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PwC Reviews

Updated Jul 21, 2014
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3.5 4,715 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

PwC US Chairman & Senior Partner Robert Moritz

Robert Moritz

(910 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 people and good work

    Manager (Current Employee) Melbourne

    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

    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

    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

    Prosvariety, rate of promotion, challenging environment

    Conslong work hours, low pay

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Experience was amazing

    Audit (Former Employee) Sydney

    ProsManagers and 'buddies' are always there for you to ask questions. My calendar was full before the internship start date, thanks to my buddy who was super organised. Learnt a lot on the job which was great, as well as the culture and work procedures.

    ConsVery dependent on the person assigned as the interns buddy. First impressions last, so make sure to have a positive one because they are the ones who review you for a job offer!

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement should continue to be involved in an intern's skill set building and expose them to the broader picture of an interns role in a case.

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

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    Long hours & no recognition

    Manager (Current Employee) Sydney

    Pros- Great graduate training and development
    - Global reach
    - Great clients

    Cons- Poor culture of working late and not treating staff well
    - Just a resource that gets worked hard, they only care about $$$
    - Not enough staff

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue your biggest asset, your people

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

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    Great place to work

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat place to work. Open culture.

    ConsMore training opportunities for employees

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    A place without encouragement at all

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood reputation, good for an undergraduate to start the career, but a bad place for the experienced worker

    ConsDiscrimination of non-english speaking people, No rewarding for hard working people and just bullying

    Advice to Senior ManagementDo what you say, demonstrate the value you told your staff, caring, embrace the differences

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    Occasionally mundane, but generally good

    Trainee (Current Employee) Sydney

    ProsThe people and culture are in generally really good, there's a fairly large support network which is helpful. Opportunities are frequently published.

    ConsThe work can be mundane, it can be challenging and all over the place. Benefits and remuneration are not as high as other workplaces can be, and hours can be flexible, but can also be long.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    The good, the bad and the ugly

    Senior Consultant (Current Employee) Sydney

    Pros* Experience - one year gives at least as much experience as three years at any other company
    * PwC probably has the best tools and technology compared to other big 4 firms
    * Amazing clients

    Cons* Politics - it is so bad that nothing else really matters
    * Lack of transparency
    * Backstabbing - no one can be trusted, even people that appear to be your friends

    Advice to Senior ManagementStart appreciating people based on what they do, not on what they say.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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