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PwC Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated July 2, 2014
Updated July 2, 2014
4,871 Reviews

3.6
4,871 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work (in 237 reviews)

  • It is a great place to start your career if you want to stay in accounting (in 116 reviews)


Cons
  • Also work life balance is very difficult to achieve until it gets to the problem stage (in 803 reviews)

  • Long hours during busy season but thats to be expected at any audit firm in the city (in 787 reviews)

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  1.  

    It's all about the people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Experienced Tax Associate  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Experienced Tax Associate in Boston, MA

    Pros

    I have a flexible schedule which is great when you are putting in a lot of hours. I have worked at several places and these are the best people to work with. People are encouraging, helpful (everyone knows how hard it is when you start your first job out of college). You are also provided with many trainings, more than most companies. PwC definitely makes a point to take care of their own.

    Cons

    Depending on your line of service, there can be tough hours and tough teams to work on. Boston has a rotation program so you are not stuck on the first team you started with when you joined the firm, so you can really get a sense of where you fit best. No matter where you end up team wise though, expect a few parts of the year to have tough hours during busy seasons. That's just an overall Big 4 accounting firm con to expect no matter where you work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the flexibility movement is a great one. Definitely continue along that track to allow greater work-life balance. Also, make sure to hire enough seasonals during busy seasons so people don't get burnt out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    PwC is a solid place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Associate  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Associate in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Learn a lot
    Work with great people
    Great resources
    Some flexibility especially during the summer months
    Good benefits
    Different clients all the time

    Cons

    Political atmosphere
    Client needs come before your own
    Pay could be better
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    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    What you would expect from a big company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Experienced Associate - Advisory  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Experienced Associate - Advisory in Boston, MA

    Pros

    -Really nice and talented people to work with
    -Emphasis on diversity
    -Takes care of my cellphone bill

    Cons

    -Never worked on a project that I was interested in although the company promised that they would match interests with demand. It's 95% demand based
    -Really hard to move across practices
    -The annual review process is highly subjective and bureaucratic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Intern  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Tax Intern in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Personal Growth and opportunities to gain experience

    Cons

    long hours, no balance between work and social life

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Fun time, long hours.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Great people, work is somewhat engaging

    Cons

    Long hours, work can sometimes be monotonous

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    They take good people and burn them out

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Assurance Associate  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Assurance Associate in Boston, MA

    Pros

    If you are willing to waste your life formatting excel spreadsheets and spend all your evening and weekend hours doing so, they will pay you good money and offer excellent benefits.

    Cons

    The only people who last here are willing to give up their personal lives to do mindless work at all hours of the day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Good for the Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Lets be honest having PwC on your resume is like gold! After that you can go pretty much anywhere in the accounting field.

    Cons

    They work you so hard and the pay is not worth the hours you put in. You do this job for th possibilities not for the pay...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am noticing a down turn in talent coming through the new classes and for those who are talented a complete abuse of them and their time. People who are abused are unhappy, people who are unhappy leave...

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    its been amazing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Boston, MA

    Pros

    great pay and work life balance

    Cons

    long hours during busy season

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give larger bonuses

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    The work is interesting and challenging with , but at times I feel that my work/life balance isn't great.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Exposure to lots of different clients
    Travel
    Job security
    Variety in the work performed means no day is the same

    Cons

    Long hours that often keep me at the office or working from home late at night
    Poor work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The high performers are taken advantage of. Work is piled on to people who do well but they end up with so much work that they eventually quit because they get so burnt out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great People, Great Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Associate  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA

    Pros

    Learn a ton about the business, great people

    Cons

    Work long hours in busy season

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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