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PwC Reviews

Updated Jul 31, 2014
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3.5 4,761 reviews

89% Approve of the CEO

PwC US Chairman & Senior Partner Robert Moritz

Robert Moritz

(928 ratings)

78% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    Overall great people and excellent training ground

    Senior Associate (Former Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsProvide great training, comparable compensation, people are very good to work with (developed strong relationships), lots of opportunity to develop your career, travel opportunities if you are interested

    ConsLong hours (same goes for any Big 4 firm), generally required to specialize in a particular industry, often staffing/turnover issues

    Advice to Senior ManagementImprove work life balance and send less staff on secondment (staff that stay become over-worked)

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

     

    A good company to work for as it provides solid learning ground.

    Manager (Former Employee)

    ProsGood learning opportunities primarily because of the nature of clients it services. You can be allocated variety of projects and the skill set you acquire gives the leading edge.

    ConsThe change management issues for the firm internally are not managed. Internal Communications about the anticipated changes and how it impacts employees are not communicated and you are just left to manage on your own.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Treated well but ideas only come from partners

    Senior Manager (Former Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsLots of exposure to different businesses. Great benefits.

    ConsPartners only listen to partners

    Advice to Senior ManagementLearn from others.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Mixed feelings

    Risk Assurance Senior Associate (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsPeople are very nice, career growth is very possible is you are persistant. Positive environment altogether

    ConsWork/life balance is basically null. Depending on the department, staffing model is a bit off and not in accordance with the job.

    Advice to Senior ManagementHire more junior staff to do the work

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    My personal view

    Manager (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsChallenging work environment, great people, positive work environment

    ConsLong hours, not consistent point of views from partners, lack of unified approach

    Advice to Senior ManagementClear focus on values is lacking

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fairly boring job.

    Summer Associate (Former Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsIf you want to get an accounting designation, and want to work with a whole bunch of cool people who will get a 20 word minimum too.

    ConsBad hours, bad pay, and the office culture was actually pretty good now that I think about it, getting close to this 20 word minimum.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Long hours, but opportunities are there

    Associate (Former Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsLots of exit opportunities if you time exit properly

    ConsLong hours and poor pay

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagement will vary based on your team.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Women beware!

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee) Toronto, ON

    ProsGood opportunity to work on a variety of clients

    ConsDon't "walk the talk" on diversity - seem to be losing a lot of women partners in Canada!

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe Canadian firm seems to be losing its female partners -- something that both men and women should be concerned about!

    – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good experience

    Associate (Current Employee) Toronto, ON

    Prosgood team, good clients, good colleagues

    Consterrible pay, no work life balance

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Ok

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLooks good on resume, good learning , n good people

    ConsU will be depressed, long hours, rapid aging n balding

    Advice to Senior ManagementBe humane, listen to ur employees n don't let mgrs bully

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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