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PwC Consultant Reviews

Updated 15 December 2017
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  • Work/life balance is very hard to have at consulting firms in general (in 2396 reviews)

  • Sometimes had long hours with little notice (in 2475 reviews)

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  1. "Associate Consultant London"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very well rounded company. Considers every aspect face by their employees, e.g. diversity, woman at work, work life balance and making sure there are outlets to let your voice be heard.

    Cons

    Need to shake off the corporate feel of the place as new joiners from the forth coming generation gets over whelmed by the size of the firm and it's structured systems.

    Advice to Management

    Sub divisions to create more individuality within the firm but still remaining under one roof


  2. "Management Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Management Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Values, flexibility, experience, people, culture

    Cons

    No strategy, Leadership isn't great, community could be improved


  3. "Great Company"

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    Former Employee - Human Resources Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Human Resources Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Learning Ground,
    Autonomy
    Great Culture
    Great bosses
    International exposure

    Cons

    No Work life Balance
    Unreasonable work hours
    Timesheets
    Unrealistic expectations
    Mid-level pay

    Advice to Management

    Keep the good work going.


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  5. "Good company and programme, but slightly tedious work"

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    Former Intern - Technology Consultant in Manchester, England
    Former Intern - Technology Consultant in Manchester, England
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    - Good internship programme
    - We were taken care of very well by local offices and by the organisers of the programme, with regards to training, allocation of projects and peer-level support
    - Friendly environment,

    Cons

    - This is more of a personal preference, but I found the work (Technology consultant) quite boring. I wish I had the opportunity to choose my project instead of being assigned one that I wasn't particularly interested in.


  6. "Consultant"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities to grow, a lot of education

    Cons

    You have to virtually live here, you have to work minimum 60 hours/week. And some clients are really horrible.


  7. "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.


  8. "Management Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in London, England

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, good work-life balance, opportunity to rotate and work with different teams and sectors

    Cons

    A support network is really bad, grad scheme is badly managed and you get left alone to look for client work or any form of work. Disability network is close to non-existent

    Advice to Management

    Manage the grad scheme better and put them on client jobs. Develop support networks and actual community so grads don't feel like they are left on their own.


  9. "Challenging times ahead"

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    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good work/life balance, exposure to top clients and a good brand.

    Cons

    High attrition rate, low morale, low pay and a disjointed relationship between corporate narrative and actual client work experience.

    Advice to Management

    Base the change strategy on an optimistic vision of the future rather than from the avoidance of risk.


  10. "Too powerful for its own good"

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    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Managing Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Top brand
    - Variety of roles and projects
    - Some very good people
    - Tough recruitment process and experience is valued when changing jobs

    Cons

    - None of the pros are unique
    - Doesn't do what it says (More slogans than politicians)
    - Fosters and sometimes rewards bad behaviours
    - One direction hierarchy with no real upward feedback impact

    Advice to Management

    Believe in the culture you say you aspire to and listen to the employee base rather than ignore it.
    Be willing to change and improve and don't rely on the power of your brand and attrition.


  11. "Management Consulting Senior Associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Ability to work flexibly, good benefits package

    Cons

    Workload is extremely unpredictable