PwC Reviews

Updated 31 October, 2014
Updated 31 October, 2014
5,228 Reviews
3.6
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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 254 reviews)

  • You learn a lot about how to run complex businesses in fast-changing environments (in 129 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life Balance does not exist as much as they say they are still working on it (in 902 reviews)

  • Long hours during busy season but thats to be expected at any audit firm in the city (in 855 reviews)

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  1.  

    Big 4 firm, small market

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 foundation for a career.

    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Principal Consultant in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Fast paced, always learning, surrounded by smart people

    Cons

    What is work life balance?

    Recommends
  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.  

    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 (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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    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 (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
  10.  

    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 (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
  11.  

    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

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