PwC Reviews

Updated 28 September 2014
Updated 28 September 2014
5,049 Reviews
3.6
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work (in 249 reviews)

  • I believe any of Big 4 firms is a great place to start your career (in 123 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life Balance does not exist as much as they say they are still working on it (in 864 reviews)

  • Long hours during busy season but thats to be expected at any audit firm in the city (in 830 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Consultant

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    Former Employee - Consultant  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I worked at PwC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I guess the exposure was really awesome.
    The brand image is also great.
    You are doing 10 MBA in one go

    Cons

    Salary is too less as compared to competitors,
    too much travelling takes a toe on you
    limited time to prepare for other things
    family life takes a tol

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think you are not compensated well enough according to your competitors. So perks should be well laid and told in advance.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Long Hours - Less opportunities to grow in technical front

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Calcutta
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Calcutta

    I have been working at PwC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    1. Good initial salary
    2. Salary bands are better compared to it's competitors - especially in Kolkata

    Cons

    1. Long hours. expect to work on weekends
    2. Very less opportunities of growth for technical consultants
    3. Too much work-politics in PwC Kolkata

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. In stead of favouring your own candidates all the times, try to appreciate the employees who are really worthy
    2. Introduce a transparent appraisal system
    3. Try to look beyond domestic companies while proving technical advisory solutions

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Company is good in terms of transparency and ethics and don't expect higher packages at beginner level

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate  in  Delhi
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Delhi

    I have been working at PwC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    There is tremendous amount of learning working on different projects and different culture. Travelling is there so you always on the go. There is added responsibility to deliver the best quality

    Cons

    The is no real work life balance you have to stretch to outperform and have so many client deliverables which keeps you busy through out the year

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you keep you entry level happy in terms of work life balance and reduce the work pressure,it will bring positive changes in the organizations and the quality of work will automatically improve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Overall good , Not good for beginners

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Good work life balance, good team and people

    Cons

    personal growth, less salary, not for starters

  6.  

    Overall a good company to work in

    Former Employee - Manager  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I worked at PwC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Quality work. Good support system for employees. Work life balance (this depends on the partner and manager). A diverse background of colleagues enriches you as a person

    Cons

    Compensation is a major issue if you get stuck at a low level. Highly rigid in terms of the correction system.. A lot of people have left the organisation due to this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Identify key talent and promote them for taking the business forward

    Recommends
  7.  

    People and perception dependent company; just keep your bosses happy

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    Former Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Mumbai
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Mumbai

    I worked at PwC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Opportunities to work with different clients; some really intelligent people
    Possible international exposure
    Good brand name in the market

    Cons

    Heavily perception dependent company; your people manager can screw you over if something goes wrong between you and him; good feedback from clients does not count.

    India Technology consulting (where I worked) had a huge bias for Bengali people.. many managers in Delhi, Mumbai, bangalore are Bengalis sent from Kolkata for promotion; instead of hiring locally available talent. These people do not know the local market and usually have high egos (expect non-bengali juniors to call them DA and DI e.g. Pradip da, Dipankar Da, Sanjukta Di etc)

    Secondment opportunities are frequently distributed in Kolkata as against any location (Kolkata being based in Eastern India has minimal industrial and commercial activity as compared to say Delhi or Mumbai or Bangalore - but maximum recruitment still happens there.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Remove the person dependency and implement robust processes which cannot be compromised. Also, Partners (some) should stop behaving like gods and connect more with their teams.

    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Ad hoc company

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    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I have been working at PwC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    very good core operations consulting

    Cons

    culture of the group does not groom talent, highly perception based management

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    it is a great place to work!

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    Current Employee - Manager  in  Bangalore
    Current Employee - Manager in Bangalore

    I have been working at PwC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Growth & development opportunities are great!

    Cons

    Sometimes, being a large firm can be a problem.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    PwC losing its shine in India

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I have been working at PwC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Big Brand name! May provide a good exposure to people coming from small cities in India.

    Cons

    Lacks the qualities of a huge Multi national company, to much focus on cost cutting through not paying better salaries or perks than its competitors in India whereas Partners/ED tend to waste more money on unplanned strategies or program. High attrition rate is the indication of this factor.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Effective People management is important for your growth in India. Focus on it.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  11.  

    manager

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PwC full-time

    Pros

    good training and driven people

    Cons

    low salary and work pressue

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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