PwC Reviews

Updated 24 October, 2014
Updated 24 October, 2014
5,190 Reviews
3.6
5,190 Reviews
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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.  

    Big 4 firm, small market

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Manager in Edmonton, AB
    Former Employee - Audit Manager in Edmonton, AB

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

    Pros

    Breadth of experience, Good people, flexibility, young group, team environment and challenging work

    Cons

    Under pay in comparison to industry, trend of reducing overall pay, high overtime expectations, dismal bonuses and dangle future pay like carrots

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To attract top talent and retain staff a hard look needs to be given to paying on par with industry

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Great company culture!

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    • 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 (less than an 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.  

    manager

    • 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 (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great career place to get some good experience

    Cons

    Salary is low compare to places outside public accounting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve salary structure

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  5. 4 people found this helpful  

    Horrible. Wannabe business professionals. Bullies.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Assurance Associate in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior Assurance Associate in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Working with different clients. Bathroom breaks. Free pencil sharpener. Pyjama Day for Wednesday.

    Cons

    Co-workers are not very helpful. They stab you in the back with a pencil. Office needs more toilet.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Schedule a NASA flight test for August.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6.  

    Great learning experience

    • 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

    Many opportunities to work together with other lines of service and an abundance of resources from which to learn.

    Cons

    Work/life balance - as expected at a Big 4 firm

  7.  

    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

  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    Challenging, skill-building, thought provoking

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    • 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 (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
  9.  

    Great culture

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    • 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 (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
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

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

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    • 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 (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
  11.  

    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 (more than an 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

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