PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services LLC (PwC Advisory Services) at a Glance

Uppers

  • "Feeling valued by the clients, exciting projects, flexibility, travel perks."
  • "I'm proud of the important problems our people are helping solve every day."
  • "The best industry exposure possible."

Downers

  • "The firm is huge but very opaque. It can be hard to get insight into other parts of the firm."
  • "Size can be overwhelming."
  • "Sometimes hard to move internally."

The Buzz

  • "Acquisition of Booz has really improved brand standing."
  • "Still accounting heavy."
  • "Top 3-5 in North America. They've invested significant funds into building out processes and methodologies—it shows."
  • "Very process oriented."

About PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services LLC (PwC Advisory Services)

PwC's (PricewaterhouseCoopers) Advisory practice, PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services LLC ("PwC Advisory Services"), provides a mix of industry and functional expertise to help its clients address their most interesting and complex business issues and opportunities from strategy through execution. Advisory's consulting services focus on strategy (PwC's Strategy&), management, technology and risk consulting, including operations, finance, people & organization, customer impact, technology, analytics, IT security, risk management, sustainable business solutions and capital projects & infrastructure. Advisory's forensic services includes anti-bribery and anti-corruption, intellectual property, regulatory enforcement, crisis management, fraud and financial crime, information governance/cybercrime, disputes, claims and controversy. Advisory's deals services helps its clients (the world's largest corporate and financial investment institutions, such as private equity firms) with their planning of acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures & alliances, capital raising and dealing with distress (e.g., bankruptcy).

The firm's offerings and expertise have expanded primarily by developing deep skills and top talent from within. That growth has been complemented by strategic acquisitions over the past several years, including Booz & Co, Diamond Management and Technology Consultants, PRTM, Ant's Eye View, BGT and Ray Group International, among others.

These acquisitions added deep experience in strategy, management and technology consulting to PwC's expanded breadth of services and capabilities. Most recently, on April 3, 2014 PwC announced the successful completion of its acquisition of Booz & Co, now going to market as PwC's Strategy&. This acquisition strengthens the firm's ability to help clients address their most complex imperatives from strategy through execution and build their capabilities on a global scale.

The Advisory practice aligns its marketing strategies and messaging to business imperatives that represent the issues and opportunities of primary importance to its clients. These business imperatives help start conversations and bring together insights from across the firm. This integrated thinking helps drive the multi-competency, strategy-through-execution approach that sets PwC Advisory apart in the market. PwC Advisory has been recognized by the analyst community, earning one or more ratings as a leader in every major category of the Advisory business, including strategy, management, technology, risk, forensics and deals, as well as in key investments areas such as human capital, analytics and digital. 

One global network, many members

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP is the U.S. member firm of PwC, a global network of independent member firms. Today, the PwC network comprises more than 223,000 people in 157 countries and territories. This international group was created in 1998, with the merger of Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand, two accounting and professional services firms that date back to the mid-1800s. Both Price Waterhouse and Coopers & Lybrand began in London, and both grew their global presence both organically and through mergers.

PwC is headquartered in New York and boasts 80 offices across the United States. In FY16, PwC firms provided services to 422 companies in the Fortune Global 500. While each member firm operates independently within its own geographic locale, there is a considerable amount of cooperation and networking between them, which enables the global network of firms to work as a global entity and on a local scale.

Given its sheer size and country coverage, not to mention the independent setup of its member firms, it should come as little surprise that the services PwC offers vary slightly within the global network of firms. However, all services do fall into one of three core PwC lines of service: tax, advisory and assurance. 

IN THE NEWS

February 2017

PwC Ranked #7 on Fortune's list of the "Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services", 2017 

PwC was ranked #7 on Fortune's 2017 Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services list. To view the ranking, click here. 

March 2017

PwC's Access Your Potential™  is closing the opportunity, education and skills gap in our communities by empowering educators and inspiring students. 

PwC is investing $320 million n to support underserved populations in building their careers and their financial capability and technology skills so they can thrive in today's challenging marketplace. 

March 2017

Thirteen Consecutive Years on Fortune's "100 Best Companies to Work For" List 

For the 13th consecutive year, PwC ranked on Fortune's list of the Top 100 Companies to Work for in America. To view the ranking.  To view the ranking, here

June 2017

More than 150 CEOs make unprecedented commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace CEO Action for Diversity 

A group of more than 150 CEOs from some of the world's leading companies have signed on to the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace 

January 2016

PwC Is Turning to Vets and Grads to Fill High-Paying Tech Jobs

It is estimated that there are as many as 2 million high-paying cybersecurity jobs currently going unfilled worldwide, and the skills shortage seems to be getting worse. Fortune reports that instead of lamenting the skills gap, PwC plans to hire 1,000 people worldwide this year for its cybersecurity consulting practice, with an increased focus on new college grads-including not just people with STEM degrees, but also liberal arts majors-and veterans who are looking for private-sector jobs after leaving the military. Read the full article here

September 2015 

PwC to Help Students Pay Back Their Students Loans 

The Washington Post reported that PwC has begun helping junior employees pay down their existing student loans. Associates and senior associates will be eligible to receive as much as $1,200 a year for up to six years toward their student loans, which represents one of the newest fronts in the "perks arms race" according to the Post. Read the full article here.

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PricewaterhouseCoopers Advisory Services LLC (PwC Advisory Services)

300 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10017
Phone: (646) 471-4000
Fax: (813) 286-6000

Stats

  • Employer Type: Private
  • US Advisory Leader: Mohamed Kande
  • 2017 Employees: 46,000

  • Major Departments & Practices
    Advisory Practice includes:
    Consulting
    Deals
    Forensic Services

Major Office Locations

  • New York, NY (HQ)
  • Network of member firms with 83 offices across the US; offices in 157 countries