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Big 4 experience
Audit Associate (Former Employee) –  Ilfov20 January 2019
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Great learning path.
Support for ACCA.
A great opportunity afterwards to find a more rewarding job.

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Long working hours.
Requires a lot of travel.
Pros
Learning path
Cons
Working hours
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Great employer
Senior Manager (Former Employee) –  Channel Islands16 January 2019
Excellent employer, Great prestige. Good experience. Working on different markets at the same time. Leading on different projects including winning a case on transfer pricing.
Pros
Great prestige
Cons
none that i am aware of
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Market Researcher (Current Employee) –  Belfast, County Antrim7 January 2019
i was hired through a recruitment agency to work temporarily for PWC so my views probably do not correlate correctly with how PWC treat their staff directly.
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productive
student (Current Employee) –  tower bridge5 January 2019
PwC Classroom has developed my skills a lot, built my confidence and made me more aware of career opportunities and more certain of what I would like to do.
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Great place to start your career
Technology Consultant (Current Employee) –  Manchester, Greater Manchester19 December 2018
PwC is a great company to join as a Graduate and is consistently ranked at the top of The Times 'Top 100 Graduate Employers'. Whilst the work-life balance can sometimes be poor there are plenty of opportunities to advance your career at PwC if you are willing to put the time in.
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Graduate Employer of the Year
Associate (Former Employee) –  Aberdeen15 December 2018
PwC has many bright individuals and they also have an up or out policy but many of these individuals choose to transfer into industry by their own choice. If you don't pass the examinations in two attempts then you will be dismissed. However, you are given time to revise for the exams. You will have to balance work with studies but once you're qualified it's better.
Pros
Experience
Cons
Long hours
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lively workplace
Associate (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London15 December 2018
Overall, I enjoyed my time at PwC, there was a real sense of autonomy when it came to my work, I never felt like I was being micromanaged. A criticism would be that the work soon became easy and repetitive.
Pros
autonomy
Cons
repetitive
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Challenging yet Thrilling
Senior Manager (Current Employee) –  Caribbean region6 December 2018
PwC is an environment that will challenge you every single day. It's fast-paced, energetic and you continue to learn and grow constantly. It's a dynamic and exciting place to work with real potential for advancement. If you're not good in teams, it will teach you to be a team player. If you're heavily reliant on teams, you can become a self starter. All you need is the will.
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fun
Corporate Finance M&A Intern (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, UK5 December 2018
Was only a 1 week job so didn't properly experience so it can't really comment on it. But, the time I had there was fun. People were enjoyable to work with
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corporate formal enviroment
Debt Collector (Former Employee) –  Southampton, UK4 December 2018
Very formal corporate working environment with little flexibility.
Strict rules and expectations which is fine if a rigid working day is your preference.

High turner over of temporary staff did not help to create a team environment
Pros
the PWC name
Cons
lacking flexability
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A great team to work with and a Manager who understood work/home life
UK Phone Directory Administrator (Former Employee) –  London23 November 2018
A great department to work, with a Manager and team leaders that were always helpful.

Approachable when in need of help and advice. The most enjoyable part of the job was working and getting on with colleagues.
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Not a great place to work
Tax Manger (Current Employee) –  Embankement7 November 2018
PWC took over the GE tax department from GE worldwide. They expected us to initially work on 100% of GE work but this was reduced to 60% and subsequently 50%. This was not a great situation as how are you able to complete your work only having 50% charge out rate. GE did not do us any favours when transferring to PWC.
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Excellent Culture
Assurance Associate (Former Employee) –  Isle of Man4 November 2018
The company was outstanding, great training, excellent team and employees. There was a real passion for meeting clients needs. Work-life balance was not the greatest, but was great for most of the year.
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Excellent place for graduates, not that much for experienced hires
Consultant (Former Employee) –  London, Greater London1 November 2018
PwC is a highly political place where progressing depends pretty much on personal relationships rather than merits.

On the other hand, one can have different opportunities across clients, making the experience more bearable.

There are usually mixed signals from management so its difficult to read where the whole thing is going towards.

Peers are great but personal interests always prevails.
Pros
work life balance
Cons
politics, lack of progression
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Varied work but in a negative, blame culture
Audit Manager (Former Employee) –  England1 November 2018
PwC offers a huge variety of work which means you learn a lot and get to work with interesting clients. The high pressure environment means you get take on more responsibility than in other environments e.g. presenting proposals to boards and attending audit committees. There are good social events and the offices are nice.

Unfortunately, these positive aspects are let down by the culture at PwC. Management only cares about winning new work or sending people on secondment so that they will get the large fees. Management are not interested in listening to staff requests for personal development.

As soon as anything goes wrong, management look to blame those below them. The blame culture rewards managers who manage to shift blame rather than those who honestly reflect on what everyone could have done better. This culture makes everything your responsibility so if there is a problem, it is up to you to show PwC that you can sort it out without any help. If you are given extra tasks to do, it is your responsibility to work to midnight to get them done. If you ask for help, management will just say it is up to you to sort it.

PwC dangles the hope of promotions in front of people to get them to work harder and say yes to all requests (travelling at short notice). They say they are open and that the best people will get promoted but at the end of the day it all comes to business cases/ wishes of the partners and not the best candidates.

Pwc is below the market in terms of package and pay.

PwC looks great on your CV and gives you great opportunities but I would gain
  more... the experience and then move on somewhere else for the promotion. It is not worth the stress of engaging with the promotion system at PwC, when you can simply apply with positions elsewhere.  less
Pros
Nice offices, interesting young staff who are motivated, variety of clients, opportunities
Cons
Any care for people is trumped by PwC's bottom line, negative culture which rewards managers who blame more junior staff, long hours, travelling at short notice, low pay for industry
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Tough but fun workplace
Assurance Associate (Former Employee) –  Uxbridge29 October 2018
A tough and pressuring work place, however a great place to learn a lot about finance and meet great people. The hours worked were often difficult, however there is a sense of appreciation from seniors. There is a rigid promotion structure in place which is beneficial to those starting out their career.
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An average day
Senior Management Consultant (Former Employee) –  London25 October 2018
One of the most rewarding positions I was fortunate to hold. High level of day to day customer interaction resolving customers technical issues on site. There is nothing more satisfying then working alongside a happy customer. Also knowing you have 100% support from your employer and the ongoing support from the team back in the office at HQ. There was never any aspect of the role that was difficult. The company also had a all for one and one for all policy from the MD down. Generally a great policy and great business to work for.
Pros
You felt valued
Cons
none
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Challenging and interesting work
Assurance summer internship (Former Employee) –  Birmingham20 October 2018
The hours were long, but the work was very interesting and different each day. The highlight was the people you work with. Mangers were always happy to help and answer questions and made you feel welcome.
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internship experience
Internship (Former Employee) –  Ilfov15 October 2018
Practice for a month inside the department of audit and business consulting. The main activity was to set up a business simulation, based on team competition for the best business project, with prize money for the winning team. This internship was an interesting experience due to the opportunity to put the theory into practice and test the real business market.

My opinion is only relevant regarding the internship. I can not review any work experience.
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Good place to grow and learn
Data and Analytics Consultant (Current Employee) –  Provincia di Milano, Lombardia26 September 2018
Good place to grow and learn.
Very good colleagues.
Strong autonomy is given from the first days.
Working for the biggest Italian companies allows to learn the most used and requested tools.
Pros
Strong autonomy is given from the first days. Good place to grow.
Cons
Not so stimulating tasks
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