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Great learning opportunity early on in career
Senior Associate (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON20 July 2017
Very low job/work life balance due to busy season hours that go from January to March, salary/benefits are low in comparison to industry opportunities.
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The greatest learning experience.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON17 July 2017
Partners & Managers always took time to train staff which provided a great springboard for all junior and intermediate auditors.
Meeting very tight deadlines and ensuring client needs were met was a daily and gratifying part of the job.
Working with fellow professional accountants within the firm and with clients was the best of the job.
Pros
Best training for a professional accountant.
Cons
Very long hours. Not much time left for a social life.
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long hours, low starting salary
Senior Associate (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 July 2017
long work hours as expected, but all your coworkers are of the same age and background so can easily connect with coworkers during work. Ratings are rigged in the sense that it really depends on 1) who your mentor is and how well he/she can advocate for you during annual meetings, 2) whether other members on the performance committee actually knows you, 3) how often you are borrowed out of your group. If this happens more often than not then you will be unknown to the performance committee and will likely get a lower rating.
Pros
good culture
Cons
Long hours, annual ratings depend on who you know
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Accounting firm
Senior Audit Associate (Current Employee) –  Oakville, ON11 July 2017
Having 3 years at PwC I was able to gain exceptional project management, interpersonal and communication skills. It was a great learning curve and I was able to have great exposure in private client services
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environnement productif
Specialiste en documentation (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC7 July 2017
j'ai aimé mon expérience chez PwC, J'ai appris beaucoup de choses, j'ai pu perfectionner mon niveau word.
Pros
café gratuit, espace trés lumineux et agreable
Cons
ca bouge beaucoup
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Great Place to Work
HR Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON5 July 2017
Very busy environment. Strong leadership. Long hours. Very average rewards and recognition programs. Lots of social interaction with colleagues. Average benefits.
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A Great learning environment.,
Network Engineer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON5 July 2017
Work with a support environment, everyone was willing to share their knowledge with you.The project managers was enthusiastic. The days presented many challenges and opportunities.
Pros
very friendly envoronment
Cons
Some late hours
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Bad company - low pay - little advancement opportunities
Tax Processing Specialist/Tax Data Specialist (Current Employee) –  London, ON30 June 2017
A tax processing specialist at the london ontario SDC is only a good position to start in if you have no work experience and want something on your resume. This is a very boring and administrative based position. If you come from an accounting background, I would advise you to not take the position as you will be bored the first week into the job.

The management and HR at this place has SO MANY PROBLEMS. Don't expect to be treated well here. Since this is a job that anyone can do, management will advance those who are their favourites.

The culture is pretty bad. Many people are not happy and therefore the place is not enjoyable to be in everyday. You will start living for the weekend.

You will be working 60-70 hours a week during busy and this is not a choice. You will not have a life outside of work. The pay is very low but lots of overtime from Feb - Apr if that is what your looking for.
Pros
some people are nice
Cons
Company culture, low pay, no work/life balance
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Good platform for your career
Experienced Senior Associate (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 June 2017
Good company culture, you can have relax working environment and colleagues are all friendly and easy-going.
The jobs there is always challenging, so good for start for your accounting career.
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Zero experience team leader
Tax Process Specialist - Contract (Former Employee) –  London, ON22 June 2017
Team leader was very immature which made it very hard to any mature employee to find a balance or even security. If the leader(s) didn't appreciate you, you had no chances within the company. For a "successful" company, you would think that they would hire better leaderships. (not the kind that would talk behind your back).
Pros
Great learning experience
Cons
Poor leaderships
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Good
Tax Preparer Specialist (Current Employee) –  London, ON21 June 2017
Good Learning experience, very busy doing tax season. Fast paced environment. Pay very low compared to other firms. not much to do in down time, a good place to start
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Excellent Learning Environment
Director - Technology Consulting (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, Canada20 June 2017
PwC offers an excellent environment where employees can expand their skills and experience. The firm places high value of core principles such as knowledge sharing, equal opportunities, and career advancement.
Pros
Travel, career opportunities
Cons
Long hours when working on remote projects
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Good
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON10 June 2017
This was a good place to work with good people. High paced working environment.

I feel pressured to complete this review.

Lots of social event. Lots of work variety.
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Excellent place
Project Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON7 June 2017
PwC is a beautiful place to work. A team of highly energetic director and a very hardworking CIO. People are very friendly and Toronto office is conveniently located beside union station.
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Great learning environment
Expatriate Tax Associate (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON5 June 2017
Typical big four type of life, massive over time during busy seasons but amazing perks. Seniors are nice and they are willing to help juniors out , great place to start off career.
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Fun place to work
IT Support Technologist (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 May 2017
It is a good place to be working great environment, team is very helpful and awesome. Overall company culture is great. No real pressure if you just join the team.
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Top talent and professional team members
Experienced Associate (Former Employee) –  Toronto21 May 2017
Great experience to learn and to develop. Great exposure to various industries.
Communication and interpersonal skills got enhanced as well as technical skills
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Fast-paced environment
Associate (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 May 2017
Prepared thousands of individual tax returns of Canada and US, the pressure is significant, however, it is the pressure that gives you motivation to make the job perfection and make you to learn the tax rules quickly.
Pros
Lots of on site benefit
Cons
Long hours
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excellent brand name, business focus
SENIOR MANAGER (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON10 May 2017
I am in a new role at PwC, that mirrors such roles being created across the industry. Finance and risk must now work together to assess an institution's financial position, with the new accounting standard IFRS9. This is a great place to learn about the standard and the impact to the industry.
Pros
getting a front seat to learn about changes in the FS industry
Cons
cultural change in the industry is a challenge anywhere
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Great place of work
Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB1 May 2017
It is very high paced environment that provides a great experience for multitasking. The team is very nice, approachable and technically strong.

There are a lot of training for the staff which is a great source of learning.

The hours are crazy, there is no time for family or personal life.
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