PCAOB Reviews

Updated July 1, 2015
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  1. Great experience and resume booster. I learned more in my internship here than I did after 4 years of college.

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accounting Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Accounting Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at PCAOB

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    -Opportunity to work with very experienced accountants and attorneys -Meaningful work

    Cons

    -Very few entry-level positions available


  2. Helpful (1)

    I see lots of improvements

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC

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

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    Pros

    Warm, friendly, inviting place to work. Mission is important, company is growing, workloads are reasonable, flexible schedules, and pay/benefits are very good. Great location on K Street is enhanced by telecommuting/scheduling flexibility. I am glad I joined PCAOB. Much better than the Big 4 - I got to use all of my (1st year) 7 weeks PTO!

    Cons

    The organization is only ten years old and has had some growing pains, but I see leadership making significant changes that could easily transform this place into a great place to work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep asking employees questions and listening to employee responses. Keep making changes to improve based on what you hear.


  3. Helpful (1)

    Great

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PCAOB full-time

    Pros

    People are technical and team players

    Cons

    People play politics too much

    Advice to Management

    Reward good work


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  5. Excellent work life balance

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inspections Specialist in Irving, TX
    Current Employee - Inspections Specialist in Irving, TX

    I have been working at PCAOB full-time (More than 3 years)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Great place to work, has excellent work life balance, compensation is at par with industry

    Cons

    it is not for profit entity and hence no handsome bonus structures


  6. Helpful (1)

    Great Internship Experience

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office of Research and Analysis in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Office of Research and Analysis in Washington, DC

    I worked at PCAOB full-time (Less than a year)

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

    Pros

    Plentiful opportunities to learn about the business world. Engaging projects and challenging assignments helped me hone my technical skills and learn about the common practices and regulations within the accounting profession. Management included well qualified and highly intelligent individuals who were resourceful and helped others at a moments notice. The mission of firm is noble and important. The managers do a great job of upholding the mission and keeping interns involved. My internship helped me gain various interviews for full-time associate positions with Big Four firms when I previously had difficulties obtaining interviews for Big Four internships.

    Cons

    Compensation is more than adequate, but less in comparison to public accounting firms. Limited advancement for interns to become associates.


  7. Risk Analysis Intern

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern
    Former Employee - Intern

    I worked at PCAOB full-time (Less than a year)

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    As an intern, I felt like the experience I received at the PCAOB was absolutely invaluable. Providing relevant work experience with a big-picture take on the business world, the PCAOB offered me the opportunity to stretch myself and increase my capabilities. Even upper management was concerned about my personal development and progression. For any future interns considering this opportunity, the PCAOB has a pleasant, yet productive office culture that will build your resume as well as your ability to have a significant impact on the business world.

    Cons

    Work can sometimes be slow. Being proactive helps remedy this problem.


  8. stable

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    • Senior Management
    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


  9. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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. Lots of changes, but overall well served

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.


  11. Helpful (2)

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

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    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.



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