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PwC Experienced Audit Associate Reviews

Updated 14 July 2018
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  1. "Risk Assurance Experienced Associate"

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    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Experienced Associate in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Experienced Associate in Minneapolis, MN (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great exposure to different industries and plentiful opportunities

    Cons

    Very long hours and very demanding. High turnover

    Advice to Management

    Something has to be done to combat the high burnout rate


  2. "Risk Assurance Experienced Associate"

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    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Experienced Associate in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Experienced Associate in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility (depending on your engagement), travel, competitive pay

    Cons

    Flexibility (depending on your engagement), zero work life balance, zero regard for personal commitment, pompous attitudes

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff better. There is a reason you have one of the highest turnover rates of the Big Four.

  3. "Experienced Assurance Associate"

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    Former Employee - Experienced Assurance Associate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Former Employee - Experienced Assurance Associate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great team-based environment; intelligent and interesting coworkers
    - Strong growth opportunities in audit and accounting spaces
    - Decent employee benefits (flexible when less busy, decent benefits package)

    Cons

    - As an associate, you have very little agency in terms of what clients you're staffed to, which also involves where you'll be commuting day-to-day and the PwC teams you'll be working with
    - There were some really poor managers in the SF office that simply did not value their associates' well-being, which leads to burnout and turnover, especially for associates
    - (Bay Area specific) The firm has not increased salaries to match the rising cost of living in the Bay Area. This too increases turnover because after 1-2 years at PwC, associates can find another Bay Area job that pays more and requires less hours/stress.

    Advice to Management

    - Increase salaries in high cost of living areas
    - Incorporate associates' feedback into manager performance reviews instead of just focusing on engagement margins/profitability


  4. "Great experience, launchpad to greater things"

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    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Senior Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Senior Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Work life balance out of busy season.

    Cons

    No work life balance in busy season

    Advice to Management

    Hire more permanent staff at each level to assist in career development and reduce employee turnover


  5. "Good learning experience"

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    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Senior Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Senior Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great exposure to hard working peers, managers and partners. Work with many young people starting their career, rare as you move to industry. Exposure to variety of clients and industries. Global network of firms has possible chance for international secondments (limited chance though). Great brand on resume.

    Cons

    Longer hours for less pay than equivalent (or easier) industry jobs. Sometimes must work with terrible peers, managers or clients. Mostly random what clients or engagements you work on, and this essentially determines your experience in audit. Limited incentive to go above and beyond in your work.

    Advice to Management

    Provide some sort of incentive for improvement in work/engagements.


  6. "Experienced Associate"

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    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    a great company to start your career

    Cons

    Don't expect work life balance.


  7. "Great Place to Start"

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    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in San Diego, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in San Diego, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Great team environment
    - Young staff
    - Good benefits and resources

    Cons

    - Grueling work hours and schedule

  8. "PeC Experienced Senior Associate"

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    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Senior Associate in Portland, OR (US)
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Senior Associate in Portland, OR (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Vacation, Intelligent Co-Workers, Gender Equality Support, Mentors, Clients

    Cons

    Too Many Hours, Overworked, Low Pay, Disconnected Leadership

    Advice to Management

    Pay more to traveling individuals


  9. "Assurance Associate"

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    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great place to work!

    Cons

    Work life balance needs to be improved


  10. "Ok Company"

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    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Experienced Associate in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Experienced Associate in Boston, MA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Benefits and pay are decent. Hours are not

    Cons

    Starting as an associate at a Big Four just means being grinded for 6 years if you last until manager