PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) LLP at a Glance


  • “The most prestigious firm and very smart people—in the accounting world, it’s the equivalent of going to Harvard”
  • “Great culture: flexible work hours, team atmosphere, firm does a great job of showing that you are appreciated”
  • “Frequency and thoroughness of training opportunities—you learn so much at this job in a short amount of time”


  • “Two words: Busy. Season.”
  • “The salary per hour worked ratio is pretty low compared to similar jobs”
  • “Everyone is type A—can feel competitive at times”

The Buzz

  • “The industry standard”
  • “Arrogant and snobby—like a cutthroat investment banker”
  • “Powerful and respected; impressive clientele”
  • “Works its people like crazy”

About PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) LLP


American representative 

New York-headquartered professional services firm PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) LLP is the U.S. member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited, whose network of firms operate in 157 countries and employs approximately 195,000 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.

 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.

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PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers) LLP

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


  • Employer Type: Private Partnership
  • U.S. Chairman & Senior Partner: Bob Moritz
  • 2015 Employees: 40,000

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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