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PwC Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.5 4,727 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

PwC US Chairman & Senior Partner Robert Moritz

Robert Moritz

(913 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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    Has been a great firm. Changing Culture - losing it's MOJO.

    Director (Former Employee) Melbourne

    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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    Miserable place to work for back office staff

    Back Office Worker (Former Employee)

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

    ConsLow 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 Senior ManagementStart treating back office staff with some dignity

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    Good for the CV

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Good for the cv

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Sydney

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

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Terrible!

    Anonymous (Former Employee) Brisbane

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe less egotistic - you all started in the same place

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

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    Not intellectually stimulating

    Consultant (Former Employee) Melbourne

    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

    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)

    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)

    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

    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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