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Stressful working environment Friendly colleagues Learnt how to deal with client for queries Long working hours to complete huge workload Working in a team is the most enjoyable job
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Benefits are good but I still underpay considering the workload and hours spend by employees.You can learn a lot of things especially if you are in RA cluster.
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Esperienza che sconsiglio vivamente agli aspiranti avvocati (o ai giovani avvocati).Il livello professionale del management è scadente; molte ‘figure’ sono giunte in posizioni apicali soltanto per questioni di ‘anzianità di servizio’.Meritocrazia totalmente assente: va avanti chi è ‘sponsorizzato’ o chi è di bell’aspetto (..diciamo così).Ricatto morale e psicologico costante tramite il sistema della compilazione della carta lavoro: il management indica alle risorse più giovani il monte ore settimanale da caricare nella propria carta lavoro.Sulla base di questo schema il management impone sistematicamente alle risorse ‘scomode’ di indicare meno ore di quelle effettivamente lavorate, così che alla fine dell’anno fiscale l’ufficio HR valuti quelle risorse come poco performanti (con tutte le conseguenze del caso in termini di rinnovo o recesso del contrato, mancati scatti di carriera, mancato riconoscimento di bonus).Ferie: totalmente a discrezione del management; lavorare durante le festività natalizie, pasquali ed estive viene considerata la regola; qualche giorno di ‘non presenza’ invece è da considerarsi gentile concessione dei soci.Attività operative: il management delega totalmente alle risorse più giovani le attività operative per 1) carenza di know how da parte delle figure senior, 2) è prassi che i manager director etc si sentano esonerati da qualsiasi attività operativa limitandosi a review meramente formali.Colleganza: totale mancanza di collaborazione; i colleghi di team cercano costantemente di slittare i propri incarichi al collega di turno in un continuo gioco - more...
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Ambiente lavorativo sostanzialmente giovane
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Disorganizzazione nei processi lavorativi, mancanza di competenza da parte del management, tendenza a delegare qualsiasi attività, mancanza di collaborazione da parte dei colleghi più senior sulle attività operative
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The hours someone will work at this company are unhealthy, regardless of what the recruiting literature says. You will be paid less than the average salary for position unless you devote your life to the company and become a partner. So much effort and money goes into the public relations here but, in the end you are put behind a computer to work 50-100 hour weeks.
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PwC is a wonderful place to start your career, young and energized. The more busy seasons you work, the more stressed and burnt out you become. The unfortunate part is that some people have fantastic experiences and work-life balance while others are unlucky and are stuck in a place where it feels like busy season all year round. In the end, if you can put in the work and time early on, do it. Get the experience and leave.
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Free phone, "unlimited" sick days, flexible schedule
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Work-life balance does not exist, you're just another number
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This was my first job out of MBA. It was challenging and there was some bad managers. Once you find your crew inside the firm its a lot of fun. I still in touch with the folks I worked with. Great place to jump start your career.
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Working at PwC is a big step for your career. It develops you as a person and as an employee. People there are very friendly, but competitive. You have to work very hard to prove yourself. very high season from January until April. I recommend working there but pick the department you want to join carefully.
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excellent health care, very friendly people with very nice place and environment
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very stressful most time of the year
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PwC hire a lot of graduates for one reason - they can pay them a low salary in comparison to similar firms in the industry.In PwC it really depends what pillar / team you end up in. I think that the general ethos of the company is really good, and the induction week makes you feel excited about joining. However - speaking from my experience - very little of that sales puff put to new joins is actually implemented. You are given a recent iphone and a laptop for work, which is great.However, management in MY experience were horrible people. Very subtle bullying went on, and a lot of favoritism. Directors will occasionally join calls to tell you how great you all but it's nothing more than corporate mantra to justify how much pressure you are put under with VERY little training (contrary to promises made in your induction).
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Great for your CV, will definitely help you get better jobs in the future. Nice office, staff drinks every month
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Little to no training with an expectation you complete all taks perfectly, brutal management, much better pay in similar jobs elsewhere
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Work life balance is tough but not impossible. It is a fast paced and stressful environment. A lot of hours will be required to be put in during busy season.
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I learned a lot during my time working at PwC. Interacting with the partners has been positive. They're like an enciclopedia because they have a lot of knowledge. However, even though, I learned a lot, there's a lot of xenophobia and I didn't felt very welcoming at work. A lot of jealousy at work.
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Vacation for a whole month, working remotely
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Work-life balance is not the best
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Pay sucks but the people are great. If you are willing to put in the work and find your way on to a great team you will truly benefit. However this can be hard when you start and it can feel that your success is the result of arbitrary staffing decisions.
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Un'esperienza che mi sta arricchendo sempre di più, nonostante le difficoltà di ogni giorno.
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Grande crescita professionale, opportunità di apprendimento e ambiente informale
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Poca apertura all'innovazione e Management non sempre adeguato
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Good place to work Good management Good people to work with Good exposue Worked there for nearly 4 years and dint have a single issue with the way the organisation was run
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I was based in PwC Operate. It is without a doubt the most stressful workplace I've experienced. The QC's have zero experience and they will never stand over the information they give you, you will end up doing a piece of work 2 or 3 times due to conflicting/incorrect information from the teams. Operate is not really part of PwC, it's an agency essentially and operate staff are very much not treated as part of the firm (no entitlement to benefits etc for the first year). The pay is very low but you can survive on brand recognition so that's ok I guess. Any staff with talent leave within the year and those that stay don't have any other options. Basically if your very early career with no experience then go for it until you can move on to somewhere else, if your experienced then there are a lot of better firms and options out there.
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You are expected to grind for a while without getting a lot taught. Getting information necessary to complete assignment varies on your relationship to your superiors.
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Recommended to Freshers only because of the brand name. Too much restrictions and intrusions to privacy in the name of policy. You'll be a slave to even the janitor of the US office, no matter what your designation is here.
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I love PwC the overall work ethic is extremely high and fast paced. The employees are focused yet fun to work with. Hard working yet enjoyable. It the best experience I have had thus far and such a blessing to be granted the opportunity to work at such an amazing firm.
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I started working at PWC KSDC from september. It was my first busy season here. Work culture was good and also the team members. Managers were friendly too.
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I worked till 2 or 3 am from 10 am everyday during the peak season. I sometimes had to skip meals or continue to work while eating. I didn’t get pay for my overtime work. Even when I did get paid, I got at most 2 hours of overtime pay each day. There is nothing the company concerns about you than money. Avoid if you don’t want to end up having multiple mental and physical illnesses due to extreme workload and stress.
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Culture is great, however coming in as an experienced hire I did not feel like there was a great emphasis on your skills versus campus hires. Technical skills are not very broad within the firm in my area of work and I did not feel as though there was much attention paid to my skillset and I did not feel as though I was being utilized to my full capacity by those who place you on projects. It is difficult to grow technical skills outside of offerings the firm provides through partnerships they have for pitching software to clients. Pay is virtually non negotiable and was placed at a level a campus hire with no experience reaches in 1 year while I had roughly 3.5/4 years of experience when I joined; no bonus was offered at my level unless you were a campus hire.
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Usually shifts are much longer than 8 hours, so be prepared to work all day and sometimes over the weekend. The workplace can be fun because most people are in their 20s and 30s, great place to learn.
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