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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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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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good place
ASSURANCE ASSOCIATE (Former Employee) –  qatar30 March 2018
good place to work, you learn alot, met good people, salary is competative and there is room for advanemnet, good place to start a career. not the best work life balance
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good place to work
assurance associate (Former Employee) –  qatar30 March 2018
great place to learn, work life balance is not the greatest. Most of the people are good. You learn alot over there. Salary is competative and advancement opportunities exist
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Great place to work
TEAM ASSISTANT (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON26 March 2018
Good benefits, promotions and internal opportunities available. Management is supportive and there are various social activities and training available.
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Great career growth at the expense of personal life balance
Senior Associate (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON6 February 2018
Good work for career growth at the expense of personal life.
Salary is good for big 4 but not comparable to industry.
Good benefits, culture depends on department to department.
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Too much change and turnover and terrible pay
Data Specialist, Immigration Law (Former Employee) –  London, ON12 January 2018
Too much change and turnover. New staff, staff terminated in unpleasant ways. Very low pay. Tedious work. Work started dwindling and there were long days with not much to do.
Pros
Pizza lunches
Cons
Not enough work and some bad management practices
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Diverse and flexibility
Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON30 October 2017
Good work environment and flexibility, great technologies, ability to move areas and work in global assignments. Good benefits and a very diverse workforce.
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Senior Associate (Former Employee) –  Mississauga, ON27 September 2017
Preparing and submitting the Corporate Tax Returns and with-holding tax formats
Reviewing clients' books, records and documents for tax inspection purposes
Completing and submitting corporate tax returns for domestic and international companies
Negotiate with tax authority to achieve the most appropriate results and challenge the tax authority for achieving maximum benefits of non-double taxation treaties and minimize the local law risks
Excelled within fast-paced environment, continually taking on increased levels of responsibility
Consistently demonstrated talent for quickly learning new tasks and completing assignments ahead of schedule while maintaining a high degree of accuracy
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Senior Associate (Current Employee) –  Vancouver27 September 2017
Provide plenty of coaching and training opportunities. Work life balance does not exist during busy season, or if you are on a big client. Expectations are too high and too unrealistic, given the tight deadline and shortage of staff. Will have a good client portfolio and able to work on large well known clients. Salary is low compared to industry accountants.
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Good life balance
Proposal Manager / Specialist (Current Employee) –  Ottawa, ON27 September 2017
The company is great to work, the life balance is good and the staff is very pleasant to work with. The salary could be higher, specially if you have high demands and responsibilities.
Pros
Good life balance
Cons
Salary could be higher
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Long hours - good learning opportunities
Senior Associate - Consulting & Deals (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON16 September 2017
Implementing strong cost cutting measures, reducing compensation for staff below manager grade. Competitive industry with slim margins. Staff are required to work far more than is reasonable in the context of their compensation. Primary upside relates to the potential to exit for a more attractive opportunity based upon the brand name recognition in the market place.
Pros
Experience, brand recognition, exit opportunities
Cons
Long hours, poor pay, little recognition from management
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Its 1 of the most 5 bigest accountant and consulting firm
Senior Auditor (Former Employee) –  Distrito Federal29 July 2017
I all ready did it in the othe company, please see Arthur Andersen, its a very good and te best expirence for all people who are accountant and want to make a career like an accountant
Pros
we lear a lot of thinings and professional issues
Cons
the salary is to low and we workto much
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Great learning opportunity early on in career
Senior Associate (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON20 July 2017
Very low job/work life balance due to busy season hours that go from January to March, salary/benefits are low in comparison to industry opportunities.
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long hours, low starting salary
Senior Associate (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON12 July 2017
long work hours as expected, but all your coworkers are of the same age and background so can easily connect with coworkers during work. Ratings are rigged in the sense that it really depends on 1) who your mentor is and how well he/she can advocate for you during annual meetings, 2) whether other members on the performance committee actually knows you, 3) how often you are borrowed out of your group. If this happens more often than not then you will be unknown to the performance committee and will likely get a lower rating.
Pros
good culture
Cons
Long hours, annual ratings depend on who you know
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Great Place to Work
HR Manager (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON5 July 2017
Very busy environment. Strong leadership. Long hours. Very average rewards and recognition programs. Lots of social interaction with colleagues. Average benefits.
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Good
Tax Preparer Specialist (Current Employee) –  London, ON21 June 2017
Good Learning experience, very busy doing tax season. Fast paced environment. Pay very low compared to other firms. not much to do in down time, a good place to start
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Professional but stressful environment if you are an admin. Salary and benefits are very good, but not at the expense of your health.
Partner Assistant / Manager Assistant (Former Employee) –  Vancouver, BC20 June 2017
The hardest part of the job was juggling the demands of up to 15 people.

I learned many new software and database computer programs.

Most enjoyable were the people I worked with in Sustainability.

Re the question below, there is no CEO at PwC, only Partners.
Pros
decent salary; good staff
Cons
stressful work environment
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Smart people to work with
Experienced Associate (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB28 April 2017
I enjoyed my experience in the audit practice and working with smart people. Long hours can be very stressful and at times require good time management skills.
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