• Hiring for Advisory(FAS and Consulting) and Internal Firm Services (IFS)
• PAN India SPOC for Forensic and Consulting hiring
• Provide ongoing support to all business units
• Ensure Recruitment Process is understood, agreed and followed by all BU Heads
• Streamline and fine tune Resourcing Processes
• Ensure SLAs are in place for all recruitment processes
• Interviewing candidates to gauge their technical competence and interest in PwC and positioning PwC as a good career opportunity
• Collating feedback of various technical and non-technical interviews
• Analysis of hiring pattern & quality parameters like diversity, source, industry mix, cost analysis, seen to selection ratio, etc.
• Working closely with the business partner staffing in understanding the challenges and candidate fitment process
• Processing the invoices of staffing business partner with finance team
• Ensure compliance of company policies/ systems from hiring perspective
• Understand the future forecasts and accordingly setting up right expectations with business and the team
• Identifying the Designation, Role and Salary fitment with candidates during HR interviews
• Responsible for the recruitment database management
• Strategize hiring for support functions
• Manage the alternate channels of hiring like headhunting, networking sites and blogs
• Updating profiles that come from various sources into the common database
• Designed and implemented initiates like:
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PwC provides a rich learning platform with abundant scope for career growth and development
At PwC, every employee gets the opportunity to excel at her/ his field of job profile.
A typical day at work involves attending to client calls, working on client deliverables and also working for practice development. I have got the opportunity to manage the entire project life-cycle starting from developing the proposal document, managing the project economics and even delivering on the project deliverables. The exposure to handling client projects as well as managing internal requirements within PwC has nurtured my knowledge and my ability to multitask at a given period of time. PwC provides a great learning platform to upscale one's skillsets. The knowledge transfer from colleagues and the senior management team has been immensely beneficial in handling difficult client situations. This has honed my skills in handling difficult clients which I would typically consider as the hardest part of my job. The most enjoyable part of my consulting career in PwC has been travelling to new places for client visits which gives me ample opportunity to explore different places.
I am not entirely sure in what aspects you want to know it is okay but it is more than OK in several aspects. I worked for PwC India (Not SDC) but I can share some reasons why SDC is as good as any reputed IT job.
Brand - The biggest of all. PwC is a global brand and part of Big4. You would know that by now I am sure. It will be a good thing to have on CV.
Type of work - While SDC is predominantly technical organization unlike PwC India, you definitely get to work with global workforce of PwC and clients who are techno-functional/functional too. Your roles in early years may be limited to technical roles if you are fresher. Otherwise, you have ample amount of opportunities to grow into a career/role you want to be in.
Prospects - Working in SDC provides opportunities to go abroad, work with global teams and gain great experience which will be useful in moving to similar firms/roles down the line. Also, being part of Big4 company makes it easier to move to any other Big4 company due to the similarities among them in terms of clients, structure, type of work etc.
Infrastructure - At least in Kolkata, they have good facilities in terms of office infrastructure, transport etc.
An ideal corporate.
Long working hours.
Employee satisfaction, care and support.
World class work delivered.
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Extremely employee friendly and an efficient workplace
1) The work days involved tremendous interaction with colleagues and clients and had a mix of fun and pressure.
2) Every day gave me an oppurtunity to learn.I learnt the following:
a) To meet deadlines without compromising on the quality of deliverable
b) To communiate and handle high profile clients
c) To play the role of a team leader and manage the assignments single handedly
d) To appy the theoretical knowledge into pratical field in every situation
3) I had an excellent team manager and my colleagues and seniors were very supportive and always encouraged me to learn new things and perform the work with innovation but without compromising on the PWC quality and standards
4)I did not find anything hard as I always had the inclination to face challenges and learn new things.Moreover my manager was my coach who always guided me when needed.
5)The most enjoyable part of the job for me was interating with the ckients and also travelling extensively.
Ah it used to be such fun, learning at the same time earning! I shall always cherish my stint in PwC.
Ah it used to be such fun, learning at the same time earning! I shall always cherish my stint in PwC. When its work, its work, no play or fun. And when its play or fun, then no work. Simple - that is it!
