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PwC Reviews

Updated 26 January 2015
Updated 26 January 2015
5,607 Reviews
3.6
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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.  

    Dynamic and Energetic

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Associate in Mumbai
    Former Employee - Tax Associate in Mumbai

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

    Pros

    Great training sessions for your job profile, good learning experience in Indirect taxation - we had opportunities to engage with Fortune 500 clients. Also had to interact frequently with Head of Taxation, and these interactions provided hands-on learning in Taxation.

    Cons

    Middle tier managers would sometimes encourage un-necessary long working hours. This resulted in a bad work-life balance, at times. Also, a major re-structuring occurred in early 2010, and most of our teams switched jobs to the competitor, thereby leaving gaps in responsibilities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Rewarding experience

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

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    Team, culture, work life balance

    Cons

    nothing really except pay package

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not a very challenging environment

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

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

    Pros

    Big name with global recognition

    Cons

    monotonous work for long hours. Not even mentally challenging. Felt over-qualified for the work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try including associates in teams.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Poor work culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Gurgaon, Haryana

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Systems are in place for every procedure. employee friendly organisation. Good hr initiatives and activities out of workplace.

    Cons

    Poor work culture and partner driven organisation. Lots of work which may not be relevant to the skill set and interest of the employee. Thrives on brand value and not value for employee.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees more. Provide better work culture and opportunity for career development.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Very hectic work schedule and less appriciation

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

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good Brand name. Good Trainings

    Cons

    Need to be in good books of few to progress.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    I was made feel part of a team at PwC

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

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    It is one of the Big 4 and it is good to have a global consulting firm on your CV.

    Cons

    The culture of the Mumbai Tax office, including partners, is unprofessional.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The partners should acquire people skills and value the soft skills of employees.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Pretty bad place, management is money minded and doesn't care about mentoring

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in New Delhi
    Former Employee - Consultant in New Delhi

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

    Pros

    - You get a decent brand name to work with

    Cons

    -No work life balance
    -Stingy managers/partners (had to book a flight with two stops just because it was Rs. 250 cheaper)
    -No one to mentor, hence no real professional growth
    -No work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Think about nurturing employees rather than expecting them to be experts from day one
    - Think about the broader picture, don't be hung up on Rs. 250

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  9.  

    Don't Ever work here!!!

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

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    No pros.....not a good place to work..can't think of anything good...was in PwC India,so don't know much about other countries

    Cons

    Everything is bad...Had worked in PwC India GRID...third class profile..unprofessional,don't provide any training,don't know how to develop and manage staff

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No advice....nothing can be done

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people 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 a 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
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    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

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