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Excellent benefits and work/life balance however compensation and advancement is not a focus
Manager, Consulting (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON28 November 2017
Excellent place to begin your career and develop core skills. Excellent opportunity to work across industries. PwC encourages mobility and placing personnel on secondment as well so if you would like to travel and work PwC will enable you to do both.
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Good
Senior Associate (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON27 November 2017
"Great people; Training; Clear career progression; Great client list ; Good remuneration; Work life balance" (in 635 reviews)
"You will learn a lot very quickly" (in 386 reviews)
"Work/life balance is very hard to have at consulting firms in general" (in 2382 reviews)
"Sometimes had long hours with little notice" (in 2454 reviews)
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Belle expérience d'apprentissage
Associate, Consulting and deals (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC23 November 2017
PwC est une excellente école pour se former en début de carrière
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Great co. for summer internship
Assurance Associate, Summer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB7 November 2017
Awesome people, great connections. I can imagine in the busy season things may change quite a bit for the exposure however it was a great experience and I feel privileged to have been able to take part and be selected for it
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Diverse and flexibility
Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON30 October 2017
Good work environment and flexibility, great technologies, ability to move areas and work in global assignments. Good benefits and a very diverse workforce.
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Great People, Boring work
Associate (Former Employee) –  Toronto, Canada26 October 2017
PwC manages to have a great culture that is driven by an excellent peer group. That being said, the work itself at the firm is quite mundane and combined with the long hours and low pay, makes it a sometimes difficult sell as a career option
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Good learning experience
Senior Consultant, Risk Assurance Services (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC20 October 2017
Learning how to manage multiple mandates at the same time

Expected to be utilized at 120%

Opportunity for leadership roles

Need to be flexible in terms of the kind of work you are provided

often staff shortage so heavier workload.
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Alright
Assurance Associate (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB18 October 2017
Great perks if you enjoy accounting but wasn't for me in the end. I decided to get out of the audit world and gravitate towards sales and marketing. Would recommend if you enjoy numbers.
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Productive workplace - large matrixed environment.
Marketing Specialist, Immigration Law (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON11 October 2017
Days were always busy. Co-workers were good people. General feeling of under appreciation. Always too many meetings to go to and not enough time dedicated each day to accomplishing work. Needed to learn a new computer system every year - better suited to younger graduates who have a lot of free time on their hands and no family commitments.
Pros
Nice working conditions.
Cons
Poor work life balance.
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Excellent corporate culture
Administrative Assistant, Corporate Tax (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON10 October 2017
A busy role supporting a senior corporate tax partner, I found the job rewarding and fulfilling. I was provided with lots of opportunity to exhibit my value to the firm by taking on projects normally considered outside of my role, such as basic research, assistance in filings for corporate returns and being included in large projects that sometimes had me performing ad hoc tasks that were not part of my daily workload.

While the firm had a very cohesive corporate culture and encouraged collaboration, teamwork, cooperation and workload sharing, it often put a greater emphasis on the work end of the work/life balance. The culture rewarded those who were willing to go above and beyond, but standard job performance did not yield as many opportunities for those constrained by regular work hours.
Pros
Cohesive, strong and efficient workplace
Cons
It was easy to work a 75 hour work week
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Performance-driven workplace, ideal for type A personalities
Senior Associate (Former Employee) –  Melbourne9 October 2017
Great company to work for if you're driven and competitive. Expectations are high, but consideration is given when it comes to personal commitments and health. Achievements are recognised, but mistakes are not well tolerated.

Diversity in working styles and thinking styles is encouraged on the surface, but the culture does not reflect this. However, this depends greatly on the people you work with. The org structure is quite fluid so you need to be ready to adapt quickly.
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Executive Assistant
Partner Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON7 October 2017
electrically filed all documents
attending weekly meetings
set up internal and external meetings
photocopied, anseered phones and put away office supplies
filtered through all internal mail
Created and submitted expenses
Answered phones for client questions or concerns
planned internal lunches and events
Pros
Nice Co Workers
Cons
Terrible Boss
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Exciting work environment with ambitious and self motivated coworkers
Senior Associate (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON6 October 2017
- A typical day at work involves managing engagement teams of up to 7 people for audit, review, and special engagements for public and private clients in a variety of industries as well as developing and proposed resolutions to complex accounting issues

- I have learnt how to budget the management process from preparation to engagement budget tracking, as well as proposing ways to increase efficiencies

- Management teams at PwC consists of highly competent and friendly staff who promote open communication while holding the teams accountable for their deliverables

- The workplace culture is work hard, play hard!

- The hardest part of the job would be managing multiple deliverables for several clients at the same time wile working with tight deadlines. However, I have learnt so much over the years on how to ensure deliverables are submitted within the deadlines and produced in the most efficient manner.

- The most enjoyable part of the job for me would be the people and all the connections I have made throughout the years.
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Supportive work place with structured teams and a positive work environment.
Experienced Preparer (GMS) (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON30 September 2017
I worked in a very tax focused group and learned a lot about personal taxes and US/Cdn taxation when individuals transfer.
The work environment was supportive of growth but focused on staying within tax as a stream.
Pros
Positive team work environment
Cons
Long hours in busy season - tax
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Senior Associate (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON27 September 2017
Preparing and submitting the Corporate Tax Returns and with-holding tax formats
Reviewing clients' books, records and documents for tax inspection purposes
Completing and submitting corporate tax returns for domestic and international companies
Negotiate with tax authority to achieve the most appropriate results and challenge the tax authority for achieving maximum benefits of non-double taxation treaties and minimize the local law risks
Excelled within fast-paced environment, continually taking on increased levels of responsibility
Consistently demonstrated talent for quickly learning new tasks and completing assignments ahead of schedule while maintaining a high degree of accuracy
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Senior Associate (Current Employee) –  Vancouver27 September 2017
Provide plenty of coaching and training opportunities. Work life balance does not exist during busy season, or if you are on a big client. Expectations are too high and too unrealistic, given the tight deadline and shortage of staff. Will have a good client portfolio and able to work on large well known clients. Salary is low compared to industry accountants.
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Good life balance
Proposal Manager / Specialist (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON27 September 2017
The company is great to work, the life balance is good and the staff is very pleasant to work with. The salary could be higher, specially if you have high demands and responsibilities.
Pros
Good life balance
Cons
Salary could be higher
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Great place to learn & develop
Senior Associate (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON25 September 2017
Excellent place to learn and develop. Work and life can be difficult to maintain, especially during the busy season. However, great exposure to very different industries, fast learning curve, and good opportunity to lead and manager direct reports and interact with senior level persons at your clients.
Pros
Fast career advancement, CPA program
Cons
Long hours, work life balance
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Highly recommended to new grads
Senior Associate (Former Employee) –  Winnipeg, MB21 September 2017
As with the other big 4 firms, PwC heavily invests in its staff whether it be on a professional development level or a coaching level. The culture is fantastic with a very diverse range of people and skills.
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PwC is a great company to work, full of talented people and great opportunities.
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Concord, ON20 September 2017
I worked at PwC for 18 years as a partner assistant supporting multiple partners at leadership level. It was a difficult decision to leave such a great workplace, but PwC is moving to Virtual Assistants (outsourced services). The firm offered a voluntary departure package to some assistants, so I decided to accept the opportunity and explore other prospects.
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