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PwC Reviews

Updated 26 November, 2014
Updated 26 November, 2014
5,341 Reviews
3.6
5,341 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    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
  2. 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

  3. 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
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  5.  

    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

  6.  

    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

  7.  

    Analyst Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PwC full-time

    Pros

    You get to work with many smart people and they are extremely supportive of education. In addition, they have fairly good flex hours and they are open to working from home.

    Cons

    They have a lot people knocking on their door to work for them. As a result, they offer pretty low salaries and their bonuses are pretty low as well.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Great place to work if you want to work 60+ hours per week

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Calgary, AB

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

    Pros

    - Great place to work if you want to work 60+ hours per week
    - Good name on resume
    - Nice perks, too social

    Cons

    - Politics is key to progress within the firm
    - Hard to adapt if you didn't start from the bottom
    - Yearly performance review is totally subjective
    - Lots of stress, complicated to take a real time out, even on vacation/weekends/nights people expect you to reply to emails
    - You need to do what your partner says even if it makes no sense or it is a lot of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Believe more on your team, listen to them
    - Work on a real life-work balance, currently doesn't exist

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    review

    • 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

    Pros

    -great culture, people and practices

    Cons

    -compensation could be better but yep

  10.  

    Great people, great experiences gained

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Politics and people being thrown under the bus

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

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