PwC Employee Reviews in United States

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Good compensation, tough work life balance with sub par management
Senior Associate, IFS (Current Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 29, 2015
I work in IFS and the management is very unorganized. The people in management positions do not seem qualified. People move up in the company too quickly. The pay is excellent but the expectation is that you stay at work until 9pm on some nights and that is difficult. Very unorganized in how work is distributed, and you never really get a grasp on what your role is. I was told three weeks into my hiring that they may have to change my job title because they were unsure what I would be doing.
Pros
Benefits, compensation, networking
Cons
long work days, bad management, unorganized culture
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Fun Place to work. Great opportunity to give back to the community as PwC's involvement in this aspect was extensive.
Business Sales Team Associate (Former Employee) –  Dallas, TXJanuary 16, 2016
PwC is a great place to work, Excellent compensation and benefits packets and employee incentives (i.e. employee discounts at 100's of retailers). Great place for career minded mothers as they were recognized rated as "A Great Place to Work" for several years with regard to worklife balance.
Pros
Free catered foods for all holidays and business meetings, Holiday Parties, Community and Social events where spouses and family could participate
Cons
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Great school to learn and develop large skill set
Experienced Senior Associate (Current Employee) –  Charlotte, NCMarch 28, 2016
PwC is a great place do work. Demanding yes, but you will work with talented, motivated and really nice people. The company's culture is driven around high quality deliverables, high client satisfaction and a work hard play hard type of culture. Alwways working in team. Top management is easy of access and will put their hands on when needed. Hours are long and busy season is tough but it's a good learning experience. You will work on several clients and learn a lot about accounting and how to operates a business since you'll be involve early in your career with upper management from large companies. You can choose what type of client (Manufacturing, Financial, Private, etc) if the market offer that type of client. Good coaching on the job.
Pros
People you work with, learning experience and overall experience
Cons
Long hours, stressful due to deadline and sometimes not enough staff.
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Fast-paced, intelligent and kind coworkers for the most part
Tech Advisory Intern (Former Employee) –  Boston, MAJanuary 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.
Pros
compensation was nice, coworkers very smart, most of them friendly and helpful as well
Cons
Office politics: type A personalities thrive, less-aggressive types are seen as weak
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High stress, good pay & benefits, NO work/life balance
PCS Audit Associate (Former Employee) –  Stamford, CTOctober 19, 2015
This is a great place to start your career as long as you comfortable with a work/life balance that favors the former. The pay is great, as well as the benefits, and performance demands are high. Groups and teams typically work well together, and love to celebrate any occasion together. There is tons of room for advancement once you've shown the right skills. Client work is typically high stress with tight deadlines, unless you are unassigned.
Pros
Pay is great, you will like MOST of your coworkers
Cons
Management is a toss up, very stressful environment, NO work/life balance
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Very Professional Environment With Good Culture
Experienced Associate (Former Employee) –  New York, NYJanuary 7, 2016
PwC taught me a lot about developing solutions and go-to market strategies. I learned how to strategically approach issues using valuable tools and processes.
Pros
Good salary and growth
Cons
Constant reporting to upper management who delegated 90% of work volume, much of which was never seen by the client, very removed annual review process which does not capture all accomplishments throughout the year
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Great firm and great benefits
Finance Senior Associate (Current Employee) –  Tampa, FLOctober 11, 2015
This is a great firm to get your foot in the door if you're just getting out of college for an audit job, etc. However, if you're in mid-level career and doing the operational type of stuff (i.e, IFS) there's not so many room for advancement and can get a bit political depending on which group you end up working for. There are some amazing people at the firm who do value individuals and where they see themselves in the future, but it's not always consistent throughout. Sometimes, it's about who you know than your actual skills set, and yes you do have to perform above average. However, there are others who don't and makes you wonder how they got to where they did, which boils down to the network of people you know who can take you to the next level.
Pros
Great benefits and encourages working from home type atmostphere
Cons
You can find yourself working lots of unreasonable hours during peak times
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Great place to work
IFS (Current Employee) –  McLean, VAMarch 23, 2016
Work life balance is exceptional; career progression is a bit lacking; people are great and compensation is competitive along with it's benefits.
Pros
Work life balance
Cons
lack of career progression
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Great benefits and job work/life balance.
Assurance Associate (Former Employee) –  Toledo, OHFebruary 25, 2016
It is a good company to work for with a great deal of opportunity to learn and grow from peers and seniors. Great benefits and very flexible in terms of maintaining a stable job work/life balance, except during busy seasons.
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Good first job
International Tax Associate (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXFebruary 20, 2016
Great place to start off, but public accounting doesn't leave much free time. You can advance by working late hours and committing yourself fully to the job. If you want an 8-5, this isn't the place.
Pros
Happy hours, good teams, perks..
Cons
Long hours, mid-low compensation...
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Ambitious but rewarding
Assurance Associate (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 24, 2016
PWC offers good pay and great benefits. There are additional perks like happy hours and company parties. The people are really smart and ambitious too.
Pros
Free dinner
Cons
Long hours
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Great first experience
Price Waterhouse Cooper (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLFebruary 1, 2016
A typical day involved the auditing of third parties and practiced external document retention for audits. The hardest part of the job was adjusting to how PwC wanted things to be completed, but once I got it, it was true accomplishment which simultaneously makes the hardest part the most enjoyable part as well.
Pros
hour lunch and benefits
Cons
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ok
IT Auditor (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GAFebruary 18, 2016
overall its an okay company to work for. job security, advancement, compensation, benefits, management, job culture and work and life balance are all ok
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Big corporation with unique culture of growth
Audit Associate (Former Employee) –  Ostrava, MOSeptember 30, 2015
The higher you manage to climb the company ladder, the more time you spend calling your co-workers and clients and solving issues. The workload is pretty high but it is compensated by above-average salary and benefits, at least here in the Czech Republic. There is of course big fluctuation of personnel however the experiences and knowledge gained during the work are worth the while spent in PwC. The company also provides people with good amount of training.
Pros
You always learn new things, the greatest people I met
Cons
Sometimes overloading of people
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Challenging work environment
Assurance Senior Manager (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAMarch 28, 2016
This company is a great place to start your career, but can be challenging to balance with family-life. Work life balance is not always realistic.

