PwC Reviews

Updated 29 October 2014
Updated 29 October 2014
5,212 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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    Work

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

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

    Pros

    Career opportunities, people, travel, exposure to different businesses

    Cons

    Work life balance, long hours

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good working environment (Consulting graduate programme London)

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

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

    Pros

    - Very nice people and working culture
    - Extremely broad exposure to different types of projects
    - You can learn about any industries as there are always people from the firm who have worked in the industry
    - Very good work/life balance and

    Cons

    - c. 15% under market rate on salary for graduate programme until Manager grade
    - Requires effort to get into the team / priject you want. You will need do a lot of things (networking, doing small tasks for a manager)
    - Very quiet times during holiday periods could be really boring
    - May lack of specialty as a con of broad projects type

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Insight Day

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

    I have been working at PwC as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    1. The day was well structured.
    2. The group exercises were very beneficial.

    Cons

    1. The test exercises were too basic.
    2. There was a limit in interaction with employees due to availability shortages.
    3. There wasn't a diverse spread of candidates.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to make the insight day more meaningful for those who are invited as most of the information provided is widely available on the PwC website or by doing a google search, apart from the group exercises.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    A good company to work at some point but made it very hard to enjoy a good work/life balance.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Associate
    Former Employee - Tax Associate

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good training, similar personalities, salary

    Cons

    Senior members, no work/life balance, junior members given much much more work then more capable senior members of team.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    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

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    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.

  8.  

    Good foundation in business valuation

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

    I have been working at PwC full-time (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
  9.  

    A great place to learn and grow!

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

    I worked at PwC full-time (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
  10.  

    PwC

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

    I have been working at PwC full-time (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
  11.  

    variation every day

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

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

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