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PwC Experienced Audit Associate Reviews

Updated 15 December 2017
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  • Work/life balance is very hard to have at consulting firms in general (in 2404 reviews)

  • Sometimes had long hours with little notice (in 2487 reviews)

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  1. "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are good health/insurance benefits, great social events, and career growth

    Cons

    Long hours during busy season, so there is a struggle with work/life balance


  2. "Audit Experienced Associate"

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    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in New York, NY (US)
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in New York, NY (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great learning experience, work with smart and motivated people, predictable career progression, opportunity to work on a variety of areas, good perks.

    Cons

    Long hours outside of and during busy season, stress is high for most of the year, potential for long commutes.

    Advice to Management

    Promote those who deserve to be promoted, replace people who quit so the team does not need to bare the entire workload.


  3. "Great Culture, Long Hours, Little Pay"

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    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Tampa, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Tampa, FL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, benefits, flexibility (minus Jan - Apr), and challenging work

    Cons

    Long hours and low pay


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  5. "Long hours but a good learning opportunity"

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    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in San Francisco, CA (US)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    You learn a lot and get an opportunity to coach and manage people at a low level. There are also some good managers at the firm.

    Cons

    There is a lot of pressure to work long hours and associates work is often unappreciated. Its also hard to work out of a client site all year.

    Advice to Management

    I think management should stress to associates the importance of quality of work more than staying under budget, which often feels like the priority


  6. "The Good with the Bad"

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    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Charlotte, NC (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Working at PwC really accelerates your career and you learn a lot. The coaching from seniors and managers is generally pretty top-notch, since they want to have to spend as little time reviewing as possible.

    Cons

    Work-life balance is non-existent. This really does depend on your client, though. I generally average 70-hour weeks, which can crank up to 100 hours during busy season.

    Advice to Management

    There needs to be some sort of mandatory review for hours allocation. If one associate is regularly working overtime, whereas others are going home early every day, there's probably a gross misallocation of time.


  7. "Great place to start a career"

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

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

    Pros

    You will learn a lot very quickly.

    Cons

    Can be long hours at times.


  8. "Experienced Assurance Associate"

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    Current Employee - Experienced Assurance Associate in Orlando, FL (US)
    Current Employee - Experienced Assurance Associate in Orlando, FL (US)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of change. Not tied to a one "boss"

    Cons

    The pay should be substantially more know shah I'm sayin?

    Advice to Management

    Raises.


  9. "Coworkers keep me here"

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    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Los Angeles, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Los Angeles, CA (US)

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

    Pros

    team atmosphere, majority of coworkers are same age

    Cons

    work life balance, teams are flexible in theory but not in practice. work is mundane


  10. "Good learning experience"

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    Former Employee - Risk Assurance Experienced Associate in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)
    Former Employee - Risk Assurance Experienced Associate in Fort Lauderdale, FL (US)

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

    Pros

    positive relationships built at work can turn into personal friendships

    Cons

    there is not a teamwork view and competition is insane.


  11. "Cutting Benefits"

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    Current Employee - Experienced Assurance Associate in Chicago, IL (US)
    Current Employee - Experienced Assurance Associate in Chicago, IL (US)

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

    Pros

    You work with a bunch of young people who are really smart and fun.

    Cons

    There has been a visible cost cutting push. The insurance plan I was on was cut and they told us only 4 months before the plan was up. The manager promotion bonus was cut by 20%, and they tried to tell us sneakily by making us click through 3 links before seeing information on the cut. They also cut money for team happy hours and bonding activities.