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PwC Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.5 4,719 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

PwC US Chairman & Senior Partner Robert Moritz

Robert Moritz

(910 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance worked very well and they have some solid benefits for employees(in 234 reviews)

  • It is a great place to start your career if you want to stay in accounting(in 115 reviews)


Cons
  • Also work life balance is very difficult to achieve until it gets to the problem stage(in 801 reviews)

  • Long hours during busy season but thats to be expected at any audit firm in the city(in 784 reviews)

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    Mixed feelings

    Risk Assurance Senior Associate (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsPeople are very nice, career growth is very possible is you are persistant. Positive environment altogether

    ConsWork/life balance is basically null. Depending on the department, staffing model is a bit off and not in accordance with the job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more junior staff to do the work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    My personal view

    Manager (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsChallenging work environment, great people, positive work environment

    ConsLong hours, not consistent point of views from partners, lack of unified approach

    Advice to Senior ManagementClear focus on values is lacking

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fairly boring job.

    Summer Associate (Former Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsIf you want to get an accounting designation, and want to work with a whole bunch of cool people who will get a 20 word minimum too.

    ConsBad hours, bad pay, and the office culture was actually pretty good now that I think about it, getting close to this 20 word minimum.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Long hours, but opportunities are there

    Associate (Former Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsLots of exit opportunities if you time exit properly

    ConsLong hours and poor pay

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement will vary based on your team.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Women beware!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsGood opportunity to work on a variety of clients

    ConsDon't "walk the talk" on diversity - seem to be losing a lot of women partners in Canada!

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe Canadian firm seems to be losing its female partners -- something that both men and women should be concerned about!

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good experience

    Associate (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

    Prosgood team, good clients, good colleagues

    Consterrible pay, no work life balance

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLooks good on resume, good learning , n good people

    ConsU will be depressed, long hours, rapid aging n balding

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe humane, listen to ur employees n don't let mgrs bully

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Nice ideas but some poor middle management

    Manager (Current Employee) Calgary, AB

    ProsLooks good on your resume. Good place to make connections. A few terrific people. Hidden gems.

    ConsSoft skills carry no importance here so some really poor middle managers get away with treating their staff appallingly. Everyone knows it and silently accepts it. Compensation is misleading, potential bonuses are inflated when they hire you and the reality is a little different. Don't expect compensation like you will get at other places in Calgary.

    Advice to Senior ManagementRequire managers to be decent people. Discipline or terminate people who are repeat offenders of poor or abusive treatment of their staff. Stop ignoring people who bring their concerns forward.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Like any accounting firm, they ask a lot from you and give little in return but the experience of a big 4 is invaluable.

    Audit Associate (Current Employee) Montreal, QC

    ProsThe people are great and you get to see some interesting industries.

    ConsThe pay is wayyy below what you would expect from putting in so many hours.

    Advice to Senior ManagementPay your employees appropriately; it may give them more incentive to stay longer.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    generally positive, a great place to start your career, beware of favouritism

    Human Capital (Current Employee)

    Prosintelligent colleagues, fantastic training ground, flexibility

    Consdemanding time-wise, sometimes unreasonable expectations, partners get what they want because they are partners

    Advice to Senior Managementhave to truly show you believe in the 'people' programs and are not just putting them in place because of best employer awards etc

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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