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Anonymous shared this review of PwC, United States on Dec 18th, 2020
"Work like a single male and you'd make it. They will definitely work you to death."
Anonymous shared this review of PwC, United States on Dec 16th, 2020
"There are ample opportunities for growth and development across the firm."
Anonymous shared this review of PwC, New Zealand on Dec 14th, 2020
"It's good for the beginning of your career, but it is difficult for a woman to make Partner from within. There have been several female Directors and Partners brought in from the outside, notably the head of Tech Consulting and in MC Healthcare, but there is little chance to have a long career here and work your way up. "
Anonymous shared this review of PwC, India on Sep 8th, 2020
"- Expected to work over the weekends. Top Management in consulting (customer) is from outsourcing industry hence expectations are to work every weekend. - The partner is a bully. So is his team of directors and cronies who are into favoritism - No respect for managers and below. Rude behaviour with expletives given as a formal feedback. - People quitting every 3rd week. Seen female colleagues quitting more due to 'not-so-nice' behavior ironically by a lady boss."
Anonymous shared this review of PwC, United States on Aug 12th, 2020
"Depending on the group, there’s very few woman in leadership roles. Not having anyone set an example beyond a senior associate makes it difficult to imagine staying much longer beyond that. "
Anonymous shared this review of PwC, United States on Oct 21st, 2019
"PwC allows you to customize your schedule based on your personal and professional priorities. As long as you are able to get your work done timely, there is a lot of flexibility to work remotely and flex hours throughout the week. "
"Really generous maternity leave and several options for flexible work arrangements including work from home (100% or some days per week) as well as reduced work hours/PT, possible across all job titles all the way up to Partner. If you are well-ranked and valued the firm will do what they need to do to keep you."
"A little bit of a boy's club vibe, but most people are great."
Anonymous shared this review of PwC, United States on Sep 11th, 2019
"The overall management of the organization is poor. They do not listen to staff are all talk. HR does not support the staff and is too close (i.e. friends) with management. Therefore, they will protect them regardless of how unethical they behave. Staff can be over worked and management has a tendency to place unrealistic goals on them."
Anonymous shared this review of PwC, United States on Aug 23rd, 2019
"It is a great company to meet incredibly driven individuals but over time you come to realize that people it is not a meritocratic system but rather a game of big-company politics and bureaucracy. This contributes to a toxic culture. "
Anonymous shared this review of PwC, United States on Jul 10th, 2019
"Great organization with an awesome culture. Flexibility is fantastic and perfect for balancing life outside of work. "
Anonymous shared this review of PwC, United States on Jun 25th, 2019
"Be strong, don't show vulnerability, fight for yourself as no one will fight for you. "
"This firm has more women in leadership positions that any firm I've worked with before and the focus on equality within diversity and inclusion outpaces anything I've ever been exposed to."
"PwC is aggressive about implementing policies that encourage equality, inclusion, and diversity in the workplace. The tone is strong at the top and you can see it being carried out by their employees almost daily. It's not perfect by any means, but they have made a lot of progress in areas that a lot of companies haven't even began to think about (especially in the Finance/Client Service industries.) "
"PwC culture is about embracing change, as a woman at the firm it is important to continue to break barriers and push conversations. "
"PwC is a great place to work for women - the people are very caring about you as an individual and accommodating to needs. As long as you can get the job done and clearly communicate, you have ownership on how. "
"Flexibility Personalization Acting on Be Well, Work Well Retention Fulfilling Opportunities to change careers"
"PwC offers opportunities that I haven't seen with other employers. The firm encourages growth which may not necessarily mean a promotion. Yet, you are offered opportunities to work on a variety of projects, increase your technology skills and collaborate with different teams. As a result, you're expanding your network and developing critical skills."
"PwC provides tremendous benefits to new parents and we also recognize the need for formal Flexible Work Arrangements which offer a creative way to provide high-quality service while enjoying additional personal freedom."
"The policies from leadership are all heading in a great direction - I'm proud to work for a firm that is on the right side of history. Most teams you would work with embody that policy and truly believe in many of the good policies the firm has put into place. Talk doesn't work without action to back it up, and PwC has made it their priority to encourage action."
"PwC invests in it's people. There developmental opportunities for everyone and you are encouraged to make the most out of your experience no matter who you are."
"PwC does not just talk about Diversity & Inclusion but actually practices it daily!"
