Excellent benefits and work/life balance however compensation and advancement is not a focus
Manager, Consulting (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 28 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.
Great employer, offered work-life balance and teaming.
Resource Manager (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 11 September 2017
During the years working at PwC, I developed life-long friendships and had the opportunity to learn from great leaders. The workplace culture offered flexibility and encouraged collaboration and teaming throughout the firm.
Experienced Associate - Assurance (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 10 September 2017
Experience within the firm is heavily influenced by the teams that you are on - if you are on a team with poor management or incompetent team members it is unlikely that your experience will be good. Vice versa - if your main team(s) are good (and you enjoy the work being done) it is possible to have an extremely good experience. Work hours also follow this logic. Some teams worked approximately 80 hours a week during busy season while others barely met the 50 hour a week minimum. Very accommodating as you are allowed to work from home or other locations if needed. There are many opportunities for career and personal development if you take the initiative to seek them out, and as a whole the firm is quite supportive.
Member (Current Employee) – Calgary, AB – 10 September 2017
Gen Next is an great initiative put on by United Way Calgary that builds awareness for social issues within the community. It is aimed at young professionals and encourages leadership development and involvement. PwC has built it's own chapter of this initiative to education and develop the professionals within our company.
Supervising Senior (Former Employee) – Sindh – 30 August 2017
There were always work for those who wanted to work. Since it was a mandatory training program, I ensured that apart from completing my qualification, I apply the skill set I was learning at school. The workplace was intense; there was always a deadline to be met. The hardest part of the job was starting it at a very young age with long hours a norm. The most enjoyable part was spending those long hours with your team.
Network Administrator, Technician (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 21 August 2017
Worked with the Management Consulting Group and always had access to the latest technology. Management provided any level of training I required and I was able to start my career in technology thanks to that ongoing training.
An Internationally recognized firm of Chartered Accountants
MANAGER/ RECEIVER'S AGENT (Former Employee) – St. Andrew & St. Catherine Jamaica – 11 August 2017
I worked as a Consultant with a free hand to manage the resources given to me and to fulfill the mandate of my given responsibilities. The period of employment gave me great insight into the depths of financial difficulties encountered by manufacturing type organizations and revealed processes and decisions which sometimes lead to financial losses. I was able to impose my own style of management for the projects and companies i managed with proper support when necessary from the PWC management team. The difficulties of these assignments revolved around insufficiency of funds to operate the business on a going concern basis given the need to have funds to meet commitments to employees and creditors.
Assistant Manager (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 7 August 2017
PwC recognized as one of the top accounting firms in the world. The firm is a great place to work with talented individuals. There are many service lines to work in and you will be nurtured into a high performing organization developing great skills along the way.
Great company to work for that promotes collaboration & team work
Security Consultant (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 31 July 2017
People working together to ensure that projects are completed. Opportunities to move within the company both locally & globally. A supportive environment where people work together to ensure that corporate goals are met.
Work from home, work life balance
Support for systems is off-shore, some of the global iniatives are managed from UK so time differences can be a issue
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