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PwC Director Reviews

Updated 13 July 2018
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  1. "Professional, innovative and an industry leader"

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    Current Employee - Director
    Current Employee - Director
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best place to learn and grow with brand backing
    You will work with innovative and best in class industry leaders
    Environment is highly collaborative and a fun place to work

    Cons

    No cons as long as you are a confident and ambitious individual


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    "Director"

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    Current Employee - Director in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Director in Birmingham, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Some great people to work with, good flexibility, growth.

    Cons

    A small minority of Partners are bullies, lack of real leadership due to the partnership model, small number of partners only care about their own profile.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of partners who do not care about the employees.

  3. "Great place to work in Consulting"

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

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Attracts ambitious, top tier talent - provides great learning and development opportunities by sector - coherent strategy to market - plenty of opportunities for diverse experiences and markets

    Cons

    Important to find your port otherwise can feel like being a small fish in a big sea

    Advice to Management

    Eliminate the bonus process for levels upto manager


  4. "director"

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    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    good client base, great teams

    Cons

    leadership lacks direction, poor pay and work life balance

    Advice to Management

    reward those who are delivering


  5. "Depends which bit you're in"

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

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good pay and package. Lots of very clever and motivated people. A real sense that they do spend time and effort trying to do good 'human capital' things.

    Cons

    Its so big that to most partners anyone below senior manager is just headcount on a spreadsheet. There's a fair amount of 'empire building' allowed. Things can be organised badly just to avoid upsetting a partner who's P&L might be impacted etc.

    Advice to Management

    Find a way to make people feel like part of a team rather than a small cog in a huge machine (parts of the firm have already managed it).


  6. "Depends which bit you get"

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    Current Employee - Tax Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Tax Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge firm stuffed with very clever people who work very hard. Access to good work and good clients. Lots of modern thinking about working flexibly, equality, fair access etc.

    Cons

    Some areas try to run as huge teams - individuals become headcount or resource on a spreadsheet rather than people. Enormous focus on short term finances (chargeable hours, recoveries, WIP days etc) for this month rather than over a more realistic business cycle.

    Advice to Management

    Big and profitable firm - doesn't need advice from me. But, sometimes its easy to forget that those 60 chargeable hours represent most of the waking hours of a real person for the last week.


  7. "Director"

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

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

    Pros

    Great bunch of professional people. Solid expertise in transformation with forensic eye for detail. Partners are hands on in clients and engagements, which is rare to see in other big 4. Collaborative culture within the consulting arm to get the best solution to clients.

    Cons

    Usual work life balance is difficult to strike vs client demands.
    At times can be political so best to let partners to sort out any conflict. Is a big big organisation so it will take time to build the network.

  8. "Associate Director"

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

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Good name on CV and possible opportunities

    Cons

    Long hours and more cut throat than Banking


  9. "PwC"

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    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Current Employee - Director in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great people, lots of opportunities, good clients, strong learning and development programmes, good progression, travel, secondment opportunities both to other divisions and other countries

    Cons

    Long hours, pay is perceived to be low compared to other similar organisations, requirements to travel at short notice for long periods of time


  10. "Director"

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    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Former Employee - Director in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great clients and clever people

    Cons

    Too flat a structure and messed up P&Ls creates a sole trader mentality within Partners that is accepting when successful in terms of fees

    Advice to Management

    You need to make more of an active play on the consequences of inappropriate self interest behaviour