"Create a network of fellow women to build a support system, and seek out male mentors who can champion you"
"Generous PTO, week off at Christmas and Fourth of July but not enough to balance out the hours worked. Compensation needs to be higher too"
"PwC Offers great flexibility when the role allows. I personally get the opportunity to work remote and fix my schedule. As a grandma raising a grandchild we are back in Kindergarten. I could never do this without the support and flexibility my employers affords me! :)"
"Fantastic family friendly policies, flexible work arrangements, supportive leaders and a culture of kindness "
"There are lots of opportunities for you to grow your career. "
Anonymous shared this review of PwC, United States on May 15th, 2019
"I love the different affinity groups within PwC where I have been able to build my network and meet other women who have turned into mentors."
Anonymous shared this review of PwC, Spain on Apr 10th, 2019
"Very small company, run by men and nearly all the employees are male. Little interest in improving conditions or providing benefits. "
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Mar 12th, 2019
"Undeniable some differences in subcultures across the firm, but within Advisory, it's been welcoming towards women and women from underrepresented groups. Also have dedicated career / leadership experience programs specifically for different underrepresented groups."
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Mar 5th, 2019
"Stress importance of work-life balance; however, in my role, we are expected to be available outside of traditional business hours regularly. I find that I often work long days supporting people across multiple time zones."
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Feb 28th, 2019
"You will always have to fight hard for your opportunities. Make sure you are prepared for that"
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Jan 22nd, 2019
"Great for those who are ambitious and good at self-promotion , as in all professional service firms. PwC is really sincerely trying to do the right thing "
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Jan 18th, 2019
"Apply and show your personality during the interview. Show your leadership, listening skills and tell your story with confidence. "
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Oct 12th, 2018
"This is a great place to grow your career, but tough to start a family."
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Aug 22nd, 2018
"Great company, hard workers. Hours and travel can be extensive."
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Aug 20th, 2018
"Good equal level of opportunities for men and women and even positive discrimination"
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Aug 13th, 2018
"Its a great place to work and I would highly encourage other women thinking of building a family to consider PwC."
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Aug 8th, 2018
"It can be a really great place to work if you have a strong mentor who believes in the firm's policies. "
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Jul 30th, 2018
"PwC is a great place to work where your thoughts and opinions are valued and accepted. Additionally, the firm values your priorities outside of work and is determined to support those through flexibility. "
"Finally, a company that gives you the room you need to grow with just the right amount of guidance and flexibility for the working mom!"
"Your career is what you make of it! Work hard and earn the respect, compensation and promotions."
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Jun 8th, 2018
"Get ready to work! Advocate for yourself and build a squad to advocate for you. Also, there are many men in leadership positions who come from much more gender stereotype cultures and countries, be upfront about your goals, desires and make sure they are operating within PwC’s values. Oh, and there are so many male leaders with stay at home wives/mothers. There is nothing wrong with a stay at home wife/mother, allowing them to work whenever, wherever. Remember to discuss your boundaries. Lastly, bring your whole self to work."
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Jun 1st, 2018
"PwC cares about its employees, the benefits and flexibility are great for a professional services firm."
"You can be the parent AND the employee you want to be at PwC! You have to own your time and choose wisely how you spend it. I surely don't work a strict 9-5pm job, but they pay me for the job not the hours - so, I get my job done and "Mom" at random times too. "
"I am proud to work at PwC because they regularly prove they are leader in business when it comes to prioritizing Diversity & Inclusion. PwC makes decisions and improvements to their culture because it is the right thing to do, not because it is what everyone else is doing. "
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on May 28th, 2018
"There is wonderful flexibility and great policies to be a working mom."
"Taking control of your career early on allows you to accomplish as many goals as possible."
"There are a lot of advancement/promotion opportunities at PwC. I've seen women on part-time schedules or recently back from maternity leave receive leadership position promotions, It's very encouraging! "
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on May 17th, 2018
"I continue to be amazed by the level of support that PwC provides to us and our families and the causes that mean the most to us in the community too as a great place to work."
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on May 9th, 2018
"Great maternity leave policy - one of the best I've seen. I felt like flexibility depended on who you worked for. "
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on May 8th, 2018
"It is very male-centric and an overall boys club. If you can get past that, then it can be an enjoyable place to work on occasion."
