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PwCers, does it feel like the firm is going cheap? Here are my observations: 1.Manager bonus drop 2.Letting go IFS stuff 3.Cracking down on out of market training 4.Cheap holiday party 5.Lenovo to HP

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I'm not saying it's right, but a partner said it's because we spent a lot (sorry I can't remember the figure) of money on technology (notice how Aura is completely reformatted? Vantage, Inform, Concur, mobile apps... those are all new versions of technology or new versions of tech we already had) but our fees haven't increased substantially and our client base hasn't positively changed. The money to support the changes has to come from somewhere, and, considering macro economics, since a lot of accounting firms are overstaffed the demand for our profession is falling while the supply is high - driving down the price of which accounting firms are willing to pay employees. This last part is just my opinion.

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I came from Deloitte recently. They are doing the same thing. I heard partners to tell seniors over their that bonuses were going to be small, along with pay bumps. At Deloitte you couldn't get any type of gear without a WBS. Not a mouse. USB. Headset. Nothing. There was the start of an expense crackdown when I left too. I've heard from some partners that PwC is a little more responsible with their hiring. No rapid hiring and firing like at Deloitte. I'd like to think that it's true and maybe the reason for the trimming of some perks. Anyone have any insight?

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My apathy is at an all time high. I can't wait for leadership to not address anything during the townhall.

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Have a feeling cellphone will be next.

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Replacing the current healthcare plan with a shitty one...

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If they take my free phone I am out!

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Lemme just add also that we have THE worst maternity leave package in the big 4 by 50% and they tried to call it 'generous' today

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Trying to thin the herd. The false believers will leave.

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they're doing away with open access? anyone with a family is gonna be hurting. the high/mid deduct plans don't pay shit until you've paid luke $4k out of pocket, and that was 2 years ago

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You guys still get your phone bill 100% covered and your bonuses beat EY's at almost every level . So I don't have much sympathy for you.

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Can't grow top line revenue, so got to cut costs. It's all about partner share value.

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Discover and Disney are the next to go!

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^also fuck canvas

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Don't forget doing away with open access health plan

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Pwc10 would you rather pay $200 for a phone or $600 for the same phone?

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they also did away with our annual phone upgrade

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No mouse without at WBA code? That's f'd up. Makes me appreciate that I can get mouse or order monitor at Pwc without any hassle

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BDO went HP from Lenovo too and we're always cheap, I think it was just too good a deal to pass up.

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Do people think firms are overstaffed? I feel like it's the opposite in my experience.

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Get ready for cell phone cuts. $60/month goes a long way with a data package on Cricket Wireless

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