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PwC Reviews

Updated 30 January 2015
Updated 30 January 2015
5,632 Reviews
3.6
5,632 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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  1.  

    Great Abroad Experience

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

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

    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.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

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

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

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

    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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Very poor leadership, staff undervalued

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

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

    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 ManagementAdvice

    - 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.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

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    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

  6.  

    My take on the big four

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Coordinator-IFS in Melbourne
    Former Employee - Finance Coordinator-IFS in Melbourne

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

    Pros

    Very friendly and supportive co-workers
    Opportunities at PwC are limitless provided you work hard.
    Fun, fun and more fun when you know right individuals in the firm.

    Cons

    Not Very Flexible.
    Work Life Balance is myth at PwC.

    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Good learning experience and exposure to large clients.

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, plenty of learning on the job at clients and exposure to senior clients. Senior management afford junior members trust and responsibility to perform and take charge on client engagements.

    Cons

    Compensation is dependent on national performance rather than local office performance. A long year of performing at a consistently strong level may not be reflected in the pay raises afforded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay high performing individuals in line with merit or they will feel disillusioned alongside clients being better paid.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    good place to get experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Perth, Western Australia
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Perth, Western Australia

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

    Pros

    a big firm with lots of opportunities

    Cons

    low salary and always work overtime

    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Good place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Perth, Western Australia
    Former Employee - Manager in Perth, Western Australia

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

    Pros

    Variety, good team and interesting work.

    Cons

    Poor people management around company wide changes to staff

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Looks good on cv

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IFS Manager in Sydney
    Former Employee - IFS Manager in Sydney

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

    Pros

    Location
    Brand
    Well respected people work there
    Great to have pwc on your cv as somehow it is a well respected brand

    Cons

    I can't believe this company advises other companies on what do it.
    It can not even run itself.
    Staff are unable to move between groups
    Poor management
    People culture is look better than your peers by lying, harassing or kissing but
    Hard working people don't get far
    Bonus is poor

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Reward staff who make the company what it is.
    Not those that lie, cheat, bully or all they care about is managing up

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Miserable place to work for back office staff

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

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

    Pros

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

    Cons

    Low 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 ManagementAdvice

    Start treating back office staff with some dignity

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