A lot of bouquets were thrown PwC’s way in the 2022 Vault Accounting 50: best overall accounting firm to work for; most prestigious firm; and the best firm for formal training, hiring process, audit and assurance, forensic accounting, and tax accounting. Not to mention PwC was ranked highest among the Big 4 in diversity, specifically for women, LGBTQ+ individuals, and racial and ethnic diversity.
Based on all that, you’d think that every warm body that has walked through PwC’s doors (or wore their favorite PwC swag in Zoom meetings during the pandemic) the past year or two would be #PwCProud. But PwC isn’t some country club; it’s an ultra-competitive business that, at the end of the day, only really cares about the almighty dollar. If you can’t cut it, PwC (like every other Big 4 firm) will chew you up and spit you out.
Whether it was difficulty working at home during the Rona outbreak, ineffective management, tired of hearing about social justice issues, or horrible work/life balance, to name a few, a lot of verified anonymous PwC employees took to Vault over the last year to air out their grievances in the form of one- and two-star reviews about working at the House of Ryan.
Here are some examples:
Thing is, these types of reviews aren’t just isolated to PwC. You’ll find similar ones for Deloitte, KPMG, and EY. No wonder people are leaving the Big 4 en masse.