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3.4 of 5 stars

enriching learning experience
Boston, MA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

working with various teams


Downers

performing helpful work


Advice to Potential Interns

the culture of the comp nay is one of it's best asets


Would You Recommend

Yes


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3.3 of 5 stars

No pain no gains
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

learned a lot about the technical skills


Downers

long hours


Advice to Potential Interns

be dilligent and motivated to learn


Advice to Management

promote a more inclusive culture that values diversity


Would You Recommend

Yes


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3.4 of 5 stars

be ready to become a knowledge sponge
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

working environment is nice. Coworkers are helpful.


Downers

the hours are horrible sometimes. worklife balance would not be appreciated as much.


Advice to Potential Interns

Be passionate and always ask questions


Sample Interview Questions

tell me a situation when the old framework doesn't work and the new framework works.


Advice to Management

Care more about interns and be more patient as they are new but great potentials for future workmates.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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3.4 of 5 stars

It's as real as it gets
Miami, FL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Pay ($23/hour in South Florida), good coaching and feedback, great networking opportunities.


Downers

Long hours, associate work is very easy it becomes boring, over 20% of the tax staff quit while I was interning so it wasn't the best environment.


Advice to Potential Interns

Public accounting is not for everyone; have your back up options.


Sample Interview Questions

Tell me about a time in which you had to step up to the plate and show leadership.


Advice to Management

The intern pay rate is really good, but that's just to lure in the recruits. The starting salary is less than ideal, the hours are ridiculous as they are constantly under staffed, and they many times promote the wrong people.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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3.1 of 5 stars

Great experience at PwC internship
Chicago, IL | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Getting to work in a real engagement team and get a glimpse of life after accepting an offer


Downers

My least favorite thing was the length - I wish I had been able to have a little bit longer of an experience.


Advice to Potential Interns

PwC has high standards and expects a lot of its employees.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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3.1 of 5 stars

Work all day, work all night.
San Jose, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Money and people


Downers

Long hours


Advice to Potential Interns

Great Big 4 company with many big name clients.


Advice to Management

Better compensation for full time employees. Mandatory cut off on max hours for the day so thay people are not working 12+ hours everyday.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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2.8 of 5 stars

Internship with PwC Consulting
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Top Clients, good pay (due to OT), nice people


Downers

People were unimpressive despite being nice. The client work was very variable, and the firm pre-places you into a group. That group is where your offer most likely will be; therefore, the firm does not rely on a generalist model.


Advice to Potential Interns

PwC is an accounting firm that is trying to disguise itself as a consulting firm to gain better applicants.


Advice to Management

I would increase compensation significantly (up to industry average), and remove the specialist model for low-level employees.


Would You Recommend

No


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3.2 of 5 stars

Good learning experience but overall the work life balance is consuming based on observation
Los Angeles, CA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Networking with individuals


Downers

The compensation is weak for the amount of hours people work for full time jobs


Advice to Potential Interns

The job is centered around how good teams are that you end up on.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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3.1 of 5 stars

PwC the Summer Internship Experience of a Lifetime.
Boston, MA | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

The people, social events, support, and on the job training


Downers

I wish training was not a whole week long - most of the work was learnt on the job.


Advice to Potential Interns

See if you enjoy the atmosphere and the people. The work is going to be close to the same. And also explore the market to see if the clients and industries interest you.


Sample Interview Questions

Tell me something that I should know about you that's not on your resume.


Advice to Management

I think if training was eliminated than salaries could be increased by a small portion.


Would You Recommend

Yes


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3.2 of 5 stars

Short but Useful Experience
New York, NY | 2014 | VERIFIED INTERN


Uppers

Good On-the-job experience. Direct assignment on an on-going project.


Downers

Length was too short. Too many events and activities combined.


Advice to Potential Interns

Work culture may not be suitable for everyone


Sample Interview Questions

Technical questions and previous experience related questions


Advice to Management

Compensation and work hours


Would You Recommend

Yes


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