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on May 2nd, 2018
"This is a great place to work. I saw many women in leadership positions and the environment was friendly and welcoming. "
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Apr 20th, 2018
"Great place to work - flexibility is tremendous and employer cares about its people's development. "
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Apr 17th, 2018
"Promising though challenging at the manager level and above to get on the Partner track. "
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Apr 13th, 2018
"There are many options but not quite as many role models for no -traditional career paths. Getting better and there is real commitment to making change happen. "
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Apr 11th, 2018
"The examples of women in positions above us aren't very women-friendly. We've been told that if the example that we want isn't there, then you have to create it yourself, leaving the impression that you'll have to go it alone and won't be supported."
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Mar 10th, 2018
"Speak your truth knowing that you are truly able to gain needed support even in difficult times."
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Feb 2nd, 2018
"Men and women are treated equally in terms of development opportunities but work life balance policies may not be developed enough"
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Jan 24th, 2018
"If you have a family and want to work in assurance this isn't the employer for you. Unfortunately this industry doesn't allow the flexibility to manage both while being in a senior positon at a big 4 accoutning firm. "
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Dec 22nd, 2017
"Great company focused on diversity. Work/life balance is still not there but they are trying to improve. "
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Dec 10th, 2017
"Try your best. It depends on your skill, age, race etc."
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Nov 16th, 2017
"PwC is very supportive of women in the workplace, working parents and is committed to the development of women in leadership roles alongside broad diversity and inclusion efforts."
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Nov 8th, 2017
"They are very supportive. A great place to work for women."
"Culture varries by group level of support / possibility for promotion. Assurance very different than advisory"
"Flexibility for working moms is why we stay here at PwC"
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Oct 11th, 2017
"I think this is a good place to work for women in terms of flexibility and culture. There are many working moms at the firm and that includes mothers in leadership positions. Do keep in mind, that at the end of the day, this is a top-performing, professional services firm and you need to be willing to work hard and continually seek out growth opportunities. It is a dynamic and challenging place to work, which is why the flexibility they offer is so important. "
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Sep 21st, 2017
"If you are a caucasian women I believe you will do well in this firm. The firm does promote more flexible work schedules when necessary. The firm also has a very good maternity and paternity leave. However, if you are a woman from a different ethnicity I would be more cautious "
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Sep 13th, 2017
"Allows all of our people to achieve my personal and professional goals."
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Sep 11th, 2017
"For women who want to be moms and are moms the policies and benefits are exceptional. "
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Aug 20th, 2017
"Not too many women in higher positions but working towards better equality"
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Aug 6th, 2017
"Great for working moms. Lots of roles allow you to work remote. "
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Jul 5th, 2017
"FLexible work hours and work life balance is a plus. Telecommuting "
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Jul 2nd, 2017
"To be clear about what she wants and where she wants to reach. Finding the right sponsor and mentor is key to climb the ladder. I have worked at PwC in many different countries but the Middle East with Arabic and British partners is really a weak place for a non-British/non-Arab women."
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Jun 22nd, 2017
"It's a management consulting firm, so they have their issues."
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on May 16th, 2017
"Great company to work for. In my experience, very limited exposure to senior female leadership. "
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Apr 18th, 2017
"Solid benefits and flex time to have a family & career."
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Apr 11th, 2017
"Flexibility provided is tremendous and well supported within the firm."
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Apr 6th, 2017
"Having a flex schedule allows me as a working mom to work from home or have a schedule to accomodate my needs as long as I get my work done. "
"Great on flexiblity, leadership opportunities and career growth. This employer is very focused on enpowering you to do the work you need to do without micromanaging. "
"To maintain the flexibility that you want you must speak up. They are willing to work with you."
"Yes, I would encourage other women to consider working at PwC. "
"PwC is fair to women and I have never questionned their fairness."
"It is a great place for women with famlies to work!"
"PwC has great initiatitives that make it a great place to work."
"I feel like my employer really tries hard to create an inclusive environment in all departments. Inclusive of all races, backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, religions... I feel like all perspectives of life are accepted here and conversations become more comfortable in this area - diversity."
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Jan 24th, 2017
"PwC has consistently been focused on extending flexibility for working women, whether it's the option for telecommuting and working from home part or full-time, flexible work hours, extended leave with peer support at work for mothers transitioning into the workforce, working mom mentors, etc."
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Jan 12th, 2017
"PwC is very political, but has good benefits for working parents and a comparable healthcare package to industry standards"
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Dec 14th, 2016
"workload is very stressful. Most Risk Assurance leadership women do not have families."
