PwC Reviews

Updated 26 April, 2015
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  1. Senior Manager

    Current Employee - Advisory Director in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Advisory Director in Boston, MA (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

    it;s a flexible and variable work environment with great opportunities to progress and good people. also allows travel and international placements

    Cons

    you will work long, antisocial hours for less pay than you could achieve in industry and the higher you get in the firm, the more your job becomes about selling

    Advice to Management

    invest in technology as pwc is far behind its competition in terms of capability. also provide better sales training as that is what differentiates high performers

  2. Helpful (1)

    It is what it is..or was, when I worked there in the late 80s

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Manager in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    A few years' experience there will open doors for you. The experience gained for the most part is excellent.

    Cons

    The typical ones for a large CPA firm: long hours, hard work, and managers' lack of interest in your personal life.

  3. Senior Consultant

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Revere, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Managing Consultant in Revere, MA (US)

    I worked at PwC (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Career Development
    Build skills in business development
    Leadership and relationship building

    Cons

    promotes Ethics but does not apply any.

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  5. Great work environemnt

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Boston, MA (US)

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

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

    Pros

    Work hard, play hard culture

    Cons

    Long hours during busy season

  6. I had a a lot of challenges improved and sharped my skills.

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    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Boston, MA (US)

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    Best reasons to work in PwC is to have personal growth, a lot of training and challenging environment in a professional manner.

    Cons

    Some of the challenges of PwC Turkey are that You have a lot of clients at the same time. In terms of clients, deadlines and unacknowledged accounting staff, you have to face a lot of issues and propose a lot of adjustment of the financial statement of Client.

    Advice to Management

    I can say, it would be great that the Company would try to affect and be more initiative roles in the new regulation of audit in Turkey

  7. Amazing coworkers, clients, and work experience

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    Current Intern - Assurance Intern in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Intern - Assurance Intern in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at PwC as an intern (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    PwC provides the best work experience in public accounting. The employees and clients you work with, even as an intern, provide an amazing learning opportunity not found elsewhere. You are constantly challenged with different work and exposed to different situations so that you are always learning and advancing. Overall, PwC is a great company to work for coming out of college. Their focus on learning and flexibility creates a great place to start a career.

    Cons

    Work-life balance can be tough in public accounting, but this is only a minor challenge at PwC because teams are flexible you can work around any conflicts you may have.

  8. Helpful (2)

    Awful experience - don't do it.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Associate in Boston, MA (US)

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

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

    Pros

    Exit opportunities, free CPA exam, free dinners. Not much in the grand scheme of things. For some reason, other employers value this place's employees, so you can capitalize on that good will. Leave as soon as possible.

    Cons

    Work life balance is horrible. You will never see friends or family. Busy season does not ever end - there is always more to do. It's bad all year.

    Seniors wait until late in the day to give you work, ensuring you share in their misery into the wee hours.

    The experience looks good on paper but being staffed on mega-engagements doing very specific tasks leaves you with just a vague understanding of how specific software /work papers work, without any big picture context. You won't learn much unless you commit years of your life to the job, and doing so is social and familial suicide. You will find that after leaving you will have learned almost nothing useful.

    My seniors were socially incompetent, cliquey, terrible at teaching and generally unhelpful - with a couple exceptions. They did not welcome new staff and were condescending and rude.

    The healthcare benefits are terrible, especially if you have dependents. My wife and son qualified for state subsidized care, because UHC's coverage was so awful.

    The pay is low. You can easily make just as much in an entry level staff accountant or internal auditor role at a private company.

    The flexibility promised by the recruiters and partners is a lie. Simply do not believe any of it. Their "flexibility" = being available via laptop 24/7 with no ability to get away from work.

  9. Many pros and cons...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Work mostly with people your own age
    Large focus on personal development
    The company invests a lot in its technology
    Great reputation, if you decide you want to leave there are a lot of other opportunities available

    Cons

    Not a 9-5 job. Expect to work late hours and weekends or until the job is done
    High turnover so run into staffing issues with retaining experienced team members
    Steep learning curve, expect to be given tasks you know nothing about and need to figure out on your own

  10. PwC works you like crazy

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    There are periods of extreme flexibility in the summer

    Cons

    Work you like crazy 70+ hour weeks -- lots of travel-- never able to disconnect -- new evaluation system is confusing and inconsistent

  11. Great place to work and to start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Boston, MA (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 place to work and to start a career. Great training. Great people, young environment that wants people to succeed

    Cons

    Long hours are the norm during busy season. Generally it is a pyramid, up or out. May not be for everyone

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