PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) LLP at a Glance

Uppers

  • “Colleagues and clients are best in the industry”
  • “Flexible work arrangements”
  • “The amount of experience and training we receive”

Downers

  • “Hours worked compared to compensation”
  • “Stress”
  • “A lot of bureaucracy”

The Buzz

  • “Top of the Big 4”
  • “Big, solid reputation, but also considered an accountant mill”
  • “Very prestigious”
  • “Great firm, but very cutthroat”

About PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) LLP

American representative

New York-headquartered professional services firm PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) is the U.S. member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited, whose network of firms operates in 776 locations in 158 countries and employs approximately 190,000 people. In the U.S., PwC focuses on audit and assurance, tax, and consulting services. Additionally, in the U.S., PwC concentrates on 16 key industries, and provides targeted services that include-but are not limited to-human resources, deals, forensics, and consulting services. By revenue, it's the second-largest accounting firm in the country, according to the 2013 Accounting Today Top 100 Accounting Firms ranking.

Although the firm's reach is vast these days, in the beginning it was just Samuel Lowell Price, a London accountant who hung out his shingle in 1849. He was subsequently joined by two more accountants, and in 1865, the partnership renamed itself Price, Waterhouse and Company, which grew to become a prominent international network of independent member firms. The "Cooper" comes from William Cooper, another London accountant who started a firm with his brothers in 1854. A century later, the aptly named Cooper Brothers merged with two North American firms (Lybrand, Ross Brothers & Montgomery in the U.S. and McDonald, Currie & Company in Canada). The combined firm was named Coopers & Lybrand, and in 1998, it merged with Price Waterhouse. The tie-up was a blockbuster: both C&L and Price Waterhouse were ranked among the top-six accounting firms in the world. 

PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) LLP

300 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (646) 471-4000
Fax: (646) 471-4444

Stats

  • Employer Type: Private
  • U.S. Chairman & Senior Partner: Robert Moritz
  • 2013 Employees: 36,000

Major Office Locations

  • Birmingham, AL
  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Little Rock, AR
  • San Diego, CA
  • Irvine, CA
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Sacramento, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Denver, CO
  • Hartford, CT
  • New Haven, CT
  • Stamford, CT
  • Washington, DC
  • Jacksonville, FL
  • Orlando, FL
  • Miami, FL
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • West Palm Beach, FL
  • Tampa, FL
  • Sarasota, FL
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Honolulu, HI
  • Chicago, IL
  • Peoria, IL
  • Indianapolis, IN
  • Louisville, KY
  • Lexington, KY
  • New Orleans, LA
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Boston, MA
  • Cambridge, MA
  • Detroit, MI
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • Minneapolis, MN
  • Saint Louis, MO
  • Kansas City, MO
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Jersey City, NJ
  • Ridgewood, NJ
  • Teaneck, NJ
  • Florham Park, NJ
  • New York, NY
  • Melville, NY
  • Albany, NY
  • Syracuse, NY
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Greensboro, NC
  • Raleigh, NC
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Columbus, OH
  • Toledo, OH
  • Cleveland, OH
  • Cincinnati, OH
  • Dayton, OH
  • Tulsa, OK
  • Portland, OR
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Harrisburg, PA
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Spartanburg, SC
  • Memphis, TN
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Austin, TX
  • Dallas, TX
  • Fort Worth, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • Salt Lake City, UT
  • Ogden, UT
  • Mclean, VA
  • Tyson's Corner, VA
  • Richmond, VA
  • Seattle, WA
  • Milwaukee, WI
  • San Juan, PR
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