place to qualify
    Large number of staff of similar age/goals

    Cons

    Long hours during Jan-Apr
    Audit work can become receptive and dull with increasing regulation coming into effect

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Varies a lot by division, but mine was great!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Independence in London, England
    Former Contractor - Independence in London, England

    I worked at PwC as a contractor (less than a year)

    Pros

    Good working hours, lovely people, nice offices located centrally. It is a very well functioning company.

    Cons

    My job role was fairly dull

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Look after your people right to the very bottom :) Social events and just talking to them makes a huge difference.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9.  

    Intern

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

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Lots of perks in a good location. Everyone is interesting to say the least. Good oppurtunities to move forward. Well suited to those who enjoy fast paced environments.

    Cons

    Not a fan of the office culture. Long hours and tough to get time off

  10.  

    Internship - Assurance

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    -Great People
    -Great Culture
    -Great Recruitment Process

    Cons

    -There could be more Competitive Energy in the Company

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Overall, great job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    PwC Associate Review

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Care about people, envirnoment, progression, great people management

    Cons

    Salary can be low at associate level and no overtime

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