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PwC Reviews

Updated 2 March 2015
Updated 2 March 2015
5,781 Reviews
3.6
5,781 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 257 reviews)

  • You learn a lot about how to run complex businesses in fast-changing environments (in 132 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life Balance does not exist as much as they say they are still working on it (in 930 reviews)

  • Long hours that often keep me at the office or working from home late at night (in 866 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Life at PwC

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Sydney

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Great training ground, young culture and high peforming

    Cons

    Depending on the team relatively poor work life balance, salaries lower than industry at lower levels

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Consultant

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    Good learning environment with exposure to various industries. Staff mix is relatively young and easy to get along and to have fun with

    Cons

    Working hours can be long with tight deadlines. Pay is relatively on the lower spectrum compare to industry. Not enough emphasis on training.

  3.  

    Frustrating and political, small business mentality makes it difficult to work on large projects

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    Current Employee - Management in Sydney
    Current Employee - Management in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Good reputation in the marketplace due to global presence rather than real delivery. Small pockets of smart people though majority full of ego. Lots of smoke and mirrors.

    Cons

    Lack of leadership, constant restructures with no clear strategic direction. Political, all about who you know and who supports you in the senior levels. Difficult to get promoted without networking and connections. Poor compensation for those who have stayed. High turnover.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognise those who can deliver rather than those who speak loudly with no substance. Leadership team need to develop people skills rather than acting like small business owners.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Auditor

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    PwC has great company culture

    Cons

    Long hours as famous as Big Four

  6.  

    Great Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Contractor - Director in Melbourne
    Current Contractor - Director in Melbourne

    I have been working at PwC as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    High Performance Teams everywhere you look.

    Cons

    Passengers and dead weight don't seem to be tolerated.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Talent management is a great strength, keep maintaining this focus.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    great networking and learning, very competitive

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Chartered Accountant in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Chartered Accountant in Melbourne

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    training
    opportunities to get involved in other company activities
    social and young
    interesting clients
    good networking

    Cons

    lack of leadership capability of management
    competitive promotions and heavy focus on individual performance opposed to team and collective goals
    overtime compared to other sectors
    lack of recognition

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management require better soft skills training and mentoring.
    Stronger leadership opportunities and rewards for high potential junior staff required
    need greater focus on teamwork and collective results

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Not bad place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Architect in Melbourne
    Current Employee - Architect in Melbourne

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    People is the top pro

    Cons

    Progression is slower then expected

  9.  

    Good work life balance

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

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    Good work life balance
    Friendly employees

    Cons

    Not as challenging in my role

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

    I worked at PwC as a contractor (more than a year)

    Pros

    opportunity, pay, office, brand, location

    Cons

    too many immature young people

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great experience, but don't stay forever

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advisory Director in Sydney
    Former Employee - Advisory Director in Sydney

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fantastic people - made some friends for life
    People strove to do the best they could on their deliverables
    Provided learning and development which was useful and stretched my thinking about strategic projects

    Cons

    Good energy to start but fell off over time as the partners pinched and brutalised staff to make their numbers
    Dog eat dog - hard to trust other staff who were stealing ideas and stakeholder relationships to climb ahead

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be mindful of the politics which can eat at the soul of your staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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