PwC
3.5 of 5 4,306 reviews
www.pwc.com New York, NY 5000+ Employees

PwC Reviews

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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3.5 4,306 reviews

                             

90% Approve of the CEO

PwC US Chairman & Senior Partner Robert Moritz

Robert Moritz

(735 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Work life balance worked very well and they have some solid benefits for employees"
    in 211 reviews
  • "It is a great place to start your career if you want to stay in accounting"
    in 109 reviews
Cons:
  • "Work life balance is deviated at times (auditing is always a somewhat seasonal business)"
    in 731 reviews
  • "Compensation seems to be disproportionate given the fact that people work long hours"
    in 725 reviews
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Expectations are Unexpected

Audit Senior Associate (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at PwC full-time for more than 3 years

Pros- Broaden Professional Network
- Exposure to technical experts in the field
- Challenging Work Environment - really enhances one's skillset
- Great People
- Great Travel Opportunities

Cons- Work/Life Balance - lack thereof
- Compensation is at least 10% below similar, if not smaller, firms
- Performance Review Criteria (and achievement of which) are inconsistent between reviewers

Advice to Senior Management- Improve clarity in expectations
- Enforce update meetings mid-audit/project to review performance and measure against reviewee's performance goals
- Move away from the "Exceeds Expectations", "Meets Expectations", and "Does not Meet Expectations" to a 5 point scale.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Overall great people and excellent training ground

Senior Associate (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at PwC full-time for more than 3 years

ProsProvide great training, comparable compensation, people are very good to work with (developed strong relationships), lots of opportunity to develop your career, travel opportunities if you are interested

ConsLong hours (same goes for any Big 4 firm), generally required to specialize in a particular industry, often staffing/turnover issues

Advice to Senior ManagementImprove work life balance and send less staff on secondment (staff that stay become over-worked)

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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A good company to work for as it provides solid learning ground.

Manager (Former Employee)

I worked at PwC full-time for more than 5 years

ProsGood learning opportunities primarily because of the nature of clients it services. You can be allocated variety of projects and the skill set you acquire gives the leading edge.

ConsThe change management issues for the firm internally are not managed. Internal Communications about the anticipated changes and how it impacts employees are not communicated and you are just left to manage on your own.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Treated well but ideas only come from partners

Senior Manager (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at PwC full-time for more than a year

ProsLots of exposure to different businesses. Great benefits.

ConsPartners only listen to partners

Advice to Senior ManagementLearn from others.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Salary

Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

I have been working at PwC

Proslearn lots, salary jumps are high and quick

ConsMany hours, lack of work/life balance

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Mixed feelings

Risk Assurance Senior Associate (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

ProsPeople are very nice, career growth is very possible is you are persistant. Positive environment altogether

ConsWork/life balance is basically null. Depending on the department, staffing model is a bit off and not in accordance with the job.

Advice to Senior ManagementHire more junior staff to do the work

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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My personal view

Manager (Current Employee)
Toronto, ON

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

ProsChallenging work environment, great people, positive work environment

ConsLong hours, not consistent point of views from partners, lack of unified approach

Advice to Senior ManagementClear focus on values is lacking

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Long hours, but opportunities are there

Associate (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at PwC full-time for more than 3 years

ProsLots of exit opportunities if you time exit properly

ConsLong hours and poor pay

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement will vary based on your team.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Women beware!

Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at PwC full-time for more than 10 years

ProsGood opportunity to work on a variety of clients

ConsDon't "walk the talk" on diversity - seem to be losing a lot of women partners in Canada!

Advice to Senior ManagementThe Canadian firm seems to be losing its female partners -- something that both men and women should be concerned about!

– I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Fairly boring job.

Summer Associate (Former Employee)
Toronto, ON

I worked at PwC as an intern for less than a year

ProsIf you want to get an accounting designation, and want to work with a whole bunch of cool people who will get a 20 word minimum too.

ConsBad hours, bad pay, and the office culture was actually pretty good now that I think about it, getting close to this 20 word minimum.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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