Culture at PwC

Please describe your company's culture both in the office and after hours. Let us know about the structure and hierarchy, cooperation and teamwork, and socialising amongst colleagues.

Awesome people to work with, hot desking, abundance of social activities
Graduate, Sydney
Caters to mainstream preferences
Graduate, Sydney
Team culture is great. Everyone is friendly and helpful.
Graduate, Sydney
Little to none hierarchical barriers, work closely with seniors on day-to-day, career progression is independent of who is 'above' you - reflective of own development, social culture is super.
Graduate, Sydney
The culture fluctuates depending on the stress levels and the success of the projects. Most of the time very helpful and supportive. Partners and Directors care about you and take an interest even though you are just a grad
Graduate, Sydney
Young, energetic and enthusiastic
Graduate, Newcastle
We have a lot of events. We have an average of 1 event per week in the office, at a bar or at a restaurant. Conversations with anyone are a breeze, cultural acceptance and diversity are welcomed. We even have a Gay', Lesbian and Everybody Else (GLEE) group that promotes gender diversity. Hierarchy doesn't really exist here except in a work flow situation.
Graduate, Canberra
The culture is overall relatively good. Most people are fantastic and very lovely. There is also a commitment to breaking down hierarchy and often people at the senior level will take some time to make sure you're getting along well. I have encountered a few people who reject this notion and will only devote their time to developing relationships with people they feel can advance them, but I feel this is to be expected at every organisation.
Graduate, Canberra
extremely social, inclusive and diverse. Very flat organisation where you can talk to anyone disregarding seniority
Graduate, Sydney
Social and fun
Graduate, Sydney
Technology Consulting here is very mature so the team is quite small. Culture is quite good but unsure if this will be the same as we expand or grow.
Midlevel, Sydney
Dependant on specific team. Level of cooperation, flatness of hierarchy heavily depends on service line
Graduate, Sydney
The people are friendly, with the firm being welcome and warm to new starters
Graduate, Canberra
Flexible working allows hours to be spent where best suits the individual.
Graduate, Adelaide
Teams I have worked on have all been inclusive and helping me develop professionally. All have been very supportive and approachable throughout my first few months at the firm.
Graduate, Adelaide
Very structured team with business unit leaders, managers and consultants. Team is very friendly, inclusive and works together well. Team socialises quite often outside of work including with drinks and lunches and weekend events organised through an office wide social club.
Graduate, Adelaide
PwC is focused and trying to make the culture diverse and inclusive, which they generally achieve. We work as a team, and there is good level of cooperation across all teams.
Graduate, Adelaide
Graduate culture could be stronger, I feel as if there is a disconnect between all graduates.
Graduate, Melbourne
There isn't as much of a hierarchy in the office and everyone is treated as an equal. The teamwork is the best part each team member co-operates with one another.
Graduate, Adelaide
The overall *company* culture is very poor, with the over allocation of work and extreme hierarchical structure with a fair amount of office politics. Within my team, it is much better, but still very affected by the firm wide culture.
Midlevel, Sydney
Good during normal hours. The culture after hours is both good and bad. Good as the people are generally pretty gregarious but bad as you're there after hours, and is more common than you think
Graduate, Melbourne
Everyone is friendly, always social events happening.
Graduate, Melbourne
Relatively flat hierarchy when socialising
Graduate, Sydney
The team I am in has a lot of social events and we make sure to have a team dinner every couple of months. We also try to have coffee together as much as possible to ensure that every team member is feeling positive.
Graduate, Perth
The whole team is very supportive and always willing to help. You get to know one another rather quickly especially when working in small project teams within your BU. Social events occur often and are always a lot of fun whilst still remaining professional.
Graduate, Perth
A lot of fun however there is pressure associated!
Graduate, Perth
Heavy and persistent emphasis on networking both within your team, within other teams, and with external individuals. The culture varies significantly from team to team. My personal experiences have been of a supportive and inclusive culture which encourages people to be themselves. The organisational structure is quite rigid and very slow to change. The hierarchy is professional rigid and socially fluid. Socialising amongst colleagues is encouraged both with peers and superiors. The work is project work and often occurs in teams - cooperation and teamwork is facilitated through various tools and frameworks.
Graduate, Sydney
We have a strong 'work hard, play hard' approach across PwC- with events, dinners or gatherings always a part of my week outside of work which helps with bonding. The hours can be quite long, but it is to be expected given my job. Leadership is amazing, with a very relaxed hierarchy where everyone (from our partners down to associates) is available to you.
Graduate, Brisbane
In the office: lively, happy, focused, welcoming, accepting. After hours: quiet as people focus.. Socialising is easy and great with people from across different floors. I also feel my team is good at distributing the workload evenly and stepping in to help each other when needed with no complaints. It is not difficult to cooperate with anyone I have worked with so far.
Graduate, Brisbane
The people are great - diverse and interesting. The culture definitely depends which team you are in. I am lucky to be able to fully utilise flexible working arrangements - working from home and setting my own start/finish times. There are some social events but the flexibility to work from home really brings the culture up.
Graduate, Brisbane
Good culture. Is a hierarchy model but has been split into teams so have involvement across multiple levels.
Graduate, Brisbane
Extremely friendly and unassuming company culture. Everyone is open to conversation at all times. Accepts and fosters different ideas and thoughts. Very active social with drinks every week, event every month both during and after working hours.
Graduate, Sydney
The PwC culture is very strong. There is a clear hierarchy however, collaboration exists across all levels with most partners being very involved in the team's work. Teamwork is very strong, especially in audit which assists in getting the work done as well as making the work more enjoyable. PwC is a very social organisation. There are regular events for each division and I like how they conduct multiple events for base camp so we can get to know each other.
Graduate, Sydney