PwC Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated May 7, 2014
Updated May 7, 2014
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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.  

    What you would expect from a big company

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Experienced Associate - Advisory  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Experienced Associate - Advisory in Boston, MA

    I have been working at PwC full-time for more than a year

    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
  2.  

    A great company but beware of the several (not in general) mean managers and directors

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

    I worked at PwC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great consulting practice with tools and a lot of space to learn and grow. the company is generous to the employee in terms of sick leave or emergent time-off.

    Cons

    hard to get promoted. unlike other consulting firms, which follow the 2 year promotion rule, it's VERY hard to get promoted in pwc comparing to other consulting firms
    there are some managers and directors who are VERY hard to please and treat people with no respect

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    really need to go through some practices who have high turnover and see what the management is doing to drive the talents away

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Good for the Career

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    • 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

    I have been working at PwC full-time for more than 3 years

    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
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  5.  

    Audit Senior Associate

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

    I worked at PwC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Intelligent hard-working colleagues
    -Diverse client base
    -Adequate room for promotion
    -Excellent opportunities for learning and development

    Cons

    -Exceptionally long hours during earnings season

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Adopt measures to improve work life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Good Start, but Watch Your Back

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

    I worked at PwC full-time

    Pros

    Great resume builder and experience. If you want to stay in business, especially accounting, you want to start at a Big 4. It will open a lot of doors.

    Cons

    It really depends on your team and superiors. If you have a good team, you will mostly enjoy your experience. If not, you will want to leave, especially during busy seasons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better work/life balance, if possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Audit Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Intern  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Audit Intern in Boston, MA

    I worked at PwC as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Plenty of exposure by rotating clients

    Cons

    No real personal growth opportunity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    It was an amazing company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA

    I worked at PwC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, liberty to choose projects and good work ethics which makes it good . the projects are really challenging and brainstorming sessions are very good

    Cons

    Hectic and overburdened. Moreover, the HR is very bad and needs to be more cooperative. i think overall company is good but it needs change at the grass roots

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR improvement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    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

    I have been working at PwC full-time for more than 3 years

    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
  10.  

    US IT Deskside Support

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst  in  Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Technical Analyst in Boston, MA

    I have been working at PwC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Work life balance is good. Vacation time and Sick time are Great

    Cons

    -Need to put in a lot of time to be promoted
    -Review process is long
    -Salary is not very good
    -Outsourced all of IT and infastructure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example not by what the other 4 firms are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Senior Associate, 1st year

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    • 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

    I have been working at PwC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Partners are very open to talking with staff at any level and with giving career advice.
    - Clear promotion track.
    - Looks great on resume.

    Cons

    - Low pay considering the long hours involved.
    - Not that much flexibility since your team dictates your work schedule.
    - Not enough appreciation from managers/senior managers.
    - Must pass CPA exam within first three years with the firm in order to get promoted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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