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Very great experience. Amazing time making new connections, great free dinners when you work late, free taxi
Tax Preparer (Former Employee) –  London14 February 2018
This place was a lot of fun to work at. Had a great time learning and developing my skills. Amazing place to start your career. Met some really great industry giants, you get to meet partners and the environment is very condusive to bringing out your best self.
Pros
free dinners and taxis, great group of colleagues and professionals to interact with.
Cons
Job permanency problematic.
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Excellent Company to work for
Partner Administrative Assistant, Tax (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON11 February 2018
I very much enjoyed working for this company for 18+ years. Technology was ever-changing, and we were always given the most up-to-date technology to use in order to be the best at what we did.
Pros
Learning - we always had a lot of opportunity to learn and grow; to improve our skill set.
Cons
I cannot think of any 'cons' of this job.
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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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Incredibly Friendly Workplace
Tax Assembly Clerk (Former Employee) –  York Region26 January 2018
I have worked at three different locations for PwC, and at each one I have met and connected with dozens of people who were unyieldingly kind, helpful, and generous. No matter where you go, you will find wonderful people working at PwC.
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Repititive
Data Consolidation Staff (Former Employee) –  Federal Capital Territory25 January 2018
My task at PWC was very repititive and basic, I wanted something more challenging. It wasn't something related to my field, so I guess that's why it didn't interest me that much.
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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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Big4 Firm
Assistant Manager - Tax & Legal Services (Former Employee) –  Sindh12 January 2018
One of the top employers of the world. There is immense job security in the Big4 firms. There is a clear path of career growth which is well defined and followed by the firm. The remuneration paid by the Big4s are mostly fair. Management are friendly as the activities are mostly team related. The staff is well educated and supportive. A slight issue arises when in Big4s when it comes to work life balance as most of the Big4 employee find it hard to manage work requirement with family.
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Surround yourself with the best
Director, EAM Practice, Canadian Operations (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON5 January 2018
A good place to recruit highly educated associates with great potential. Partners are aggressive and profit focused as they should be but just too bullish.
Pros
Career development
Cons
Very political culture
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Steep learning curve with a few helpful seniors.
ASSOCIATE, ASSURANCE (CO-OP) (Former Employee) –  Edmonton, AB29 December 2017
Long hours are expected out of assurance. Hardest part of the job is maintaining work-life balance. Work culture and environment depends upon the office you work in and the teams you work with. If your coach and manager are good, you'll be successful.
Pros
Great employee events (Christmas parties, new hire parties, CFE-write party etc)
Cons
Long hours, highly political environment.
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Fast paced and lots of learning at the job
Experienced Audit Associate (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON18 December 2017
Working on several different clients and on a tight deadline allowed me to become efficient and learn excel short cuts and accounting techniques for auditing.
Pros
Great co workers
Cons
Long hours during non busy season
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Fast Pace
Director, Technology Security (Former Employee) –  Toronto ON15 December 2017
Face pace, very poor management. Partners are too concerned about their own share than the well being of the workers. Too much pressure on the workers on the bench.
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great place
Associate (Former Employee) –  West Bank and Gaza4 December 2017
Great people; Training; Clear career progression; Great client list ; Good remuneration; Work life; Great support; Professional development; Become autonomous on tasks quickly
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Good company for MBA and/or accounting
Advisory Services Associate (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB28 November 2017
This is a Company with a really good reputation and opportunities in the accounting field. However it might not be the place to grow in other fields.

Flexibility is very important to the firm, Depending on your role, there is flexibility in schedule and the ability to work from home

The pay is low.
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Excellent benefits and work/life balance however compensation and advancement is not a focus
Manager, Consulting (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON28 November 2017
Excellent place to begin your career and develop core skills. Excellent opportunity to work across industries. PwC encourages mobility and placing personnel on secondment as well so if you would like to travel and work PwC will enable you to do both.
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Good
Senior Associate (Former Employee) –  Ottawa, ON27 November 2017
"Great people; Training; Clear career progression; Great client list ; Good remuneration; Work life balance" (in 635 reviews)
"You will learn a lot very quickly" (in 386 reviews)
"Work/life balance is very hard to have at consulting firms in general" (in 2382 reviews)
"Sometimes had long hours with little notice" (in 2454 reviews)
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Great co. for summer internship
Assurance Associate, Summer (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB7 November 2017
Awesome people, great connections. I can imagine in the busy season things may change quite a bit for the exposure however it was a great experience and I feel privileged to have been able to take part and be selected for it
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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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Great People, Boring work
Associate (Former Employee) –  Toronto, Canada26 October 2017
PwC manages to have a great culture that is driven by an excellent peer group. That being said, the work itself at the firm is quite mundane and combined with the long hours and low pay, makes it a sometimes difficult sell as a career option
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Good learning experience
Senior Consultant, Risk Assurance Services (Current Employee) –  Montréal, QC20 October 2017
Learning how to manage multiple mandates at the same time

Expected to be utilized at 120%

Opportunity for leadership roles

Need to be flexible in terms of the kind of work you are provided

often staff shortage so heavier workload.
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Alright
Assurance Associate (Former Employee) –  Calgary, AB18 October 2017
Great perks if you enjoy accounting but wasn't for me in the end. I decided to get out of the audit world and gravitate towards sales and marketing. Would recommend if you enjoy numbers.
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