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PwC Reviews

Updated 21 November 2014
Updated 21 November 2014
5,322 Reviews
3.6
5,322 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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Employee Reviews

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    This is a company that needs to work on its mentoring and management

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

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

    Pros

    Great annual holiday allowance, opportunity for promotion, great industry experience, a lot of pressure to accumulate chargeable hours

    Cons

    Compensation was fairly low, the management were often cliquey and did a very bad job in terms of the people element, e.g. bad at mentoring, bad at developing people, bad at providing honest and timely feedback, often made me feel uncomfortable and made me feel undervalued and insecure.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not everyone is made to be a people manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    PwC London - Technology Consulting

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

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

    Pros

    Good working culture
    Nice office location

    Cons

    Not many projects relevant to the skill area, you would be often asked to take on anything whether you want it or not. When I write anything it literally means 'ANY' whether or not it links to your own career aspiration.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Concentrate and listen to people who work here especially about their career aspirations.
    Yearly assessment process is completely screwed. You have to be in the 'cohort' to get a good rating and if you are not, your rating would suffer.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Going through changes

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Market Administrative in London, England
    Former Employee - Market Administrative in London, England

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

    Pros

    Hi-tech environment, high quality infrastructure, brand new building, good central location by the river, plenty of pleasant friendly staff, some things could be modified quickly.

    Cons

    Making the usual outsourcing cuts, perhaps a bit isolating in terms of areas of the business communicating with each other, lack of challenges sometimes.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    summer term internship in assurance

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    gained insight of the working environment and organizational culture of this company
    people are extremely friendly and helpful
    company values people development

    Cons

    internship work is not very challenge

  6.  

    Good experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 5 years)

    Pros

    Great experience, learn lots, great exposure to world class companies

    Cons

    Long hours and low pay

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Good working environment (Consulting graduate programme London)

    • 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 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
  9.  

    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
  10.  

    Insight Day

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    • 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
  11.  

    A good company to work at some point but made it very hard to enjoy a good work/life balance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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