PwC
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Updated Apr 22, 2014
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3.5 4,328 reviews

                             

91% Approve of the CEO

PwC US Chairman & Senior Partner Robert Moritz

Robert Moritz

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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"
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  • "It is a great place to start your career if you want to stay in accounting"
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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"
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Has been a great firm. Changing Culture - losing it's MOJO.

Director (Former Employee)
Melbourne

I worked at PwC full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGreat network of people. Broad range of services. Has looked after it's people well in the past including L&D and interesting projects. .

ConsConsulting grown too quickly. Become too much of a beast. Work-life balance has got worse, not better. The current staff satisfaction scores (NPS) aren't encouraging.

Advice to Senior ManagementHas become too much of a focus on metrics and less on people

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

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Not intellectually stimulating

Consultant (Former Employee)
Melbourne

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

ProsGood processes and very structured

ConsNot much personal development and the culture is not very collegiate

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more transparent and show us how actions are related to strategy

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Great for development but remuneration is poor

Advisory Manager (Current Employee)
Sydney

I have been working at PwC full-time for more than 5 years

Pros- Great for professional development
- Wonderful opportunity to work in a high performance culture
- Like minded and sharp colleagues
- Good training and networking opportunities
- Have taken some very good recent initiatives on improving its "people"part of the business

Cons- Poor remuneration for the abilities and skills of its employees (benchmarking against the other big 4 isn't going to fool anyone)
- Ratification process at the year end meetings are very subjective (don't be fooled by the ïts very thorough process"" official garb) and lacks transparency
- Fee structures for clients have not always kept pace with the greater economic environment

Advice to Senior ManagementIt is a wonderful company with a lot of positives as mentioned above. However, unless you remunerate your staff better, it will remain nothing more than a training school (given that it's also part of the Big 4 model).

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Positive and challenging, but with potential for significant downside

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

I worked at PwC full-time

ProsGreat people, generally focused on outcomes
Opportunity to challenge yourself

ConsSignificant cost focus at expense of people
Values heavily promoted but actions not always consistent

Advice to Senior ManagementBe more sharing of goals for the future. If times are going to be tough, then best to tell people up front.

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

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Penny Pinchers

Manager (Current Employee)

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

ProsLight, clean offices
Good People
Centrally Located

Cons'IT' is behind the times
Outsourcing is being considered

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

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Lots of interesting projects and constant learning.

Manager (Current Employee)
Melbourne

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

ProsGreat colleagues - you get to work with lots of really smart people.

ConsHigh workload, culture can be quite competitive.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great firm to start your career !

Senior Accountant (Current Employee)
Sydney

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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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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