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Good Experience, Poor Quality of Life

2.4 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2017 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

I was given numerous challenging assignments that helped me to gain experience in the field.

Downers

Hours were often excessive and the office culture / staff attitude was largely negative, making it an uncomfortable place to work such long hours.

Advice to Potential Interns

Ask your recruiter about their opinion on your specific group / team. Some interns receive little real work while others are inundated with projects.

Advice to Management

Work on making interns feel less alienated from the rest of the office.

Would You Recommend

No

Frustrating in that I didn't always have meaningful things to do.

2.1 of 5 stars

San Jose, CA | 2017 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Living in California.

Downers

I didn't like the culture of the company too much.

Advice to Potential Interns

Make sure this is a good fit for you.

Would You Recommend

No

A great experience

2.2 of 5 stars

Sacramento, CA | 2017 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The company really cared about their people and found effective ways to show it. They spent a lot of their resources on intern events and socials.

Downers

There was a lot of down time with nothing to do except online courses and TED talks. Only 3 out of the 8 weeks was actually working with a client.

Advice to Potential Interns

Opportunities vary between markets. The company is great, but be aware of the specific market you are entering.

Advice to Management

Minimizing the down time between training and actual client work would help a lot.

Sample Interview Questions

Just the basics. It was very conversational.

Would You Recommend

Yes

As an intern, get stuck doing all the tasks that nobody else wants to do instead of working on something of value.

1.9 of 5 stars

Dallas, TX | 2017 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

The travel was fun, and per diems for food are pretty good. It's a great resume builder.

Downers

I felt like I didn't get much valuable experience, I was just there to do the tedious tasks the rest of the team didn't want to.

Advice to Potential Interns

We don't do the strategy work like other consulting firms; it's all about implementing the strategies other firms have created.

Advice to Management

Diversity was abysmal. I came in with high expectations because of PwC's reputation for diversity. It was mostly older men. Almost no females or people recently out of college; as a female intern, this was difficult for me.

Sample Interview Questions

Most of the questions revolved around the 5 aspects of the PwC Professional framework.
Case material is provided 48 hours ahead, and the question is given 1 hour prior to the interview. The interviewee must prepare a slide presentation, and the interview is around 20 minutes of presenting your solution to the case
Get ready to defend everything you say in the case; the interviewer will give a lot of pushback.

Would You Recommend

No

Luck of the Draw with Client Assignments

2.4 of 5 stars

McLean, VA | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Pay, learning experience, length of intership

Downers

Driving distance (sometimes) hours (sometimes)

Advice to Potential Interns

Be careful choosing your line of service and office location because it can be difficult to switch.

Advice to Management

Improve work/life balance, also be more helpful to people who might want/need to switch service lines and locations.

Sample Interview Questions

Give me a time when you worked as part of a group/team. Give me a time when you had to display leadership.

Would You Recommend

Yes

Knowledge but not very enrishing

2.0 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2016 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Working on financial clients

Downers

Uncertainty of work

Advice to Potential Interns

Go into advisory. more strategy work

Would You Recommend

No

PwC does not care about their interns and has one of the most unorganized internship programs

2.3 of 5 stars

New York, NY | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Being in New York

Downers

The work and the HR/Recruiters

Advice to Potential Interns

Be very carful with the front that PwC tries to put on

Advice to Management

Hire less people so you can pay attention to everyone and give them the time and attention they deserve. Make them feel valued as a person and employee.

Sample Interview Questions

Tell me about yourself
Leadership
Case

Would You Recommend

No

Big Four Disappointment

2.3 of 5 stars

Irvine, CA | 2015 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

company name looks good on resume

Downers

not enough to do, company was highly disorganized

Advice to Potential Interns

Ask lots of questions because although they act like they are into transparency, they aren't.

Advice to Management

Pay people on time; making interns wait six days past the end of the pay period and sometimes more than a month for their paychecks is inexcusable and illegal in California. Get HR managers who actually are in the office so that when interns have bad managers, they can actually get a response from the person they are supposed to talk to about such concerns. Don't hire more interns than you need. Upgrade your technology.

Sample Interview Questions

How do you keep up on developments in the business world?
When did you have to overcome a problem while working in a group?

Would You Recommend

No

bureaucratic and dry work

2.0 of 5 stars

New York City, NY | August 2015 | FORMER INTERN

Uppers

Hourly pay was high (overtime was good)
Disney world
Points and miles from travel
Office location was very convenient if you were ever there

Downers

Most projects at PwC are heavy on implementation and IT operations. The work I was doing was very dull and consisted of traveling to a remote client site in an uninteresting city to implement and modify some software program (that was supposedly revolutionary but has not been temporarily discontinued). I was supposed to be in management consulting but was somehow dually staffed in Tech. Hours were rough.

Training is very poor and the review process seems overly bureaucratic and not a true measure of how much value you add but how popular you are within the 'in groups'

Comments

Interview process is easy ONCE you have the interview. Very straightforward behavioral questions, no real case, and more of a social test to see if you get a long. Generally apply through campus for first round which cuts a good deal of people, and go through the superday with a high success rate unless you really screw up.

Would You Recommend

No

Challenging Work, Great Pay, Poor Work Environment

2.2 of 5 stars

Boston, MA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN

Uppers

Challenging Work, Pay, Opportunity to Learn

Downers

Corporate Culture, Little training offered, Almost no feedback received

Advice to Potential Interns

Be a self starter, push for feedback

Advice to Management

Give feedback whenever possible

Would You Recommend

No

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