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PwC Reviews

Updated 21 November, 2014
Updated 21 November, 2014
5,321 Reviews
3.6
5,321 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 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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Marketing Manager

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    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
  2.  

    Great learning experience.

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    • 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
  3. 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
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  5.  

    Best place to launch your career

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

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

    Pros

    - Developing your business network
    - Learning different businesses and how they operate
    - Opportunities to go on secondment
    - Very flexible
    - Lots of training

    Cons

    - Compensation is not up to industry standards which is to be expected for public practice
    - Performance review process is not transparent at all and very political when it comes to ratings

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Good, but not secure at the moment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Coordinator in Toronto, ON

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

    Pros

    Work life balance can be good depending on the area you work in.
    They pay from $500 for yearly fitness memberships

    Cons

    A lot of lay off's.
    No job security.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more fair across the board with work from home days.
    Be more transparent with compensation

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Big 4 firm, small market

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    • 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
  9.  

    manager

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    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
  10.  

    Great company culture!

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    • 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
  11. 5 people found this helpful  

    Horrible. Wannabe business professionals. Bullies.

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    • 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

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