PwC Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 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.  

    Great internship experience

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

    I have been working at PwC as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    They seemed to focus heavily on work life balance. I had good, real world experience working on my engagement. I had two different teams that worked well together.

    Cons

    A summer internship is good for introducing you to the firm and the type of work, but does not give the full picture considering the winter busy season.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    It's all about the people

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    • 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

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

    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
  3.  

    PwC is a great firm to work at

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

    I worked at PwC as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great office culture. Everyone is highly qualified and motivated. Good salary as well.

    Cons

    The training program could have been better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    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

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

    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
  6.  

    Great People, Great Experience

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    • 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

    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
  7.  

    Excellent exposure, tremendous learning

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

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

    Pros

    You get to travel the world

    Cons

    Sometimes you work too much and have no time for family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    WLB

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  8.  

    Excellent

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

    I have been working at PwC full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Highest Ethics, Quality and People

    Cons

    None Noted. Great firm, great people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None Noted

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    You'll Learn A Lot

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

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

    Pros

    Great exposure to financial services. There's isn't a whole lot of places where you'll be exposed to as many different industries as PwC.
    Great team based setting where you'll be mentored by very smart people.
    Open door policies where interns can just pop into a manager or director's office for a chat.
    Can't complaint about the paid.

    Cons

    Long hours, but then again everyone should've known when they signed up for a Big Four firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management are doing fine, keep up the good work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Dynamic, challenging, rewarding.

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

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

    Pros

    Ample opportunity for growth and development.
    Provides great environment for networking.
    Appreciative managers, directors and partners.
    Well compensated
    In recent years, increased flexibility around non-traditional work hours and telecommuting.

    Cons

    Similar to other Big 4 (and even smaller firms), the hours do take a toll on your body & mental well being.
    If you aren't afraid to say "no" you can easily feel overwhelmed and burnt out.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Embrace technological change.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Great company to work for. They reward their employees well for hard work.

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

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

    Pros

    Strong emphasis on career development

    Cons

    Significant expectations of work hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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