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PwC Canada Reviews

Updated October 16, 2017
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  1. "PwC is awesome!"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good compensation package
    Down to earth partners and good corporate culture
    Very diverse
    Nice office

    Cons

    Internal competition
    Somewhat disorganized
    So much going on it's hard to keep track

    Advice to Management

    Do a better job of integrating silos


  2. "Assurance Associate"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Assurance Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Intern - Assurance Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PwC as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    Lots of responsibilities. Fun peers.

    Cons

    Expect too many hours out of employees, facetime is expected.

    Advice to Management

    N/A

  3. "Administrative Assistant"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Vaughan, ON (Canada)
    Former Contractor - Anonymous Contractor in Vaughan, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PwC as a contractor

    Pros

    - welcoming environment
    - good pay
     - easy application process
    -good communication
    - friendly staff

    Cons

    -short contract work
    - commute far
    - typical corporate vibe
    - lots of technical issues
    - factories surrounding location


  4. "Terrible hours with a fundamentally flawed business model"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend

    I worked at PwC (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Relative autonomy and large network of professionals

    Cons

    Very poorly coordinated engagements, the average audit has the capability of reducing their fees by 50%!! as per a global efficiency study. The billing model does not promote cost efficiencies - they simply focus on maximizing billable without adding any value! Extremely bad work life balance - but looks when pursuing your designation

    Advice to Management

    Gain more self-respect - the only reason the firm is not out of business is purely due to the regulatory environment


  5. "PwC"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    -Some good team members
    -Some flexibility during the summer

    Cons

    -Terrible management of teams
    -terrible mentorship
    Should join the other firms and make PwC your last choice

    Advice to Management

    Give your managers & associates better training


  6. "Double Edge Sword"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Contractor - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Current Contractor - Manager in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PwC as a contractor (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    At PwC you will always have an opportunity to develop yourself and take your career further. The company's annual review processes are taking very seriously, and if you are able to effectively demonstrate your achievements, you have a good shot at progressing

    Cons

    The company's development proramme is a double edge sword. It often means that you are working long hours and taking on more responsibility than your pay grade. This can make achieving a good work-life balance, fairly complicated.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you respect and recognise your staff. If people work overtime, acknowledge their sacrifice and reword them for their commitment.


  7. "Director"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Director in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Current Employee - Director in Calgary, AB (Canada)
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Dynamic work environment, flexible working hours.

    Cons

    Need to keep high performance

  8. "Sexist place to work"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Associate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Former Employee - Associate in Edmonton, AB (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Very professional atmosphere , high energy

    Cons

    Sexist and management expects you to work 80 hours a week for very little overtime pay if any.

    Advice to Management

    wake up


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Wasn't a good experience for me"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Toronto, ON (Canada)
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PwC (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Big organization with many L&D opportunities, smart people to work with, great to start your career and learn new skills

    Cons

    Individual experience depends on your practice, mine had too much office politics, staff's efforts were not recognized, consistently low employee satisfaction ratings from annual survey, no work-life balance

    Advice to Management

    Take care of your employees is not a just a quote.


  10. "Great place to learn!"

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

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

    Pros

    -quick advancement
    -great place to learn
    -flexibility to work remotely especially as you progress
    -great place to develop professionally

    Cons

    -extensive hours
    -work life balance
    -salary to an extent (you get paid better in industry)

    Advice to Management

    -pay your employees better
    -find ways to retain key talent


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