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Updated 19 September 2018
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Audit Associate

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  • "Essentially you will be away from your family for 80 percent of the time which does affect work life balance" (in 2797 reviews)

  • "Long hours depending on your project" (in 2859 reviews)

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  1. "Nice culture and coaching"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    really good coaching, considerable people around you, and people from all over the world work together, which is really great
    lots of internal activities, make work interesting
    nice feedback system
    very nice procedures to follow in work, clear instruction and very easy to learn

    Cons

    too big, very difficult to get to know everyone
    travel a lot, relatively tight budget


  2. "PwC Assurance Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, looks impressive on your CV, amazing offices, lots of other young employees (joined in an intake of grads), lots of chances to get involved in things outside of work, and on the whole what you learn in your ICAEW qualification is useful and will open doors in the future.

    Cons

    Mainly that there are really long hours in busy periods (e.g. potentially working 8am-1am for two weeks), and even in less busy periods you're still working most evenings as you have to fit in your exam study around your clients. The exams are also quite difficult and have a huge amount of content that you have to learn in a very short amount of time. Due to the large size of the company you can also sometimes feel like a small fish in a very big pond. But I would say the pros outweigh the cons and it is worth it in the end.

  3. "Audit Assosiate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Leeds, England
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Leeds, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The work environment is very friendly and everyone is treated the same

    Cons

    The course can be long and monotonous.


  4. "Good work life balance - slow development is the con"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Senior Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Senior Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work life balance and welcoming environment

    Cons

    Slow development below manager level.


  5. "A sinking ship"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Assurance Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Assurance Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good large peer group when joined, nice, friendly and high calibre people to work with

    Cons

    Terrible working culture, losing some clients and hence are trying to get rid of people, inevitably ended up with more people abandoning this sinking ship then expected. As a result, current staff was asked to work twice as much as before to cover. Bonus was nothing for 2 years and the majority of people are looking to exit. No care, appreciation or willingness to listen to staff from Partner levels. Not transparent culture, often people felt deceived by what was promised, such as the bonus pool was larger than previous years and somehow the majority ended up with less to little bonus.

    Advice to Management

    Youmatter surveys for 2 years were ignored, no action taken. Total disconnection with staff. Discouraged morale, lack of recognition and rewards. No response taken by Partners.


  6. "Assurance Senior Associate"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Assurance Associate
    Current Employee - Senior Assurance Associate
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exciting work experience across industries.
    Fast learning environment with many opportunities.
    Friendly and supportive environment.

    Cons

    Long working hours with no overtime pay.


  7. "Worked Hard, but Rewarded"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.

  8. "PwC Review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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


  9. "PwC Audit"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in London, England
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very comfortable working environment and nice people

    Cons

    low pay and frequent business trips

    Advice to Management

    control the loss of employees


  10. "PwC Audit Associate"

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Milton Keynes, England
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Milton Keynes, England

    Pros

    Opportunities to develop
    Intelligent People to work with
    Quick Client Exposure
    High Level of Support
    Clients
    Ability to shape portfolio

    Cons

    Long hours at certain times of year (roughly 3 months)
    High Exam pressures
    Salary for hours worked sometimes seems inadequate