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PwC Senior Manager Reviews

Updated 16 October 2017
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  1. "You get out what you put in"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great opportunities for self-development, incredibly varied work , fantastic people who care deeply and gives good people management / softer skills - which open up many opportunities outside the firm at senior levels.

    Cons

    Limited role models at senior levels to encourage progression, particularly given the ever increasing track to partner - heightens one's dilemma of whether the long hours, pressure and average pay/bonus (in comparison to partner profit share) is really worth it.

    Advice to Management

    Address the balance between internal BD and client facing staff - lost the balance of internal staff supporting the business and as a result are working in different directions with different objectives.


  2. "Senior manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Variety of work
    Collegues
    Culture
    Progression opportunities

    Cons

    Work life balance
    Expected to travel frequently


  3. "Demanding but rewarding"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Liverpool, England
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Liverpool, England
    Recommends
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pushed to perform
    Great experience
    Great teams and ability to make long term relationships
    Great clients

    Cons

    Long hours and expectation to always put work first
    Poor pension and bonus
    Face fits is often more important than ability

    Advice to Management

    Pay more
    Treat staff like individuals and embrace diversity
    London is not the centre of the universe and there is opportunity north of Watford


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  5. "All round positive consulting experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Genuinely caring environment (mostly, it's a big place)
    Work comes in peaks and troughs so you get the buzz of working hard but also it does slow down again
    There's such a broad range that you can find your own niche
    Getting to work in content
    Generally very friendly and positive people
    Good working environment

    Cons

    Some of the culture/values is still aspiration than reality - I.e. Diversity and ways of thinking amongst the partnership
    Some sectors (FS, Deals) have a longer hours culture that can be unhealthy
    Salary is lower than some competitors
    Not a huge range of 'inspirational leaders', more people who are good technically.

    Advice to Management

    Keep pushing to ensure the values we aim for become the ones we experience every day
    As Consulting grows, making sure we identify and keep our top talent at all grades
    Hold partners to account in their performance and £ for the working experience of their teams & diversity.


  6. "Great experience"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, lots of opportunities, exceptional training

    Cons

    Poor work life balance, can be inflexible, highly political


  7. "It's what you make of it"

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

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

    Pros

    The people are good and they really turn up - they care about their work.

    The company is big enough that if you want to try something, anything, new, you can make it happen with the right imitative.

    International secondment opps are common and encouraged.

    Cons

    The business structure can lend itself to empires and politics, making it hard to do the best thing for your clients.


  8. "Overdue"

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    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in London, England

    I worked at PwC full-time

    Pros

    Great name on CV, lots of opportunity to move intra-firm to gain experience, great opportunities to learn and develop

    Cons

    Consulting hours can be long (depending on sector and project type), compensation was on the low side


  9. "Senior Manager in Technology"

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

    Pros

    Diversity of clients and opportunities, and highly skilled co-workers

    Cons

    Large firm to navigate and varying priorities for the firm to pursue


  10. "Positive experience"

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

    Pros

    People are fantastic, work is interesting, strong culture of personal development in the business and provides an invaluable network for the future of your career

    Cons

    The hours can be long and different managers take different approaches to valuing your work life balance. Compensation and promotion structures are very rigid, limiting speed of progression and earnings.


  11. "Innovative"

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    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Birmingham, England
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Birmingham, England
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    There is a large and high quality network of consultants within the firm that can be leveraged to build valuable relationships.

    Cons

    Lots of risk and compliance paperwork needs to be manually researched and filled out. This can take time away from the client role

    Advice to Management

    Streamline the client acceptance process