Job Watch: PricewaterhouseCoopers Hiring 12,000 People

Published: Oct 19, 2011

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The economic outlook always appears gloomy when you’re looking in all the wrong places.  The news loves a good negative story, but the reality of the situation is that many corporations have plans to hire en masse. If you don’t believe me, check out the big news recently announced by PricewaterhouseCoopers.  The Big 4 firm, which made a big dent in this year’s Consulting 50 Rankings and Accounting 50 Rankings, has announced that new hires are definitely in the plans – a lot of them.  One of the largest employers of college graduates, PwC expects to bring on approximately 12,000 people this fiscal year – 7,000 newly minted college graduates and 5,000 experienced professionals.  And they are helping job seekers navigate their career path through PwC in a more efficient manner. 

No two career paths are alike. That’s why PwC offers our new professionals the opportunity to build their own,” said Holly Paul, US Recruiting Leader, PwC.  “We provide the training, coaching, and experiences that enable our people at all phases of their careers to build relationships and grow personally and professionally.” 

But to help job seekers find these openings, the firm has launched a new mobile careers site – - that enables students to explore career opportunities with PwC, connect with its recruiters and receive career-related advice "on the go." 

“With, students and potential candidates can now access the many tools and resources that PwC’s careers website offers - anytime, anywhere,” said Paula Loop, US and Global Talent Leader, PwC  “The content of the mobile site is user friendly, easy to navigate and allows for direct communication with our recruiters.”

Students can also hear about life at PwC from others who recently started their careers at the firm, learn about PwC's Internship Experience, global opportunities and other programs focused on helping new professionals grow and develop. Of course, if you don’t trust company websites for that kind of information, believing that they might be filtered to only display positive comments, check out for the full scoop. 

Vault anonymously surveys employees from these firms, finding out all the details you need to know in order to make a decision on whether you want to work for the firm or not.  The PwC profile has been updated with information on how to get hired at the firm; information on the firm’s quality of life; and much more.  Respondents to Vault’s survey, earlier this year provided quick buzz comments about what set PwC apart from other firms, stating that they "Pay for performance—good promotion practices" and is a “Good all-around firm.”  

In addition to the good news surrounding jobs at PwC, it was announced late last year that KPMG was planning to hire 250,000 new employees over the next five years.  Deloitte also announced a similar plan.  They may be competing firms, but for jobseekers, this is great news.  You now have choices.  Get those resumes together, check out Vault’s company profiles and see which firm is the right fit for you.  Good luck on the job hunt. 

--Jon Minners,