PwC
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www.pwc.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

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Updated Apr 15, 2014
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3.5 4,292 reviews

                             

90% Approve of the CEO

PwC US Chairman & Senior Partner Robert Moritz

Robert Moritz

(731 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Pros:
  • "Work life balance worked very well and they have some solid benefits for employees"
    in 211 reviews
  • "It is a great place to start your career if you want to stay in accounting"
    in 109 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work life balance is deviated at times (auditing is always a somewhat seasonal business)"
    in 731 reviews
  • "Compensation seems to be disproportionate given the fact that people work long hours"
    in 725 reviews
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Great Experience so far!

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at PwC

ProsGreat opportunities and Senior Management

ConsPeople and culture, reward and recognition

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Treats people badily

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at PwC

ProsCan't think of any. None.

ConsLong Hours, Poor Pay, Don't Care about Employees

Advice to Senior ManagementTreat employees better

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Terrible experience - hated every day of it

Manager (Former Employee)
Sydney

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

Prosnice to have on CV
...That's it!

ConsTerrible dog eat dog culture
No recognition
Outrageous favoritism - partners' pets rule - others treated as third world people
Best talent leaves, those who stay for long either have to cope or are incompetent
Competition for assignments between staff within teams
All talk no action by leadership
No cultural diversity

Ancient LOTUS Notes!!! Still!
No proper templates, everyone does things differently and uses different format.
No knowledge management tools other than folder on the server!

Advice to Senior ManagementRetire

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Worst place I have ever worked (PWC Australia review only)

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

ProsOpportunity to work across multiple industries
I suppose it's good to have on the CV

ConsAbismal leadership,
Partners hoarding profits
Zero staff management
HC worst I have ever come across
Bullying by senior management
New Australian CEO has only ever worked at the firm thus how can he comment on industry although he's good at avoiding and diverting difficult questions
Incompetent senior management with serious lack of basic technical skills 'how do these people get into these positions'
Lots of untruths during the recruiting process
Complete lack of understanding of experienced hires
No trust between staff
What culture and values, they are non existent!

Advice to Senior ManagementLook at some of these comments and do something about it!

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Sydney

I have been working at PwC full-time for more than 3 years

ProsFlexible working hour and place

Consslim career opportunity in a non core area

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Great for launching a career

Associate (Former Employee)
Sydney

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

Pros- Great peers and colleagues at around a same level
- Sets good foundations for industry, learn a lot in a short time
- Good opportunities with secondments to try a variety of work

Cons- Work life balance
- Management is very political, you have to get on a partner's good side to get opportunities for interesting work
- Overt commercial focus

Advice to Senior Management- Take better care of your staff
- Provide better mentoring

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great people and good work

Manager (Current Employee)
Melbourne

I have been working at PwC full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGood work, talented peers and seniors

ConsLower salaries and a bit of groupism

Advice to Senior ManagementSalaries should be higher considering the higher value of brand

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great company but not for the faint hearted

Senior Auditor (Former Employee)
Melbourne

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

ProsFaster career progression than within private
Better training & more learning compared to private
More social events, more young people than within private
High performance culture

ConsLong hours
Higher expectations
Lower pay compared to private sector

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great learning. Very good support.

Senior Consultant (Current Employee)
Melbourne

I have been working at PwC full-time for more than 3 years

ProsGreat learning. Very good support.

ConsHard work. Long hours. Lots of politics.

Advice to Senior ManagementBetter salaries. Less admin.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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variety of work

Consultant (Current Employee)
Melbourne

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

Prosvariety, rate of promotion, challenging environment

Conslong work hours, low pay

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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