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Collins Barrow Reviews

Updated Mar 24, 2019

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  • "the busy season is way too long and it seems as though the workload falls on a few people(in 7 reviews)

  • "long hours relatively, lower average pay(in 7 reviews)

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  1. "Overall Experience"

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    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
  2. "Nice firm to be at"

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    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
  3. "Forensic Accountant"

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    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

    Advice to Management

    be honest about long term growth potential

    Collins Barrow2019-01-18
  4. "Senior staff accountant"

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    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
  5. "CBV Review"

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      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
    • "Great place to learn"

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        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
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        "Senior accountant"

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        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
      • "Passable"

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        Current Employee - Intermediate Associate in Vaughan, ON
        Recommends
        Neutral Outlook

        I have been working at Collins Barrow full-time

        Pros

        Some clients provide good exposure for technical learning Each team is different and there are pros and cons If you get exposure it is okay for the time being as a stepping stone

        Cons

        Lots of hours for the pay Heavy internal politics and backbiting - you need to play the game to stay alive Forget about merit based - its about who you know (partner) and if people like you (managers and staff) Some teams have no audits or audit hours so it will be tough to get

        Advice to Management

        Fire all people who play politics and snitch on others and promote meritocracy

        Collins Barrow2018-09-28
      • "Junior Auditor"

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        Current Employee - Anonymous Employee 
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Collins Barrow full-time

        Pros

        - Great client interaction - Partner interaction - Learning opportunities - Constantly challenged

        Cons

        - Low pay/benefits - Poor/out-dated resources (Tech, applications/software)

        Collins Barrow2018-08-12
      • "Partner"

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        Current Employee - Partner in Calgary, AB
        Recommends
        Positive Outlook
        Approves of CEO

        I have been working at Collins Barrow full-time for more than 10 years

        Pros

        Variety of clients and work

        Cons

        Less name or brand recognition

        Collins Barrow2018-03-28
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