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February 5, 2023

The Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For: PwC #36 (2020)

Welcome back to our recap of the six public accounting firms that made the 2020 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For list. Last week we featured Plante Moran (#21), EY (#25), and KPMG (#32). We’ve got three more to give you this week, starting with a firm best known recently for its red pillows, robot helper, and shady audit engagement partners, as well as for turning a blind eye to poaching and keeping its lawyers busy—PwC.

All the P. Dubsteppers who bring their whole selves to work were #PwCProud for finishing #36 this year. Tim Ryan probably did an extra set of 75 push-ups and 600 sit-ups to celebrate this monumental achievement:

Previous ranking: #44. Here’s why PwC made this year’s ranking, according to Fortune:

Associates earn an average base pay of almost $65,000 with an average bonus of $5,300 at the professional services firm; all employees receive “unprescribed” sick time with no hard limits, an average of 34 paid days off each year, and a maximum of $10,000 in student-loan debt repayment for early-career associates. Employees who can take advantage of flexible work policies find they improve their working lives: “Since I am not client-facing, the ability to primarily work from home has transformed the way that I work and has increased my work/life balance,” notes one.

But is PwC still giving out bonuses of 20 grand to Elijah Watt Sells Award winners?

Stats of note:

  • Employees: 46,191
  • Number of job openings: 2,876 (as of February 2020)
  • Percentage of job growth: N/A
  • Number of new graduates hired: 5,416
  • Percentage of women: 45.6%
  • Percentage of minorities: 32.7%
  • Most common salaried job: Associate
  • PTO limit (days): 34
  • Number of sick days: Unlimited

Fun fact: Since Tim Ryan took over as PwC chairman in 2016, Papa Whiskey Charlie has had the worst average finish among the Big 4 firms in the F100BCTWF at 39.75 (2017 to 2020). The best? Believe it or not, KPMG at 27.25. Congrats again to KPMG for being better than Deloitte, EY, and PwC at something.

But dry those tears, PwCers. You only have to wait about eight more weeks before Vault will (probably) name PwC as the Most Prestigious Accounting Firm for the 12th year in a row.

Related articles:

The Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For: Plante Moran #21 (2020)
The Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For: EY #25 (2020)
The Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For: KPMG #32 (2020)

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