Collins Barrow Reviews

Updated Apr 11, 2020

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3.7
82%
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90%
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Collins Barrow National Chair Grant Galbraith (no image)
Grant Galbraith
3 Ratings
Pros
  • "work life balance is reasonable considering industry(in 8 reviews)

  • "Social events evenly spread out to throughout the year inclusive to all staff(in 6 reviews)

Cons
  • "Long hours, lots of levels of senior which makes it slower progress to move up(in 8 reviews)

  • "Public accounting does not offer a lot of work life balance(in 7 reviews)

More Pros and Cons
  1. "Auditing"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Collins Barrow full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Work environment And flexible hours.

    Cons

    Yearly seasons and commuting to office.

    Collins Barrow2020-04-12
  2. "Respectful place to work, good experience"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Technician in Halifax, NS
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Collins Barrow full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Respect from coworkers, great learning experience

    Cons

    Long hours and hard work

    Collins Barrow2019-11-05
  3. "Great experience but at a price"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    Current Employee - Senior Manager 
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Collins Barrow full-time

    Pros

    The staff are extremely skilled. The office is modern. The people are really friendly.

    Cons

    Not a lot of room for growth as the company is manager heavy. The pay is much less than competitors. Bad benefits (no rrsp or pension plan)

    Collins Barrow2019-10-16
  4. "Nice firm to be at"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Collins Barrow full-time

    Pros

    Good selection and variety of clients

    Cons

    Odd standard hours during busy season

    Collins Barrow2019-03-24
  5. "Forensic Accountant"

    3.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Forensic Accountant in Mississauga Valley, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Collins Barrow full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    great place to learn and fun youthful environment

    Cons

    hard to move up in

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    Collins Barrow2019-01-18
  6. "Overall Experience"

    5.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Collins Barrow full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    - challenging - everyone is willing to help - great work/life balance - paid overtime or time off - flexible hours - exposure to all employees, including partners

    Cons

    - downtime can sometimes be tedious as there is nothing prepared ahead of time for these situations

    Collins Barrow2018-12-01
  7. "Senior staff accountant"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No Opinion of CEO

    I worked at Collins Barrow full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Young professional environment with lots of talents Awesome learning experience

    Cons

    Horrible company benefit and compensation No work life balance

    Collins Barrow2018-11-07
  8. "CBV Review"

    3.0
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I worked at Collins Barrow full-time

    Pros

    you will have great coworkers which definitely make the negatives worthwhile

    Cons

    like every other public accounting firm, there is almost non existent work life balance

    Collins Barrow2018-11-12
  9. "Great place to learn"

    4.0
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 

    I have been working at Collins Barrow full-time

    Pros

    No better place to learn about accounting

    Cons

    Public accounting does not offer a lot of work life balance. This is certainly not specific to Collins Barrow

    Collins Barrow2018-09-28
  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior accountant"

    4.0
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
    Recommends

    I have been working at Collins Barrow full-time

    Pros

    Paid overtime Friendly, open door policy

    Cons

    Lots of overtime needed all year HR is always behind (ie. Meal allowance has not been updated in years)

    Collins Barrow2018-09-21
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