At PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, 79 percent of employees say their workplace is great.



This review is based on 1075 employee surveys, with a 90% confidence level and a margin of error of ± 2.48. It was published on Sep 14, 2017. 40621 Visitors

What Employees Say

Management is honest and ethical in its business practices.
I'm proud to tell others I work here.
People here are willing to give extra to get the job done.
I am given the resources and equipment to do my job.
Management is competent at running the business.

What They Do

We asked PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP to explain what they do. Here is what they had to say.

PwC focuses on audit and assurance, tax and consulting services. We're a member of the PwC network of firms, which has firms in 157 countries with more than 223,000 people. We serve over 85% of the Fortune 500 in either audit or non-audit capacities. 

About this Company

Website: Industry: Professional Services
US Headquarters: New York, New York, 10017 US Sites: 90
Major Locations: Chicago, Illinois, 60606; Boston, Massachusetts, 02210; Tampa, Florida, 33607; McLean, Virginia, 22102 US Employees: 45,817
US Revenues: $14,327 million Worldwide Revenues: $35,896 million
Employees Worldwide: 223,000 Corporate Structure: Partnership; Private
Founded: 1865

Our first-ever sponsorship of the NYC Pride Parade this year is just one of the ways we celebrate inclusion, tolerance and diversity.

Perks and Programs

We asked PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP to share a few programs they feel really capture what's unique about their workplace. Here is what they had to say.

  • Student Loan Paydown benefit: PwC's Student Loan Paydown (SLP) Benefit provides eligible associates and senior associates with $100 per month ($1,200 per year) paid directly to their student loan servicer for up to six years, or until promotion to manager (whichever comes first). The SLP benefit can help eligible staff reduce their student loan principal and interest obligation by as much as $10,000 and shorten their loan payoff period by up to three years.
  • Parental Leave: Eligible new parents can choose, within the first year from birth or placement, between two different parental leave options: either a single six consecutive week block of paid time-off or a total of three weeks (15 days) of flexible paid time-off that can be used intermittently (e.g., in weeks or days). An additional two weeks is available to new parents with more than one new child on the same date, and/or an additional six weeks to staff who consider themselves to be the primary caregiver of a child newly placed for adoption or born via surrogate.
  • Time-off: Benefits eligible PwC staff below manager start with 15 vacation days per year increasing to 22 days after the second year. Managers and above accrue 22 vacation days the first year. PwC also offers an average of 8-10 designated national holidays, holiday shutdowns, a firmwide sabbatical program, leaves of absence, unlimited paid time off for firm-sponsored community service activities, and an unprescribed number of sick days. PwC's policy allows paid time off not just for one’s own illness or injury, but also to care for a sick child, parent, spouse, or domestic partner (same or different sex), or others as required by applicable law. Most of these benefits apply to staff who work at least 1,000 hours per year and a minimum of 20 hours per week.
  • Career Milestone Rewards: We recognize our people as their careers progress for their contributions and loyalty by milestone rewards. Through these rewards, PwC celebrates success and achievements with extraordinary opportunities for personal and professional growth. Each reward has been specifically tailored to suit the milestone it celebrates and takes into consideration what staff are likely to value most at that phase of their career. Newly promoted senior associates attend Discover, an acclaimed offsite leadership development experience program. Newly promoted managers receive a generous cash bonus and those promoted to senior manager/director are rewarded with a four-week sabbatical (3 weeks paid time off, 1 week vacation).
  • Real-time recognition: Our “real-time recognition” awards -- both monetary (values between $50 - $500) and non-monetary -- demonstrate the sincere appreciation for the many things staff do day-in and day-out, including highly exceptional discretionary effort and impact in providing internal and external client service that goes above and beyond the high expectations of their position. Real-time recognition provides a quick and easy way to say "thank you" in the moment via mobile app or desktop and empowers our managers and above staff with a monetary budget to also award other staff.
  • Be well, work well: We are focused on making PwC a sustainable place to work and we're delivering on this with Be well, work well. This evolution of our already great work in Flexibility will help our people prioritize well-being by maximizing their energy and making effective life choices as leaders. We're empowering our people and evolving our firm culture to one where our people can sustain optimal performance, increase productivity, quality and engagement.
  • Well-Being Rewards Program: PwC’s Well-Being Rewards Program offers financial incentives -- up to $475 each fiscal year -- for engaging in healthy and responsible behaviors and activities that ultimately may lead to improving long-term well-being. Participating is as simple as engaging in healthy and responsible behaviors, logging activities and redeeming points for a choice of over 350 gift cards -- or making a donation to a charity available through the program.
  • Year-round flex days: A full-time employee, who works 40 hours in any given week, in 4 days, can take the 5th day off that same week (does not apply to limited groups of employees in California and San Juan due to state laws).
  • Sabbaticals: Eligible staff may request a sabbatical of four to 16 weeks for extended community service, educational pursuits, travel or other personal priorities. After any accrued unused vacation balance is depleted, the firm will provide 20% of the employee’s regular base salary during sabbatical.
  • Wealthbuilder Retirement Plan: Eligible staff are automatically enrolled in the Retirement Wealth Builder Plan (Wealth Builder) on their date of hire. The Wealth Builder contribution is funded completely by PwC, and the contribution formula is linked to participants' job levels and in some cases, benefits service with the US firm. New hires also receive a one-time Wealth Builder bonus contribution to jump start their retirement savings.


