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PwC Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated Jul 2, 2014
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3.5 123 reviews

84% Approve of the CEO

PwC US Chairman & Senior Partner Robert Moritz

Robert Moritz

(31 ratings)

76% of employees recommend this company to a friend

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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    It's all about the people

    Experienced Tax Associate (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsI 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.

    ConsDepending 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 Senior ManagementI 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    PwC is a solid place to work

    Risk Assurance Associate (Current Employee) Boston, MA

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

    ConsPolitical atmosphere
    Client needs come before your own
    Pay could be better
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    Advice to Senior ManagementGood job

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    What you would expect from a big company

    Experienced Associate - Advisory (Current Employee) 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

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Tax Intern (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsPersonal Growth and opportunities to gain experience

    Conslong hours, no balance between work and social life

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good for the Career

    Audit Senior Associate (Current Employee) Boston, MA

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

    ConsThey 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 Senior ManagementI 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...

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Fun time, long hours.

    Assurance Associate (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsGreat people, work is somewhat engaging

    ConsLong hours, work can sometimes be monotonous

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    They take good people and burn them out

    Senior Assurance Associate (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsIf 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.

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

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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

    Senior Associate (Current Employee) Boston, MA

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

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

    Advice to Senior ManagementThe 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.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    its been amazing

    Assurance Associate (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    Prosgreat pay and work life balance

    Conslong hours during busy season

    Advice to Senior Managementgive larger bonuses

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great People, Great Experience

    Senior Associate (Current Employee) Boston, MA

    ProsLearn a ton about the business, great people

    ConsWork long hours in busy season

    Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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