PwC Reviews

Updated 26 April, 2015
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  1. Helpful (1)

    Experienced Associate - work/llife?

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

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

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

    Pros

    Very helpful for getting a job after - companies love "Big 4" experience. Most groups also help to expose you to a lot of different areas and provide a lot of learning.

    Cons

    There is pretty much no work-life balance. Most times they'll say the summers are "slow" and you can take time off, but if you don't schedule it ahead of time you'll be stuck on some project. 60-100 hrs/week year round is not my idea of fun.

  2. Helpful (1)

    good

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

    Personal Growth and opportunities to gain experience

    Cons

    long hours, no balance between work and social life

  3. What you would expect from a big company

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

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    -Really nice and talented people to work with
    -Emphasis on diversity
    -Takes care of my cellphone bill

    Cons

    -Never worked on a project that I was interested in although the company promised that they would match interests with demand. It's 95% demand based
    -Really hard to move across practices
    -The annual review process is highly subjective and bureaucratic

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  5. A great company but beware of the several (not in general) mean managers and directors

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

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    great consulting practice with tools and a lot of space to learn and grow. the company is generous to the employee in terms of sick leave or emergent time-off.

    Cons

    hard to get promoted. unlike other consulting firms, which follow the 2 year promotion rule, it's VERY hard to get promoted in pwc comparing to other consulting firms
    there are some managers and directors who are VERY hard to please and treat people with no respect

    Advice to Management

    really need to go through some practices who have high turnover and see what the management is doing to drive the talents away

  6. Fun time, long hours.

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

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

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

    Pros

    Great people, work is somewhat engaging

    Cons

    Long hours, work can sometimes be monotonous

  7. Good for the 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 3 years)

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Lets be honest having PwC on your resume is like gold! After that you can go pretty much anywhere in the accounting field.

    Cons

    They work you so hard and the pay is not worth the hours you put in. You do this job for th possibilities not for the pay...

    Advice to Management

    I am noticing a down turn in talent coming through the new classes and for those who are talented a complete abuse of them and their time. People who are abused are unhappy, people who are unhappy leave...

  8. Helpful (2)

    They take good people and burn them out

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

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

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

    Pros

    If you are willing to waste your life formatting excel spreadsheets and spend all your evening and weekend hours doing so, they will pay you good money and offer excellent benefits.

    Cons

    The only people who last here are willing to give up their personal lives to do mindless work at all hours of the day.

  9. Audit Senior Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 a year)

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

    Pros

    -Intelligent hard-working colleagues
    -Diverse client base
    -Adequate room for promotion
    -Excellent opportunities for learning and development

    Cons

    -Exceptionally long hours during earnings season

    Advice to Management

    -Adopt measures to improve work life balance

  10. Good Start, but Watch Your Back

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

    I worked at PwC full-time

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

    Pros

    Great resume builder and experience. If you want to stay in business, especially accounting, you want to start at a Big 4. It will open a lot of doors.

    Cons

    It really depends on your team and superiors. If you have a good team, you will mostly enjoy your experience. If not, you will want to leave, especially during busy seasons.

    Advice to Management

    Better work/life balance, if possible.

  11. Audit Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Intern - Audit Intern in Boston, MA (US)
    Former Intern - Audit Intern in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Plenty of exposure by rotating clients

    Cons

    No real personal growth opportunity

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