Great opportunities are more abundant if you are willing to travel frequently. At higher levels, willingness to relocate (frequently) is expected for advancement. Further, there is significant competition for advancement opportunities at all levels.

Employees have the opportunity to work with largest companies in the world in their respective industries. The experience is unparalleled.
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Great Opportunity to Learn and Grow
Experienced Associate, Risk Assurance (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLNovember 3, 2015
Great place to Learn and get your feet wet. Decent amount of politics, but that is expected of a Big 4 firm. Great benefits. Supportive management and colleagues.
Pros
Learning opportunties
Cons
no work-life balance
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PWC - fantastic place to work!!
ACCOUNTING SUPERVISOR (Former Employee) –  Irving, TXOctober 7, 2015
Loved the opportunity to build and develop an Accounting System. Was hired as a subject matter expert and worked in a team environment that taught me so much that I have taken with me for a lifetime. The staff and management were fantastic and professional. Very helpful and listened to all ideas and improvements needed.
Pros
Pay, benefits, growth, experience, management, staff
Cons
Known that I can think of at all!!
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Great Place to work, but can be exhausting
HR Manager (Current Employee) –  ChicagoAugust 26, 2015
The people you work with at PwC are amazing - extremely smart, talented and a-type. It's overall a great company - competitive (not top) pay, good benefits (esp working mothers/fathers), and good culture. However, that comes at a cost sometimes for work/life balance. Also, PwC is always changing, so be prepared to deal with ambiguity / a bit of chaos everyday, which can be exhausting to sustain long term.
Pros
Great People, Job Security
Cons
Always Changing / Exhausting pace
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Great company.
Project Manager/Principal Consultant (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCOctober 8, 2015
Great company to work for globally, with various opportunities for learning, advancing and building a satisfying career.
Pros
various opportunities for learning and advancing, good benefits, work/life balance, advancement etc
Cons
Inconsistency in manager support towards older employees.
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One of the Best Workplaces in America
Senior Associate (Former Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAJune 18, 2015
I began my career with Coopers and Lybrand, LLP (later merged with PWC) as an Intern between Junior and Senior years in College. They provided me with access to great minds, interesting work opportunities and travel throughout the United States. They offered a broad range of industry experiences as well as tailoring opportunities to my personal strengths and industry expertise. I learned about hard work, dedication, teamwork, sensitivity, client service and more.

Upon graduation, I took a full time position with the Company and grew with them for 6 years after graduation. As I set goals and objectives, I felt the Company's support in achieving those goals. Travel was intense, but with regard to work life balance. Compensation was always strong and competitive.

The client interaction was the best part of the job. We were in regular interaction with C level executives in our client enivronments.
Pros
Flexible Work Schedule
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