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Dec 6th, 2016
" Long hours expected making it hard to have a family. High concentration of women at bottom while mostly men in key leadership positions"
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Nov 2nd, 2016
"There is tremendous effort in the firm to encourage work-life balance or greater flexibility"
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Oct 26th, 2016
"At PwC, you will be asked to work hard, long hours. I truly believe that the rewards of being at PwC far outweigh the negatives of a hefty workload. PwC Technology Consulting teams specifically are making drastic moves in order to get more senior female leadership. "
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Oct 14th, 2016
"In consulting at PwC, as is the case with consulting anywhere, its key to find the right team/group whose subject matter and broader values align with your own. "
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Oct 5th, 2016
"The parental leave policy is great, but certain male leaders seem to resent people who take advantage of parental leave (both men and women). If you're a man, you'll be discouraged from taking the full 6 weeks, and if you're a woman they'll downgrade your role on an engagement to something less meaningful (essentially "mommy-tracking" you). Note that I've only seen this in the NY office, and PwC is obviously a big place."
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Sep 27th, 2016
"It's easy to have flexible time if you're comfortable speaking up. "
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Sep 20th, 2016
"No company is perfect, but this is the first I've seen that is proactive about bringing diversity and inclusion front and center. I'm continuously impressed by measures leadership takes to drive conversations AND impact. "
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Aug 29th, 2016
"PwC attracts talent in the market for lateral hires stating that they seek disruption and diversity. Ultimately they don't want to change. They're just a group of 40-50 year old white males selling work to their mates. They promote women to meet KPIs but miss the point with no real understanding of the benefits of diversity. "
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Aug 16th, 2016
"One of the most female friendly, diverse organisations I have worked with. While some areas are better than others they take an activist approach to push equality. "
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Jul 31st, 2016
"They are quick to promote men. Women are seen in senior levels, however the diversity in culture stops short. Obviously certain cultures stand out as the front face of the office. If your skin color does not match the more senior level staff you will be overlooked regardless of how hard you work at your job. Vacations are great IF you can fit them in. They do offer full comprehensive benefits. Flexibility is offered but inconsistent amongst teams. And if you do not have children be prepared to dedicate a lot of hours towards your work as other team members will look to you for coverage of you don't. "
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Jul 26th, 2016
"Look at the office. I've worked at one that was fantastic and one that was terrible for - well, everyone - but especially women. "
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Jul 22nd, 2016
"I don't think that you have to be a man to get ahead there, but you have to find a leader who is friendly to families. The corporate policies are extremely family friendly, and the tax and audit practices have very predictable hours and busy times. In consulting, partners have a lot of leeway to run their practices as they see fit. If you're going to be there in a consulting role, each industry and functional practice has different expectations about travel and hours, and you need to find a group that suits your family's needs."
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Jul 7th, 2016
"Difficult to move up the ladder and have a family. Only women with work life balance do internal work not client facing."
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Jul 6th, 2016
"As a student intern, I can already tell that this firm really values its employees of all genders, races, sexualities, ages and backgrounds. PwC works hard to show a variety of different paths to success and accomadate the needs of its workers with all different lifestyles. It provides a strong community of mentors of all different background. You can see the commitment to diversity in the U.S. leadership team and in every level of the organization from there down. I am happy to work with them."
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Jun 9th, 2016
"Great maternity leave, generour PTO, 12 weeks paid maternity leave."
"Good employer if you make a case for yourself and stand out. "
"Depending on the group you are in, your life might be great. In certain groups/markets, the work hours are insane."
"Maternity and working parent policies are very good; the negatives of the job are industry standard (long hours, busy seasons, juggling clients, etc.)"
Anonymous shared this review of PwC on Mar 31st, 2016
"Negotiate your salary before you start!"
"Working at PwC for 5 years, there was an immense amount of flexibility that came with the role as you worked your way up through the ranks. I think this works well for women who have commitments outside of work, and need to be in other places throughout the day."
"Everyone seems to be treated fairly; proportion of women much greater at lower levels."
"The flexibility offered by PwC is second to none. I have two kids and lead a very large national team. I have always felt that I could take the time I needed to be with my kids while at the same time, I have felt fulfilled and appreciated at work."
"PwC has incredible maternity benefits and offers plenty of opportunity for flexible work. I have been with the firm for 16 years - relocated 4 times for personal reasons, now have had three children, and work from home. There are multiple career paths for success, depending on your interests, etc. At one stage of my life I wanted to travel internationally - and PwC provided me with the opportunity. Now, I want to stay close to home and I'm also able to manage a successful career. I wouldn't consider leaving."
"It is a great company for women who are looking to grow in their careers. The Firm is committed to an inclusive work environment and are continuing to help break the glass ceiling for women in leadership."
