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Updated 21 June 2018
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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Great company"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    There are plenty of opportunities to develop and grow, if you seize them. Also, they look after their employees well.

    Cons

    There’s a considerably hectic travel schedule, but this depends on which practice area you are aligned to, so it’s worth checking beforehand.


  2. "Management Consulting - Manager"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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.

  3. "Life at the Big 4"

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

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

    Pros

    Diverse individuals - the difference is valued
    Amazing opportunities
    Something for everyone because the work is so wide

    Cons

    Difficult to get in - they can afford to be choosy
    Be prepared to work hard

    Advice to Management

    Continue to listen to the staff


  4. "Professional Behavior"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - IFS Senior Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - IFS Senior Manager in London, England

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

    Pros

    My manager in PwC is the best I have worked with through my 13 years work experience working with other company

    Cons

    Complex environment, it requires slowing down to understand

    Advice to Management

    always embrace all opportunities that comes your way in PwC


  5. "Great organisation, lots of opportunities"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great organisation, lots of opportunities to work on different challenging assignments, travel the globe, explore and grow in various areas, get access to senior stakeholders.

    Cons

    Red tape, procedures and polices make it difficult to innovate and make changes,
    Hierarchy driven and poor internal technology to collaborate and work in current age.

    Advice to Management

    Reduce hierarchy, red tape, improve performance management process


  6. "audit manager"

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

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

    Pros

    - good people
    - good progression
    - good benefits

    Cons

    - long hours
    - not great salary
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    Advice to Management

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  7. "Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Clients, culture, people, social, values.

    Cons

    Package relative to competitors. Performance based rewards.

    Advice to Management

    Performance calibration/moderation could be fairer

  8. "Finance manager"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Finance Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, nice office, good brand

    Cons

    Not very social, very hierarchical and hard to get promoted.


  9. "Transaction Services"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Strong brand in the market, great clients and can get to work on prominent transactions... good for your CV!
    Also made good effort to support flexible working (working from home or other offices).
    Can have fast-track career progression if you are able manage office politics and please certain partners.

    Cons

    Stagnating market not much scope for progression beyond SM grade,
    Pay structure and bonus not at all transparent,
    Pay below other Big 3,
    Too much politics behind closed doors - Partners like to work with their favourites and if you are not the chosen one then you will not progress,
    Does not promote ethnic diversity at senior level (very evident at the Partner / Director grade),
    No open door policy (although they claim that!),
    Very high staff turnover at Associate to Manager level.


  10. "Great place to start your career"

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

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

    Pros

    PwC is a great school, providing lots of opportunities to develop and increase knowledge, more than average employee benefits, professional teams.

    Cons

    Same as in all big Consulting firms;