Our culture

3,200 people from 73 nations – diverse and committed

We have about 3'200 people from 73 nations, so our workforce is as diverse as our ideas. Together, we create our distinctive values: personal and business, economic and ecological, and social and ethical. And the people we work for are just as varied as the people who work for us.


Our purpose

In our everyday work we naturally observe laws, directives and standards. So in this respect we're the same as any other professional services firm.

However, it's our corporate culture which contributes PwC's added value. Together, we work towards our purpose: To build trust in society and solve important problems.

Our purpose is integral to the value we create as a business and it's shared story of why we do what we do.

Our values and behaviours define the expectations we have for working with each other and our clients. They are: Work together, Care, Make a difference, Reimagine the possible and Act with integrity

  • Stay informed and ask questions about the future of the world we live in
  • Create impact with our colleagues, clients and society through our actions
  • Respond with agility to the ever-changing environment in which we operate

  • Make the effort to understand every individual and what matters to them
  • Recognise the value that each person contributes
  • Support others to grow and work in the ways that bring out their best   

  • Share relationships, idea and knowledge beyond boundaries
  • Seek and integrate a diverse range of perspectives, people and ideas
  • Give and ask for feedback to improve ourselves and others  

  • Dare to challenge the status quo and try new things
  • Innovate, test and learn from failure
  • Keep an open mind to the possibilities in every idea

  • Speak up for what is right, especially when it feels difficult
  • Expect and deliver the highest quality outcomes
  • Make decisions and act as if our personal reputations were at stake

Our Code of Conduct

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. As we go about our work it’s important we have a frame of reference for the decisions we make every day. Our Code of Conduct (Code) can guide us, no matter where we are or what we do. It's how we do business.

The Code reinforces the importance of conducting business within the framework of professional standards, laws, and regulations, together with our own policies, values, and standards, even as we work across borders. It outlines the values and behaviours that define how we do business. It holds us accountable to be open-minded and responsive and to give our best.

What we achieve as PwC is entirely dependent on how we all individually put our purpose and our values at the centre of everything we do – every day, in every action. So let’s work together to build trust and solve important problems. Let’s encourage collaboration, cultivate curiosity and innovation, act with integrity and foster a sense of care, always.

Be well, work well

PwC has launched a firm-wide effort -- Be well, work well - to empower our people to prioritize their well-being through the four dimensions of energy. Be well, work well is more than hitting the gym and eating healthy. It’s about energizing our people to be their best -- at work and at home.

Inclusion & Diversity – that's our focus

PwC promotes a corporate culture in which diversity and inclusion are key factors. Because we know that diverse teams are particularly innovative and successful. 

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We value responsibility and sustainability

Responsibility and sustainability are part of the mission statement for most companies. But for us, it's part of our everyday work experience. After all, if you offer the best advice you must also lead by example. Are we perfect? Of course we're not. But we work hard every day to become even better.

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First name terms

One thing symbolising these values most clearly is the way everyone, from apprentices to the CEO, is on first name terms. This reflects the respectful way we work together, our inspiring, partnership-based style of leadership, and our culture of coaching and feedback.

Contact us

Julia Knecht

Recruitment, PwC Switzerland

Tel: +41 58 792 12 57