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PwC Reviews

Updated 17 December 2014
Updated 17 December 2014
5,425 Reviews
3.6
5,425 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work (in 257 reviews)

  • You learn a lot about how to run complex businesses in fast-changing environments (in 132 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life Balance does not exist as much as they say they are still working on it (in 930 reviews)

  • Long hours that often keep me at the office or working from home late at night (in 866 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good opportunity and learning

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    good working environment
    good salary
    extra facilities
    good to start career

    Cons

    limited work
    relocation problem
    no chance to work outside

  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good for college graduates but taxing on mid-age group

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Calcutta
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Calcutta

    I have been working at PwC full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Its the brand for which folks like to be here.
    Good if you are looking at job profile that requires auditing
    Wide pool of talent

    Cons

    There is no universal policy, so policy may be different depending on designation
    Does not have quality SAP related project in India, by far less in comparison to IT giants like IBM, TCS, Accenture
    There is nothing as work life balance; while induction you might here about these mere words but if you are a family oriented person this is not the place to venture
    Extended amount of stay in small cities away from families which may lead to months
    Award recognition program is highly manipulative with no transparancy, nepotism is rampant

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Just because the firm hires gradutates from prestigious B-Schools does not warrant that folks will deliver; respect experienced resources who are coming from other companies otherwise you will lose more business over the period of time. Provide good work life balance. Making resources work for average 14 hours is simply outrageous & legal offense. Promote those only those who are only capable, stop the culture of nepotism.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Big brand with lots of cons

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Calcutta
    Current Employee - Consultant in Calcutta

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    1. Pays better than other competitors.
    2. Opportunity to learn a lot for freshers.
    3. Big brand

    Cons

    1. Unorganized and unplanned work.
    2. Ever demanding managers.
    3. No work-life balance.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    1. Managers must learn how to use the available resources and recognize the potentials of employees.
    2. Stop treating yourself as the masters of the personal lives of your employees.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    It is a learning experience at PwC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Calcutta
    Current Employee - Principal Consultant in Calcutta

    I have been working at PwC full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    One gets exposures to challenging situations that are not normally available at that level in other companies. A lot of work related autonomy is given. Work from home and other flexible benefits are available. With less structure, there's more flexibility to decide on one's career path

    Cons

    Absence of structure leads to career stagnancy for many. With no planned growth path, one is often at the mercy of one's bosses in terms of career movement. With less formal processes in place, earlier, there used to be a major nepotism which thankfully is less nowadays with more accountability of top management with the advent of time sheet compliance, WIP based costing, and stricter debt write off measures.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Times have rapidly changed in the last decade and is very very different from when you were mid level managers. So, unfortunately, the directives and advice from the top management often seem outdated and out-of-sync

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great company to Work with Progressive minded leaders

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Head Talent Acquisition in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Head Talent Acquisition in Bangalore

    I have been working at PwC full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    -Leadership approachable
    -Good Growth
    -Good Salary
    -Onsite opportunity
    -Growing at 33% YoY basis

    Cons

    -Demanding leaders in terms of output

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NA

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Great place to start your career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Article Assistant in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Article Assistant in Mumbai

    I worked at PwC as an intern (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Learning opportunities, Great team spirit and work culture, No unnecessary hierarchies, bosses treat you like friends, Good for networking - big clients and big assignments

    Cons

    Poor work life balance is the major disadvantage in working for PWC or any other big 4 firms with working late nights almost every other day and weekends. There is high attrition due to the same.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Issue of work life balance needs to be addressed

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good Co. in India to work for.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Calcutta
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Calcutta

    I worked at PwC full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    World Class Co in India to Work for.

    Cons

    Hectic n Boring Job.Boring Aswell.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop Politics

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

    Working in Management Consulting - Advisory Practice of PwC

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Mumbai
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Great Learning and Consulting experience

    Cons

    Crazy travelling..5 days at client place, 2 days at home..

  10.  

    A firm with good Consulting opportunities and projects

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Provides mix of consulting opportunities - on a project by project basis, Opportunity to learn new areas due to variety of clients and projects. Promotions are tied to the ability to get business for the practice.

    Cons

    More training to allow consultants to diversify into multiple areas required for operational flexibility, Connections required to get better project opportunities.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Follow through on the training requirements to deepen the knowledge of the consultants aligning with the areas in which the practices are being developed.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 3 people found this helpful  

    Master Slave Work Culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Bangalore

    I have been working at PwC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    PwC SDC (Slave Delivery Center) is a typical body shopping company. They are only concerned with per hour billing, Highly unethical and selfish Management. Here they treat employees as Donkeys and believe that anyone can do anything (Developer is made to do DTP , Testing work).

    Cons

    At PwC SDC(Slave Delivery Center) there is no training's provided. Employees are the product whom they sell to make revenue. The more an Employee (Donkey) can be billed the happier the management. They bill one resource for 16 hrs/day on different projects and pay employees peanuts.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop Master Slave work culture and treat Employees not like Donkey. After all these so called Employees (donkey) earn and provide you bread and butter. Give Professional respect to Employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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