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PwC Senior Consultant Reviews

Updated 19 October 2017
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  1. "Management Consulting Senior Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Ability to work flexibly, good benefits package

    Cons

    Workload is extremely unpredictable


  2. "Senior Consultant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Challenging environment, inspiring colleagues, culture and environment

    Cons

    Management don't care about your concerns or development


  3. "Great large company"

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

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

    Pros

    possibilities for promotion

    Healthy work environment

    many opportunities for travels

    Relaxed work environment

    Cons

    Long hours

    Inflexible work hours

    Late nights

    Advice to Management

    Hire younger staff to create a more modern environment and not one that could be outdated as its employees are of older age


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  5. Helpful (3)

    "Get in, get trained and branded, get out."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Management Consulting Senior Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fantastic, motivated, people to work with across all LoS.

    Reasonable progression.

    Investment in training and professional qualifications.

    Cons

    Extremely poor management of g some graduate schemes (e.g. the recently deceased split scheme, which had no dedicated resource and was pulled without consultation of the scheme's members, with no recognition of this upheaval).

    Stagnant and uncompetitive salaries (wages in Assurance have risen once in 9 years, Consulting is similarly stagnant and schemes which cross LoS are merely ignored altogether)

    Poor work-life balance, particularly in Assurance, which remains, despite the rhetoric, hierarchical and inflexible.

    Advice to Management

    Don't promote a partner responsible for the failure of a graduate programme to the board of a LoS.

    Improve wages and conditions (rather than scrapping initiatives that do so such as TOIL) rather than sending Senior Associates to training in Cyprus in an effort to buy their loyalty.

    Make decisions regarding staff in consultation with them, rather than in the usual dictatorial fashion.


  6. "Keeping it real"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Manchester, England
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Manchester, England
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Access to cutting edge roles, and excellent knowledge share, benchmarking forums etc
    Good salary and benefits

    Cons

    Different levels of engagement and development of staff internally from senior management (i.e. Directors / Partners); at times sales targets and utilisation drives, overrule employee engagement.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the people and teams more to achieve results


  7. "Iconic name, experience varies vastly depending on project."

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    Current Employee - Consulting Senior Associate in London, England
    Current Employee - Consulting Senior Associate in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Internationally recognised company
    Good training opportunities
    Lots of lovely people
    Fascinating client base
    Looks good on CV
    Both formal and informal flexible working opportunities are good

    Cons

    People who stay for long term tend to be mediocre, good ones get offers elsewhere
    Often undersell work which means staff put in stressful hours

    Advice to Management

    Decouple timesheets used for fees from actual hours worked as divergent pressures on what to record. You will see that if you charged less per hour, clients would get more resource for their buck and would get better quality delivery, which is better in the long run.


  8. "Ok to work for"

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    Current Contractor - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Current Contractor - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PwC as a contractor (More than a year)

    Pros

    Nice to work for and very insightful

    Cons

    The work can be tremendous and loads of opportunity to burn out

    Advice to Management

    Value key staff


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Lots of good, lots of bad"

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PwC full-time

    Pros

    If you are prepared to work long hours and be away from home the work is really rewarding and I found that (most) Partners I worked with were very supportive. Colleagues in the area I worked were also really good, plenty of after work activities and a real team ethos - mainly, it has to be said, because of the Partner we were working for.

    Cons

    Promotions are a popularity contest, rather than based on your client facing or delivery skills, and after three years of broken promises I had no option but to either change myself to be more concerned with internal schmoozing rather than making sure my clients were looked after OR to leave. I chose the latter.

    Advice to Management

    Recognise people for the right reasons - just because someone can charm the Partners does not mean that they are able to connect with new or existing clients.


  10. "PwC Consulting"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Consultant in London, England
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Varied work, development opportunities, relaxed and friendly atmosphere

    Cons

    Structured salary bands and slow progression


  11. "No progression"

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in London, England
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Big company training and location

    Cons

    No upward progression unless people leave

    Advice to Management

    Change the culture