PwC Reviews

Updated 12 September 2014
Updated 12 September 2014
4,976 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. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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    Former Employee - Director  in  Melbourne
    Former Employee - Director in Melbourne

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Consulting 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 ManagementAdvice

    Has become too much of a focus on metrics and less on people

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Penny Pinchers

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    Current Employee - Manager
    Current Employee - Manager

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

    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.  

    Not intellectually stimulating

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Melbourne
    Former Employee - Consultant in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Good processes and very structured

    Cons

    Not much personal development and the culture is not very collegiate

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more transparent and show us how actions are related to strategy

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  5.  

    Great for development but remuneration is poor

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    Current Employee - Advisory Manager  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in 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 ManagementAdvice

    It 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).

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Positive and challenging, but with potential for significant downside

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PwC full-time

    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
  7.  

    Lots of interesting projects and constant learning.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Melbourne
    Current Employee - Manager in Melbourne

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

    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
  8.  

    Good career progression, but overworks and underpays employees

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    Former Employee - Audit Senior  in  Sydney
    Former Employee - Audit Senior in 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

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

    Great firm to start your career !

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, and things to learn every day.

    Cons

    Lossing work and life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treasure the HR capital

  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    It's just who you know!

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    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.

  11.  

    Ideal first job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Sydney
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in 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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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