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CareerPath as an Administrative Assistant

1.0 of 5 stars

October 2015 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

A standard Paycheck (minus all the free overtime hours actually worked) .

Downers

As an Administrative Assistant with this firm for almost 16 years I have seen the treatment of these hard working assistants become increasingly demoralizing, from the so called HR and upper management. Administrative Assistants are considered "expendible" and worthless, especially if they are older. . This is a great place to work if you are a Partner or Senior Management or happen To "get in good" with someone in a place of power. Working moms beware; dont even think about taking a position as an Admin. assistant. You will be expected to get your work done with unrealistic time frames and NO LIFE outside work not to mention caring for a child! .. Unless you are lucky enough to be a Partner.... Then you will get special dispensation so the firm can use you to set an example of how they encourage "work life balance." Admin. assistants are now expected to support anywhere from 10-20 +Partners and senior Managers and never make a mistake. If you do, you are labeld incompetant an excuse the firm has for not giving you a pay increase. Hard work, and dedication and good reviews are rewarded with more Partners or Managers to work for until you can no longer keep up and realize you are now easily working 70+ hours or more a week with unpaid overtime. Reporting overtime is a big NO NO and not authorized. Instead, you will get "time off" which Is meaningless due to your workload, and you will never use if you want to score a good review! As your career progresses as an Admin, Asst., Your workload will become so impossible, you will bereviewed as "unable to meet expectations" and suddenly become told you are now " incompetant, espcially if you are in the older (50+) crowd. tHey will start freezing your salary and riding your a** and dumping more Partners on you to support until you either drop dead from exhaustion or mental abuse, or quit. Once you quit, you will be replaced with a twenty something who can "hit the ground running " and juggle st

Comments

If you are looking for a career as an Admin Assistant dont step foot in this sweatshop!!!

Great place to start, but low work-life balance

3.0 of 5 stars

October 2015 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Great opportunities to learn business operations and fundamental business acumen.

Downers

Demanding work schedule and sometimes unpredictable client demands. Individual contribution may not stand out as much in a large setting.

Comments

Great place to start off your career, but may run into challenges in terms of achieving appropriate work/life balance as you move forward in your career.

Big Consulting Firm

3.0 of 5 stars

October 2015 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Lots of opportunities to work on a variety of projects. If a good partner or director, can have a good environment.

Downers

If a lousy partner or director, can have a rotten environment. Long hours. No work/life balance.

Comments

Not a huge difference in culture at the large firms. Difference of experience depending which group you're in. Internal structure mainly anarchy. No career management or staff development (though there you can take training).

Growing firm w/ a lot of opportunities

5.0 of 5 stars

September 2015 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Consultants work on meaningful projects. There is good collaboration between people/teams. General flexibility to move within the organization

Downers

Work/life balance is to be desired. Lack of training opportunities.

Comments

The firm values industry experience. If you have it, make sure you express how your industry experience relates to consulting during your interview.

Core Assurance Intern Experience

5.0 of 5 stars

July 2015 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Working with the most intelligent people
Flexibility
Relationship with engagement team

Downers

Hours during busy season were horrible. You basically have no life during this time.

Comments

Great company to work for. The amount of learning and prestige that PwC provides is essential for any student graduating college.

Experienced Associate

5.0 of 5 stars

May 2015 | CURRENT EMPLOYEE

Uppers

1. Very prestigious firm with high profile clients
2. Excellent training programs

Downers

1. Seating arrangements need to be reconsidered for employees as the NYC office cannot hold even a fraction of the staff.

Comments

1. Be a quick learner.
2. Intend to be the best you can be but also be part of the team.

Great place for hard working, fast, smart young people.

3.0 of 5 stars

May 2015 | FORMER EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Name recognition world wide. Great support services. Nice branded luggage. Young culture.

Downers

Competitive and no job security. I passed on lots of other top jobs and when the economy was going south (I worked from '07-'08) they pushed back start dates, hired too many associates, and cut a bunch of us. Really hurt ability to pay back student loans and left me without job when I could have accepted government position.

Comments

Think whether you're truly a top player in your field (accounting probably). It's a competitive game like professional poker where you may be smart but so is everyone else. You may be better off going to KPMG, BDO... or government if you can't afford being let go and on your own...

Hands Down the Best Employer and Best Bosses/Leaders I Have Ever Had!

4.8 of 5 stars

Mid-level in Audit & Assurance | Charlotte, NC | 2015 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Flexibility, Benefits, Colleagues & Work Performed

Downers

We always want more money!

Experienced in Audit & Assurance

4.9 of 5 stars

Los Angeles, CA | 2015 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Training, opportunities, flexibility

Downers

benefits related to the firms matching program.

Experienced in Tax

4.9 of 5 stars

San Jose, CA | 2015 | VERIFIED EMPLOYEE

Uppers

Flexibility

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