PwC Reviews

Updated 22 October, 2014
Updated 22 October, 2014
5,175 Reviews
3.6
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work (in 254 reviews)

  • PwC is a good place to start out if you are coming right from college (in 127 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life Balance does not exist as much as they say they are still working on it (in 891 reviews)

  • Long hours that often keep me at the office or working from home late at night (in 849 reviews)

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  1.  

    review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    -great culture, people and practices

    Cons

    -compensation could be better but yep

  2.  

    Great people, great experiences gained

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Vancouver, BC

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

    Pros

    Looking back I am extremely happy that I signed with PwC over one of the other Big 4 accounting firms. PwC has offered me a very relaxed environment from flexible billing to casual Fridays.

    Though times were tough during "Busy season" this was matched with a more relaxed schedule during the summer months.

    Finally the team atmosphere that you get at PwC is Barr none a great time.

    Cons

    My only complaint is in regards to how performance and pay is determined. Here staff is required to do numerous activities to show why they deserve a raise/bonus only to the results being practically determined by one person for each department.

    Additionally I have found that there is little flexibility to rotate into different departments while at PwC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Marketing Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Good culture, development, location and people

    Cons

    Decentralized marketing team is problematic. Salaries not competitive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    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 (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
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Politics and people being thrown under the bus

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

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

    Pros

    My team was very supportive of me being a new joiner, but as politics and other drama took place, things began to change.

    Cons

    The upper management's tendancy to blame downwards for utilisation towards year end (how can you blame the associates if you cannot find any work for them?!) has caused people to become unhappy and leave. As usual, politics plays a big role and associates/seniors become puppets.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If your team's util is low, take ownership and don't blame.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great learning experience.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (more than an 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
  8.  

    Best place to launch your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at PwC full-time (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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Work like slaves

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager IT Audit in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Manager IT Audit in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Quality of experience will develop you into a better proffessional

    Cons

    Long work hours, little consideration of your worklife balance
    They talk a lot about worklife balance but don nothing about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A - start acting on previous advices left by other instead of only listening

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10.  

    Good, but not secure at the moment.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at PwC full-time (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
  11.  

    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 (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Fast paced, always learning, surrounded by smart people

    Cons

    What is work life balance?

    Recommends

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