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PwC Reviews in Canada

Updated January 27, 2015
Updated January 27, 2015
5,638 Reviews
3.6
5,638 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work (in 257 reviews)

  • You learn a lot about how to run complex businesses in fast-changing environments (in 132 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life Balance does not exist as much as they say they are still working on it (in 930 reviews)

  • Long hours that often keep me at the office or working from home late at night (in 866 reviews)

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204 Employee Reviews Back to all reviews

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  1.  

    Great multinational firm that provides lots of experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Great brand name. Smart and friendly people. Entrepreneurial environment. Lots to learn. Great clients to work with.

    Cons

    Long hours with subpar pay. Poor benefits and comp. low visibility to partner staff. Too musch srtucture and inefficiencies for administrative tasks.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Manager

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Learning, growth, work-life balance, training

    Cons

    Management, office politics, strategy, growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    culture

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great opportunity to launch your career.

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

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    High level of autonomy. Great opportunity to network with clients. Very smart colleagues. Not as bureaucratic as most organizations.

    Cons

    Unpredictable travel. Constant pressure to stay billable. Poor bonus structure.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Got my CA there!

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

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

    Pros

    Learn a lot very quickly, always learning new information and skills, worked with some of the most amazing people.

    Cons

    No work/life balance, depending on what jobs and with which managers you work with, you will either love it or hate it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    We aren't saving lives here, take a chill pill.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  6.  

    Entry-level associate Big Four

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    Quick promotions
    Capacity to travel around the world
    Very good structure

    Cons

    Expect longer than usual hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Growth opportunities!

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Ottawa, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Ottawa, ON (Canada)

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    Growth opportunities!
    Very smart people to work with.
    Challenge.
    Support learning/professional education.

    Cons

    Long hours.
    Groups work in silos and it is difficult to work outside of your team if you want different types of opportunities.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Accoutant

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Accountant in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Accountant in Toronto, ON (Canada)

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    Good work-life balance, good learning opportunities

    Cons

    nothing in particular, very good environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Excellent, I love my colleagues the work is challenging and rewarding.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern in Montreal, QC (Canada)
    Current Employee - Intern in Montreal, QC (Canada)

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    The great diversity of work, exposure to various industries even at a junior level. The brand name stamp on your resume is also very good.

    Cons

    The long work hours are not too pleasant. The salary is not too attractive in relation to the number of hours worked.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to improve the incentive payment schemes

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    PWC

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative/Records in Oakville, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Administrative/Records in Oakville, ON (Canada)

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    If you are not working in the Operation dept. or admin things will be okay. If you aren't considered "professional" staff good luck?\!

    Cons

    Operations is run by little minds that feel the need to deflect their lack of management skills onto the backs of their subordinates. They treat their employees unfairly: denying them the perks that PWC is supposed to be known for as being available to all: Flex Fridays, sick days, days off for death of family members, etc. They rule with impunity and no one in HR has the back bone to call them on it. They discriminate against gays, Caucasians, and anyone not sucking up to them. It's a nightmare. They have even gone so far as to illegally dismiss a person for being ill. That one ended up with them caught in a Human Rights trial that they lost. It also had the head of HR resigning to "spend more time with her family". Uh huh. The sooner they clean out the old guard there and put in educated, fair minded and experienced people to rule, the sooner they're going to have a more efficient and higher morale employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Clean out the old guard running your operations departments (SM< MM< BJ) and their lackeys who play to their egos.
    (JE, BSJ, JH,)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not a very diversify place, I was uncomfortable being of a different race than all other people.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    They provide excellent training to their employees.

    Cons

    Not diverse, but working toward it.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Diversity

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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