PwC has more than 220,000 employees from more than 150 countries. But what is it really like to work there?
When large, multinational tech firms are looking to hire a lot of people, graduates and experienced jobseekers alike can be intrigued.
However, it can be hard to know what your first day will really be like before you get there. You might be wondering what kind of projects you will be working on or who you will be working with.
PwC is a tech consultancy firm that provides industry-based insurance, tax and advisory services to its clients.
“In short, it means we help our clients tackle complex problems in a digitally enabled world,” said Stephen Walsh, director of technology consulting at PwC.
“We’ve over 14,000 dedicated technology practitioners globally, who work hand in hand with our industry and technical specialists to deliver value for our clients.”
Walsh said that someone starting their career at PwC would be adding value to client engagements from day one.
“We’ve developed solution delivery centres across the globe so that we can offer the best of on-shore, near-shore and off-shore capability for our clients, and we have relationships with all the major software vendors across the globe.”
Walsh also said that people at PwC work on a wide variety of projects, ranging from delivering a strategy for the digital age, to dealing with the challenges that come from a large-scale acquisition.
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For jobseekers who want to know if they’re suitable for a career at PwC, Walsh said there are certain things the company looks for in its candidates.
“We look for well-rounded individuals who are clear communicators, analytical thinkers and team players,” he said. “We want to get a feeling of what makes you tick as an individual and how you think.”
Walsh said PwC is also looking for people with broad backgrounds who can bring different experiences to the table and create a solution that they can then communicate clearly back to their client.
“On a daily basis, you get an opportunity to learn, grow and challenge yourself as an individual,” he said.
So, what’s in it for you if you go to work at PwC? “First and foremost, it’s our people and contacts you make during your career,” said Walsh. “Secondly, I’d say it’s the great clients you get an opportunity to work with.”
Finally, Walsh said that the environment PwC offers its employees is a great one. “Globally, our culture creates an environment that is open, it’s very diverse, it’s very collaborative.”