PwC Named to FORTUNE's “100 Best Companies to Work For” List for Ninth Consecutive Year

NEW YORK, January 16, 2013 – For the ninth consecutive year, PwC US has been named one of FORTUNE's "100 Best Companies to Work For." PwC ranks number #81 overall on this year's list, the 16th annual installment.

"We're extremely proud that FORTUNE has once again recognized PwC as one of the best companies to work for," said Bob Moritz, PwC U.S. chairman and senior partner. "We're committed to supporting a culture where people are engaged and excited about the opportunities around them -- whether it's creating value for the capital markets and the companies we serve; the ability to make a difference in the communities where we live and work; or the chance to continuously develop, personally and professionally."

“Over the past year, we've enhanced our flexibility programs to allow our people to better manage their personal and professional lives, delivered peak development experiences such as our Discover Senior Associate Leadership Program and continued to provide meaningful rewards for our staff," said Terri McClements, PwC's US Human Capital leader. "Being a part of FORTUNE's list for the ninth consecutive year is further validation that we're on the right path when it comes to connecting with, engaging and inspiring our people."

The activities, programs and initiatives supporting PwC's inclusion on the FORTUNE list include:

  • PwC launched an initiative to provide more day-to-day flexibility in how and where their people work, allowing them to better manage their personal and professional lives.
  • In FY12, PwC devoted more than 2.3 million hours to learning and development, with over 20% of that delivered in virtual formats for anytime access. The firm is also committed to helping its people learn from one another. Last June, PwC launched its global internal social networking platform, Spark, to enable its 180,000 partners and staff across its global network of firms to collaborate, innovate and share knowledge.
  • PwC continues to recognize and reward talent. In FY12, 20% of new senior managers and director-level staff took a four-week sabbatical, and more than 1,600 staff attended its Senior Associate Leadership Development Experience, providing participants with an opportunity to develop personal leadership skills, strengthen professional networks, and focus on their vision of a future. Both programs launched late in 2011.
  • As part of its corporate responsibility strategy, the firm launched PwC's Earn Your Future, a $160 million investment—composed of $60 million in cash donations and one million service hours, worth $100 million—to address youth education with a focus on financial literacy. This commitment will reach more than 2.5 million students and educators in the United States over the next five years.

In 2013, the PwC continues to build on these accomplishments. For example, the firm recently introduced plan2flex, a team-based competition which is designed to reward leaders and staff who create – and deliver against – flexibility plans during the busiest times of the year.

In addition to FORTUNE, other organizations that have recognized PwC for its efforts to support partners and staff include Working Mother, DiversityInc, Training magazine, Brandon Hall Group and Universum. For a list of awards and recognition achieved by PwC, visit the "About us" section at www.pwc.com.

 

About the FORTUNE "100 Best Companies to Work For" List

To pick the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Fortune partners with the Great Place to Work Institute to conduct the most extensive employee survey in corporate America: 259 firms participated in this year’s survey. More than 277,000 employees at those companies responded to a survey created by the institute, a global research and consulting firm operating in 45 countries around the world. Two-thirds of a company’s score is based on the results of the institute’s Trust Index survey, which is sent to a random sample of employees from each company. The survey asks questions related to their attitudes about management’s credibility, job satisfaction, and camaraderie. The other third is based on responses to the institute’s Culture Audit, which includes detailed questions about pay and benefit programs and a series of open-ended questions about hiring practices, methods of internal communication, training, recognition programs, and diversity efforts. After evaluations are completed, if news about a company comes to light that may significantly damage employees’ faith in management, we may exclude it from the list. Any company that is at least five years old and has more than 1,000 U.S. employees is eligible. For more information on how to apply, visit: http://bit.ly/n8bVJ3

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