$74,311 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Executive Assistant $67,456 Average salary and additional cash compensation for Associate
25% Match of employee’s 401(k)/403b contribution up to 6% of salary70% Company-paid health coverage for employees
70% Company-paid health coverage for dependents 70% Company-paid health coverage for part-timers
20 hours Weekly hours required for part-timers to receive health insurance $6,184 Average Tuition Reimbursement
$10,000 Maximum Tuition Reimbursement $7,200 Student loan debt repayment
Team PwC at the Washington National Airport with Indy Honor Flight, which transports veterans to Washington DC to visit their Memorials.


33 days Paid time off after one year of full-time employment Unlimited Paid sick days after one year of full-time employment
4 weeks Paid sabbatical after 5 year(s) of employment


  • Flexible schedule (95% use it)
  • Telecommute option (95% use it)
  • Job sharing (1% use it)
  • Compressed work weeks (70% use it)
  • Subsidized On- or Off-site Fitness
  • Onsite Amenities (PwC offers the following to all: PwC Perks which offers discounts on products/services; LifeWorks, our employee assistance program which provides counseling, referral services, and reference material in the areas of life, health, family, work and money; firm-paid cell phone plans. In addition, one or more offices offer the following: ATM on site bagels on Fridays free blood drives car wash clubs community service events convenience store on site discounted tickets for sporting events and other leisure activities drinks free dry cleaning fitness classes free flu shots hair salon intramural sports jeans every day leisure travel discounts mortgage assistance program notary services packaging/mailing services shoe shine services snacks during busy season free subsidized or free parking subsidized transportation Toastmasters valet parking Weight Watchers)


130 days Job-protected maternity leave (including FMLA/STD) 75 days Fully-paid maternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*
107 days Average length of maternity leave new mothers take130 days Job-protected paternity leave (including FMLA)
30 days Fully-paid paternity leave (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)*25 days Average length of paternity leave new fathers take
$6,000 Adoption benefit130 days Job-protected parental leave for adoptive parents (including FMLA)*
60 days Fully-paid parental leave for adoptive parents (does not include personal vacation or paid time off)
*Employees are not required to use all their personal paid time off before taking parental leave. All employees are eligible for parental leave benefits.


