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PwC Reviews

Updated 25 April 2015
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  1. Not bad at all. Definitely a good company to work for but it isn't perfect.

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    • 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 (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good pay and benefits.
    Good progression up to Manager level (a lot harder after so I guess that will be a con after).
    Good culture. People are friendly and helpful.
    Excellent career prospects.

    Cons

    Exam failures = dismissal therefore no job security until qualification.
    Work life balance is not the best.
    No pay for overtime.

    Advice to Management

    Look into paying overtime.
    Look at ways to improve work life balance.
    Look at ways to improve flexibility across moving to other departments.

  2. Helpful (1)

    Associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Great place to start your careers

    Cons

    Limited pay and bonuses compared to other firms

  3. Helpful (1)

    Great!

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    The people are great to work with as there is an atmosphere open to learning. Irrespective of pressure,working mothers are well considered as there is the avenue to close early

    Cons

    It would be great if the work-life balance is improved upon

    Advice to Management

    N/A

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  5. Helpful (1)

    Great Training

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

    I worked at PwC full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good training scheme
    Easy going people

    Cons

    unavoidable long hours and weekend

  6. Great Experience and great variety of projects

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    You can gain a lot of experience in various industries. Good working environment. The company supports internal mobility so it is easy to "change jobs" without actually leaving the firm.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be difficult. Promotion process is long and ambiguous, different criterial used in different parts of the business

    Advice to Management

    career path should be clear and transparent so employees know what their part of the deal is

  7. Have been with the firm for 2 months as a summer intern

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

    I have been working at PwC

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good culture and working environment.

    Cons

    Not really interesting department for me

    Advice to Management

    -

  8. Helpful (1)

    I personally would not want to work for such a company again

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Assurance Intern
    Former Intern - Assurance Intern

    I worked at PwC as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    very respected as an accounting firm
    feedback, when available, is generally comprehensive.

    Cons

    Did not like the culture at all and overall was an exceptionally poor experience. Lack of diversity (at the branch I was at in any case) was really frustrating + noticed that there was little room for people to be "different" ie. everyone drank, went on nights out together often- if you preferred not to engage in such activities you would feel very left out. Work was very tedious (I went in with an open mind but accounting is indeed as boring as the stereotype goes!), was not given enough responsibility even after flagging up the fact that I was sitting around with no tasks to do numerous times. Resulted in me having to sit around doing nothing for hours on end, right in front of my manager itself who didn't seem to care!

    Advice to Management

    When one gives feedback or requests work, it appears to not be taken into account. Flagged up issues on several occasions, none were resolved.

  9. Challenging and hard work but the rewards are there for those motivated enough to get them.

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

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Variety of work
    Opportunities to learn
    Flexible approach to the working day and ability to work from home
    Relatively fast progression

    Cons

    Work-life balance
    Industry jobs will pay more for the grade you're at
    Stressful
    Completing work early is rewarded with more work

    Advice to Management

    It's a very successful company - management know what they're doing.

  10. enjoyed working

    • 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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good atmosphere, personal growth,

    Cons

    spend time away from home

  11. Helpful (1)

    Wish I hadn't returned after working elsewhere!

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

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    The brand - globally recognised.
    Training.

    Cons

    Ridiculously political with trusted conversations with senior management being shared across management team.
    No work-life balance at all even with line manager knowing that I had a young child - frequently gave less than a day to deliver from scratch and no support or thanks.
    Salary and benefits - NOT competitive at all against other consultancies or industry.

    Advice to Management

    Leadership and management training required!
    The team I worked in did not represent the rest of PwC well at all. Significant distrust across the team, even within the management ranks of peers.

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