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4.0 of 5 stars (385 Ratings)

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PwC Advisory

3.0 of 5 stars

April 2015 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Decent work life balance, people are not super intense/competitive

Downers

Compensation is not as high as it could be, non-MBA grad degrees are not necessarily rewarded

Comments

The merger with Booz is still uncertain, and not sure how the cultures will clash

Extremely large. The key is finding the good small pockets to get aligned with

3.0 of 5 stars

April 2015 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Very good work/life balance and flexibility options. Decent job security.

Downers

Not very intellectually stimulating. The strategy is to get to as cookie-cutter of an approach as possible.

Comments

Very good if career is secondary and you want a stable place to go work for 8-10 hours a day and get paid decently. If you seek a larger purpose with your career, this may not be the place for you.

PwC

2.0 of 5 stars

March 2015 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Good company name
Learned some skills not taught in school

Downers

Low salary
Ridiculous hours
No incentive to work harder, very small bonuses/raises and promotions based on years at firm

Comments

Be prepared for very long hours with very little payoff

Great place to start a career, but be proactive (or else...)

3.0 of 5 stars

March 2015 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Very smart people, very collegiate environment. Because of the sheer size of the firm, you can find just about any type of project. If you're proactive and know what you want to do, this is a place where you can find your niche and make it happen for yourself.

The PwC name is also becoming increasing well known for consulting. I did not consider the PwC brand to be especially prestigious when I took the offer. However, when out and about, "consulting at PwC" gets a great response, and having it on my LinkedIn has led to several exit opportunities.

Downers

Overly large size means that at times you will be at the mercy of bureaucratic nonsense. The real downside, however, is PwC's staffing model. It is driven by HR instead of by the consultants themselves - this means that if you're not efficient and proactive about finding work that you want to be involved in, you can easily end up on one of the large, boring, "cash cow" regulatory compliance projects. You also have little control over which competency you are placed in upon receiving your offer (unless you are coming from the internship program).

Compensation is also slightly lower than industry average for mngmt consulting arm.

Comments

Network, network, network. The people here are very nice, and are always willing to help give you a leg out if you reach out to them (even cold approaches, such as linkedin messages or emails).

PwC Advisory

1.0 of 5 stars

December 2014 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Brand name. Big 4 firms carry weight with many other companies, especially in financial services.

Downers

Lack of interesting work. Advisory practice for financial services is almost entirely regulation and compliance work.

Comments

Go in and try to get on a good project. Don't be afraid to say no, otherwise you can get locked into a miserable experience for years.

Executive in Human Resources

4.9 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

the opportunities to grow career

Downers

dress code,

Comments

Great opportunities to learn and grow career, and have a life.

Executive in Health Care and/or Pharmaceuticals

4.9 of 5 stars

Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

People, culture and flexibility--very strong brand across industries. Well respected firm

Downers

What's worst is also a strength--its a big firm. Takes a while to learn how to navigate it

Comments

Very strong consulting offering--strategy (with Booz & Co acquisition) through execution. But also a firm that understands other important aspects of the business--e.g. tax implications.

Experienced in Health Care and/or Pharmaceuticals

4.8 of 5 stars

2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

people

Executive in Human Resources

4.8 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Great people, highly collaborative and collegial environment; Exposure to top clients with tough business issues to solve.

Comments

Terrific coaching and development as well as defined career paths and mobility (across functions/practices and geography)

Executive in Financial Services

5.0 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

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