An individual's overall growth is very well taken care of. The reason why I quit them was that I am not a CA. The secretary's contributions always remain in the background. A great place to work and learn a number of things, warehouse auditing, how it works, mergers & acquisitions, how it works, what are tertiary services, legal work, opinions - how they are drafted, how to use caveats in different contexts..all these things have helped me tremendously and really bolstered my self-confidence which has helped me in subsequent jobs, both in India and in abroad.
ProsTime Sheets, no messing, no hanky-panky, extra for extra work
ConsAt the behest of the Boss, good in some ways, not so good in other ways !!
A typical day starts with checking the mails as there are international clients that I deal with. After chalking out the to-do list after consulting the client and my team leader, I get on to work. As the team-members are of similar age, we get to learn tons while having fun. What I have learned in the job-role is how important are the IT security and controls against every module in big organizations.I have learnt to work on asset-registers, risk treatment plans, SAP, Microsoft Excel, research and presentations for clients, how to take trainigs, give presentations,etc. Other than these, my workplace has helped me imbibe a lot of soft skills when it comes to interacting with clients or your team-members. The hardest part of my job would be to balance my personal life and work together as it was my first job ever. The fact that I had so many understanding and always helpful colleagues helped me enjoy my job the most!
I earned my first working experience over here, an India based CA firm viz; RSM & Co., which was eventually taken over by PwC.
As a firm engaged in chartered accounting jobs, it was a professional organization providing open office environment.
Usually my day begin with a to do list, prepared previous day while leaving office and considering overall weekly/monthly plans, which are eventually having a direct reference to project plan.
Learned team management, client relations, meeting quality delivery standards and on schedule.
As a manager I am more approachable, open for brilliant ideas and recognize value addition from all colleagues
Its team that matters, irrespective of age, religion, nationality, in a office environment.
No part of the job is hard enough to dilute my spirit of delivering.
Achieving smart results is most enjoyable, since it involves contribution from all
PricewaterhouseCoopers Pvt Ltd is an accounting and auditing firm but also involved in software development. Its a very good organisation for the chartered accountants (fresh and experienced) and also for the software development engineers. Unlike other Big-4 firms, PwC Pvt Ltd acts an independent organisations (i.e, there is no subsiidiary-holding company relationship) and hence there is a sense of providing professional services even to other network offices located anywhere in the world. Its a great learning experience at PwC where one can meet industry stalwarts and learn the business processes in-hand. The challenging part is always to live up to the expectations of the management and clients but it is equally enjoyable.
ProsGood organisation for CAs and software engineers
ConsNot a con(s) of the firm but can involve non-CAs into higher managerial roles.
PwC is a culturally diverse firm and acknowledges and celebrates all walks of life. A typical day is usually very busy with a variety of Client work that needs to be done. I've learned so much about corporate tax services, audit and all the intricate pieces to make the bigger picture work so that we guarantee the utmost professional service to our Clients. I enjoyed working with a hard working team that prides itself on continuous self improvement, personal brand, dedication, passion and commitment.
Prosou are made an integral part of the project from the beginning, irrespective of your designation, Great culture, Fast track growth opportunities, Merit driven
ConsCompensation is an issue, There is very limited interaction to the teams outside the continent. That limits the exposure
I am a Persoanl Assistant to a Partner, 2 Directors 3 Senior Managers, HR Manager and assist HR and Tax Team
I really enjoy my role at PwC as it is varied due to the fact I look after Partners/directors from different lines of service this incorporates me being involved in many aspects of the business, from designing client proposals to assisting with the HR processes such as Pay review,staff moderation and onboarding procedures of new staff. I am a coach to the other secretaries bringing then up to speed with word, formatting and branding documents and I feel a very valued member of staff. I enjoy working as a team to get things completed accurately and on a timely basis.
My day to day role varies considerable I am at present the P.A. to the People Partner, The Assurance Director, The Tax Director and three additional senior managers and the HR Manager including administrative and secretarial duties for the HR team and the Tax team.
This includes providing proactive diary management, with complete control of the Partner/Directors and the three managers diaries on a day to day basis, organising travel and hotels both domestic and international, including detailed itineraries when appropriate. I arrange meetings and conference calls including inviting attendees, booking rooms and catering as necessary. I enter their timesheets and expenses on a weekly basis, producing WIP reports for the Tax team on request, I assist with producing client bills and cover letters to send out to the client, and I produce the Tax Letter of Engagements. I also assist with with client powerpoin
ProsThe people I work with is a plus as they are a great team and its always a joy to come to work.
