Image is Everything
Analyst (Former Employee) – Tampa, FL, US – December 5, 2018
At PwC, one's image and presentation seems to be more important than one's knowledge and skillset. An obnoxious air of arrogance and superiority emits from a substantial portion of the population. A great deal of importance is placed on cavorting and schmoozing.
As a symptom of the problem, too much of the day is spent in meetings. Meetings to plan for other meetings. Invitations cast wider than necessary. Because of this, many folks cannot get their work done in 8 hours, so it is explicitly required that people put in a minimum of 45 hours per week.
PwC might be a good fit for those who want to look pretty, talk a lot, and play the game. For those who want to put in an honest day of work and feel good about it, I advise you to look elsewhere.