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Good place to start work
ANALYST / TAX CONSULTANT (Former Employee) –  Wellington28 July 2015
Good place to start a career. Good training resources and processes for learning. Work life balance could do with improving as I had to work quite long hours.
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Professional
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC2 May 2016
Professional and fast paced environment, Good events, Great place to work, Good people and Extensive network and exposure.
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Excellent practicum for my field
Library Internship (Former Employee) –  Montreal, Quebec19 April 2015
This internship has allowed me to apply many of the elements I learned in Information and Library Technologies program at John Abbott College. As a graduating student, I was expected to do two internships, including this one at PwC. During this library internship, I did a variety of tasks including filing, serial reception and original cataloging for new materials. I was also asked to shelf reading and an inventory of the physical material. Identification of selected material in the online catalogue was also done since management wanted to reassign some of the collection to another department.
Pros
Private office in which you can work undisturbed
Cons
The great view was sometimes distracting
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Place to learn and excel
QA Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 December 2015
Supportive management which encourages employees to try new things and learn collaboratively. Industry leader in creating and delivering projects with utmost quality and customer satisfaction.
Pros
Agile Environment
Cons
Limited market reach
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Great place to learn
Expatriate Tax Associate/Training Facilitator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON4 September 2014
Typical day starts at 9 and goes to 5:30-6:30
learned complicated tax issues
management is supportive
co-workers are friendly
hardest part is the volume of work
most enjoybale part: continuous challenge
Pros
meal reimbursement
Cons
long hours
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One of the Big 4 Professional Services Firm
Marketing Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 September 2012
Talented and amazing people make up PwC's staff.

Benefits are excellent. CA program for tax and audit associates the best among the big 4. Great place to work overall.
Pros
excellent benefits
Cons
support staff career advancement
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Challenging, good culture
Senior Auditor (Current Employee) –  Concord, ON19 September 2012
-audit clients' financial information, prepare working papers and draft financial statemnts
-Understand the big picture of the clients' financial information to plan the audit, conduct various tests,document test finding and results. Draft financial reports in compliance with ASPE/IFRS.
-time managemnt skill to meet deadlines and flexibility to adapt to changing priorities
-Supervise junior associates and maintain positive relationship with team members and clients
-Hardest part of the job is to deal with different client with different preference
-the most enjoyable part is the continuing professional development which enable me to keep current with ASPE/IFRS
Pros
free professional development
Cons
long hours
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Great opportunity
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON22 January 2013
• Typed, formatted and edited standard and non-standard documents using MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint
• Drafted standard and non-standard correspondence
• Organized invitations, materials and logistics (reserve meeting rooms, AV equipment and catering) for internal and external meetings
• Arranged conference calls
• Responsible for making travel arrangements using AMEX travel
• Prepared expense reports
• Calendar Management
• Printed, faxed, photocopied and scanned documents
• Answered and responded to telephone calls transferred from managers’ voicemail
• Sorted and circulated incoming mail and file incoming and outgoing correspondence
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ok to work at lots of turn over
worker (Former Employee) –  southwestern ontario18 March 2015
Long hours, high levels of stress, not a very friendly atmosphere to work in, management not highly involved with staff unless they are in need of something. The turn over rate is huge.
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No work/ life balance.
Audit (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON27 May 2012
It's a workaholic culture where you are expected to work ridiculous hours without any overtime pay. The turnover is high and most people do not stay longer than a year or two.
Pros
great medical & dental benefits.
Cons
expect to work ridiculous hours.
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Great firm to start your career
Experienced Senior Associate (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 October 2015
typical big 4- will work long hours.
First couple years will be a challenge and great learning opportunities
Get to work on multiple projects
Pros
Great learning opportunities, people you work with
Cons
Long hours, demanding
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Good reputation externally
Consultant (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, Ontario1 May 2013
Organization offers market competitive compensation and benefits plan.
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Working out side your home territory make you feel how powerful is the global networking
Assurance Manager - CIPS (Former Employee) –  London,14 January 2014
• Responsible for a team of professionals to deliver quality service to top tier clients in the Assurance practice.
• Develop a flexible annual audit plan for my portfolio using an appropriate risk-based methodology’ and submit that plan to the Assurance Leader for review and approval as well as periodic updates
• Provided conveying solutions to the client's complex business problems through the use of written reports and presentations.
• Advised clients on accounting implications of corporate finance transactions including goodwill minimization strategies and restructuring
• Performed due diligence for several clients prior to acquisition of public entities.
• Audit staff management, motivation, training, recruitment and selection.
• Contributing to strategic planning and development as a member of management team.
• Other areas of responsibility: Resource management, Counselling, Client satisfaction Survey analysis, and training need analysis for practice staff.
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Multi National corporation with very high expectations to deliver exceptional quality work, great place to learn and build relationships
Experienced Associate (Jr. Accountant) (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 January 2014
- Travelling to client site, have meetings with client and team members. Obtain assurance over client business processes by conducting tests over high risk areas to satisfy investors and lenders. Coach and lead team members in their areas of work assigned.

- Each day there is something new to be learned or improve. Ex. Develop ways to enhance our testing methodology conducted in prior years by critically thinking of new ways to make work more efficient at the same time improving the quality of work delivered.

- Any improved methodologies or risk identified must be communicated to client and upper level management with my organization. This can be challenging as I will have to provide constructive arguments to prove new approach or risk identified is in fact appropriate.

- It is very challenging to be able to multitask and think critically when you have to meet the tight dead lines with set number of staff assigned to the client project and at the same time working on a separate project in another industry with different team members. This requires patience, strong multi-tasking capabilities, ability to handle stress, and excellent organizational skills.

- I enjoy the feeling of completing projects within the assigned time metric and celebrating with team members on our successful completion. It is also rewarding to hear positive feedback from clients on how they appreciated my work and ethics during the engagement of the project and looking forward to working with me again.
Pros
Job security, future advancement, exposure to multiple industries and organizations, close contact with top level management of million dollar corporations.
Cons
work lifestyle, long hours, stressful
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Productive Workplace
ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 October 2013
Very Busy
Team Work
Leadership & Management
Team Players
New Accounting Technology
Pub Night
Pros
Christmas Parties
Cons
Long Hours
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Great trainning
Senior Manager Payroll and Accounting Services (Former Employee) –  Toronto, on14 February 2014
PWC provide a great trainning as a professional but not necessarily good from salary stand point. Long hours and low salary.
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Nothing was fun about this position
Managers Assistant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB19 January 2016
Very back stabbing environment. If you didn't kiss up, you went no where. I was constantly set up to fail. The woman I worked with was miserable.
Pros
NONE
Cons
too many to list
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Proceed with causion
Business Systems Analysis (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON16 February 2015
Their management is not up to speed with industry. very top down approach with no understanding of today's environment. Old school mentality, (my way or the high way). Takes advantage of situations in their favor. New to the consulting arena. Management need more training to today's standards. Too much pride in getting Government contracts. Free lunch to cover their mistakes. To bad so sad attitude.
Pros
Free Lunch
Cons
Management is out of touch
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Big 4 Accounting firm
Senior Associate (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON6 August 2015
Great support throughout the CA-CPA process. Many opportunities to gain technical accounting and audit experience as well as leadership and management experience, including client and partner facing interactions.
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A tough time.
Senior Associate (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB6 August 2015
Very long hours, unrewarding work and horrible pay. Its hard to recommend if you can get your CPA elsewhere. Most people will leave after three years for other opportunities.
Pros
You learn a tonne.
Cons
It deadens your soul.
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