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PwC Reviews

Updated 17 December, 2014
Updated 17 December, 2014
5,425 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't drink the kool aid

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    - Busy environment (a pro because you aren't bored any time during the day)
    - Prestige on resume
    - Learn from a few (only a few) good Managers

    Cons

    - Sick game of constantly throwing others under the bus
    - Severely underpaid
    - Look hours (the con portion of my first pro)
    - More emphasis on getting jobs done instead of doing them completely right

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Nothing will change because the business model of having the worker bees come from university will always be effective. This is due to uni grads needing to start somewhere and partners need desperate grads to do work at a lower cost. With the CA gone now, I do not see the prestige of having to go through a PA firm to get the new CPA.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    PwC - Senior Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    The people are young and fun, which is always great and makes it harder to go to the corporate world. Parties at the firm are also great and open bar most of the time.

    Cons

    Every year, they cut down on the salaries and reduce other perks like food in meetings/training. They say they don't specialize but they are highly specialized when you join the firm. If you are in audit, you will be placed in asset management. No work life balance. They like you to work weekends and late nights, but they will send you home before 7 pm (to work from home) so they don't have to pay for your dinner.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  3.  

    Experience, Work/life balance, people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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)

    Pros

    - The experience is second to none. Great company and great tools and resources
    - The people you work with top to bottom are not just smart and hard working, but extremely ambitious and almost everyone has exceptional ability when it comes to understanding different people and being social.
    - Great work environment and the ability to take a significant amount of time of in the summer.

    Cons

    - Work life balance does not exist, you can end up working 14-15 hour work days and that can become a habit
    - Almost always end up working on the weekends, hard to get away from work because of the tight deadlines.
    - Senior management can put further pressure on teams in order to beat budgets / expectations from prior year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Office culture is great, the people you work with become close friends
    - However, a large amount of the conversations end up talking about the ridiculous amount of work there is.
    - Management needs to take better care of their people and need to accommodate more flexibility in to employees life
    - Need to put less pressure on employees

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    A lot of fun and informative internship.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Montreal, QC

    I worked at PwC as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people and you learn a lot

    Cons

    The salary was too low

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    good flexibility during the day

    Cons

    longer hours than most people expect

  7.  

    People are nice and personable. Willing to teach. They have a method called Enhanced workplace process.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at PwC as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Very competitive hourly rate. and rewarding learning experience with enhanced skills

    Cons

    The hour is crazy during tax season. Be prepared to work overtime. It could be 60-70 hours per week.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Technical updates could be done frequently and in a more interactive form.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    It's all about the people, one office could feel like paradise and the other could feel like hell.

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    Constant learning and growth, both from successful and unsuccessful experience.

    Cons

    Coach and direct supervisors are not always in their best interest to help you grow, even when you work hard and help them. They could be manipulative and dodgy. Observe, learn and move on.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Will they even listen and learn? I doubt it

  9.  

    Salary

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PwC full-time

    Pros

    Good company overall to work for

    Cons

    Lots of travel but not many perks

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good opportunity, but hierarchical and creativity suppressing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate Audit in Midtown Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Associate Audit in Midtown Toronto, ON

    I worked at PwC as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    -exposure to different companies
    -good pay
    -great brand name
    -young company (avg age)

    Cons

    -hierarchical
    -expected to fawn over people if they have a high position
    -robotic/monotonous work
    -bill clients for everything (ethical discrepancy with myself)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Working as a risk and control in PWC

    Current Employee - Rish and Control Associate
    Current Employee - Rish and Control Associate

    I have been working at PwC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities, they pay for CA certificate and help me prepare it

    Cons

    salary is so low, so intense working

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    understand employee emotion

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