PwC Reviews

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  1. Great place to work if you want to work 60+ hours per week

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Advisory Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    - Great place to work if you want to work 60+ hours per week
    - Good name on resume
    - Nice perks, too social

    Cons

    - Politics is key to progress within the firm
    - Hard to adapt if you didn't start from the bottom
    - Yearly performance review is totally subjective
    - Lots of stress, complicated to take a real time out, even on vacation/weekends/nights people expect you to reply to emails
    - You need to do what your partner says even if it makes no sense or it is a lot of work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Believe more on your team, listen to them
    - Work on a real life-work balance, currently doesn't exist

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful

    Challenging, skill-building, thought provoking

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    challenging projects make you really think. great exposure to complex problems. opportunities to learn and solve those problems.

    Cons

    different working styles of project managers (partners, directors, managers), coddling environment for rotation program, extremely lean staff teams with tight deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    important to ensure fringe benefits are shared fairly, do not exclude employees, strive for cohension

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. Not enough growth, too much admin

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    - Good off-season perks
    - Employee benefits are decent
    - Flexible schedule (off-season)
    - Reputable company name

    Cons

    - Too much work politics
    - Policies can easily change without notice
    - Honest, hard-working employees don't get recognition
    - Does not reward good talent and productivity
    - Too much emphasis on being billable over giving employees their own autonomy to grow and learn on their own

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - To decrease high turnover/low morale, listen to your employees
    - Never give into work politics and make sure they are rewarded by productivity and work habits rather than favoritism
    - Give recognition where needed and understand why good workers will end up leaving for another company
    - As management and team leader, be sure to keep employee's motivated and morale high. Solving problems earlier while reduce headaches for both you and the employees
    - Don't disregard any feedback from employees as they may be the only ones courageous enough to speak up.

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful

    Nice ideas but some poor middle management

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)

    I have been working at PwC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Looks good on your resume. Good place to make connections. A few terrific people. Hidden gems.

    Cons

    Soft skills carry no importance here so some really poor middle managers get away with treating their staff appallingly. Everyone knows it and silently accepts it. Compensation is misleading, potential bonuses are inflated when they hire you and the reality is a little different. Don't expect compensation like you will get at other places in Calgary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Require managers to be decent people. Discipline or terminate people who are repeat offenders of poor or abusive treatment of their staff. Stop ignoring people who bring their concerns forward.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Consulting Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Great people, lots of challenges to build skill set, talented & driven co-workers, lots of growth potential in western canada, easy to transition to industry if you do not like consulting

    Cons

    Not many cons, but there are firm/office politics to deal with(contrary to meritocracy image).However, this could be seen as more of a regional/office issue rather than an overall company issue.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. Great place to start a career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Good experience for a first time consultant

    Cons

    Politics in the office wears you down after a while

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Less politics, look after the people and do good work

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 3 people found this helpful

    If you want to work with honest people PwC isn't the place

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Manager in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits were decent

    Cons

    Rewards bad behaviour and punishes honest workers. Allows employees to discuss confidential information about clients and other employees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink who's in your HR dept

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. PwC Calgary is a good place to launch your career, but be prepared to work hard and eat hours!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    - Work Hard, Play Hard culture
    - Good compensation
    - Lots of social events
    - Plenty of career opportunities

    Cons

    - Difficult to achieve work/life balance
    - Performance ratings can get political
    - Employee morale tends to be low
    - Budgets are tight and employees eat lots of hours

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Make work/life balance a priority and employee morale/turnover will improve.
    - Allow for reasonable budgets and employees won't eat hours.
    - Partners should play a bigger role in the Performance Rating process.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10. Very positive and supportive environment

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Director in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Director in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Variety of work
    Great people
    Career coaching

    Cons

    Long hours at times
    Administrative processes cumbersome

  11. 1 person found this helpful

    Great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Security in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Security in Calgary, AB (Canada)

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

    Pros

    Exposure and experience. Commited to training.

    Cons

    There is too much admin.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Treat others as you would like to be treated

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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