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PwC Reviews

Updated 21 April, 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. "Good overall"

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    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Toronto, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    a lot of things can be learned

    Cons

    many overtimes involved without pay

  3. "Great experience, long hours"

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    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Engagement Manager in Montreal, QC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Salary, people, flexible work arrangements and excellent benefits!!

    Cons

    Long hours and demanding clients


  4. "Good place to work but you better preform"

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    Former Employee - Senior Director in Ottawa, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Director in Ottawa, ON
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great people - smart and dedicated. Fantastic place to see many new projects and get a view of where industries are headed. Good access to senior management in client organizations. You can walk in the clients door already in a more favorable light just on the reputation of the company you represent.

    Cons

    Getting ahead really requires knowing the right people and being in the right place a the right time. True everywhere - really true here.


  5. "Fairly Decent Company to Work at"

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    Current Employee - Associate in Calgary, AB
    Current Employee - Associate in Calgary, AB
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good people at the company. There is a lot of recognition around the name, and there are options for training and developing yourself. Good benefits and the opportunity to work with different clients and expand your network.

    Cons

    Long hours during busy season. The work can be very monotonous and mind numbing. Inefficiencies in projects often lead to repeat work.

    Advice to Management

    Pursue automation aggressively and hire employees to help you do this. There is no reason to pay someone ~60k a year to do what a computer can do for free in minutes.


  6. "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


  7. "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.

  8. "What you would expect from one of the Big Four"

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    Former Employee - Associate in Kitchener, ON
    Former Employee - Associate in Kitchener, ON
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Most of the people are young, active, friendly, easy to get along with
    - Some flexibility to work from home during the off season if you are not at a client's

    Cons

    - Mandatory 10-hour chargeable days during busy season
    - No real opportunity to make up for the extra hours worked as summers are still fairly busy
    - Not rewarded for going above and beyond since everyone is expected to go above and beyond
    - Jobs are usually under-staffed and you will have to do the work of 2 or 3 people
    - Job gets very repetitive after a while
    - You are at the mercy of your clients. If they give you stuff last minute, you will be working through the night to try to get the file done by the deadline


  9. "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


  10. "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.