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Peterborough office --> Overworked, underpaid, and fired after busy season
Staff Accountant (Former Employee) –  PeterboroughMay 6, 2013
In the Peterborough office, no one schedules work. So the typical day is begging partners for work. If you aren't one of their favourites, then you won't get a lot of jobs, and in turn will be fired once the busy season is over. I've seen it happen to so many people, including myself.

The partners are unprofessional and extremely rude. They will talk behind your back and make jokes about you when you aren't around. I can't believe how some of those people are partners. The office morale is terrible. People are just counting down the days to get out of there.

Very low paying, like SERIOUSLY low paying. And the health plan is bad, there isn't even a dental plan.

I've worked in other firms and Collins Barrows Kawarthas was BY FAR the WORST place ever, even by audit firm standards.

I wouldn't recommend this place to anyone. They will lie and say anything to get you to relocate to Peterborough. They provide no training, even though they promise so much of it.

Complete waste of time.
Pros
free lunch in out of town jobs
Cons
long hours, low pay, will be fired after busy season, unprofessional partners, crazy gossip
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Productive and work well under pressure
US Senior Tax Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONJuly 5, 2012
Have to ask for tax information everyday or work wont be completed on time.
Administered all aspects of the US tax program and trained co-workers in the office and other offices.
co workers not very friendly to work with, managed to know their personality and deal with them accordingly.
Making sure the others finished the final product and out of the door on time.
Dealing with clients direclty for information that could not be provided by other co-workers in order to complete the work.
Pros
free coffee
Cons
no ethics, no appreciation for hard work.
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