Overview

Introduction

PwC is widely considered to be the world's most prestigious and progressive accounting firm. It offers extensive career development opportunities, including formal coaching and mentoring, informal mentoring, excellent trainings, and clear promotion paths. It’s also heavily focused on CSR initiatives and improving DE&I. It set a carbon neutrality goal for 2030, and has many offerings for its staff to get more informed about DE&I issues and take anti-bias training.

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Employer Type

LLP

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Size

10,001+ Employees

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Featured Rankings

Vault Accounting 25


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Major Departments

Audit and Assurance


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Major Office Locations

Birmingham, AL


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U.S. Chairman & Senior Partner

Tim Ryan

Firsthand Findings

One of the prestigious Big 4 professional services firms, PwC is looking for hardworking, motivated, positive candidates who are eager to learn and have strong problem-solving skills. For students, PwC runs a very valuable internship program, treating interns like full-time staff, offering them hands-on experience and numerous networking opportunities. For its full-time staff, PwC offers many learning and growth opportunities, including excellent training and mentoring, the ability to transfer between departments, and the ability to take on “stretch” assignments.

During the busy season, hours can be long and hitting deadlines stressful, but PwC has many initiatives in place that help its people achieve work/life balance. Flexible schedules, remote work, and gener...

About the Company

New York-headquartered professional services firm PwC LLP is the U.S. member firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers International Limited, whose network of firms operate in 157 countries, employ more than 295,000 people, and serve 84 percent of Fortune Global 500 companies and more than 100,000 entrepreneurial and private businesses. For the 12 months ending June 30, 2021, its revenues were $45 billion. 

In the U.S., PwC focuses on audit and assurance, tax, and consulting services. Additionally, in the U.S., PwC concentrates on 16 key industries that include but aren’t limited to consumer products, fintech, life sciences, pharmaceutical, and technology; and provides targeted services that include but aren’t limited to cybersecurity and privacy, human resources, deals and forensics. By revenue, it’s the second-largest accounting f...

Employee Reviews


  • “PwC's approach to work/life balance is one of the best I’ve seen with any company I’ve worked for. Programs like Fridays Your Way, Real-Time Recognition Awards, and bonuses for taking vacations and several others show me that they truly care about what matters to their people.”

  • “The culture is unlike anything I’ve ever seen. I’m well aware of the fact that PwC is in a league of its own in terms of caring for its people. The work is hard and the hours can be a lot, especially in busy season, but those things are made significantly better by the people you’re surrounded by.”

  • “Increased hours worked has been a result of market deal volume and work won, along with turnover due to the Great Resignation. But my teams have still been welcoming to work/life balance boundary setting even when loaded with work.”

  • “I love that PwC is about caring for the whole person. Our benefits and rewards packages are second to none. One of our newest incentives is around taking vacation time. PwC implemented a reward to encourage employees to take vacation days that have already been accrued. And employees can earn monetary awards every time we take 40 consecutive hours of vacation. This is unheard of, and I’m thankful for it. Since we have a ‘get it done’ culture, some people don’t know how to stop the grind. So, it’s welcoming when leaders demonstrate the need to step away from work and take time for rest and recovery.”

Why Work Here


At PwC, we are committed to developing leaders at all levels. To do this, we’ve embraced a fresh and distinctive leadership model called the PwC Professional that enables our people to develop skills that will help them grow their careers – at PwC or beyond. The PwC Professional is designed to arm you with leadership skills, no matter what your role or job title. It will help you be the best you can be so you can help our clients meet their needs and tackle the challenges redefining our world.

The PwC Professional is your roadmap to success, as we help you learn skills in five main areas: whole leadership, business acumen, technical capabilities, global acumen and relationships. Each dimension of the PwC Professional will help you stay smart, versatile, relevant and successful.

Are you ready to build a career in a rapidly changing world? Developing as a PwC Professional means that you will be ready – to both create and grab opportunities to advance your career, and fulfill your potential.

Getting Hired Here

JOB OPENINGS AT THIS COMPANY



  • “The interview and callback process is very well designed. Candidates are in touch with their recruiters from start to finish. The ideal candidate is one who is willing to work hard, problem solve, and be creative. Problem solving skills are all you need to be a successful worker here.”

  • “Our firm is looking for hardworking, self-motivated individuals who know the power of hard work and positivity but are also willing to learn and ask questions. Being able to work closely with others is also very important.”

  • “PwC is seeking the top candidates at every school. With a vast array of practices that we have at the firm, we look to hire the top talent that have the skillsets to thrive in any of our practices—while also keeping diversity, equity, and inclusion at the top of mind.”

  • “I believe the firm does a great job of keeping the interview process human rather than a robotic interrogation of skills. I felt like the interviews were neither too casual nor too serious. Ideal candidates are ones who are open-minded, willing to work hard, and ready to learn a ton. I’ve always said to candidates: I can teach you the technical skills, don’t worry about that, but coming each day with a positive attitude and a drive to learn and work toward the right answer is not always easy to teach. I find candidates who have that drive will inevitably succeed in the firm.”

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