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PwC Reviews

Updated 19 February, 2019
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  1. Featured Review

    "PwC Senior"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    -Fantastic coaching and mentorship
    -Global mobility options
    -Flexibility to work around personal schedules

    Cons

    -Longer hours during peak seasons


  2. "Manager"

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    Former Employee - Manager in Surrey, BC
    Former Employee - Manager in Surrey, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Career development; mentorship; challenging work

    Cons

    high volume; long hours; not great work life balance

    Advice to Management

    transparency and communication at all levels

  3. "PwC"

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    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Vancouver, BC
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Vancouver, BC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time

    Pros

    Great learning opportunities
    Good career opportunities if one decides to stick it out
    Flexibility
    Good benefits

    Cons

    Long hours during busy seasons
    Politics

    Advice to Management

    More transparency when it comes to promotion


  4. "Great company, but as any company, has its problems"

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

    I have been working at PwC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment, great people to work (since partners until interns), flexibility, challenging, good place to learn.

    Cons

    Too many resignations have impacted the teams.

    Advice to Management

    Improve your efforts to retain your good professionals.


  5. "Assistant Vice President, Capital Projects and Infrastructure (2019)"

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    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President, Capital Projects and Infrastructure in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Assistant Vice President, Capital Projects and Infrastructure in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Exponential learning curve, opportunity to take on large amounts of responsibility very early in your career, exposure to client, great coaching and mentoring program, etc., work hour versatility,

    Cons

    Low salary given workload and responsibilities


  6. "Associate Management Consulting"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON

    I worked at PwC full-time

    Pros

    - Friendly culture with a strong emphasis on coaching

    Cons

    - Below market compensation when compared to other comparable consulting firms


  7. "Good opportunities...burn-out not uncommon"

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    Current Employee - Advisory in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Advisory in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Big and diverse clients in the busy hub of Toronto makes for a lot of great professional opportunities.
    A very small handful of good leaders / role models to motivate staff.

    Cons

    V hard to achieve any sort of work life balance. Expectations often unrealistically high, even for the highest achievers.
    No tangible or cohesive sense of strategy. Or if there is, it doesn’t make it past director-level.
    People strategy almost non-existent and poor behaviors left to fester (as long as your revenue figures are going up).

    Advice to Management

    It feels like the 1990’s - focus on purpose not just revenue.

  8. "Good consulting company"

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    Former Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good collaboration between peers
    Partners able to make decisions on the spot

    Cons

    Monday to Thursday travel out of town is expected for long periods

    Advice to Management

    Keep investing in new skills


  9. "Assurance senior associate"

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    a. Working with global well-known clients
    b. Clear promotional structure
    c. Flexible hours during the low season

    Cons

    a. Demanding job with a lot of long hours and weekends especially during the season
    b. Very high turnover - the good people leave - the bad people stay and contribute to a toxic environment
    c. Lack of appreciation for hard work and efforts
    d. A lot of organizational politics (who u know can take you places)
    e. Payment is really low with no or minimal bonus
    f. Bad manager and partners cannot be touched and this leads to a bad bossy environment
    g. Performance evaluation is based on people preference not real work

    Advice to Management

    a. Make down-top feedback and take it seriously - if a partner or manager is supported by his/her staff then he is doing good
    b. Change the performance assessment tools and promotion basis as they are really outdated
    c. Coach-coachee structure does not work as if your coach is a manager will never confront a partner - either u get the IFS to get involved or partners only coach
    d. Start paying bonus or appreciation amounts to show the staff your appreciation


  10. "Great firm to train at...but comp could be better"

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    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Vancouver, BC
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Vancouver, BC

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

    Pros

    Great people and learning opportunities

    Cons

    Despite the long hours, the pay was definitely below average.