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PwC Reviews

Updated 29 January, 2015
Updated 29 January, 2015
5,626 Reviews
3.6
5,626 Reviews
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PwC US Chairman & Senior Partner Robert Moritz
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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. 1 person found this helpful  

    Depending on the group you are placed in, the experience you have will be a direct correlation.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    Working for a "big 4" on your resume.

    Cons

    The environment, constant stress, verbal abuse, watching senior team members have complete breakdowns.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company with lots of opportunity

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

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

    Pros

    Great support for getting accounting designation; partners who care about your future; huge focus on learning and development, wide variety of work assignments to develop skills; employees have a voice and can make a difference

    Cons

    Work/life balance can be a challenge but PwC is open to different scenarios; working from home, part-time, etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing all of the positive things you're focused on.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Worked for PwC Canada

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

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

    Pros

    Good work life balance in my role

    Cons

    An opportunity to train or Intern in other roles during the long working notice period for outsourced jobs was not available

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider the above Con and make it one of your Pros to make it one of the sort after Firms to work for

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent Experience

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    Prof Development opportunities, Great setting

    Cons

    Difficult to balance work life at times but to be expected in the nature of project oriented work

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Good company and good platform

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    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    CPA, CA designation;
    Friendly environment;
    Great city

    Cons

    Sometimes need to work overtime, but that's common for the whole industry. Can't blame the company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Brain drain might be a problem, hope management could handle it.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    AM

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    Former Employee - Advisory Manager in London, ON
    Former Employee - Advisory Manager in London, ON

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

    Pros

    Friendly culture, looks good on CV because ot is one of the big 4 audit firms, a lot of opportunities to learn

    Cons

    Low pay, very long hours which is not reflected in the salary, competition amongst colleagues and friends, same as most big4

    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    They have favourites

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    Good salary, good environment, some training

    Cons

    If you are not a consultant and in the support function, you are not like them, they promote only people that worked in the audit, tax, and consulting areas.
    Favouriism galore: daughters and sons hired, manager promote own friends over quality work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be transparent and just not hire outsiders then.

  9. 3 people found this helpful  

    Don't drink the kool aid

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    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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    PwC - Senior Associate

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    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
  11.  

    A lot of fun and informative internship.

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    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Montreal, QC
    Former Employee - Audit Associate in Montreal, QC

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

    Pros

    Great people and you learn a lot

    Cons

    The salary was too low

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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