ConsThe benefit package is not great only Managers and above get bonuses and no health cover
It seems that whoever is in charge of procuring clients for PwC's market research division is unable to do so effectively. For this reason, you can be sent home with no notice at any time despite doing a good job. A recent project finished in December and workers were told to be available for a new one in Mid-January, this new project has now been pushed back with no new start date and January is looking very unlikely. Communication is terrible. Often workers will have to email or call several times and still not receive a straight answer regarding their shifts or status with PwC. Workers are breadcrumbed by management, told that something will be starting 'soon' so that they will stay with PwC. Workers are not valued because we are temps and it's perceived that there will always be temp workers available, so loyalty is not rewarded. Similarly, productivity is not rewarded. When workers do a good job on a project, delivering it within budget and ahead of time, their reward is to be sent home. Meaning that by working effectively, you are essentially putting yourself out of work! Some workplaces offer their staff bonuses for good performance, or perhaps some free pizza or just a well done, but not PwC. Unlike other departments at PwC, this role is minimum wage and when there is no project on workers are not paid. It's not clear why this department of PwC is managed so differently from others. Management does not take constructive feedback well, often taking it personally and ov
Main responsibilities including, but not limited to:
1) Performing audits of financial statements and conducting financial reporting
2) Meeting with companies’ management and chief accountants to corroborate evidence regarding financials, internal controls and significant business cycles
3) Sharing knowledge among colleagues and ensuring team is up-to-date with latest developments in the fieldwork
3) Managing audits for several clients and delegating responsibility to junior staff members.
Every day brought new challenge as I used to work on several audit engagements simultaneously. Typical working day required me to go to clients' premises and meet accounting representatives and those charged with governance in order to conduct various audit procedures. As a part of audit procedures, I asked probing questions regarding financial accounting and internal processes within the audited companies.
Work experience in auditing allowed me to acquire immense accounting/auditing skills, which are of paramount importance for my further career in diverse finance industry. Career in PwC was a great opportunity for me to engage and collaborate with so many different people from different lines of service. In addition, the work experience strengthened my teamwork, communication and influencing skills that are of significant importance in financial sector. “Putting myself in clients’ shoes”, was one of utmost valued behaviours within the firm that helped me to build strong relat
En typisk arbetsdag under högsäsong så kommer jag till jobbet runt 8, kollar mina mejl och sätter mig i en taxi och åker ut till den kund som vi ska arbeta med under dagen tillsammans med mitt team. Vi kommer ut till kund och har ett par planerade möten under dagen och resterande tid så reviderar vi färdiga bokslut där olika delar är fördelade efter tidsåtgång och erfarenhet inom teamen. Andra pågående uppdrag vilar inte utan man bollar ofta flera projekt samtidigt, både externt och internt under dagen. Strax innan 17 så åker vi tillbaka till kontoret. Läser mejl igen, löser det som går att göra via mejl eller bokar upp nya möten med klienter samt arbetar ikapp det som inte hunnits med under dagen.
Jag har lärt mig otroligt mycket och som revisor så slutar man aldrig lära sig. Projektledning är något som man snabbt kommer in i och på PwC så har man högt till tak, öppna dörrar och en teamanda som jag inte haft på någon annan arbetsplats tidigare. Allt är upp till dig.. Vill du och kan du jobba mycket så får du det, behöver du gå tidigt så är det också ok i de flesta situationer så länge som du tar ansvar för ditt arbete.
Säsongen som revisor är väldigt varierande, på PwC har du komp timme för timme vilket inte alla revisionsfirmor har. Detta har lett till att jag jobbat 40-80 timmar/v under högsäsong och sen tagit ut 8-10 veckor ledigt under ett år.
