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We offer a comprehensive, flexible, and market-competitive benefits program. Our benefits package reflects the diversity and mobility that make PwC unique. It provides access to programs that can be tailored to meet the personal health and financial well-being needs and goals of our staff and their families. The benefits program also reflects our philosophy of shared responsibility. PwC pays the full cost of some benefits. For other benefits, our employees share the cost with the firm. For certain other coverage, our staff pay the full cost. In addition, some benefits have service requirements that must be met before benefits are available.

The PwC benefits program currently includes the following for eligible professionals:

Holidays
Ten paid holidays each year.

Vacation time

  • Full-time staff (other than management level) accrue 15 workdays per year; after two years of service, full time staff accrue 22 workdays per year
  • Full-time management-level staff accrue 22 workdays per year
  • Part-time benefits eligible staff accrue vacation time on a pro-rata basis

Health care coverage

  • PwC offers you the choice of three medical plans through UnitedHealthcare. Each plan provides the flexibility to access both network and non-network doctors and facilities. The premiums, deductibles and coinsurance vary depending on the plan. Preventive care is covered at 100% with network doctors in all three plans. In addition, a tax-efficient Health Savings Account is available with two of the plan options.
  • Prescription drug benefits and physical exams are available through PwC's UnitedHealthcare medical plan options.
  • Vision care coverage enables you to obtain services and purchase eyeglasses and lenses at reduced rates from more than 60,000 providers nationwide.
  • The dental plan covers services ranging from diagnostic and preventive care to orthodontia treatment — all available from your choice of providers.

Health care and dependent care flexible spending accounts
You may contribute up to $2,500 per year tax free to the health care account and up to $5,000 per year tax free to the dependent care account. Then, get reimbursed tax-free from your account(s) for eligible uncovered health care/dependent care expenses.

Family and personal sick days
You may generally continue receiving your full salary when absent from work for five or fewer consecutive days due to illness, injury or medical treatment, or to care for a member of your immediate family.

Adoption assistance program
You may receive reimbursement of up to $5,000 for adoption-related expenses (up to $6,000 for a special-needs child).

Nursing Moms' Program
Access to educational materials and pre/post-birth counseling from nationally recognized lactation specialists are available through this program. Private mothers' rooms are also available in many of our offices.

Parental leave
Eligible new parents – both mothers and fathers - receive up to six weeks paid time off after the birth of a new child or placement of a child through adoption or foster care. In addition, all eligible new parents receive up to 26 weeks of job-guaranteed leave. New mothers--including primary-care adoptive parents--receive 12-14 weeks of paid time off following delivery or adoption of a new child, concurrent with their job-guaranteed leave. In addition, we offer an additional two weeks of fully paid time to parents who give birth to multiples (e.g., twins or triplets) or adopt more than one child on the same day. We are the only Big Four firm to offer that distinctive benefit.

Leave of Absence Career Roundtable Option
This voluntary option allows some staff who have taken a substantial period of leave to “carry-over” his/her performance rating from the prior performance year. You may review this policy on myKcurve.

LifeWorks
This resource provides information, confidential assessments, and referrals on issues ranging from emotional well-being, financial problems, parenting and child care, to resources for seniors, and much more.

Emergency backup care reimbursement program
You may receive a monetary reimbursement for emergency child or elder care through this program.

Emergency backup childcare centers
When your regular child care arrangement is not available, access to backup childcare centers is available in various cities throughout the country.

International SOS program
This emergency medical, security, and medically-related travel aid service assists staff who are traveling internationally on firm business or who are living and working overseas.

Professional development

  • The firm will help client service staff obtain professional designation(s) appropriate to their discipline by providing study support and/or paying for all or a portion of the cost of preparation courses for professional examinations through the Professional Certification Expenses program.
  • The Educational Support Program generally provides staff with educational support of up to $5,250 (non-taxable) per calendar year to further their education through the pursuit of a relevant degree or the CPA 150 credit hour requirement.
  • Through the Matching Gift Program the PwC Foundation will match your gift ($50 minimum) to qualified colleges or universities, up to a maximum of $10,000 per fiscal year.

Five-year service recognition program
In celebration of career milestones, the firm recognizes individual staff members with a gift for every fifth year of service.

Well-Being Rewards Program
PwC's Well-Being Rewards Program offers financial incentives for engaging in a wide range of healthy and responsible behaviors and activities that ultimately may lead to improving your long-term well-being. Examples of qualifying behaviors include yoga, running and weight lifting, as well as recycling and volunteering, to name a few. Participation can be fun and financially rewarding—giving you the opportunity to redeem points for gift cards to some of your favorite retailers, or to make a donation to charity.

