PwC Reviews

Updated 24 October 2014
Updated 24 October 2014
5,190 Reviews
3.6
5,190 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work (in 254 reviews)

  • PwC is a good place to start out if you are coming right from college (in 127 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life Balance does not exist as much as they say they are still working on it (in 891 reviews)

  • Long hours that often keep me at the office or working from home late at night (in 849 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    People and perception dependent company; just keep your bosses happy

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

    I worked at PwC full-time (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
  2.  

    Ad hoc company

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

    I have been working at PwC full-time (less than an 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
  3.  

    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 (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
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  5.  

    Good place but needs to collaborate and grow

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

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good people and a friendly atmosphere. Very good brand to work with globally

    Cons

    The top management is mediocre and leadership team has to take note of the same. Not a collaborative environment and very soloed approach to the client. The practice lines cannibalize each other in a bid to build their own kingdom

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Change the India advisory leadership

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

    it is a great place to work!

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

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

    Pros

    Growth & development opportunities are great!

    Cons

    Sometimes, being a large firm can be a problem.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    The Job profile was excellent

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

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

    Pros

    The company understands and values its employees. The salary is satisfactory and matches with the current market.

    Cons

    The Human Resources department were not very friendly and cooperative enough.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The experience with the HR needs improvement.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    manager

    • 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

    Pros

    good training and driven people

    Cons

    low salary and work pressue

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

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

    I have been working at PwC full-time (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
  10.  

    it was good

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

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

    Pros

    career opportunities , exposure, growth, travel, money , fame , contacts , relationship , making the impact

    Cons

    work life balance and poor leadership speciallyin some sectors which are dominated by a particular community

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Not a great recruitment team

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chennai
    Current Employee - Consultant in Chennai

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

    Pros

    Haven't got offer to list out pros but good interview panel and enjoyed the interview.

    Cons

    Very Slow interview process and no updates from hr team .
    Needs a lot follow up , they just ignore your emails .
    In terms of pay, me in specific have asked for a reasonable hike based on the reviews i had seen earlier.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    It would be good if you can provide updates or reply to the job seekers on time. Ignoring would feel pity inspite of big brand name it maintains in market.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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