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PwC Associate Reviews

Updated 18 October 2017
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  1. "Consulting Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consultant Associate in Bristol, England
    Current Employee - Management Consultant Associate in Bristol, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time

    Pros

    - abundance of opportunities to explore different industries on client projects
    - chance to align your personal interests with internal/external work
    - benefits of networking internally/externally, especially with extremely approachable Partners and Directors, are likely to extend to any area of your choosing within PwC and beyond

    Cons

    - lower pay than peer competitor firms (e.g. other Big 4s)
    - expenses and opportunities to transfer/attend internal events in London are increasingly limited
    - takes getting used to adjusting the fine work-life balance, especially given any personal career ambitions
    - long hours required at times

    Advice to Management

    Since gross pay levels for junior grades (up to 3-4 years after starting grad scheme) have been static for 5 years or so, it is high time to review and consider raising salaries.


  2. "Enjoyable and friendly"

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    Current Contractor - Associate in London, England
    Current Contractor - Associate in London, England
    Recommends

    I have been working at PwC as a contractor (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The people I work with are great company and find a good balance between work and friendliness. Also, the fruit baskets dotted around the workplace are an absolute treat!

    Cons

    While the salary is not the best, it is not a turnoff. This really is my only qualm so far, and on that basis the job is a good one!


  3. "Worked Hard, but Rewarded"

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    Current Employee - PwC Assurance Associate in Glasgow, Scotland
    Current Employee - PwC Assurance Associate in Glasgow, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PwC (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, and working atmosphere. They'll give back to you a lot. Monthly office drinks. Meals at the start and end of big jobs. Social events. Work perks like like insurance, healthcare plan etc.

    Cons

    Lower starting salary than many competitors. Tough hours during busy periods and overtime unpaid.

    Advice to Management

    Hard to find much. The lower salary is justified as they invest thousands of pounds in educating you to pass your CA exams. They're paying you salary, while they're paying you to go to college and earning them £0 revenue.


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  5. "PwC Review"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    flexible employer especially when it comes to working hours

    Cons

    could pay better
    terrible travel expense policy


  6. "Great company to work for, however not for everyone"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They have the best people and resources to get you where you want to be!

    Cons

    too big, not for everyone, you're a needle in a haystack and often hard to make an impact!


  7. "PwC"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate
    Current Employee - Senior Associate

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

    Pros

    Excellent progression through first five years

    Cons

    Long hours and tight deadlines


  8. "Great Company"

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    Current Employee - Quantitative Risk Senior Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Quantitative Risk Senior Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great company, and great work / life balance if you're working internally.
    Culture and people are good, somewhat progressive and inclusive than other companies.

    Cons

    Career progression is not always a clear blueprint.


  9. "Amazing"

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    Former Employee - Junior Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Junior Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    The work environment was fantastic. Work life balance was perfect, everyone was very friendly and sweet. Loved working in PwC as the perks of working in city of London was amazing.

    Cons

    Pay was a little less for a contract worker


  10. "PwC"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    They offer a lot of opportunities and training. You can work with a varied team on a wide array of client engagements.

    Cons

    The leadership tends to be sub-par and Manager grade are not engaged with their juniors. The salaries in the UK are very low and there is less of a chance for promotion.

    Advice to Management

    Be present and engaging with your team. Do not forget what it was like to be a junior staff member. Stay involved in client work and remain up-to-date with developments.


  11. "Great people great organization. Regret leaving"

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

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Really great culture, at least at the entry and mid levels
    - Nice perks for shopping and events
    - Good amount of prestige

    Cons

    - Lack of interest project at times
    - Salary and bonuses are below average for consulting in London

    Advice to Management

    Keep empowering your junior consultants