  • On-site or near-site backup childcare center
  • Childcare reimbursement during business travel
  • Lactation room(s)
  • Paid sick leave to care for a child or relative


  • Mental health care
  • Alternative treatments (such as acupuncture, homeopathy, or chiropractic)
  • Fertility treatments

Community and Environmental Impact

$98,296,033 Philanthropic donations in last year $5,063,748 Total company-matched employee donations in last year
Chief Purpose Office and Corporate Responsibility Leader Leads environmental impact team Self-Conducted Environmental impact audit
7 LEED certified building(s) Yes Sustainable commuting program
Yes Renewable energy program Yes Carbon offset program
Yes Recycling program


  • Chief Diversity Officer is responsible for the success of formal recruiting and retention diversity goals
  • Written policy prohibits discrimination based on (at a minimum) age, disability, race/ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender and sexual orientation
  • Formal programs (such as resource groups, mentorship, networking, or other affinity groups) support professional development for: Under-represented racial/ethnic minority groups; Women; Lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender employees; Disabled employees; Speakers of English as a second language; Employees reentering the workforce
  • 500 events a year connect employees with peers from different racial/ethnic, religious or country-of-origin identities
  • Non-birth parents in same-sex relationships can take parental leave
  • Medical care covers gender confirmation surgery

Workforce Diversity

Advisory colleagues finished the Army 10-miler despite rain and wind!


Team PwC in Cleveland rode for cancer research.

How to Get Hired

We asked PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.

What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?

At PwC, it starts with the individual. Our focus is on building and maintaining a culture where an individual can realize their full potential. Our staff bring diverse experiences, backgrounds and perspectives that shape the value they deliver and the personal meaning they find in their work. PwC's interview and screening process is based on our global career progression framework, the PwC Professional, which defines these characteristics across five key dimensions: whole leadership, business acumen, technical capabilities, global acumen and relationships. Our values and leadership framework provide a clear pathway for our way of working and allows individuals to progress as purpose-led and values-driven leaders. Successful candidates demonstrate each of the five dimensions mentioned above while having a deep interest in building trust in society and solving important problems and the ability to demonstrate the leadership skills required to meet the needs of our changing world.  

What can prospective employees do to get your attention?

The best way to connect with us is to join our talent community. We have a broad range of opportunities and some of our most successful hires have joined us by taking part in one of our recruiting events and/or programs. Potential job seekers can watch our firm’s recruiting videos, take a virtual office tour and learn more about the firm on our career site. Students majoring in accounting or other majors such as computer science, Management Information Systems (MIS), finance, economics and actuarial sciences and graduate programs, can seek out opportunities to meet PwC recruiters in person at a campus career fair or by participating in student events where the firm has a presence on campus.   

Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?

We are working to deliver products and services to our clients in new ways, with an emphasis on technology -- including machine-learning, artificial intelligence, data analytics and more. It's a business imperative that we develop processes, tools and methodologies to make better use of technology and data analytics as companies pivot toward a digital business model. In addition to accounting and business students, we are focused on recruiting individuals in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) fields and are creating new approaches to learning and development that will lead to a more tech-enabled workforce. We are focused on our people being equipped with the deep knowledge and consultative skills that our clients demand, the ability to derive data and insight from cutting-edge technology, and the opportunity to focus on work that brings satisfaction and accelerated growth.

What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?

PwC can be found at conferences and diversity recruiting events (e.g., National Association of Black Accountants (NABA), Association of Latino Professionals in Finance and Accounting (ALPFA) and Ascend, association of Pan-Asian business leaders). We’re also dedicated to attracting, retaining and developing veterans and individuals with disabilities. We engage our own military talent who join forces with our recruiters and connect with the military community through events, outreach and their own networks.   Students can meet PwC recruiters at campus career fairs and by participating in student events where we has a presence. PwC also hosts Challenge, a case competition held on campuses across the country that models real-world business scenarios. We actively encourage all job seekers to join our Talent Network.  To learn more about the rewarding work our professionals perform, our ongoing diversity efforts and overall culture follow @PwC_US_Careers on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, Google+ and Snapchat.   

hiring Outlook

14,123 Forecasted positions to fill in coming year 1% Job Growth
6 Average applicants per opening 289,508 Total job applicants
42% New hires by employee referrals 22% Openings filled by current employees
4,921 Recent graduates hired 21% Voluntary turnover for full-time employees
25% Voluntary turnover for part-time employees
* All figures refer to 12-month period prior to reporting, unless otherwise noted.

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