PwC - Senior accountant | Glassdoor.ca
  1. "Senior accountant"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Toronto, ON
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at PwC full-time for more than 2 years

    Pros

    opening -minded culture, encourage continuous learning and growth, opportunities to work in other countries

    Cons

    long working hours during busy season; clients are everywhere (too much time on commute everyday)

    Advice to Management

    more opportunities to work on more than one line of service at a time; improve working hours during busy season

    PwC2018-04-21
  1. "After almost 7 years - still love it here"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate Tax to IFS Transfer 
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    Flexibility, student loan pay down program, compensation, benefits, opportunities, if you don't like where you're at you can try something else. I became increasingly unhappy in tax. I felt like I didn't belong there, and hated the pressure of meeting utilization goals. I looked for other opportunities and finally found my place in IFS. Now I absolutely love my job!

    Cons

    Workload, utilization pressure in client service

    Advice to Management

    Practice what you preach - utilization still feels like the most important metric and is a cause for a lot of stress, especially in the consulting side of the practice where there is no specific busy season.

    PwC2019-02-21
  2. Helpful (702)

    "Great firm, but some changes on the horizon are terrible"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Compensation and Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Advisory Director in San Jose, CA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time for more than 6 years

    Pros

    There is a lot about the firm that is great. It is a great culture that values collaboration (below the partner level), that truly values diversity of its employees, and that is very collegial. The Advisory business has grown significantly over the past 5 years since reconstituting a consulting arm with the acquisition of BearingPoint, followed by other large acquisitions of PRTM, Diamond and most recently Booz & Company...

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    Cons

    As noted by many, and as inferred by by comment around individual performance above, if you want to get ahead here you WILL work your rears off. Late nights and weekends, with minimal complaining, are the norm for those who are successful. The firm has tried to add in concepts of "flexibility" into our work force - but that is generally ignored in practice by those people actually delivering client work (great thought,...

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    Advice to Management

    There are so many good things about this firm, but this obsession with being "different" isn't always good. It is good to differentiate on the things that matter, but you hobble us with terrible technology, put performance measurement systems that are tied to our compensation in place that are nothing more than a popularity contest, and then expect us to work our hinds off for you with big huge smiles on our face. You...

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    PwC2014-09-13

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