PwC Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
5,186 Reviews
3.6
5,186 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work (in 254 reviews)

  • PwC is a good place to start out if you are coming right from college (in 127 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life Balance does not exist as much as they say they are still working on it (in 891 reviews)

  • Long hours that often keep me at the office or working from home late at night (in 849 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for the cv

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

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

    Pros

    Good exposure to interesting clients & work. Good opportunities if you aren't afraid to back yourself... And you get lucky.

    Cons

    Promotions and pay. Some divisions can have a "high-school" vibe to them. Also, there is an element of "intellectual arrogance" with the "private school" brigade.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It's not high school anymore. Catchy "values" and feel good platitudes aren't worth the breath expended on uttering them without sufficient follow up.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Terrible!

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

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    Some nice people. Office was in a good location. That's about it. I've given one star because I couldn't give 0.

    Cons

    Long hours, bad pay and some really obnoxious, self involved, heartless people (particularly in management)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be less egotistic - you all started in the same place

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Good for the CV

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

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

    Pros

    - Good exposure to different industries
    - Types of work can vary keeping it interesting

    Cons

    - You have to sacrifice your personal life to get ahead
    - If you are "different" you will not fit in and will be overlooked for decent work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Try using the values with people in mind, rather than money

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not intellectually stimulating

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

    I worked at PwC full-time (less than an 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

  6.  

    Great for development but remuneration is poor

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

    I have been working at PwC full-time (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
  7.  

    Positive and challenging, but with potential for significant downside

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  8. 2 people found this helpful  

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

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

    I worked at PwC full-time (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
  9.  

    Penny Pinchers

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

    I have been working at PwC full-time (more than an 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
  10.  

    Lots of interesting projects and constant learning.

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

    I have been working at PwC full-time (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
  11.  

    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 (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

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