"The maternity leave is great. They give you 12 weeks paid...but you can also add on any accrued vacation time too. I ended up using the 12 weeks maternity leave, and also 4 weeks of my vacation time. The awesome thing was that, while i was on leave, i was still accruing more vacation time so I did not have to feel guilty about using it all up while on my leave. I knew i would still have more left over once I returned from my leave."
"I've worked here for more than 5 years and I've experienced incredible flexibility and support from my colleagues. I work a reduced schedule at 60% (3 days a week) to allow the type of work / family balance I desire and I am able to work from home on a virtual team. Working for such a large firm has its advantages because there are so many avenues you can explore."
"I have worked here for two years. This was my first job out of college. I definitely feel like it is an environment where my opinions, ideas, and work are valued. I do not feel like there is any "boys club." Men do outnumber women in the Partner position. However, there are still many female partners and much of management is female. If the job interests you I believe this is a great company to work for as a woman."
"Great maternity leave and flexible working schedule (i.e. you are encouraged to work from home 2 days a week)"
"great company for maternity/paternity and flex work arrangements."
"Long hours with flexibility"
"Very male oriented. Difficult to move up."
"The company is great if you get in with the right group of people. Most female managers and directors don't have kids and they don't really get the responsibilities that come with having a family."
"I worked here for 7 years through Manager. While the Company does have great policies regarding maternity leave, I think people are more challenged by balancing work with ongoing child care responsibilities after the maternity leave time. Client service will always come first and often at the cost of trying to manage any other personal responsibilities, including child care. The competition both within the organization for promotion and for clients makes any individual flexibility plan difficult to maintain."
"The flexibility and maternity leave are great, but if you take the time, be prepared to pay with your career progression. Also, unless you are a partner, the flexibility can be somewhat of an illusion. I worked there for almost 8 years and after coming back from maternity leave it was hard to take time for my family and feel like it was accepted. There is definitely harsh judgment from male and sometimes even female colleagues if the full maternity leave is taken."
"Mid-level women have frequent discussions around balancing family obligations and the hours commitment. And the longer you are with the firm, the more you feel the "boys club" atmosphere. However, the firm does have dialogue and seems to make an effort to bridge the gap."
"I have worked with PwC for one year & I think it is a great place for women overall. In my department, there is a solid mix of men to women."
"I've worked at 3 of the Big 4 accounting firms and the "Old Boy" network and sexism was worse here than anywhere. The pack mentality among the men on the large project I was placed on was so bad that it was notorious throughout the entire division and women left it in droves. HR turned a blind eye and fired one associate who spoke up about it. Ethics investigations always sided with the company (they almost always do) but most people just kept their mouths shut and tried to get on other projects. When I asked to be removed, my male "coach" told me I should suck it up because I was new to the company and didn't want to get a reputation as "high maintenance." Ultimately, the manger on the project was verbally abusive and violated a few federal labor laws in the process. I insisted on being removed at which time my "coach" told me I was going to get "dinged" in my annual review for refusing to put up with verbal abuse at a client site. I resigned. Most times I've shared my experience with others in the Big 4 HR community, their response is "Oh, PWC is famous for that." They put on a fantastic show during the interview process and on-boarding was well done and very progressive with all the right touches, but the reality in the office was circa 1950. Oh, another charming side note: one of the partners in our group asked and HR manager to "show us your t*ts" at an after work dinner and most dinners with my group were like being inside a frat house and of course you were expected to "prove" what a good-natured, "cool" girl you were by going along with it all."
"Good place to start a career."
"I've worked here 5 years. While there are a number of women in the workforce, there are no women partners in this market and I often see them sacrificing their family time for work. In addition, some women seem set on "breaking" other womens' spirits in the office. I've been told I need to be broken down and built back up, I've been mocked for having Celiac Disease (told it was comparable to pollen allergies), and told my personal life was not as important as others because I am unmarried and without children."
"I've only been here under a year. So far so good."
"Great place if you don't mind long days, travel, and lots of internal work on top of client work."
"Women are treated fairly, and there are women's networking circles to help other women. However, these circles often exclude admin people."
"PwC is a great place to advance your career, learn leadership skills, etc. Within the the advisory/consulting role, there is A LOT of travel and you will work a lot of hours. I have never felt discriminated against, PwC respects and admires women colleagues. However, work life balance could be better."