Commuter Benefits Program
The Commuter Benefits Program provides you with a tax-effective way to pay for eligible commuting expenses, such as parking costs and bus, train or subway fare.

We offer a comprehensive, flexible, and market-competitive benefits program. Our benefits package reflects the diversity and mobility that make PwC unique. It provides access to programs that can be tailored to meet the personal health and financial well-being needs and goals of our partners, staff and their families. The benefits program also reflects our philosophy of shared responsibility. PwC pays the full cost of some benefits. For other benefits, our professionals share the cost with the firm. For certain other coverage, our partners and staff pay the full cost. In addition, some benefits have service requirements that must be met before benefits are available.

The PwC benefits program currently includes the following for eligible professionals:

Life and accident insurance

  • Basic Group Term Life Insurance pays $20,000 to your beneficiary(ies) if you die.
  • You may purchase Supplemental Life Insurance for yourself—from one to 10 times your salary. Dependent Life Insurance for your spouse/domestic partner (from $25,000 to $300,000 of coverage) and for your children ($5,000 or $10,000) is available if you choose coverage for yourself.
  • Personal Liability Umbrella Insurance is available to managing directors, directors and senior managers. It provides comprehensive catastrophic liability coverage over and above certain limits of the bodily injury and property damage liability insurance the firm requires.
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance for you, your spouse/domestic partner and your children is available. AD&D pays benefits in the event you (or your spouse/domestic partner or children) are seriously injured in or die from an accident.
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance coverage of $400,000 is provided at no cost and pays a benefit if you die or are seriously injured while traveling on firm-approved business or while commuting to or from work.

Mortgage program
This program can help you with a new mortgage, refinancing an existing mortgage and other home equity products.

Property and casualty insurance program
You may purchase group auto, home, boat, renters, condo, motorcycle, motor home insurance and more—payable through convenient payroll deductions.

Retirement and savings plans

  • Save from 1% to 100% of eligible compensation on a pre- and/or post-tax basis in the 401(k) Savings Plan (if you are at least 21 years old; IRS limits apply). The firm offers a matching contribution on the first 6% of pay saved.
  • Eligible staff are automatically enrolled in the Retirement Wealth Builder Plan (Wealth Builder) on their date of hire. The Wealth Builder contribution is funded completely by PwC, and the contribution formula is linked to participants' job levels and in some cases, benefits service with the US firm. New hires also receive a one-time Wealth Builder bonus contribution to jump start their retirement savings.

Disability coverage

  • Through the Short-Term Disability (STD) Plan, you may receive STD benefits equivalent to 60% to 100% of your salary for up to 26 weeks if you have at least three months service and become disabled.
  • You may elect Long-Term Disability Plan coverage paying 60% (untaxed) of your base salary (up to $600,000); benefit payments start after 26 weeks of a covered disability, which are generally covered under the STD plan.

Student loan program
This program provides a wide range of education-financing options, including loans for private K-12 schools, undergraduate and graduate studies, technical and professional training, and education loan consolidation.

Group legal plan
You have access to a national network of more than 10,000 attorneys and you may receive fully covered legal services when you participate in this program.

Through our compensation strategy, PwC strives to provide you with a compensation package that surpasses what our competitors offer, through a combination of salary, bonus opportunities, recognition awards, and non-monetary awards and benefits. This balanced approach results in a compensation program that aims to deliver value with depth and breadth to meet your needs and the firm's needs on a number of different levels.

We recently implemented innovative and inspiring ways to reward our people and we've changed the way we talk with our people about pay. We think you'll find our rewards strategy and our other benefits rather exciting. PwC’s innovative rewards strategy includes the following for eligible professionals:

Transparency around compensation and earnings potential
We provide information around how compensation is determined, who we compare ourselves against in the market, and how we use reliable salary data to make compensation decisions. We share individual salary ranges with our staff and talk about where each staff fits within that range and why. We discuss and provide details on what our staff's earning potential can be over the course of a career at PwC.

Recognition of contributions with an enhanced and transparent performance bonus plan
Our bonus programs provide recognition of your contributions with an enhanced and transparent performance bonus plan as well as many other elements.

  • Annual Performance Bonus - provides an opportunity for all eligible PwC staff to potentially share in the success of the firm—and increase their rewards through their strong individual performance and contributions.

