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Great Place to Start a Career

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Former Employee - Senior Associate  in  Atlanta, GA (US)
Former Employee - Senior Associate in Atlanta, GA (US)

I worked at PwC full-time for more than 3 years

Pros

You really do get a chance to work with some of the brightest people from around the world at PwC. I was never at a loss for someone to lend a hand or help me understand a new concept.

Cons

It really is a meat grinder, but that is true of all of the Big 4 accounting firms. The hours are no joke and there really aren't "busy seasons" any more. You just work all the time all year long.

Recommends
Positive Outlook
No opinion of CEO

Other Reviews for PwC

  1.  

    Not a bad place to start your career, but work isn't particularly meaningful.

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate  in  Baltimore, MD (US)
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Baltimore, MD (US)

    I have been working at PwC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    - While culture varies by office, you can usually find a smart, ambitious, and fun group of people
    - It is a great place to start your career if you want to stay in accounting
    - Cover the cost of CPA review class and all society fees (I believe this is the industry standard)

    Cons

    - You are not compensated well for you time (in all fairness, they are competitive with industry norms, it's an industry wide problem)
    - Work life balance is atrocious at lower levels, it doesn't seem to ever be that great
    - They try to sell you that you will be working with the best and the birghtest, but that is just not the case. Time and time again people get promoted based on tenure rather than merit.
    - The work is not particularly meaningful. It is difficult to find opportunities where you can truly add value
    - There is a blackbox around ratings and promotions. The firm is making an effort to demystify the process, but it is difficult to differentiate an average individual from the next level performer

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Rather than trying to stay competitive with the market place, try being a market leader in terms of compensation and benefits if you want to retain top talent

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Quite an exposure to the working culture of an MNC, satisfying and learning experience for the life time.

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    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Mumbai (India)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Mumbai (India)

    I worked at PwC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Highly learned group of senior management and administration.

    Cons

    lacks intellectuality in the peer group and lacks in recognizing an employee's skills and capabilities(in short lack a vision).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to read between the lines.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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