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PwC Manager Reviews

Updated 21 February 2018
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  1. "Working with the best"

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

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

    Pros

    Having worked at PwC for over two years I cannot speak highly of the people I work with. All very suppoortive and provide valuable support both from a professional level and personal level.

    Cons

    Try to allocate more resource to projects and teams

    Advice to Management

    Keep looking after peopl


  2. "It’s what you make it"

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

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

    Pros

    If you’re proactive, dedicated and want to develop they’ll love you.. a lot of people who genuinely care about your well being. Certain parts of the form are Heirachical but a lot you could just walk into a Partners office and have a chat - I always have! Great to have on CV and it opens a lot of doors elsewhere

    Cons

    Tend to get dropped in at the deep end - don’t expect to have your hand held. Not really a huge sense of team spirit but I do a job that’s a bit of a one man band. Can work long hours but suppose that’s everywhere.

    Advice to Management

    Have a partner refresh - some are stuck in their ways and not fit to lead in an ever changing and developing technological environment


  3. "A fantastic place to learn and develop"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, fantastic variety of work, given the opportunity to take on responsibility from a relatively junior capacity if good enoigh

    Cons

    Pay is relatively poor vs alternatives - particularly as the advisory market in London sees a number of new entrants


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  5. "See the world, with a brown nose"

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    Former Employee - Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very interesting and exciting projects. excellent career growth, easy access to a wide range of training opportunities, prestige and recognition, opportunity to travel.

    Cons

    Long hours and sacrifice of personal life, complex office politics which you have to excel at to get places - hard work and good management skills are not enough.

    Advice to Management

    Generally they did a good job but some could lose the ego and look more fairly at the talent below them.


  6. "PwC UK"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The staff are generally excellent and great fun to work with
    Projects are interesting
    Flexibility in where you do your work
    Prestige

    Cons

    Overly reliant on staff commitment and can end up doing large amounts of overtime
    Promotion path is very narrow
    Penny pinching, whilst asking for more commitment from staff e.g. assumption that everyone will do large amounts of overtime for free, rather than hiring proper numbers of staff

    Advice to Management

    Can follow cost containment or differentiation: can't do both and your penny pinching damages morale for very little real tem gain
    Promotion paths should be looked at, as you cannot afford to lose your experienced staff, who clients look to you to provide and you rely on to win and deliver work, but are not going to be suitable for partner track


  7. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Albans, England
    Current Employee - Manager in Saint Albans, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Good place, people to work in and learn,

    Cons

    Stressful and long hours during busy season


  8. "Good benefits, but long hours and lack of direction from senior management"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Former Employee - Manager in Belfast, Northern Ireland
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Belfast office is modern and has good facilities to work in.
    - Very social company with quite a few social groups and charity committees to get involved with.
    - Good range of flexible benefits offered by the company.

    Cons

    - Underlying culture of long hours and the perception that this is required in order to progress through the levels.
    - The annual performance review process is quite lengthy and is open to favouritism from senior management.
    - Junior members of staff can find themselves on projects not related to their job title in order to hit chargeable hours target.
    - Senior management can sometimes appear to be more interested in furthering their own careers than of others in their department.

    Advice to Management

    - Invest more attention to work life balance.
    - The annual performance review process should be changed to be more flexible.
    - Senior management to be more engaged with their teams and departments to offer more direction.


  9. "Consulting - There's good and bad"

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

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

    Pros

    Flexible working times/arrangements, expected to manage your own time, working with great people

    Cons

    Below market wages, expected to do significant amounts of 'above and beyond'

    Advice to Management

    Pay a fair market rate


  10. "Great people but dull work"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England

    Pros

    Work with great, driven and talented people
    Some high end clients and exposure to senior stakeholders
    Steep learning curve
    Great promotion opportunities

    Cons

    Given work is driven by clients who in our cases are getting heat by regulators, work is often dull and not interesting


  11. "Good experience, with the right focus on learning and employee empowerment"

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    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Saint Albans, England
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Saint Albans, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexi timings, great flexible benefit scheme, good remote working arrangements, right opportunities for growth with defined career paths

    Cons

    Occasional long working hours, the job can be quite demanding and stressful at times