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Fast-paced working environment with room to growth however very limited work-life balance
Experienced Senior Associate (Current Employee) –  Calgary, AB14 August 2018
The job has a steep learning curve and definitely has a lot of room for growth. However, the long audit hours and high stress environment are definitely a burden.
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Understand what you sign up for
Senior Manager (Current Employee) –  London7 August 2018
Landing a position at PwC comes with expectations in terms of project delivery and hours to put into your employment. However, god opportunities are frequent and there is good mentorship. The network is vast and it is up to you to use it based on what you want to accomplish.
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Good place
Business Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 August 2018
Amazing environment to be a part of, especially for graduates beginning their career. The exposure to such a working environment early on in a graduates career really ingrains the importance of organisational culture to both productivity as well as professional development .
Pros
free lunch
Cons
none
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Extensive productivity and delivery of IT solutions
Infrastructure Support Analyst (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON30 July 2018
At PWC workplace you feel partnership of delivered solutions. Innovative management solutions and delivery of refined IT products. Friendly management.
Pros
Positive environment and growing
Cons
Short term contracts
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Company is more geared towards a younger staff
Partner Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 July 2018
The culture of this place I found to be geared more towards a younger staff. It is also laid out with too many managers and not enough staff. Anything you need, you have to go through quite a few people until your request even gets noticed.
Pros
Nice modern offices
Cons
Top heavy management
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Typical CA Firm
Senior Accountant (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB24 July 2018
Articling is never easy. Between the work and studying for the various exams needed to complete the requirements to become a CPA (CA), the hours were long and the pay was poor.

Thankfully, there was a good team environment at PWC where everyone would help each other out to make it through the process.

It was a hard working/hard playing culture.
Pros
Professional Development, Team environment, Lots of Social activities
Cons
Long Hours
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Executive Assistant
PwC Partner Assistant (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON20 July 2018
Senior Executive Assistant. New software introduced constantly so there is a constant learning curve. Desks are reserved through "hotelling" so I find it a little bit alienating.
Pros
Location
Cons
Software confusion
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Nice place to work, always busy
Support Worker (Former Employee) –  Dublin18 July 2018
Great work/life balance. Very approachable senior management. Received regular feedback on work and contributions to projects. Large intake of graduates each year.
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Fun workplace
Audit Associate (Former Employee) –  National Capital Region17 July 2018
The company is a good place to work in. They value their employees well and give them lots of benefits. It has a very good working environment as the people are very friendly.
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Flexible and professional work envirnoment
Manager, Human Resources (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 June 2018
PwC offers a highly professional work environment and opportunities to work with skilled and seasoned HR professionals. The work environment has become very flexible in that staff can work from home several days a week if necessary. Staff is equipped with the most up to date technology to be able to do so.
PwC is a great place to advance your career. It's a competitive environment which lends to hard work and dedication in order to move on to the next level.
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Great experience with access to brightest minds globally.
Manager, Global Risk Management Solutions (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON11 June 2018
They inventory staff skills and contacts so you have staff around the world contacting you for your experience. In turn, you can reach out to anyone at any level for their expertise to assist on project
Pros
Travel to exotic places to offer solutions
Cons
Long hours and travel can create work life balance for young families
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Faire la différence ....
TECHNICIENNE COMPTABLE (Former Employee) –  Brossard, QC9 June 2018
Belle culture d'entreprise
Forme continuellement leur employés
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PwC is great employer in general
Manager, U.S. corporate tax (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC19 May 2018
Overall PwC is a great place to work with. You can stay current with the most recent developments in your field. The firm did not spare the money in training. The downside is a lot of overtime and the lack of work-life balance
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PwC audit associate
Senior Associate Audit & Assurance Group (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC13 May 2018
Great internal training and learning opportunities; but work long hours under tight deadlines. Annual salary is under the market benchmark for managers and below. In general a great start of professional career.
Pros
Internal training and learning opportunities
Cons
Long hours, tight deadlines, under the market salary
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productive and fun place to work
Business Analyst - Contract (Former Employee) –  London, ON8 May 2018
Upwardly mobile, fast paced and multicultural place of work. Work culture is really nice and all inclusive. benefits packages and work flexibility are really good
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A necessary place to start a career as a professional accountant?
Senior Associate (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB7 May 2018
Working at a professional accounting and services firm can get a bad rap. Yes, you are going to be working long hours and, yes, it's often going to seem like the work you're doing isn't taken seriously by some of your clients, especially in an audit capacity.

However, the skills you develop and the people you meet can have a lasting impact on your career. You will be exposed to financial managers from many types of businesses and can form some strong bonds with both clients and coworkers. This can lead to building a great professional network. And really, the relationships you form during your career will help propel you upwards much faster.

Further, you are thrust into positions where you have to think, and work, quickly and on your feet. You are expected to manage other staff within 18-24 months of starting at the firm. It also gives you a true respect for what hard work is, and forces you to critically think. Not only about your current tasks, but how they fit into the big picture of your entire projects.

I feel that starting my career at PwC has helped me advance my career much faster than if I had worked somewhere outside of a Big 4 accounting firm.
Pros
Development of important skills, a professional network, engaging and fun coworkers. Helps to build necessary skills to start your career
Cons
Long Hours, Lack of accolades for work completed
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Fun Workplace
General Manager (Current Employee) –  Wabush, NL28 April 2018
People are very friendly and always working as a team. I enjoyed every moment working with the staff. Management is supportive to everything, they will lead you to success.
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Good leadership
PARTNER, Health Sector (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON25 April 2018
Full service advisory firm with talented teams providing solutions from coast to coast to coast. Full suite of competency servicing global companies to small firms.
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Great learning and networking with excellent professionals from all over the world
External Audit Manager (Former Employee) –  other24 April 2018
Excellent company to work, as it always seeks to train highly qualified professionals and provide quality services.
As an audit manager, my normal work day consisted of serving my clients to help them solve accounting problems. I had the function of supporting with technically appropriate and creative solutions for each client.
I also had support functions with business negotiations, seeking new projects to sell to current clients or prospect new clients.
I served customers located in several cities and regions, so traveling was an almost daily routine.

The most difficult part of my job was to be able to reconcile my personal life with the routine of travel and attendance or virtual attendance of all my clients.
The best part of the job was the high development as a person and as a professional provided by the company. In addition to having the opportunity to do many courses to be always updated technically, the company environment is largely geared towards the quest to learn and share knowledge.

The benefits and salary were also very good. The work environment with people motivated and focused on teamwork was also a very positive factor during the nine years I worked in this company.
Pros
High development as a person and as a professional
Cons
Reconcile personal life
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Great accounting career work, but burns you out quickly
Senior Associate (Assurance) (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 April 2018
Pros:
- Fast paced work environment
- Ahead of the curve of technology
- You learn a lot very fast, lots of responsibility quickly
- Fun social events
- Fun to lead teams 2-3 years into a job
- Exposed to accounting/business problems and you gain a unique skillset
- Recruiters contact you alot around your senior year+
- Leadership team is good and taking firm in right direction
- Lots of training
- Meet lots of great people
- Good benefits program

Cons:
- long hours
- brutally long hours
- performance review system is not efficient/best approach
- work with clients/other colleagues who can be hard to work with
- churns through staff so hard to have continuity on engagements
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