PwC Reviews

Updated 17 September 2014
Updated 17 September 2014
4,990 Reviews
3.6
4,990 Reviews
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PwC US Chairman & Senior Partner Robert Moritz
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work (in 237 reviews)

  • It is a great place to start your career if you want to stay in accounting (in 116 reviews)


Cons
  • Also work life balance is very difficult to achieve until it gets to the problem stage (in 803 reviews)

  • Long hours during busy season but thats to be expected at any audit firm in the city (in 787 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Vactioner

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Good culture, driven people, hard working

    Cons

    Pay is a lot lower than some investment banking firms

  2.  

    My take on the big four

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Coordinator-IFS  in  Melbourne
    Former Employee - Finance Coordinator-IFS in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Very friendly and supportive co-workers
    Opportunities at PwC are limitless provided you work hard.
    Fun, fun and more fun when you know right individuals in the firm.

    Cons

    Not Very Flexible.
    Work Life Balance is myth at PwC.

    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good learning experience and exposure to large clients.

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant

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

    Pros

    Great people, plenty of learning on the job at clients and exposure to senior clients. Senior management afford junior members trust and responsibility to perform and take charge on client engagements.

    Cons

    Compensation is dependent on national performance rather than local office performance. A long year of performing at a consistently strong level may not be reflected in the pay raises afforded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay high performing individuals in line with merit or they will feel disillusioned alongside clients being better paid.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    good place to get experience

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Perth, Western Australia
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Perth, Western Australia

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

    Pros

    a big firm with lots of opportunities

    Cons

    low salary and always work overtime

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Perth, Western Australia
    Former Employee - Manager in Perth, Western Australia

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

    Pros

    Variety, good team and interesting work.

    Cons

    Poor people management around company wide changes to staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Looks good on cv

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IFS Manager  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - IFS Manager in Sydney

    I worked at PwC full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Location
    Brand
    Well respected people work there
    Great to have pwc on your cv as somehow it is a well respected brand

    Cons

    I can't believe this company advises other companies on what do it.
    It can not even run itself.
    Staff are unable to move between groups
    Poor management
    People culture is look better than your peers by lying, harassing or kissing but
    Hard working people don't get far
    Bonus is poor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward staff who make the company what it is.
    Not those that lie, cheat, bully or all they care about is managing up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Miserable place to work for back office staff

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Back Office Worker
    Former Employee - Back Office Worker

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

    Pros

    Fantastic social scene, good name to have on CV, relatively fast interview process

    Cons

    Low pay, incompetent management, salary level, bonuses, opportunities awarded purely on how much your manager likes you on a personal level, a lot of nepotism and reverse sexism.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start treating back office staff with some dignity

  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous  in  Brisbane
    Former Employee - Anonymous in Brisbane

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    Some nice people. Office was in a good location. That's about it. I've given one star because I couldn't give 0.

    Cons

    Long hours, bad pay and some really obnoxious, self involved, heartless people (particularly in management)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less egotistic - you all started in the same place

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good for the CV

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    - Good exposure to different industries
    - Types of work can vary keeping it interesting

    Cons

    - You have to sacrifice your personal life to get ahead
    - If you are "different" you will not fit in and will be overlooked for decent work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Try using the values with people in mind, rather than money

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for the cv

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Good exposure to interesting clients & work. Good opportunities if you aren't afraid to back yourself... And you get lucky.

    Cons

    Promotions and pay. Some divisions can have a "high-school" vibe to them. Also, there is an element of "intellectual arrogance" with the "private school" brigade.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not high school anymore. Catchy "values" and feel good platitudes aren't worth the breath expended on uttering them without sufficient follow up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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