Want to work for PwC? Here’s an idea of the kind of people it looks for and a snapshot of the work its employees do.
Top tech companies are always looking for the best talent and, at such a large organisation, people from a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines are eligible.
For those looking to work at PwC, there are a few things in particular it looks for in its employees.
“In PwC, we really encourage diversity,” said Julie-Ann Broderick, HR director at PwC Ireland. “We look for people who are analytical thinkers, good communicators, team players and people who really care about people.”
So, for those analytical thinkers and team players who think they are well suited for a job in PwC, what kind of work might they be doing?
Helping clients achieve their goals is at the heart of what the firm does. “When clients come to us with their challenges or their opportunities, they want us to bring a solution to a business problem or opportunity, not necessarily a technology solution to a technology problem,” said Robert Byrne, director at PwC Technology Consulting. “I think that’s an area where we really excel.”
Liaising with clients and partners on a regular basis is one of the key parts of working at PwC, so it’s no surprise that being a people person is essential.
But, luckily, the company’s employees have a wealth of support, from top to bottom. Amanda Holden, senior technology consultant at PwC Ireland, said the company is a very open and honest place to work.
“Every day is different so it’s really challenging,” she said. “You get exposed to senior people really quickly.”
Holden spoke of her first week at the company and said that on her fourth day at the job, she was given the responsibility to present to a partner with 10 minutes’ notice.
“[That] obviously is very daunting but you just get over it, you’ve got really good support from everyone, from a junior level to a senior level.”