Work Experience (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 7 June 2018
I worked there under a work experience scheme and found everyone I worked with to be very friendly and each person within the company knew what they needed to be doing and it felt as though you were a part of a well oiled machine.
Senior Associate (Former Employee) – United Kingdom – 21 May 2018
* PwC has a great workplace with exactly professional culture.
* Just like I was a student to learn about finance and audit in PwC. I learned many things about finance such as company organization, how to effect financials by management decision, how to audit financials some determined risky etc.
* I have improved management skill in PwC. I lead my team's many projects as an experienced senior associate. How to manage difficult situations by not effect to my team. I shared my abilities with them.
* Finally I learn about that how to use my timing skills because I could manage my working time.
Associate / Manager (Former Employee) – London – 10 April 2018
A very structured environment where people are "resources" that need to be utilised 100%. I don't argue as it was the business model there. Positive was the opportunity to work with different clients and colleagues on different assignments, often too short to do anything meaningful there.
Although still a young business, PwC Augment is growing extremely quickly. However, this does not necessarily translate into the fantastic opportunities the recruitment process will lead you to believe. Entry level staff is made up of recent graduates from courses that are traditionally difficult to find work (E.g. Geography, Psychology). Staff retention rates are extremely poor. Within 12 months of starting, many of the "experienced" staff had left for better paid jobs elsewhere. Opportunity for career and personal development is teased but it is almost impossible to get time away from a project to fulfill any of these.
Staff are frequently reminded that, although similar jobs are better paid elsewhere, nowhere can offer the "brand recognition" of PwC. This is to say that future employers will recognise the value of having spent time working with such a large firm. This is ironic, as Augment is frequently made to feel separate from the rest of the firm. Many of the firm's benefits are open to all staff, except Augment, and when attempting to move to another department in the firm, Augment staff are treated as external hires.
Perhaps the biggest flaw I found in my particular project was constant change. Policy and process changes on a near daily basis to the point that taking one or two days off on leave can result in you spending the rest of the week catching up.
Workloads are not balanced whatsoever, and the best performing teams often end up picking up slack. This is rarely, if ever, recognised or rewarded.
Overall, PwC Augment isn't a bad start to a recentmore... graduate's career. You will gain valuable knowledge of financial services. However, the cons quickly outweigh the pros and you will find yourself looking for alternative employment sooner rather than later.less
Good entry level position in Financial Services
Lack of recognition, Relatively poor pay scale, Lack of upward mobility leads to constantly changing staff
Secretarial Administrator (Former Employee) – London, Greater London – 13 February 2018
Not an easy place to work. Very high standard required and the ability to work under a great deal of pressure. But, wonderful people to work with. Also very interesting work. Lots of opportunities to advance career.
Trainee Auditor (Former Employee) – London – 8 February 2018
The opportunity to have this type of work straight from school was a real eye opener and a great introduction to a brilliant company who invest heavily into their workforce. Although the work sometimes was a little tedious and lacked creativity, the team were fun and interesting - which on balance made it happy place to be.