Our culture, values and purpose

We’re well-known for our prestigious brand and global network, but our people and the culture we co-create is what really drives us every day



That's why we’ve built a shared environment that challenges the status quo to bring our unique differences together. 

Our workplace is one of collaboration, teamwork and innovation. But, above all, it’s one that embraces difference. Not every firm is like this. We see your unique differences as a key asset to our community. And, rather than have you blend in, we want to help you unleash your full potential – both personally and professionally. This is our commitment to you.

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Our purpose

Our purpose binds all that we do - ‘building trust in society and solving important problems’.  The trust that our clients, communities and our people place in PwC, and our high standards of ethical behaviour, are fundamental to everything we do. Our values underpin our Code of Conduct which is our frame of reference for the decisions we make every day. It's how we do business.  In an increasingly complex world, we help intricate systems function, adapt and evolve so they can benefit communities and society – whether they are capital markets, tax systems or the economic systems within which business and society exist.  We help our clients to make informed decisions and operate effectively within them.

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Our values

Our values define who we are, what we stand for, and how we behave. While we come from different backgrounds and cultures, our values are what we have in common. They guide how we work with our clients and each other, inform the type of work we do, and hold us accountable to do our best. They govern our actions and determine our success.

What’s it really like to work here?

Dress for your day
Our culture drives our success and gives us a sustainable advantage, and we want to create an environment where our employees feel empowered to work in a way that works best for them and help them become the best that they can be. To support our flexible work environment we’ve evolved our dress code policy to "dress for the day". This policy reflects the trust we have in our employees to decide what they think is appropriate given their daily responsibilities.
Flexibility everyday
In an ever-changing and agile world, we understand the importance of empowering you to be able to work in a way that works for our clients, teams and you personally. We want to embed culture and values that support different ways of working to make sure we’re staying relevant in the workforce of tomorrow - which is why we’ve introduced Everyday Flexibility.

Everyday Flexibility is in addition to our formal flexible working policy, and shows our support for informal, day-to-day flexible working. It’s about working smarter and being agile to deliver exceptional client service whilst balancing work and life. Our technology enables us to work in different ways, and by using them to their fullest we see the benefits.
Working together
Teamwork is very important in every piece of work we do, because we draw on everyone's knowledge and skills to ensure that all the work we deliver is of the highest quality. This means you'll work with some truly inspiring people, learn from them and, in turn, share your own insights - all contributing to the growth and success of your career and the organisation as a whole.
Working hard
Our people are ambitious and want to develop their careers and move forward. This means that we're always looking for new challenges, want to be the leader in our chosen markets, and are ready to put in the extra effort to succeed. We always approach work professionally and deliver the highest possible quality of service to our clients.
Career progression
We go out of our way to give them the respect and recognition they deserve - which means offering stimulating work, investing in continuous professional development, ongoing coaching and constructive feedback, and by maintaining fair, transparent promotion processes.
Supporting our local communities
Through our 'PwC in the Community' programme we have strategic relationships with many organisations, charities and schools within the communities where we operate. We encourage and support our people to participate in the programme and give their talents, expertise and time to help improve chances for long term employability, education achievement and the environment. For further information about the range of activities we support, visit our PwC in the Community website.

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  • Corporate sustainability
    Our sustainability strategy is central to delivering our purpose, and is based on two key principles: "doing the right thing" and "being a catalyst for change".

    We provide a range of ways for you to get involved and be part of it. Some of you might work on projects relating to sustainability, and everyone can attend our sustainability events and training. Or you could help create social change for disadvantaged people in the communities near our offices through our extensive social and environmental volunteering programmes. We know that many of our people want to give something back to society, so we offer up to six days per year - for any of our staff or partners to volunteer during working hours.

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