PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

http://www.pwc.co.uk/

Officially a Very Good
Company to Work For

Officially a Very Good
Company to Work For

Officially an Outstanding
Company to Work For

Officially an Outstanding
Company to Work For

Officially a World Class
Company to Work For

Officially a World Class
Company to Work For

Officially a Good
Company to Work For

Officially a Good
Company to Work For

#
15
Best Company to work for in the UK
th
Best Company
to work for

IF IT'S A solution you're after, just ask an accountant. When an employee at PwC wanted to work flexibly to find time to write a novel, the London-based professional services firm obliged. And that's only one example. One board member works part-time, one consultant has compressed hours so she can spend several months a year fundraising by climbing mountains, and the novelist explains that “in return, the firm gets a happy and motivated employee who has developed new skills”. PwC wins our special award for Wellbeing this year. PwC gets a top score for opportunities to learn and grow (a 70% positive result) and last year it spent £22m on training for its 15,919 people — about £1,400 a head. Much of this is internal development and knowledge sharing, which often exploits the latest technology and social media. Employees feel that the firm's proactive attitude is a strength (58%, a top-three ranking). PwC likes to keep avenues of communication open: in 2013 it ran a live virtual conference for 500 new managers to network with board members, colleagues and partners. Another 500 people took part in a social media boot camp, and an internal platform called “One” allows people to share ideas and feedback (with the most popular contributors accruing points and prizes). Nobody is above learning. There's a “digital reverse mentoring programme” to help partners and leaders get social media-savvy by way of one-on-one sessions with technologically switched-on employees. Staff say their jobs are good for personal growth (79%) and secure (74%). PwC is considered to have a strong social conscience (77%) and is supportive of the communities (64%) near its 32 offices nationwide. Last year employees volunteered 45,386 working hours to benefit charitable causes. An initiative called “One firm one May” brought 1,800 people together to run workshops, revamp offices and raise more than £45,000 for 166 social enterprises. PwC also does a lot to protect the environment (73%, ranked fifth). Chairman and senior partner Ian Powell inspires people (70%) with his efforts to “do the right thing for our clients, our people and our communities”, following the company vision. “He always makes time to talk,” a spokesperson says, “and he walks the talk.” www.pwc.com

Featured Workplace Factors

Giving Something Back

53% of staff agreed

I am happy with the pay and benefits I receive in this job

Personal Growth

87% of staff agreed

My work is an important part of my life

My Company

80% of staff agreed

This organisation is run on strong values / principles

Benefits

Holidays

Companies offering a minimum of 26 days annual leave to all employees.

Long Service

Companies where at least 40% of the staff have worked there for more than five years.

Pensions

Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%.

Private Healthcare

Companies offering private health insurance to all employees.

List Positions

National Ranking
#
15
Best Small Companies to work for in the UK
National Ranking
#
15
Best Mid-Sized Companies to work for in the UK
National Ranking
#
15
Best Large Companies to work for in the UK
National Ranking
#
15
Best Big Companies to work for in the UK
National Ranking
#
15
Best NFP Organisations to work for in the UK
Sector Ranking
#
Best Companies to work for in the UK
London
#
Best Small Companies to work for in London
London
#
Best Mid Sized Companies to work for in London
London
#
Best Large Companies to work for in London
London
#
Best Big Companies to work for in London
The Midlands
#
Best Companies to work for in the Midlands
East of England
#
Best Companies to work for in the East of England
The North East
#
Best Companies to work for in the North East
The North West
#
Best Companies to work for in the North West
Northern Ireland
#
Best Companies to work for in Northern Ireland
Scotland
#
Best Companies to work for in Scotland
The South East
#
Best Companies to work for in the South East
The South West
#
Best Companies to work for in the South West
Wales
#
Best Companies to work for in the Wales
Yorkshire & The Humber
#
Best Companies to work for in Yorkshire & The Humber