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PwC Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.5 4,724 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

PwC US Chairman & Senior Partner Robert Moritz

Robert Moritz

(911 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance worked very well and they have some solid benefits for employees(in 234 reviews)

  • It is a great place to start your career if you want to stay in accounting(in 115 reviews)


Cons
  • Also work life balance is very difficult to achieve until it gets to the problem stage(in 801 reviews)

  • Long hours during busy season but thats to be expected at any audit firm in the city(in 784 reviews)

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    Work Culture

    Tax Associate (Current Employee) Delhi

    ProsVery friendly, makes you want to work hard automatically

    ConsSlow growth, due to long range of hierarchy, but good performers can do well

    Advice to Senior ManagementPromotion criteria should be relaxed to an extent , so that there is more motivation to stick to the company for a longer time

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    A good company for Consulting jobs

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Proslarge organization
    professional
    big ticket
    vivid clients
    In a nutshell, if you want to start your career and go long term in consultancy, this is one of the best places to be in..

    Conspayscale lower than other big4
    growth model
    It makes u a jack of all trades and master of none..

    Advice to Senior Managementnone

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    Awesome Experience

    Managing Consultant (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana

    ProsHuge exposure that you get when you meet your client as an trusted advisor
    Tremendous learning experience
    Extremely flexible work culture

    ConsVery competitive work culture, with best of the people arpund

    Advice to Senior ManagementNil

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    steep learning path leading to excellence

    SAP Consultant (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana

    Prosgreat people,excellent training facilities cross los opportunities

    Constoo much technical dilution.Management's lack of vision.Bad HR policies

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    PWC SDC bad infrastructure @ Bangalore Office

    Developer (Current Employee)

    ProsPerceived as a good brand value in the market.

    ConsNot employee friendly, management thinks food and transport facilities are not as important as the work you do. The cafeteria (garbage remains undisposed and smells at times) and washroom hygiene is not up to the mark. Lighting and seating arrangements seem to be inadequate. Team lead often harasses to work over the weekend or at odd working hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementValue the inputs of the employee on his/her concerns, rather than pretending to not see it. Management and company infrastructure is spoiling company's perceived brand name.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Learning Place

    Assistant Manager (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsExcellent exposure, great learning, good amount of training and continuous learning, good and professional work culture, courtesy is part of professional behaviour, the company provides an opportunity to grow at his or her own pace.

    ConsPoor work life balance, Average 12 hours of working per day, sometimes clients can give you sleepless nights, Sometimes politics and unprofessional managers make life miserable not considering the implications of unprofessional behaviour.

    Advice to Senior ManagementNothing much apart from improving staffing problems, Compensation can increase a bit,

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    1 and 1/2 years of pure hell operating from PwC Kolkata offices!!!

    Senior Consultant (Former Employee) Calcutta

    ProsI think the only thing going for PwC India is its brand name. PwC evokes strong industry confidence (though I am not sure why since most of the audits which turn sour are performed by PwC!) and the consulting arm, though much smaller than Deloitte allows people to quickly understand how the industry works and also allows them to work in a variety of industries to gain more experience.

    Cons1) In the Calcutta offices for some reason people have a serious attitude problem and a complete lack of professionalism. Sons and daughters of politicians work here and behave as if they own the company bad-mouthing partners and treating subordinates as crap. After working in Bangalore and Delhi, PwC Calcutta was so much of a shock to me that I almost went into depression!!!

    2) Partners are God attitude is extremely annoying and highly inefficient.

    3) For the same position there is sometimes a huge difference in pay scale depending on how you negotiate and how badly they want you in.

    4) PwC Calcutta offices ofcoure are glorified BPOs and KPOs. The infrastructure and the kind of work mirrors the state of affairs in West Bengal - horrible. For days we had to sit in the sweltering heat of Calcutta when the AC of the building went kaput, the repairing of which took over a months time. This in a company which earned 30 bn in 2013

    Advice to Senior ManagementBring some level of culture and professionalism in the offices! Understand that while its good for the company to have people who have stayed back for over 6-7 years, their lack of professionalism cannot be tolerated. Follow a more flat culture - PwC currently has a very triangular hierarchical culture which cannot be good for any firm in these times. Have better compensation systems - if you expect a consultant to be available 24 hrs a day, then make sure you pay him commensurately.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Worst ever software organisation. Best organisation for financial sector, worst for software sector

    Manager - IT Project Manager (Current Employee) Bangalore

    ProsI would say NOTHING. Not even single point to praise PwC SDC. This is just a life spoiler for many employees.

    ConsIf anyone wants to spoil their life please join PwC ( SDC ). I'm working here from January 2014. PwC SDC India doesn't even have good management people. They started hiring lot of people and still hiring with no reason and no projects.

    Please consult 3/4 employees before joining ask interviewers before they even start an interview.

    HR will behave as though they are all born with aptitude and great attitude nothing guys its all fake. We are seeing them everyday they are absolute zero.

    Management will say only one point PwC is a big brand. They chant all the time and they are spoiling it on the other side. Whether you come from big decent organisation with values leave everything before stepping inside PwC SDC.

    Whatever skill you gained or want to continue with forget all PwC director management has only one mantra
    billable resource they have spoiled life of employees like sending iOS, other talented employees to do data entry job. Its must you can't say no.

    Till today I have not understood about PwC is for doing data entry job why do you need engineers and iOS, JAVA, ATG and android resources ?

    Recently PwC SDC hiring lot of number, no one is having project and everyone dying to go out. Its like a trap, no one understands this trap.

    HR's have a huge black money commission from consultants their job is to make sure employees stay here for min 3 months and they pay to consultants so consultants will pay to PwC management as their deed in back.

    Advice to everyone before joining ask questions to interview panel, managers. Get to know about projects very well , since PwC don't have any project they cheat you and hire. Careful about this fact.

    HR's / Management policy : You feel its not US cultured but they say PwC is great brand by chanting word brand 100 times a day. For everything you need to pay. Reimbursement is hell, you need to run behind people everyone try to escape telling others name to contact.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFirst thing to do is hire a director who can talk sensibly understands what is market and what are employees.
    You people get billing but don't play, spoil hiring good candidates and spoiling their technology. They are all not your kids to play with their life. Do same with your kids don't rule people.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing experience, opportunity to work with varied back ground of people.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Gurgaon, Haryana

    ProsCan get opportunity to work on varied assignments

    ConsPromotion and compensation are less than the expected.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTry to be more justified in approach.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Useless and pathetic company to work with

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsAlmost none except you can enjoy better work life balance as senior management is almost incompetent. It offers a relaxation like a laid back IT company

    ConsMany: 1. Highly unstructured reactive organization keep changing structures often.
    2.Senior management stuck for ages and no focus on any new business which means lower or middle management people work like lead generator
    3. Lowest compensation among all big four
    4. Regional bias towards particular caste which is evident from 60% employee base
    5. No sales focus and highly incompetent people

    Advice to Senior ManagementJust stay with the company and dont change jobs so that people have better environmnet elsewhere

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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