PwC Employee Reviews in Canada

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Pressure
Auditeur - Chef de Mission expérimenté (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QCAugust 28, 2014
Many interesting trainings throughout the year.
Coworkers are like a family
Pressure on the cost and many people got laid off in the past 2 years. But work load does not decrease, therefore, lots of pressure on staff and flexibility (work life balance) becomes more theoretical than practice.
Hardest part of the job is to never know what to expect, schedule can change at any moment and you need to have a flexible personal schedule to accommodate. Most enjoyable part of the job is the ownership of your work. You get a lot of independence and trust from management.
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ok to work at lots of turn over
worker (Former Employee) –  southwestern ontarioMarch 18, 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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Pwc is a dreadful place to work.
Senior Editor/Motion Designer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONFebruary 7, 2014
Never met so many a-holes in my life, especial anyone Manager level or above. Horrible place who reward hard work with contempt and disloyalty. Funny since I left a year and a half ago, there is almost no one left from my group. Even people who for some reason they treated slightly better than most. So typical day was very over loaded I learned nothing, in fact people learned from me, and there was never an enjoyable minute there.
Pros
downtown, until they moved into the awful new building south of the gardner.
Cons
everything
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Great opportunity
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONJanuary 22, 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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Challenging, good culture
Senior Auditor (Current Employee) –  Concord, ONSeptember 19, 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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Qualified Chartered Accountant
Senior Auditor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONJune 25, 2013
• Managed several client accounts and maintained relationships with senior company directors
• Industries include: Automotive, Manufacturing, Distribution, Consumer Goods, Utility Joint Ventures, and Construction Companies
• Heavily involved in new business developments (audit and non-audit), and brought a number of business opportunities such as audit and tax engagements, and acquisition deals
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Inputted information and made binders for quick obtainable resource records for all Tax Departments across Canada, and the United States.
Tax Assembly (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABSeptember 14, 2012
This was a Term Position.

This position required working a 12hr day and for most part a seven day work week, the atmosphere was all-consuming in order to fulfill tax deadlines.
Pros
worked with a great team
Cons
extremely long hours and worked 7 days a week till the job was complete.
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great experience, great company
Associate (Former Employee) –  IndonesiaMarch 17, 2015
fun co workers and managers. never a boring day at work. strong teamwork in meeting the deadlines. meeting new people all the time (new clients, new proposals)
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Great place to learn
Expatriate Tax Associate/Training Facilitator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONSeptember 4, 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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A productive workplace, associating with new hires on board, giving the best of my knowledge and sharing my experience, to promote PwC culture & valu
Purchasing/Admin Assistant (Former Employee) –  18 York St, Toronto, ONJune 12, 2013
the most enjoyable part of the job: to be working as a team and fulfill the request of others.
Pros
giving guidance with others who are not familiar with the company policy.
Cons
be patience
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fun workplace with friendly co-workers and seniors
Summer Associate (Financial Service Industry) (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONMay 31, 2014
there is no typical day at work because engagements vary. The company has good culture. The most enjoyable part of the job is the after work hang outs with my co-workers.
Pros
working with fun people, and free coffee
Cons
long working hours
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Let me OUT!
Event Coordinator/Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONSeptember 19, 2012
Worked in the L&D department. Contract job. Seems to be a lot of contract jobs and not enough perm.

I was micro managed. Trained by a young rude person. Left the job after 6 weeks.

It all depends on who your manager is. I hear others are happy in different departments.
Pros
good pay
Cons
poor management
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Cost oriented & agressive
Lead Planner Scheduler (Current Employee) –  Bruderheim AB & Calgary ABJuly 27, 2014
1. Weekly Scheduling meetings with senior management.
2. Weekly cost & progress meetings with Project & construction managers
3. Daily schedule meeting with construction managers & Discipline Leads
4. Progressing the detailed schedule I developed.
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fast paced and productive
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ONMay 14, 2014
professional culture, team player, independent workload, self-managed, provide excellent customer service to all levels of executive team
Pros
independent culture, pension plan & benefits, unionized environment, summer hours, shorter fridays on long weekends
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Great opportunity to engage in multiple types of engagements and learn the consulting industry
Manager - Consulting and Deals - IT Advisory (Former Employee) –  Calgary, A;llbertaDecember 18, 2013
I learned a great deal about the consulting side of the business and about the IP that PwC has developed over the years. Working at PwC was a great learning experience for me.
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Long hours, cookie cutter approach, management cliques
Manager (Former Employee) –  Calgary, ABJanuary 12, 2013
Does not value diversity of thought and opinion, the need to be in the good books rather than do great work is prevalent for this company. Not brave or doing anything new or cutting edge.

On the plus side, very well run administration.
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One of the Big 4 Professional Services Firm
Marketing Coordinator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ONSeptember 9, 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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Same as above
Partners Assistant - Assurance and Audit Group (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, ABOctober 22, 2012
People work hard at this company and are very focused.
Not enough support in my field
a majority of the company focused on auditing, taxes, and assurance, for an administrative assistan you needed to have this background.
Pros
n/a
Cons
n/a
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No work/ life balance.
Audit (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ONMay 27, 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 place to work
Director, Technology Consulting (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ONApril 4, 2013
Great people, excellent culture. Actively engaged in diversity and corporate responsibility initiatives. Good place to work.

Challenging at times due to lack of scale and maturity in certain practice areas.
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