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Helpful (1)

Senior associate - Tax

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  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Former Employee - Senior Associate - Tax in San Francisco, CA (US)
Former Employee - Senior Associate - Tax in San Francisco, CA (US)

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

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

Pros

You learn things and have the great resources. If you find that you enjoy these benefits, then there is no better firm than PwC. PWC also has a great culture and is very flexible (work home on Fridays etc.)

Cons

Long hours during busy season, and it is very difficult to achieve a good work-life balance. With the corporate cell-phone, you are kind of on call all the time.

Advice to Management

More empathis on work-life balance. Considering the long hours & very little work-life balance, the compensation needs to be improved.

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  1. Helpful (10)

    Awful place, filled with discrimination, demoralisation and office politics

    Current Employee - Accountant in London, England (UK)
    Current Employee - Accountant in London, England (UK)

    I have been working at PwC full-time (more than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Some of the people who work at PwC are genuinely kind and friendly and working with them can be a good experience. However, these people are always dominated by the loud, arrogant types and left unrecognised and demoralised.

    Cons

    Deeply unfair performance management system, in which the most important trait appears to be a loud, dominant personality and in which office politics and discrimination (particularly against quieter types who get on with their work rather than talk all day) is rife
    Excessive and unreasonable working hours in which staff are worked like slaves, often under unreasonable pressure. It is usual to have to work at weekends. And, at the end of the year the hardworking people end up with a demoralising negative (and often false) performance review whilst the loud (but often incompetent) ones get promoted.
    The quality of work often is not great. The firm is increasingly obsessed with budgets and efficiencies and often work is signed off that is poor.

    Advice to Management

    Start to recognise and reward the people who actually do the work rather than the loud people who are good at office politics but often manipulate and lie about others.
    Abandon your deeply unfair performance management system.
    Reduce hours and hire more staff to reduce the workload
    This could be (and used to be) a nice place to work if there were changes as there are some nice people

  2. Marketing and Sales

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA (US)
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in San Jose, CA (US)

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of resources

    Cons

    Not as much room for growth, large organization

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