PwC Reviews

Updated 27 April, 2015
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  1. Good

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Good company to work for, looks good on a resume

    Cons

    Pay is lacking and needs improvement to get to industry standard

    Advice to Management

    More transparency around pay

  2. Great flexibility!

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

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

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    flexibility, variety of jobs, working with young like minded people

    Cons

    lack of pay for overtime, excessive overtime, lack of recognition for hard work

  3. A good experience overall

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    Breadth of responsibilities
    Learning & development

    Cons

    Limited career progression beyond Senior Manager on internal consulting side

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  5. audit

    • Comp & Benefits
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    people you work with are young
    there is a lot of work life flexibility
    can take unpaid extended time off during the summer

    Cons

    long hours
    promotion are based on seniority

  6. A nice place to visit ...

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

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than 10 years)

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

    Pros

    Brand name, lots of smart people

    Cons

    Diversity challenged, arrogant, work their people like slaves for little pay off

    Advice to Management

    If you only treat your customer like people, eventually your staff will leave you.

  7. from global brand, to process driven sweatshop

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Partner in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Partner in Toronto, ON

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    brand still retains some small value for juniors - ie a good place to be FROM

    Cons

    increasingly, the market sees the firm as a place to get process driven work (ie low value)

    Advice to Management

    consider partner incentives -- go back to focus on what the client wants, not what you have to sell

  8. Helpful (1)

    Great place to grow your career!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    High performance culture.
    Collaborative.
    Professional.
    Great access to leading tools and technology.
    Industry leader in many areas.
    Great facilities.
    Lots of internal career growth opportunities.
    Secondment opportunities.

    Cons

    Work life balance at times can be stretched. But is typical of the industry and comes with the territory.

  9. great place to learn

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

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than 5 years)

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

    Pros

    - it truly is a great place to learn
    - tons of opportunity if you want to work hard

    Cons

    - work life balance is pretty much non-exist
    - first three years are all about work

    Advice to Management

    figure out the work life balance issue sooner rather than later to retain your best employees

  10. Great training ground

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Vice President in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Vice President in Toronto, ON

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Training, colleagues, flexible working hours

    Cons

    Low Pay, below market bonus, career progression is slow, hours can be long at times

    Advice to Management

    Retain talent by paying top performers

  11. Auditor

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PwC

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    Good people, good benefits, decent hours, great learning

    Cons

    Promotion system is too political

    Advice to Management

    Work on your promotion system

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