PwC Reviews

Updated 29 August, 2014
Updated 29 August, 2014
4,915 Reviews

3.6
4,915 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work (in 237 reviews)

  • It is a great place to start your career if you want to stay in accounting (in 116 reviews)


Cons
  • Also work life balance is very difficult to achieve until it gets to the problem stage (in 803 reviews)

  • Long hours during busy season but thats to be expected at any audit firm in the city (in 787 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Marketing Manager

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    Current Employee - Marketing Manager  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at PwC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Good culture, development, location and people

    Cons

    Decentralized marketing team is problematic. Salaries not competitive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    good starting experience but lacks progression

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    Former Employee - Manager  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON

    I worked at PwC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    systematic approach for training and growth

    Cons

    lacks opportunities for cross function growth, bad work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work on rotation programs

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great learning experience.

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    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at PwC as an intern for more than a year

    Pros

    The focus on Teach Dont Tell helps the younger associates to learn quickly by helping them understand the material instead of simply asking them to perform a task.
    Staying at the firm long enough will almost guarantee you promotion to the manager level

    Cons

    Long hours
    Work can be boring.
    Could be stuck with one line on the financial statement if you are on a large audit client

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Best place to launch your career

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    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate  in  Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at PwC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Developing your business network
    - Learning different businesses and how they operate
    - Opportunities to go on secondment
    - Very flexible
    - Lots of training

    Cons

    - Compensation is not up to industry standards which is to be expected for public practice
    - Performance review process is not transparent at all and very political when it comes to ratings

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good, but not secure at the moment.

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    Current Employee - Coordinator  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at PwC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Work life balance can be good depending on the area you work in.
    They pay from $500 for yearly fitness memberships

    Cons

    A lot of lay off's.
    No job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more fair across the board with work from home days.
    Be more transparent with compensation

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Big 4 firm, small market

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    Former Employee - Audit Manager  in  Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Audit Manager in Edmonton, AB

    I worked at PwC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Breadth of experience, Good people, flexibility, young group, team environment and challenging work

    Cons

    Under pay in comparison to industry, trend of reducing overall pay, high overtime expectations, dismal bonuses and dangle future pay like carrots

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To attract top talent and retain staff a hard look needs to be given to paying on par with industry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great foundation for a career.

    Former Employee - Principal Consultant  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Toronto, ON

    I worked at PwC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Fast paced, always learning, surrounded by smart people

    Cons

    What is work life balance?

    Recommends
  9.  

    manager

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great career place to get some good experience

    Cons

    Salary is low compare to places outside public accounting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve salary structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible. Wannabe business professionals. Bullies.

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    Current Employee - Senior Assurance Associate  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Assurance Associate in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at PwC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Working with different clients. Bathroom breaks. Free pencil sharpener. Pyjama Day for Wednesday.

    Cons

    Co-workers are not very helpful. They stab you in the back with a pencil. Office needs more toilet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Schedule a NASA flight test for August.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great learning experience

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Many opportunities to work together with other lines of service and an abundance of resources from which to learn.

    Cons

    Work/life balance - as expected at a Big 4 firm

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