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PwC Reviews

Updated Jul 25, 2014
All Employees Current Employees Only

3.5 4,732 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

PwC US Chairman & Senior Partner Robert Moritz

Robert Moritz

(915 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance worked very well and they have some solid benefits for employees(in 234 reviews)

  • It is a great place to start your career if you want to stay in accounting(in 115 reviews)


Cons
  • Also work life balance is very difficult to achieve until it gets to the problem stage(in 801 reviews)

  • Long hours during busy season but thats to be expected at any audit firm in the city(in 784 reviews)

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    Great firm to start your career !

    Senior Accountant (Current Employee) Sydney

    ProsGreat people, and things to learn every day.

    ConsLossing work and life balance

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreasure the HR capital

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    It's just who you know!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsAll it has is a good name, but only to those who are quite ignorant about working in such an egotistic culture.

    ConsIf you know someone influencial & they like you, then you've got a positive atmosphere. If you do not know anyone, then you can see clear that they're all in it for the game & who can get up who can brown nose to be in the game. It's cancerous and mind numbing about real life relationships because in this culture it's about power and who can do the best game at it.

    Advice to Senior ManagementStop playing people off against each other. Create more genuine & acceptance of all differences, not just who you think should fit your very INFLATED ideals. You've gone too far to be the best & it has turned sour among within your very foundation, yet you're too far beyond to see that. If only ONE management person had the GUTS to do something about it would be HONOURABLE.

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    Good career progression, but overworks and underpays employees

    Audit Senior (Former Employee) Sydney

    Pros- Great people to work with
    - Regular performance feedback
    - Great culture and ability to take on various responsibilities

    Cons- Long hours and low salaries in comparison

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ideal first job

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Sydney

    Pros- work experience - variety of projects and many opportunities to learn about best practices in the industry
    - structured graduate program
    - support for internal/ external learning

    Cons- work/ life balance
    - politics
    - remuneration

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

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    Great Experience so far!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    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)

    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

    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)

    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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    Senior Consultant

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Sydney

    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

    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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