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PwC Audit Senior Associate Reviews

Updated 11 October 2017
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  1. "PwC Review"

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    • 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


  2. Helpful (2)

    "Great people, feel part of a team and a wider collective"

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

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

    Pros

    Continuous training and development, structured career progression and promotion. Great people and opportunity to work in changing teams of different sizes and for varying lengths of time

    Cons

    External audit can be limiting by nature. Retrospective in that always reviewing financial statements of year just completed - at junior levels it's hard to feel how this is adding value to your clients. Clients often feel hostile and defensive towards auditors, as the "enemy" who can catch them out and find their mistakes, which over time can become difficult to accept and be comfortable with. If you don't mind not being liked, then you'll find this easier.

    Advice to Management

    I don't think there is much management can do to solve the key downfalls in this role - they are inherent in the work itself and unavoidable. Generally the management I work with are great people and build good relationships which I find most inspiring about the workplace.


  3. "Great company to boost your career to next level"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Reading, England
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Reading, England

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

    Pros

    You get to learn so much by working on large/global, household clients. Managers are very helpful. You can get booked onto the client of your choice if you speak to the managers beforehand about your interests.

    Cons

    Everyone at PwC is assigned a "People manager" who monitors your development. Your People manager represents you in the manager's meeting to discuss your promotion prospects. If you are not happy with your PM, change it.

    Advice to Management

    Improve work life balance


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  5. "Great start of career"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Edinburgh, Scotland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great devemopent and progression opportunities
    Full of driven, talented people
    Access to high quality technical resources

    Cons

    Overtime
    Salaries 15-30% below industry level (but progression opportunities are nuch better so it is somewhat justified)


  6. "Excellent training experience"

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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 (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Very good learning and development, mostly on the job. Good diversity of experiences across industries and clients. Flexible benefits scheme.

    Cons

    Long hours culture especially following increased regulation of audit firms. Not sufficient reward for the hours worked. Poor bonus scheme. Training scheme is rigid and not tailored for exam qualified graduates.

    Advice to Management

    Improve reward structure. Provide tailored training contracts for exam qualified graduates.


  7. "Audit"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic people, good progression opportunities, great place to learn

    Cons

    Work/life balance non-existent, pressure stems down from senior management

    Advice to Management

    Recruit more


  8. Helpful (1)

    "Completed the 3 year Assurance program."

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate, Assurance in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Associate, Assurance in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Time to study: 6 months PTO to study is pretty great.
    - You see a huge variety of businesses.

    Cons

    - Hours. Srsly.
    - Huge variety of people. Some are great and inspiring, others not so much.

    Advice to Management

    PwC is really at risk of falling behind technologically. To have a giant Professional Services firm without a proper Data Science team is laughable.


  9. "Challenging"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    You develop a broad mix of skills
    You get Exposure to big organisations
    You get to Expand your network and hence your opportunities

    Cons

    You do not get the best pay nor the bonus
    The hours can become very long, regardless of the period.


  10. "Good company with a lot of opportunities"

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

    Pros

    Global Company, easy to change offices

    Cons

    Global Company. Audit and other departments. Tuff to find the right balance between work and life.

    Advice to Management

    Global Company


  11. "Senior Associate"

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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
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good to work with bright people in a team

    Cons

    nature of the work is slight dull, I am in audit department

    Advice to Management

    good variety of work once progression