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PwC Reviews

Updated 16 December, 2014
Updated 16 December, 2014
5,415 Reviews
3.6
5,415 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.  

    Analyst Review

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • 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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Politics and people being thrown under the bus

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    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
  3.  

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

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    • 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
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  5.  

    Pick another Big 4 if you can... for work and business

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory

    I worked at PwC full-time

    Pros

    - respected name
    - big company perks

    Cons

    - poor quality of work
    - employees overworked
    - firm is understaffed
    - pay is low

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understaffed and underpaid audit teams produce low quality work, and it's not going to be long before this starts impacting the business. Fix this!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    review

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    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

  7.  

    Great people, great experiences gained

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    • 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
  8.  

    Marketing Manager

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Marketing Manager in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at PwC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good culture, development, location and people

    Cons

    Decentralized marketing team is problematic. Salaries not competitive.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    good starting experience but lacks progression

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    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    systematic approach for training and growth

    Cons

    lacks opportunities for cross function growth, bad work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    work on rotation programs

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Work like slaves

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

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

    Pros

    Quality of experience will develop you into a better proffessional

    Cons

    Long work hours, little consideration of your worklife balance
    They talk a lot about worklife balance but don nothing about it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A - start acting on previous advices left by other instead of only listening

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Great learning experience.

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

    I have been working at PwC as an intern (more than an year)

    Pros

    The focus on Teach Dont Tell helps the younger associates to learn quickly by helping them understand the material instead of simply asking them to perform a task.
    Staying at the firm long enough will almost guarantee you promotion to the manager level

    Cons

    Long hours
    Work can be boring.
    Could be stuck with one line on the financial statement if you are on a large audit client

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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