PCAOB Reviews

Updated March 31, 2015
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  1. Business Intelligence Intern

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PCAOB

    Pros

    Well paid, people are nice

    Cons

    Work efficiency is a kind of slow

  2. Overall good place to work

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PCAOB full-time (More than 5 years)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Excellent work-life balance, minimal office politics

    Cons

    limited opportunities for advancement depending on your role

  3. Great Company!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PCAOB full-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Good company with great benefits and opportunties!

    Cons

    Nothing bad to report; I am pretty happy with the company!

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  5. Risk Analysis Intern

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    Former Employee - Risk Analysis Intern in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Risk Analysis Intern in Washington, DC

    I worked at PCAOB (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    over the course of 3 months I had a very enjoyable time at the PCAOB. I enjoyed working with and learning more about the audit process with the different teams and managers. As interns you will be able to have a hands on experience as to what goes on in the PCAOB, and this experience really broaden my perspective of public accounting. Everybody at the PCAOB is very open and easy to talk to-I was very comfortable asking questions and or advice about my career and my projects. You can really tell everybody here is looking out for you as well. Overall I had an amazing experience at the PCAOB, and am honored to have had the opportunity to intern here. I highly recommend it to anybody who is pursuing a future in public accounting.

    Cons

    Although I enjoyed my time, the PCAOB does not entry level positions right out of college. However, this is very reasonable because they want to ensure that you have had experience in working with a public accounting firm.

  6. Laid back but rewarding internship experience

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    Current Intern - BI Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Intern - BI Intern in Washington, DC

    I have been working at PCAOB as an intern (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    good hours, a lot of learning opportunities, tons of speakers for interns. The managers will even encourage you to go to these lectures.

    Cons

    People are not too driven and kind of slow. Lunchtime could be an hour long sometimes and they would chat for an entire morning

    Advice to Management

    PCAOB is very nice to work for. Good compensation and meaningful work - who will watch the watchmen?

  7. Helpful (2)

    A nice place to hone your technical skill and build your networkh

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PCAOB part-time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    It's a great place to start your career, you won't bother with printing or copying. Instead, you will gain knowledge and expertise about accounting as well as auditing. The people here are very professional and nice, so you can build your new network here.

    Cons

    It's kind of slow some times.

  8. Lots of changes, but overall well served

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sterling, VA
    Current Employee - Systems Engineer in Sterling, VA

    I have been working at PCAOB full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    Pros

    6 weeks PTO
    Casual environment in Ashburn office.
    Nice people.
    Busy with work.

    Cons

    Lots of bureaucracy due to nature of business
    Management needs to delegate better.

  9. Helpful (2)

    PCAOB is a great place to work with smart people without working the Big 4 firm hours

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    Current Employee - Systems Engineerections Specialist III in Dallas, TX
    Current Employee - Systems Engineerections Specialist III in Dallas, TX

    I have been working at PCAOB

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Work with heavily experienced professionals/CPAs; adequate time provided to perform deep dive reviews into audit and accounting issues; travel to interesting cities in U.S. and internationally; opportunity to become familiar with and evaluate differences in audit methodologies across the large CPA firms; flexible work hours

    Cons

    Travel can be demanding at times; expect 20% to 35% travel each year; no retirement plan (except for 401k plan)--PCAOB matches 401k contributions but you don't have the same level of retirement security as do partners at the large firms.

    Advice to Management

    None--Great place to work

  10. stable

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashburn, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashburn, VA

    I have been working at PCAOB

    Pros

    work life balance is good.

    Cons

    No carrier growth. Some politics like all the places.

    Advice to Management

    Motivate your employees

  11. It is a great experience

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    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at PCAOB

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Great learning for anyone to experience working for a regulatory board. It is a different experience altogether. Good work environment.

    Cons

    Sometime work is something on Ad-hoc basis, based on urgency of the matter.

    Advice to Management

    No

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