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PwC Consultant Reviews

Updated 19 July 2018
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  1. "Great company to work for!"

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

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

    Pros

    There are lots of things to get involved in on top of your day job including sports and societies. It’s a very inclusive workplace. The offices are great. They are always investing in their people with training and the best technology and offices etc. Almost everyone I have met is really friendly and I’ve gained some amazing friends.

    Cons

    I have to travel lots with work so I am rarely at home. This is exciting in some ways but it also gets tiring. Because projects are often only 3 months, it makes it hard to plan far in the future.


  2. "Technology Consultant"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working with some very large companies on large IT implementation projects, this has given me the opportunity to work with some very influential people, CFO's of FTSE100 for example.

    A great place to add real value to your skillset, both with soft skills and technical skills. The firm is really growing in the technology consulting area, ERP and RPA is a big growth area so it is exciting to be part of a growing market!

    Cons

    Long hours!
    Not the most glamorous office locations to work in!
    It really is down to you to manage your workload, the management are very delivery focussed and will not tell you to stop working if you don't say. This often results in people getting burnt out which adds a question to how sustainable this career is, but is great for a few years!

  3. "Pay is among the lowest in the City, but easy work and easy hours."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Management Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    No need to stay beyond 9-5

    Cons

    Pay is too low. No desktops, only laptops and you literally have to write an essay to explain why you want a monitor. Only a Senior Manager is even allowed to apply to get a monitor to attach to the laptop.

    Advice to Management

    No advice.


  4. "Management Consulting - Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    There is a wide range of work, clients, and colleagues within PwC Consulting across Strategy, Deals, Operations, Finance, People & Organisation, Programme Management, Risk, Technology, Analytics, etc. etc. The culture is also highly supportive of people finding their own way and spending time learning about lots of different areas and sectors, which helps one to get a varied experience and broad skillset at the start of your consulting career.

    Cons

    The size of PwC, while it affords great opportunities and variety, does mean that it can be challenging at times to get recognition or to find one's own way through that, especially if having a difficult time outside of work or on a current project. This means that highly proactive people can often flourish, but at times it can be a challenge to keep focused on building your network, especially if that's not your natural skill or behaviour set.

    Advice to Management

    Recognition and Reward are common themes in all companies. Great progress has been made during my time in the firm around transparency on this point, but this should remain a focus so that all of our people feel clear on how the partnership as well as other fee earners' reward is calculated and how this links to business and individual performance.


  5. "Really great graduate experience"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Associate Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The exposure to interesting and varied clients; a fun graduate cohort; a fair interview process and access to great training opportunities. The office in London is a great working environment too.

    Cons

    If you're not adaptable then shifting between client site/ main office and travelling might be quite tough.


  6. "PwC Tech Consulting"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Current Employee - Technology Consultant in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Variety of work
    Opportunity to upskill
    The people you work with

    Cons

    Too many op model changes recently

    Advice to Management

    I appreciate cost of living but regional vs London pay needs addressed


  7. "My time working at PwC."

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

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

    Pros

    Smart people, decent projects. Nice office.

    Cons

    Slow bureaucracy. New people have to work internally which is rubbish.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Would recommend to anyone"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    - Good range of projects and clients
    - Ability to move around the firm both department / country (if well liked / highly rated)
    - Training budget was good for my department
    - Very social
    - Approaching digital very well
    - Exit options are usually fairly attractive (dependent on department)

    Cons

    - A lot of straight white males running the firm, and the majority of partners fit this description
    - Can place too much of an emphasis on socialising, i.e. lets work 50+ hours every week, but if you don't attend these two socials it won't look good...


  9. "My beautiful life"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very good working environment. Progression is standard.

    Cons

    Not really. However, they can work on their communication better.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up!


  10. "Management Consulting"

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

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

    Pros

    1 month immersive residential induction to provide consulting skillset
    Rotational scheme across different areas (you set your own destiny)
    Various opportunities to network across different competencies

    Cons

    Unpredictable workloads - sometimes you have nothing, other times you have lots to do