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PwC Reviews

Updated 20 September 2018
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  • "Essentially you will be away from your family for 80 percent of the time which does affect work life balance" (in 2797 reviews)

  • "Long hours depending on your project" (in 2859 reviews)

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  1. "Tax Manager"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Excellent learning environment ;
    Professional people, very high skilled;

    Cons

    People management;
    Recognition and reward could be more alligned


  2. "PwC Assurance Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people, looks impressive on your CV, amazing offices, lots of other young employees (joined in an intake of grads), lots of chances to get involved in things outside of work, and on the whole what you learn in your ICAEW qualification is useful and will open doors in the future.

    Cons

    Mainly that there are really long hours in busy periods (e.g. potentially working 8am-1am for two weeks), and even in less busy periods you're still working most evenings as you have to fit in your exam study around your clients. The exams are also quite difficult and have a huge amount of content that you have to learn in a very short amount of time. Due to the large size of the company you can also sometimes feel like a small fish in a very big pond. But I would say the pros outweigh the cons and it is worth it in the end.

  3. "Great team and"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC full-time

    Pros

    Empowerment - you are not micromanaged and are trusted to deliver
    Flexibility
    Great culture and people

    Cons

    Unpredictable hours - lots of evening work required


  4. "PwC Review"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at PwC full-time

    Pros

    Very well known and respected brand.

    Cons

    Not a great place for work life balance.


  5. "Fantastic company to work for"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PwC full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility, Investment in learning, People

    Cons

    Lack of strategy for some departments. Lack of sharing of opportunities and knowledge between teams


  6. "Boring work & Long Hours zzzzz"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PwC full-time

    Pros

    - Good People
    - Good social events

    Cons

    Long hours = Lack of sleep


  7. "4 years at PwC"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    A lot of young people, easy to make work friends.
    Can transfer to other offices around the world (although this can be competitive)
    Can transfer elsewhere in the UK
    Opportunity to transfer within departments (after 3 years)

    Cons

    Long hours, no overtime pay, similar jobs expecting the same will pay 50-100% more.

    Generally poor training, left to work without being prepared for the tasks expected. No real development compared to other grad schemes, sold as a job with advanced responsibility - but in reality just huge volumes of admin tasks with reviewers who have responsibility.

    Likely to earn less than undertaking other similar roles in London as a University leaver.

    Poor attitude toward those with difficulties, PwC are the only firm (and possibly grad scheme) not to pay for things like dyslexia tests.

    Overall - outside London, well paid and reasonable hours, in London, underpaid and a below average grad job, with below average training, well below average hours and pay, and below average prospects on exit.

    Advice to Management

    Increase the London salary by 30% minimum, or move bonuses from around 3% to 25%.
    Pay overtime
    Change attitude towards those with difficulties

  8. "PwC Augment"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Lead Business Analyst in London, England
    Former Employee - Lead Business Analyst in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Best chance of getting into the Big 4. Interiew is very easy and straight forward.
    As expected from any consultancy, socials are very good, good opportunity for advancement.

    Cons

    -Be prepared for to be stabbed in the back.
    -Senior Management of Augment has made it clear that if you do not like the working condition , you are welcome to leave, you are just a number.
    -Senior Management is known to blackmail people into resigning
    -Augment Division is known to pick up on any of the work that core does not want, so be prepared to be doing all the worst tasks (asks).
    -Very low paid compaired to industry.

    Advice to Management

    Learn to have a bit of Fun.


  9. "N/A"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC full-time

    Pros

    Good people and team working.

    Cons

    Very long hours during busy season.


  10. "Friendly place"

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

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

    Pros

    Training opportunities, Sociable employees, Flexible hours

    Cons

    Not sure what to include


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