Intresset från rekryterare är stort och att ta nästa steg mot controlling redan efter några år är inte ovanligt. Är d
ProsFlera bra förmåner inom allt från träning till städhjälp. 35h arbetsvecka på sommaren, kompledigt för övertid utan gräns (eller pengar)
ConsDåligt med resande, dragit in på massage (dock går detta under sjukförsäkringen)
I worked for PwC for more than a decade, so there were enough positives to keep me there, however, there is one significant flaw in the firm that can affect anyone at any time. Promotions to management grades tend to be made on the strength of length of tenure, technical knowledge and/ or networking, and not on management skills. Consequently there are often issues with decisions made by people who are not skilled in managing people and teams. You can be lucky to get a manager who has the skills or you may be unlucky. The most obvious sign that all is not well is PwC's decision to split the roles of Line Manager and People Manager, a role that is normally done by one job holder in companies where management skills are much stronger. Because this has been a long term issue, many of the most senior people are under-skilled and perpetuate the situation by hiring and promoting more people with poor management skills. The consequences are many and varied examples being- people competing instead of working as a team, being defensive and indecisive and decision-making lacking objectivity and adequate preliminary information gathering. This causes significant additional costs to the firm.
The practical implementation and maintenance of the firm's stated culture, that is in theory very good but in practice suffers from the same issues. When tested, senior people rather than juniors tend to fall short of standards.
Having said that, if you are lucky to get a good line manager,
ProsHigh profile clients, client facing work, the name PwC, the firm's reputation.
ConsPoor management; Ponderous costly internal firms services, Competitive culture, poor out of date systems.
Easily the worst collections department I have ever worked in
I worked at the Southampton Office in the collections team, taken on a ‘Temp-Perm’ contract. Friends in the sector had warned me about the collections department at PWC and said how ruthless it is - but I thought it couldn’t be that bad. The week I started I was given ‘training’ by a permanent member of staff who did very little other than look on Facebook all day. Temporary or temp - perm members of staff was treated terribly. I had to take my laptop home to work on the collections I hadent managed to get through in the day but despite being with an agency - PwC expected you to do the extra time for free! I raised a concern about invoices not being received by alot of clients but was shot down by one of the team leaders and the collections manager and told it was my fault for not asking the client why the invoice hadent be received! There was a ‘Cull’ of temp staff monthly where out of the blue on a Friday afternoon they were taken out of the office one by one and told not to come back on Monday.. They deceived temp - perm staff into thinking there was a job vacancy after you finished your temp contract when in fact they get rid of you before you have any rights as an employee. At one point a gentleman took a day off holiday and was called and told not to come back - they wouldnt give him a reason why so he came to the office and sat in reception and said he wouldnt move until someone explained to him what their reasons for getting rid of him were - but the collectio
ProsBlue chip company on your CV
ConsBad management, bad ethics, bullying and bad pay
Great teams to work with, comfortable workplace, but with heavy workload
Risk Assurance-BI Developer
A typical day at work:
Most of the time--Arrive at client's office at their time of starting a day's work (and unfortunately, some clients' companies are far....). Communicate with clients in the morning or afternoon, and implement the BI application according to the discussed requirements. Go to the client's canteen or cafe nearby for food. Report to senior manager at the end of the day. End work and go back home when the client is about to shut their office's door.
Sometimes--Arrive at PwC's office at 10 a.m. Look for a seat maybe if new employees come and occupy the tables. Design and make demos and documents for the next bid, or implement tools for internal use. Report to the senior manager at the end of the day. A lot of the times, literally, about 10 p.m or 11 p.m....Because the workload is heavy and they have strict limitations about how many employees they can hire.
What to learned? To deal with priorities under heavy workload, and to communicate with all kinds of clients.
Management? I think it depends. I was luck to be in teams with an easy-going senior manager. And he always stays with the team if they need to work overtime, which actually happens a lot....But I've also seen other managers with a big temper that loves to shout at their associates all the time.
The company has a full set of internal IT systems for all kinds of activities related to communications and management.
Workplace culture: Generally about doing ou
ProsFree food and taxi for some overtime. Free fruit every Wednesday.
