PwC Reviews

Updated 26 April 2015
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  1. Good work life balance

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    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

  2. Helpful (1)

    good

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    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    opportunity, pay, office, brand, location

    Cons

    too many immature young people

  3. Helpful (1)

    Great experience, but don't stay forever

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    Former Employee - Advisory Director in Sydney
    Former Employee - Advisory Director in Sydney

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    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 Management

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

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  5. Helpful (1)

    PwC

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    People are very good and great environment for networking

    Cons

    Pay is slightly skewed and not very rewarding

    Advice to Management

    More performance based bonuses

  6. Great place to work!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Manager in Brisbane
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Manager in Brisbane

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Great coaching/mentoring culture. Excellent exposure to blue chip clients. Will learn heaps and have opportunities to travel the world. Young enthusiastic vibe and generally surrounded by like minded intelligent people.

    Cons

    Can be very long hours and your experience will depend on the particular partners/directors and managers you work for. For example, all the really good audit partners and directors left the office I was working with in somewhat of an exodus and the remaining ones didn't seem to care about the staff as much and appeared to be purely focused on partner incomes.

    Advice to Management

    Don't get too greedy. Value your staff.

  7. Good community

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    Good community to work in, social environment with charity day and giving program (where company matches contributions)

    Cons

    Lack of innovation and lots of politics - lots of internal focused attention while often ignoring the external

  8. Helpful (4)

    Very poor leadership, staff undervalued

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    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney
    Current Employee - Manager in Sydney

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    - Many of the staff below partner level are wonderful to work with and create a great team spirit despite appauling management.
    - Some of the work is interesting and can be varied
    - It looks good on your CV

    Cons

    - PwC talks about values incesently but you rarely see them practiced by any of the partners.
    - They value very little other than how many hours are on the clock and how much you bill.
    - There are a lot of ego's to contend with. It is an 'us and them' culture, the partners and everyone else.
    - Very little, if any, diversity - it is a boy's club. No real role models.
    - Salary is below average for the market.
    - IT systems are very poor, there is very little administrative support.

    Advice to Management

    - practice what you preach - if you want diversity then do something about it, hold partners accountable for bad behaviour and reward more than just profit and utilisation.

  9. Helpful (1)

    Great Abroad Experience

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    Former Intern - Assurance Intern in Sydney
    Former Intern - Assurance Intern in Sydney

    I worked at PwC as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I had a chance to intern with PwC in Australia in the Assurance department. It was such an amazing experience and I learned a lot about audits and a lot about the Australian culture.

    Cons

    They don't typically have interns in Australia so they expected me to know a lot and I knew nothing about auditing prior to working for them. I had to ask a lot of questions and let them know that I was just a beginner.

  10. If you LOVE routine and formatting spreadsheets, you'll LOVE PwC

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    Former Employee - Graduate in Sydney
    Former Employee - Graduate in Sydney

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

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

    Pros

    Moved to PwC after being sold on the flexibility and opportunities to work overseas as well as the supportive culture and work life balance.

    Cons

    The selling points are true to the extent that you can argue a case that they exist but not things which are likely to materialise. The "Yoga/Relation Room" was a storeroom full of chairs in the basement that was never used. The flexibility was available after 3 years and a fight with management to move - you become valuable so they don't want to loose you. It is a hard slog that does little to inspire creativity.

  11. 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

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