PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) LLP at a Glance

Uppers

  • “Great company culture built around very smart and motivated people”
  • “Learning opportunities every day—you get to work with large clients on complex issues and get a ton of responsibility at an early age”
  • “Flexible hours and the ability to work from home”

Downers

  • “Crazy hours”
  • “High stress”
  • “Pay is lower than competition”

The Buzz

  • “The gold standard”
  • “Best brand among the Big 4, but its people can be cold”
  • “Great place to start a career—lots of training”
  • “No work/life balance”

About PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) LLP

New York-headquartered professional services firm PwC LLP is the U.S. member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited, whose network of firms operate in 157 countries, employ more than 223,000 people, and serve more than 90 percent of the FT Global 500 (a snapshot of the world's 500 largest firms). 

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. 

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 Partnership
  • U.S. Chairman & Senior Partner: Tim Ryan
  • 2017 Employees: 46,000

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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