"Flexibility is fantastic here, but career advancement in non line businesses, which tend to skew more female than male, is difficult and more limited. While there is paid maternity leave, some managers hold maternity leave against you when it comes to calculating bonuses and ratings."
"Currently I am the only female working in the security division at my office, as well as the youngest staff member. Also in all the projects I've been staffed on, I've been the only or one-of-three females. But all my managers and co-workers treat me with respect and recognize that I am equally as capable to do the same work. The way you get treated is based on the quality of work that you do, not gender."
"Worked here for 7+ years. Flexibility is great but hours are long."
"Office culture varies widely from city to city. Flexibility and hours really depends on your office, job assignments and immediate coworkers."
"If you are in consulting/advisory, then there is definitely travel involved which can or cannot be flexible depending on the client need and team you are working with. This is true for both men and female."
"They do offer good benefits to working mothers. They have mother's rooms on site."
"Don't expect great pay and if you want to get promoted, make sure you are visible when it is busy season. However, PwC walks the walk when it comes to flexibility and work life balance and the benefits are wonderful. There is no prescribed amount of sick time/days and sick time is for yourself OR caring for an ill family member. Also, sick time covers ANY doctor appointment (they do request that you try to get an early morning or late afternoon appointment, but no one has ever said anything when I can only get a mid-day appointment). I don't have children, women that do have children love the benefit of this policy as it allows them to care for family and still contribute."
"I've worked here for over a year and a half and there are many successful women here. I feel that as a woman, I can network with both my female and male colleagues. My practice is led by a woman who has both a career and family life, which proves to me that there are opportunities of growth in the firm, whereas it may have been difficult in other fields."
"There is a bit of a boys club feel here (e.g., partners take male staff out to strip clubs...). The official firm stance is clearly supportive but this does not always play out in day to day life."
"I see a lot of women in upper leadership roles and mobility within the company doesn't seem to be restricted by sex, that being said - having taken maternity leave twice with this company, taking 25% of the year off (or more if you take unpaid leave) can set you back a bit in terms of returning to the workplace and re-establishing your place amongst your peers and re-building relationships. Now that men can take 6 weeks off for paternal leave, hopefully that balances out some."
"Wonderful organization that treats its people right. If you are good to the Firm, the Firm is good to you. I have never felt held back because I am a woman."
"I stay because of the flexibility, but I do have to sacrifice quite a lot of my career for it."
"I've been here over a year & expected a promotion however, in the male dominated technical field there are many barriers to women in mindset, expectation & style/culture."
"I have been with this organization my entire career. There is a high turnover in public accounting so I have worked with many colleagues. I truly believe that your experience in this company will differ drastically depending on which group you are in and which specific partner you are working for. I wish there was more consistency here."
"You will work many hours but it is flexible depending on your clients / projects; many opportunities for advancement; entrepreneurial environment; good community for women; work culture varies slightly by your office / city but overall a vast network and strong work ethic"
"The organization recognizes that there are inherent gender issues in our society and our company. They are creating initiatives around mentorship and bringing awareness to the gender imbalance currently in existence. Various organizations like Women In Technology, Women's Advisory Network, etc are starting to pop up more. That being said, the number of women partners globally is only 18%. However, at least in the US, that is starting to change. The last partner admission class had 25% women - a long way from equal but it is at least at a steady climb."
"PwC is constantly working to improve the experiences of women. Flexibility initiatives allow for more personalized schedules but since the firm is being flexible for you (unlimited sick days, working from home, shifting schedule early or late), you are also expected to be flexible to the firm (long hours/weekends when needed)."
"This company allows telecommunication and flexible hours, you work when you are ready,as long as you get the job done. With all of that flexibility, if you have young kids, you have the time to take them to daycare, have the time to prepare quick meal before heading to work, or save yourself a trip to the office in the rush hours. Also, they support nursing mothers with either Sanity or Mother's room for your pumping need while you are away from your little ones. To me, the environment of this company is so nice. I really wish I could be a permanent employee with them."
"It is flexible for internal staff if you have child care issues. Doctor appointment for both parent and child fall under sick time. Unlimited sick time (unless you abuse it - then you need doctor's note). Great vacation plan."
"I've worked at PwC for over 20 years and have 2 teenage children. When they were younger, I was on a flexible arrangement where I worked 4 days a week- in the office 3 days, from home 1. Great programs and the firm offers a ton of flexibility. In order to make partner, you have to be willing to relocate and work even more than is typical. Being unwilling to move or taking advantages of the flexible arrangements may hinder you from becoming a partner."