There is a lot about the firm that is great. It is a great culture that values collaboration (below the partner level), that truly values diversity of its employees, and that is very collegial. The Advisory business has grown significantly over the past 5 years since reconstituting a consulting arm with the acquisition of BearingPoint, followed by other large acquisitions of PRTM, Diamond and most recently Booz & Company (Strategy& - which is, actually, a dumb name for a company that garners eye rolls and open chuckling among the staff). The firm has also made smaller tuck in acquisitions as well to fill in small, but important strategic capabilities such as Ants Eye View (for social marketing, social media strategy, and social listening), and BGT (for digital marketing agency work). It is a place where you can build a great career if you can deliver great work, excel at networking across the firm, and can build partner support. Exceptional employees are the "average" here, so if you aren't knocking it out of the park all the time then you can expect to only be rated in the middle of the pack, and receive nominal raises and performance bonuses. It has a strong brand in the market. The firm's latest brand health index rated it at the top of the other "big 4" firms (Deloitte, KPMG, and EY) as well as other non-audit/tax firms like Accenture. The Strategy& acquisition added significant strategy consulting capability to position PwC to compete with the likes of BCG, Bain & McKenz
I highly stressful work environment with limited oversight and a lot of responsibilities towards the succes of the bussiness.
A typical day would include the following:
Reviewing junior staffs' work files, coaching junior and other senior staff, budgeting projects, managing client resources and arranging audit projects. Performing timesheet reviews, approving budgets and expenses and managing staff bookings. Communicating deadlines with clients and report to the Directors of the company (as I report directly to the Director) on a daily basis. Review accounting records and auditt files and compiling audit files and financial statements to report to management and following up on exceptions and crisis management.
I believe I contributed to management by showing the importance of appreciating staff and being involved in the development and coaching of junior staff.
My co-workers are very experienced and is fun to work with. In the profession it is difficult to afford time for social events and social discussions, as we all have to work 90% + productive and we all have extremely high productive work days to finish our duties.
The hardest part of the job is time management, always working late and not being able to obtain leave as client commitments are to important.
The most enjoyable part for me is the part where you develop younger article clerks, coaching and developing them to growth into qualified CA's. The interaction with clients and the fun of sharing your technical knowledge with other, e.g clients, staff, directors and other charged with governance.
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ProsExposure to various industries, Excellent technical support structure available, Excellent client profile exposure
ConsLong work Hours, Difficult to plan & obtain leave, Overbooked Schedules, Poor Reward System vs Responsibilty
• Actively involved in different stages of Project Life Cycle
• Participated in gathering Business Requirements and System Specifications
• Designed and Developed Database Objects like Tables, Stored Procedures, Triggers, Rules, Defaults, user defined data types and functions for this project.
• Maintained databases, performed software installations and monitored Database Performance.
• Thorough understanding of physical database design for constraints and data types for figuring out the sequence for modification (insert, update, delete) of data in various tables.
• Managing Logins, Users, Roles and User permissions
• Tested OLAP cubes for all business conditions
• Tested Complex ETL Mappings and Sessions based on business user requirements and business rules to load data from source flat files and RDBMS tables to target tables.
• Created the test environment for Staging area, loading the Staging area with data from multiple sources.
• Created Views for specific columns on a table to maintain privacy of a customer data
• Created Indexes to get the high level performance
• Performing the ETL operations to support the incremental, historical data loads and transformations using SSIS
• Maintained databases, performed software installations and upgrades, monitored Database Performance.
• Responsible for gathering Business Requirements and System Specification from users
• Designed numerous ad-hoc and custom reports using SQL Reporting Services
• Created various T
Questions And Answers about PwC
How did you feel about telling people you worked at PwC?
Asked 10 Apr 2017
Becouse it has good for public required and its my responseblity
Answered 8 Aug 2018
For the brand, exposure, clientele, learning.
Answered 16 Aug 2017
What is interview process like at PwC?
Asked 22 Mar 2017
They told first only aptitude but after aptitude thy kept group discussion thy dnt stick to the point... Very bad I had a bad experience
Answered 11 Jan 2020
Face to face interview
Answered 21 Jun 2017
What are the perks offered by PwC?
Asked 10 Apr 2017
Bonus for motivation
Answered 9 Oct 2018
Answered 2 Jul 2017
How does someone get hired at PwC? What are the steps along the way?
Asked 22 Mar 2017
If someone is expert in any financial domain it would be easy to get hired in PwC.
Answered 23 Aug 2017
Through reference portal
Answered 12 Jun 2017
How should you prepare for an interview at PwC?
Asked 8 Mar 2017
Have basic knowledge of the field you are applying for.