PwC Reviews

Updated 29 August, 2014
Updated 29 August, 2014
4,916 Reviews

3.6
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work (in 237 reviews)

  • It is a great place to start your career if you want to stay in accounting (in 116 reviews)


Cons
  • Also work life balance is very difficult to achieve until it gets to the problem stage (in 803 reviews)

  • Long hours during busy season but thats to be expected at any audit firm in the city (in 787 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Hard work, under paid

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    People at the firm are smart. Go getters everywhere.

    Cons

    Management wants to be more proftiable but want to cut the hours it takes to do work but want to enhance quality.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Work life balance needs.to be truly promoted

  2.  

    Great company culture!

    • 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 as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great people to work with
    Fantastic benefits
    Plenty of ways to learn and develop
    Lots of internal opportunity

    Cons

    Can't complain about a thing

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Great culture

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Associate  in  Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Tax Associate in Vancouver, BC

    I worked at PwC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Offers tons of professional development, promotes when we are ready and allows employees to work in different departments. They are flexible with work schedule and sometimes the employee can work from home. Vacation is negotiable, as is he overtime (bank or pay).

    Cons

    Overtime at tax season . Also, there are some pretty complex corporate tax returns to prepare.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up the team sense and the door open policy

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Challenging, skill-building, thought provoking

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

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

    Pros

    challenging projects make you really think. great exposure to complex problems. opportunities to learn and solve those problems.

    Cons

    different working styles of project managers (partners, directors, managers), coddling environment for rotation program, extremely lean staff teams with tight deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    important to ensure fringe benefits are shared fairly, do not exclude employees, strive for cohension

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Never want to come back

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

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Opportunities to get exposed to diff clients, lots of training, coaching and very steep learning curve.

    Cons

    Work life balance is always a struggle. Tight deadline, high turnover rate, busy season can be all year round, some jerk managers, hard to get to manager level, pressure to learn about diff client business within very short time, too much pressure, no personal life etc.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Please take care of ur employees and treat them properly! I know you have thousands of us here, and u r used to high turn over rate, we r not machine but human being. We put every efforts to meet client deadline, what did we get in the end ? Nothing but just a thank you, u deserves it?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Normal big 4 company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Halifax, NS
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Halifax, NS

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

    Pros

    Good company to have on your resume
    Good opportunity for growth if your in the right spot

    Cons

    Senior management talks a lot of strategy but cannot execute
    What have you done for me lately mentality common in the big firms

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Senior Associate

    • 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 full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great opportunity for career advance through a diverse set of client experiences

    Cons

    Long hours during busy season but thats to be expected at any audit firm in the city

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Awesome culture, great support from good people, interesting work, but satanic workload.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant  in  Sydney, NS
    Current Employee - Senior Consultant in Sydney, NS

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

    Pros

    The people are great, very supportive and the team culture is fantastic. Everyone in the firm is young and energetic with awesome creative ideas. Progression is fast if you're good, and merits are generally rewarded.

    Cons

    The workload is insane and the expected work hours are unreasonable. There is no work life balance whatsoever. 60 hour weeks are standard and it could go higher during crunch time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The remuneration should be consistent with the effort required to work here.

    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good place to work

    • 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 for more than a year

    Pros

    Training, experience and lot of opportunities

    Cons

    they lay off people without cause

  11.  

    Not enough growth, too much admin

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

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

    Pros

    - Good off-season perks
    - Employee benefits are decent
    - Flexible schedule (off-season)
    - Reputable company name

    Cons

    - Too much work politics
    - Policies can easily change without notice
    - Honest, hard-working employees don't get recognition
    - Does not reward good talent and productivity
    - Too much emphasis on being billable over giving employees their own autonomy to grow and learn on their own

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - To decrease high turnover/low morale, listen to your employees
    - Never give into work politics and make sure they are rewarded by productivity and work habits rather than favoritism
    - Give recognition where needed and understand why good workers will end up leaving for another company
    - As management and team leader, be sure to keep employee's motivated and morale high. Solving problems earlier while reduce headaches for both you and the employees
    - Don't disregard any feedback from employees as they may be the only ones courageous enough to speak up.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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