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Great Corporate Culture
SENIOR ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON14 August 2015
Builds a strong foundation for work ethic and a great accounting knowledge base. Busy season hours are quite rigorous, and off-season hours are no longer "lite", since 2008.

Great opportunities to travel and work abroad. Great corporate culture.
Pros
Strong Learning & Development
Cons
Long hours, seemingly non-value added work
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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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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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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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Great environment for learning
HRS Tax Associate Co-op (Former Employee) –  Calgary Alberta24 July 2015
This is an excellent place to work. The environment is very appealing and the management is great. There is a lot of potential to learn great new things and grow your career.
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A great place to learn
Chef de mission expérimenté (Former Employee) –  Montréal, QC17 July 2015
Working at PWC offers a lot of opportunities for learning and enhance accounting and finance knowledge. The busiest months of the year were from January to March.

I have learned to work in a team and be an excellent team player over the years there.

There most enjoyable part of the job was to be able to assist the clients on how to improve and make their business more profitable for the long run.
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Challenging workplace
Tax Accountant PCS - IS (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON31 May 2015
PwC is a challenging workplace. Being a team player, as well as being able to meet the deadlines, and to also manage the workload with understating that there have to be a balance between work and personal life.
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great company to work at
National HR Generalist (Former Employee) –  Toronto25 May 2015
lots of work and always challenging...I had the opprty to learn a lot and take that with me to the next role. I was able to gain technical experience with peoplesoft and many other sophisticated applications.
Pros
use of up to date technology
Cons
long hours
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Little room for creativity
Human Resources (Former Employee) –  Halifax, NS21 May 2015
There is a lot of Red Tape in terms of processes with PWC which leaves little room for creativity and a flat work culture. The staff seems to be segregated depending on which division you are in, but most are friendly.
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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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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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great experience, great company
Associate (Former Employee) –  Indonesia17 March 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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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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Edmonton office
Senior Associate (Former Employee) –  Edmonton11 February 2015
The Edmonton office is still working in a culture from the 70 and 80's . Many of the partners are close to retirement and not ready for change . If you are planning on working here be prepared to work a lot of overtime during peak seasons with no extra pay
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Stage universitaire
Internship (Former Employee) –  Bruxelles, MB5 February 2015
Intéressant pour avoir une idée du fonctionnement de la société
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Nice place to work
PwC INFOGRAPHISTE (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC10 October 2014
Very could advantages and people are very nice! I've work there for 6 years and I really liked it and learned a lot there.
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Challenging work rnviroment
Senior Associate-Seasonal Auditor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON29 September 2014
new skills and experience in audit of financial statements in different countries under IFRS as well as local GAAPs, tax regulations.
Managed audit of financial statements for different owner managed companies.
prepared Financial statements according to IFRS , US GAAPand various local GAAPs
Evaluation of internal controls over financial reporting, testing and recommendation of solutions for internal controls deficiencies
Participated in advisory departments SOX implementation and testing projects.
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Great place to work for
Chef de mission, Services aux sociétés privées (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC14 September 2014
Very respectful environment, good trainings and lots of social activities
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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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