Core Forensics, Associate (Current Employee) – San Francisco, CA – 23 July 2013
The culture at PwC is centered around being able to grow and advance your career by following your interests and passion. There is a robust coaching infrastructure that allows for both formal and informal coaching and personal development.
In my current role I analyze financial statements and calculate claims for businesses affected by natural disasters. I have also been trained as a transaction due diligence analyst and corporate investigator.
Assistant Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 17 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.
Best training for a professional accountant.
Very long hours. Not much time left for a social life.
Senior Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 12 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.
Senior Audit Associate (Current Employee) – Oakville, ON – 11 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
Bad company - low pay - little advancement opportunities
Tax Processing Specialist/Tax Data Specialist (Current Employee) – London, ON – 30 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.
Tax Process Specialist - Contract (Former Employee) – London, ON – 22 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).
Director - Technology Consulting (Former Employee) – Vancouver, Canada – 20 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.
Associate (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 12 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.
SENIOR MANAGER (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 10 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.
getting a front seat to learn about changes in the FS industry
cultural change in the industry is a challenge anywhere