I also work for PwC in the consulting practice. I definitely agree with the previous comment, that the people are an incredible aspect of our company. PwC prides itself on diversity and inclusion, and as a low-income woman of color, that is near and dear to my heart. Knowing that my company's values align with my values make my job awesome!
In addition to that, consulting is a field of constant change. Every client has a different need, and every project can be for a different period of time. With these constant changes, you have the opportunity to apply the skills you've already gained and build upon them. At the same time, you learn new skills with every project- this applies to associates and managers a like. This keeps me excited, challenges me, and forces me to be flexible in an ever-changing world! If you're interested in international business, embracing challenges and being flexible are great skills to have as you interact with people from diverse backgrounds. I hope this helps, and maybe sparks an interest in consulting!
Good question. I work for a large consulting firm (PwC) and I would say that the best part of my job is the people I work with. Everyone is really interesting and incredibly smart. They motivate me to do my best and are always willing to help should I need extra assistance. They all come form different backgrounds and have unique perspectives to share. I am never bored at work as my coworkers are just interesting people to talk to and get to know. I spend so much time with with them and I am glad that they aren't boring otherwise spending 8-10 hours a day with them at work would not be enjoyable. Everyone is incredibly friendly and just all around are good people.
I hope this helps and I wish you the best of luck!!
Hi Gabriella, regarding your question, I feel the best part of international business is seeing how other cultures and people address business challenges differently than we do here in the US. In Europe, where I worked for 14 years there is a more methodical and consensus manner in addressing business issues. Bottom up vs Top down is more the norm with all team members supporting a decision. What this means in practice is that decisions take longer but once a decision is taken all members do support it. If you have time you might want to read some articles on how the European Union is organized and structure and you will learn how Europe's consensus model fits into there business habits.
If you have more questions let me know.
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