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Manager, Financial Services (Former Employee) –  Washington, DCDecember 14, 2018
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Great Place
Business Manager (Former Employee) –  Great Lakes, ILDecember 14, 2018
Motivated staff of great folks workng hard to deliever a wide variety of engineering and Public Works Products and Services. Challenging environment with all of the constant changes.
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Lots of learning opportunities
Senior Associate (Former Employee) –  Phoenix, AZ, USDecember 14, 2018
PwC offers plenty of learning opportunities especially if you seek out the experiences you would like to have. The expectations are really high and your personal life is expected to be secondary to your professional life. The client work comes first and you are always on call during a project.
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Excellant Company
Tax Intern (Former Employee) –  Salt Lake City, UTDecember 12, 2018
Great work/life balance. Learned much about how the public accounting process works at a big 4. They have a very supportive culture and they always seem to look at for you.
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Free dinners
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Not a place to build knowledge and grow.
Associate (Former Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 12, 2018
If you want to work with decent people with knowledge. This is never a good place. The culture is poor. Most of the people in this firm spend most of their time playing politics and attacking each other. The don't respect junior staff, and have strong hint of racial discrimination.
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Pretty much what you expect
Associate (Former Employee) –  Los Angeles, CADecember 11, 2018
big 4 accounting is a grind and super boring. For the most part, so are the people, but you do have upward mobility. Don't come here expecting anything glamorous.
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Terrible
Project Management Implementation Senior Associate (Former Employee) –  Boston, MADecember 11, 2018
Terrible place to work. PricewaterhouseCoopers works their employees to death and you pretty much do not have a life once you work there. I wouldn't recommend my worse enemy to work there.
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Rewarding but huge sacrifice of personal life
Senior Associate - Assurance (Current Employee) –  Marina oneDecember 7, 2018
- Heavy workload, there is no peace of mind during annual leave as urgent emails popping out every day.
- stiff leaving curve and high chance of career advancement every year.
- Good coaching culture from Manager, Directors & Partners.
- Reasonable remuneration but come with a huge sacrifice of personal life and health.
- Stressful working environment.
- Unreasonable tight deadline that forces staff to work overtime mid night almost everyday during peak period. It comes with a huge negative of body and mind.
Pros
Many company events and reasonable remuneration package.
Cons
Long hours, no rest
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Good people
Senior Associate (Former Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 5, 2018
I found that the experience with PriceWaterhouseCoopers was very dependent on the partner that you worked with. Some partners are very easy to work with and provide clear instruction while others make you question your sanity.
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Image is Everything
Analyst (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FL, USDecember 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.
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Productive work space with room to grow
Medical Collector I (Current Employee) –  Columbia, SCDecember 5, 2018
It was very exciting at first to learn and get hands on, but later into the company was very competitive and also maintaining numbers and merits had to be consistent. Hard to roll-over you stay as a temp a long time, as long as your productivity meets their requirement.
Pros
incentives at he end of the month, qtrly bonus, free xmas party luncheon
Cons
short breaks, 4 claims within 1hr, lot of phone calls, long wait time with payer
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Beware of burnout
Senior Associate - Auditor (Former Employee) –  Stamford, CTDecember 4, 2018
I started with PwC right after college so I didn't really know what to expect in the job workforce. Like most young professionals in their early 20's I put the pedal to the floor thinking the harder I worked the better off I would be. After 6 years I was burnout and while I had a ton of experience to show for it, I was exhausted and a bit cynical. They work you hard here and underperformers are shown the door in short order.
Pros
Good compensation and benefits
Cons
Long work hours, unyielding deadlines.
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Good place to learn but the work life balance is nonexistent
Manager (Former Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 4, 2018
Good place to start a career, however, the work life balance does not get better the higher up you are promoted. Additionally, promotions are more heavily based on timing rather than merit which can be frustrating.
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Started good but did not end well
Secretary/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  San Fernando, TrinidadDecember 4, 2018
Lot of work was given to one person and the other staff did not pull their weight, so the pressure of picking up the slack was evident. There were a lot of cliques and most of the work was given to one person.
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Challenging
Senior Associate (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILDecember 3, 2018
Constantly challenged to innovate and deliver value to the client in all aspects. Some management seems more interested in self promotion than team successes.
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Fast paced and challenging
Risk Assurance Director (Current Employee) –  Dallas, TXDecember 3, 2018
Work at PwC is faced paced and challenging. You get the opportunity to work with a lot of people with varying skillsets. The organization rewards it's employees several times per year with great celebrations.
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Significant learning opportunities
Managing Director (Former Employee) –  New YorkDecember 3, 2018
A boot camp for finance, accounting, auditing and professional services - learn a great deal in a short period of time. Demanding but potentially very rewarding.
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Toxic Political environment
Manager (Current Employee) –  New York, NYDecember 1, 2018
Client exposure and projects were great and experience gained is very valuable. Senior leadership operate in self- serving manner and no amount of HR intervention will fix the favoritism and toxic political environment at the workplace
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Great Name...
Separate Project (Former Employee) –  New York, NYNovember 30, 2018
Was in a unique situation. Inattentive boss, awful, demeaning coach...incompetent HR, backstabbing employees.
Partners literally don't even know their own space (their education is a mile wide and an inch deep).
Aadvancement is a popularity contest. The dumb college QB has better changes of promotion than the smart and dedicated.
Pros
Sounds good, looks good on resume
Cons
Really not smart. Not sure how they pull it off.
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Great place. Expect to work a lot of hours!
Human Resources Senior Associate (Current Employee) –  Tampa, FLNovember 29, 2018
PwC values there employees. You will work hard but the benefits are worth it if you are under the right management. Management is key to your success. The management team works very close together so be careful. Document your successes. Movement within the firm is encouraged so don't be afraid to speak up. Make sure to speak up when your under to much pressure or on overload. Make time to reap the benefits the firm offers.
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