PwC Working Culture

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Holidays

All employees receive 25 days statuatory holidays per annum. Arrangements for overtime vary depending on line of service. You can also "purchase" up to 5 additional days holiday through the benefits scheme.

Medical Benefit

All employees receive complimentary private medical cover from AXA PPP. Employees are not required to pay any premium for this benefit, however they cannot exchange it for cash. Like all benefits, the employee must pay income tax on the benefit premium. This cover may be extended to family members, but at a price.

Company Car

All transport to and from clients is paid for by the firm, regardless of the mode of transport used, but only in excess of your time traveling to client sites. Company cars are available to graduates on a lease basis, where a monthly lease is paid by the graduate to PwC's car leasing service. This includes all maintenance, parts, and insurance for any qualified driver. The only further cost to the employee is petrol. All miles driven in the course of business are reimbursed.

A wide variety of cars are available, including a Fiesta 1.0 and Mazda MX5.

Graduate Loans

PwC provide an optional interest free loan to new graduates, arranged through HSBC or Natwest subject to approval by banks. The loan is repayable out of salary over 4 years, starting after 6 months. On leaving the firm, the balance becomes immediately payable.

Season Ticket Loans

All PwC staff are entitled to an interest free loan of up to £3,000 per annum to purchase season travel tickets, for the purpose of commuting to work.

Cycle to Work Scheme

PwC staff can obtain an interest free loan to cover the purchase of cycle equipment, where the employee agrees to use the equipment for the purpose of commuting.

PwC's Work in the Community

PwC regards its social corporate responsibility with the highest regard. PwC has many schemes focussed on helping the community. Numerous social programs are promoted and are open to employees, ranging from tutoring, mentoring, teaching to fund raising.

PwC Pantomime

Each year, PwC employees participate in a pantomime for the benefit of the children in the London area. Ace provides free tickets and transportation for the visiting children, and each year some 7000 children will come and see the show. The show is held in a West End theatre. There are opportunities for staff to become involved in all aspects of the production, including acting, directing, music, backstage and organisation.

Schools Mentoring

Employees can participate in the firm's school mentoring program. This involves spending 1/2 a day a month mentoring students in schools in the London area. This may involve discussing career issues, business ideas, or helping to teach maths.

Carbon Footprint

Although PwC's impact on the environment is small, it contributes annually to offset its carbon footprint. PwC encourages recycling of paper and plastic cups for all its employees.