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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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Pressure
Auditeur - Chef de Mission expérimenté (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC28 August 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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Cost oriented & agressive
Lead Planner Scheduler (Current Employee) –  Bruderheim AB & Calgary AB27 July 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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Great place to work with wonderful benefits
Manager Assistant (Current Employee) –  Ontario17 June 2014
This company is a great company to work for with wonderful perks and benefits.
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fun workplace with friendly co-workers and seniors
Summer Associate (Financial Service Industry) (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON31 May 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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Only worked here for less than a year.
Senior Systems Administrator (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON20 May 2014
I didn't like the culture here or the team a lot so I didn't remain too long when another opportunity came up. Was concerned with working weekends without pay or lieu time so I moved on.
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fast paced and productive
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON14 May 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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Really Helpful and Intelligent People.
Senior Associate (Current Employee) –  Surrey, BC24 March 2014
Overall a great learning experience, work with really good people.
Pros
Great Exposure to Different Industries and People
Cons
Difficult to Maintain Work/Life Balance
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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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Pwc is a dreadful place to work.
Senior Editor/Motion Designer (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON7 February 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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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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Great opportunity to engage in multiple types of engagements and learn the consulting industry
Manager - Consulting and Deals - IT Advisory (Former Employee) –  Calgary, A;llberta18 December 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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Fun Worplace
Senior Internal Auditor (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB12 December 2013
Friendly environment
long hours
Learning curve is very high
People are friendly to deal with
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It is what it is.
Senior Associate (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON29 October 2013
Good exposure to clients etc, but a poor culture. I wouldn't recommend this place to a friend.
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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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IT sytaff are treated like second class citizens
Manager Continual Service Improvement (Former Employee) –  Toronto24 September 2013
Very high expectations of staff. Rewards are aligned to client deliverables, which puts all not client facing staff at a disadvantage.
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Equal opportunity to all
Experienced Associate (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB28 August 2013
PwC provides outstanding training and industry exposure to all.
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Usual work day
Senior Associate (Current Employee) –  Qatar13 July 2013
PwC is great place to work for. Amazing people and very easy to go work environment. PwC is a great place for learning. Anyone can ask anything to anyone at anytime.
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Takes great care of you
Intern (Current Employee) –  115 July 2013
employees are nice and make sure you have a great time there.
Pros
Free lunches, great people
Cons
Lots of overtime work
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