    Our performance bonus plan is based on firm, line of service, and individual performance. We provide quarterly updates on business progress against goals and how that progress will affect the bonus pool. We provide staff with more predictability on individual bonuses, while distinguishing our high performers.
  • Real-time Recognition/Contribution Bonus - These awards demonstrate the sincere appreciation for the many things you do day-in and day-out, including highly exceptional discretionary effort and impact in providing internal and external client service that goes above and beyond the high expectations of your position.
  • Credential Bonus – We offer significant incentives to those who obtain their CPA or other primary credential early, as well as reimbursement and educational programs to help you achieve this goal. For those taking and passing the CPA exam prior to starting or within your first year in Assurance or Tax at the firm, you may be eligible for a $5,000 bonus.
  • Referral Bonus – Our success depends on imagination, motivation and the chance for each of us to grow our own way. Help us share the PwC experience with a qualified candidate in your personal and professional networks and you could receive a referral reward while supporting the firm.

Recognition of career achievement and commitment through milestone awards
We recognize our people as their careers progress for their contributions and loyalty by milestone awards. Through these awards, we celebrate success and achievements with extraordinary opportunities for personal and professional growth and rewards. Each award has been specifically tailored to suit the milestone it celebrates, and takes into consideration what people may value most at that phase of their career:

Senior Associate Milestone - Discover

  • Off-site national leadership program
  • Develop personal leadership skills
  • Build a professional and personal network of leaders and peers
  • Focus on your vision of a successful life

New Manager Milestone

  • Recognizes the significance of this promotion and the personal investment made to reach this status
  • Rewards loyalty and acknowledges long-term contributions to the firm
  • Paid in April following promotion as a percentage of salary. Higher awards to staff who have been with PwC since they were Associates and a smaller award to staff joining PwC as Senior Associates

Director/Senior Manager Milestone

  • Designed to reward sustained significant contributions and value to the firm with time away to refresh, recharge, and pursue personal or professional goals outside of work. 
  • Awarded as a 4 week sabbatical (3 weeks paid time off/1 week vacation)
  • Ideally taken within first 12 months but must be taken within 3 years
  • Complete flexibility to use time off as each individual chooses

Enhanced developmental and career planning
Our partners and coaches have robust, focused developmental conversations with their people. These conversations include discussions around your potential for growth, the experiences you want to obtain, how you define success, and how we can work together to help you achieve it.

Enhanced work/life flexibility
We challenge ourselves to increase work/life flexibility and to help our people achieve what they want want in their work and personal life. One way we do this is by continuing to assess opportunities for firmwide extended holidays. For example, this past July 4th weekend, we announced an additional day off recognizing that firmwide breaks are consistently hailed as the best way to "shut down" and relax.

Time off
We think everyone deserves some time off to truly unplug and relax - or do something great!

What's why the firm wants to create opportunities for everyone to rest, relax and rejuvenate through a range of paid time off opportunities including summer "flex days", holidays and a generous vacation allowance of 22 days for full-time employees after two years.

It's amazing what we can achieve when we don't have to worry about the demands of work. But how often does that happen? Even during the smoothest times, integrating life and work can be challenging enough. That's why we created opportunities for everyone to rest, relax and rejuvenate through firmwide extended holidays.

Firmwide extended holidays are not a substitute for vacation - they're a valuable opportunity to receive paid time off without the worry of checking email or meting client demands, other than in exceptional circumstances.

Base Pay
Your base salary compensates you for the value you bring to the firm and for meeting our everyday high expectations. We offer base pay that is externally competitive, internally equitable and tied to performance.

Transparency around compensation and earnings potential
We provide information around how compensation is determined, who we compare ourselves against in the market, and how we use reliable salary data to make compensation decisions. We share individual salary ranges with our staff and talk about where each staff fits within that range and why. We discuss and provide details on what our staff's earning potential can be over the course of a career at PwC.

For us to deliver quality service and value to our clients—what we call the PwC Experience—we need our people to have a similar experience here at the firm. Part of that experience is recognizing and rewarding staff performance in innovative and competitive ways. Career satisfaction is focused on more than money—it’s also about having great client opportunities, learning and developing, building relationships, and being recognized for your accomplishments. But most of all, it’s about feeling supported as you strive to achieve your own goals and grow your career.

We recently implemented innovative and inspiring ways to reward our people and we've changed the way we talk with our people about pay. We think you'll find our rewards strategy and our other benefits rather exciting.

Total Rewards
Our total rewards package is aimed to deliver the value needed to meet staff's needs beyond just base compensation.

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