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PwC Reviews

Updated 22 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. "Good hours, friendly teams"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consultant Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Management Consultant Associate in London, England
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Flexible working arrangements
    Lovely people to work with
    Like quitting your job every couple of months due to the variety of projects

    Cons

    Not always the most challenging role


  2. "Reviews"

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    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Current Employee - Manager in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Based on likability. If they like you, you will be promoted fast

    Cons

    Difficult to get reward and recognition despite working hard

    Advice to Management

    Transparent system needs to be implemented to ensure all staff are treated fairly.

  3. "Assistant Director"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Assistant Director in London, England
    Former Employee - Assistant Director in London, England

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities and career progression

    Cons

    Office politics in relation to promotion business cases and playing the promotion game


  4. "Good work life balance - slow development is the con"

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

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

    Pros

    Work life balance and welcoming environment

    Cons

    Slow development below manager level.


  5. "Deals tax"

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

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

    Pros

    good work life balance, good promotion ops

    Cons

    long hours at times and poor bonuses for juniors

    Advice to Management

    increase bonuses for juniors to improve retention and morale


  6. "Company profile."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time

    Pros

    Wonderful work-life balance, and good culture within firm

    Cons

    Structure can be very rigid, specialise too soon


  7. "Great company to work for"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in London, England
    Recommends

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Learned a lot! Great people, sharing and collaborative environment, mostly supportive seniors.

    Cons

    Long hours in most lines of service and career progression too structured

    Advice to Management

    Work on improving the work life balance

  8. "Long hours"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time

    Pros

    Interesting work
    Good culture
    Lots of people

    Cons

    Long hours
    Poor pay
    Work weekends
    After manager slow progression


  9. "great"

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

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

    Pros

    flexible
    nice people
    allowed to manage self

    Cons

    bit sharky at times
    favouritism is here


  10. "Senior Associate PwC London"

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

    I have been working at PwC full-time

    Pros

    Great training
    Good development
    Good brand name
    Proffesional Qualifications

    Cons

    Pay vs hours is very poor (often working near IB hours)
    Resourcing issues as always understaffed
    Nearshoring has been very successful and causes issues

    Advice to Management

    Firm's strategy of churning and burning through people is unsustainable and means they lose the best people while often only retaining those without better exit opportunities.


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