Fast-paced, intelligent and kind coworkers for the most part
Tech Advisory Intern (Former Employee) – Boston, MA – January 23, 2016
PwC likes to wow its interns, which was nice. Pay was fantastic, coworkers were friendly and so very helpful. The work was interesting, though often repetitive. You have the possibility of switching projects every few years, so the diversity of work experience is a major pro for some personalities.
They like to talk a lot about how you have the freedom to "grow your own way", but one-on-one I had co-workers tell me that in reality it's not that easy to come in as a generalist and get to where you want to go, regardless of your skills. There's more "pull" mobility than "push" mobility: you get put where the higher-ups need an opening filled. Its a big company, that's kind of just how they have to work.
If you're someone with a specific set of skills and you accidentally enter through the generalist door, turn around and try to get back in from a more appropriate entrance, otherwise you will be herded around with the rest of the cattle.
compensation was nice, coworkers very smart, most of them friendly and helpful as well
Office politics: type A personalities thrive, less-aggressive types are seen as weak