PwC Reviews

Updated 2 May, 2015
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Pros
  • No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work (in 257 reviews)

  • You learn a lot about how to run complex businesses in fast-changing environments (in 132 reviews)

Cons
  • Work-life Balance does not exist as much as they say they are still working on it (in 930 reviews)

  • Long hours that often keep me at the office or working from home late at night (in 866 reviews)

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  1. Great perks and atmosphere in security roles.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security Consultant in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Security Consultant in Calgary, AB

    I have been working at PwC full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Cell phones paid for, Social drinks every week, communication and working at home is easy.

    Cons

    Very busy then very slow. Pay is not as great as I'd hoped. No savings plan or RRSP matching or contributions till management or higher. Look out for the little guys. High employee turnover means something is up.

    Advice to Management

    Have reviews and bonuses more than once a year - at half the amount if required.

  2. Senior Audit Associate

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I work with great people
    I learn a lot every day
    I learn about commitment and dedication in work
    It's a great school after The school

    Cons

    Sometimes commitment and dedication are heavy to live with especially for familly
    Not realy others cons, you must choose this job and compagny in knowing that it's going to be hard.

    Advice to Management

    Great sense of pedagogy

  3. Senior

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    You get to work with great people

    Cons

    The salary is not sufficient

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  5. Great

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great experience as a contractor during busy season. You work a lot but they compensate you with overtime, comped meals, etc. and it's just a great company to work for

    Cons

    The work is very repetitive and can be mind numbing at times

    Advice to Management

    Not much advice to give... If the contracts were longer than 3 months I would say trach the temporary employees more to help out during busy season but such short contracts so might not be worthwhile for the ckmpany

  6. Senior Associate

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good resources
    Fun year end parties

    Cons

    Long hours
    Competitive environment Office politics

    Advice to Management

    Manage staff more

  7. Consulting review

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Great place for learning. You get to work with cross functional teams.

    Cons

    Important that you end up in right team. Its difficult to change teams. Work life balance is not good.

    Advice to Management

    Be more open

  8. Terrible with internal firm services staff

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IFS Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - IFS Manager in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than 5 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Hire good talented people
    - Some good benefits

    Cons

    - Terrible recognition for top employees
    - Consistently limited to no promotions in internal firm services (human capital, IT, marketing & communications) despite bosses pushing for it - CFO randomly decides, so top talent gets frustrated and leaves
    - No good partners leading firm services except HR
    - Keep people at a lower level than competitors and hence they also pay less

    Advice to Management

    Please treat your internal firm services staff with respect. I have seen this place's treatment of internal services employees deteriorate (in Canada) over the last couple of years, and good people have to leave.

  9. stepping stone

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    reputable company and great clients

    Cons

    limited growth opportunity and lack of management involvement

    Advice to Management

    management is not involved and only cares about billable hours

  10. Takes good care of it's employees.

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at PwC full-time

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Flexible hours.
    Great people.
    Decent salary.

    Cons

    Not a clear direction.
    Very matrix organised with associated challenges.

    Advice to Management

    Set clearer direction and allocate more clearly accountability to that.

  11. Be prepared to look out for your ownself - fend for yourself.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - IFS Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - IFS Manager in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at PwC full-time

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    - Flexibility of working from home
    - Good perks
    - Decent salary

    Cons

    - No proper training is provided.
    - If you are looking for career growth, no one is there to help you. You have to look for opportunities.
    - So competitive that no one works as a team but to compete with one another.
    - No respect for IFS staff or jobs and responsibilities.
    - No one is ready to take ownership of their work.
    - No one is there to help out one another to work as a team.
    - Power struggles amongst people.
    - Way too short staffed. Each person is putting in worth two people's jobs.
    - Too big for procedures to be followed universally.
    - Wheels are always re-invented.

    Advice to Management

    - Look after your employees.
    - Do not encourage competitive behavior in a team setting.
    - Respect people's jobs and responsibilities.
    - Provide proper training for the role one is hired for.
    - Do NOT make false promises (as this has happened numerous times)
    - Give an opportunity to people to grow in their careers. Do not make IFS role so dead-end.

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