PCAOB Reviews

Updated October 16, 2014
Updated October 16, 2014
28 Reviews
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28 Reviews
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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
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    Current Employee - Accounting Intern in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Accounting Intern in New York, NY

    I have been working at PCAOB

    Pros

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

    Cons

    -Very few entry-level positions available

    Recommends
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Worst experience in my professional career

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - IT in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - IT in Washington, DC

    I worked at PCAOB

    Pros

    Mission, Professionalism of many staff at the mid to senior levels is outstanding. Hiring mid-career level professionals has many benefits in that most people are there because they believe in the mission of the company and want to make a positive difference.

    Cons

    Political, Corporate culture is one of mistrust, poor Executive Management in the Operations and IT team. When a company that is charged with ensuring integrity in other companies could not pass the same level of scrutiny itself, it is time for an overhaul of Executive Management. Rules are broken, money is wasted, contracts are not created in the best interest of the company. Incredible amount of inappropriate expenditures in IT and Operations teams. Political agenda of some allowed to drive corporate decisions.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Audit IT contracts and budgets.

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    ORA

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Analyst in Washington, DC

    I have been working at PCAOB

    Pros

    flexible work schedule
    good hours and benefits

    Cons

    big-time bureuacracy
    very little flexibility in assignments

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    open lines of communication

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  5.  

    Disappointed

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PCAOB

    Pros

    Work/Life Balance
    Travel opportunities to those that want it
    Opporunity to work from home several days per week
    Descent benefits

    Cons

    Opportunites for advancement is limited or its a slow process
    Communication and Processes within the organization are archaic, including IT, and workflow
    Not able to effectively leverage its resources' skills sets and experience
    Too much red tape

    Doesn't Recommend
  6.  

    It is a great experience

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Intern
    Current Employee - Intern

    I have been working at PCAOB

    Pros

    Great learning for anyone to experience working for a regulatory board. It is a different experience altogether. Good work environment.

    Cons

    Sometime work is something on Ad-hoc basis, based on urgency of the matter.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    No

    Recommends
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great work life balance... challenging work. Travel can be tough

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PCAOB

    Pros

    work/life with challenging work and fair compensation

    Cons

    heavy travel during inspection season. politics create a need to know culture

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be more open to employees

    Recommends
  8.  

    Good learning experience; smart colleagues; good compensation.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at PCAOB

    Pros

    The work is interesting if you believe in and care about the mission. Pay and benefits are good. Generally very talented and interesting colleagues. Reasonable work-life balance, particularly excellent vacation benefits. The new Chairman is a genuinely inspiring guy. I believe this will become a stronger organization in the next few years.

    Cons

    Sometimes limited opportunities for advancement. Organization has become more bureaucratic over time. Sometimes slow to deal with employees who are not pulling their own weight.

    Recommends
  9.  

    Great work-life balance.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at PCAOB

    Pros

    - 40 hour work weeks
    - 6 weeks vacation
    - Great people. Professional, amicable, hard-working.
    - Great leadership at the top.

    Cons

    - Not enough action. If you are a work-aholic, this isn't the place to be.
    - Not a lot of young professionals (22 to 35) in the organization.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    PCAOB is great place to work and has a great culture! Keep up the great work.

    Recommends

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