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PwC Reviews

Updated 18 August 2014
Updated 18 August 2014
4,865 Reviews

3.6
4,865 Reviews
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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.  

    Positive and challenging, but with potential for significant downside

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Great people, generally focused on outcomes
    Opportunity to challenge yourself

    Cons

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

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2.  

    Penny Pinchers

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

    Pros

    Light, clean offices
    Good People
    Centrally Located

    Cons

    'IT' is behind the times
    Outsourcing is being considered

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Lots of interesting projects and constant learning.

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    High workload, culture can be quite competitive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great firm to start your career !

    Current Employee - Senior Accountant  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Sydney

    Pros

    Great people, and things to learn every day.

    Cons

    Lossing work and life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treasure the HR capital

  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's just who you know!

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    All it has is a good name, but only to those who are quite ignorant about working in such an egotistic culture.

    Cons

    If 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 ManagementAdvice

    Stop 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.

  7.  

    Good career progression, but overworks and underpays employees

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Senior  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in Sydney

    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

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

    Ideal first job

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

    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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Great Experience so far!

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities and Senior Management

    Cons

    People and culture, reward and recognition

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Treats people badily

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Can't think of any. None.

    Cons

    Long Hours, Poor Pay, Don't Care about Employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat employees better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11. 4 people found this helpful  

    Terrible experience - hated every day of it

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Manager in Sydney

    Pros

    nice to have on CV
    ...That's it!

    Cons

    Terrible dog eat dog culture
    No recognition
    Outrageous favoritism - partners' pets rule - others treated as third world people
    Best talent leaves, those who stay for long either have to cope or are incompetent
    Competition for assignments between staff within teams
    All talk no action by leadership
    No cultural diversity

    Ancient LOTUS Notes!!! Still!
    No proper templates, everyone does things differently and uses different format.
    No knowledge management tools other than folder on the server!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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