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PwC Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated December 1, 2014
Updated December 1, 2014
5,433 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work (in 257 reviews)

  • You learn a lot about how to run complex businesses in fast-changing environments (in 132 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life Balance does not exist as much as they say they are still working on it (in 930 reviews)

  • Long hours that often keep me at the office or working from home late at night (in 866 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    They take good people and burn them out

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

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

    Pros

    If 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.

    Cons

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

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Worked at PWC for over a year at the Helpdesk Jobs outsourced to TCS India outsourcer

    Former Employee - Helpdesk Technician in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Technician in Boston, MA

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Big Company lots of users, lots of work to do.

    Cons

    From February .2013 until August 2013 , we were steering users to to call an 877 tel. number.

    On August 9,2013 , we were told we had until Feb. 28, 2014 to find new jobs as ours were being outsourced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empathisize

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  3.  

    Stay far away

    • 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 (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good name to have on your resume, large firm

    Cons

    -Pay is far below market especially when you consider the hours and expectations
    -Attitude of management and leadership conditioning employees to believe PwC is the very best
    -Firm operates as two separate entities essentially-assurance/tax and advisory. Culture is very divisional as advisory is given greater access to firm resources, and far greater pay and benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Absolutely an ethic-less company

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

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    You will learn nothing and train at becoming one of the best suckers. If you are a technologist please do not bother being part of this firm. Below average talent.

    Cons

    You won't know how to make up for lost time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too top heavy and few good workers. Pure and rich talent should be measured outside of allocation % an revenue impact. Make them useful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    The company in general is fine but my manager was terrible.

    Former Employee - Business Support Team Coordinator in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Business Support Team Coordinator in Boston, MA

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Pay was decent and a lot of potential career advancement opportunities.

    Cons

    My manager was more interested in getting rid of everyone instead of working with them to improve her team.

  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    The emperor wears no clothes

    • 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Stability. There's a clear path and you would have to set the building on fire to be fired.

    Cons

    Billable hours/metric centered - Don't strive for efficiency gains; it's better to work long and hard rather than work efficiently. Their goal is to bill lots of hours to the client.

    Lack of intellectual capital - In my experience, colleagues were very dense.

    Slow pace of development - Because employees are not the sharpest crayons, and there is constant hiring straight out of college, the bar is set very low. You are expected to learn how to do 3 things, and repeat these at nauseum before being entrusted with a new task.

    Very little interaction with Partners/Principals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get rid of the dumb people clogging up the system. Move away from the stupid metrics. HR is USELESS.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Work here if you want to have no social life

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in Boston, MA

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    -Young environment
    -Good hours around holidays (depending on client obligations)

    Cons

    -REDICULOUS hours (and not just during busy season depending on staffing)
    -No recognition/thanks
    -No respect from superiors
    -Unfair Staffing (some people will be staffed on year-round busy season clients while others will be availible doing nothing for months at a time)

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take the time and know the people working under you. There is nothing more discouraging than racking up 80+ hours per week and having the person you are working for not even awknowledge you or remember your name. Also, compensate better and let someone know when they do a good job. Say thank you at the end of the engagement- it can go a long way and it will improve morale.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    No Appreciation for Hard Work at PwC.

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

    I have been working at PwC

    Pros

    There is a a lot of talent and knowldegeable people at PWC where you can learn alot everyday. There is a huge variety of engagements, work and clients within the firm. Very young and social atmosphere where people go out often and have a good time.

    Cons

    There is no appreciation for hard work or long hours. There are no raises and the compensation scale is a mess (new hires are making more then third year associates). Do not expect to ever receive a bonus of more then $500 every year. What a joke!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Recognize people who work hard and passed the CPA and haven't taken that time out of work.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Bad Firm

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

    I worked at PwC

    Pros

    There are no good reasons to work for PricewaterhouseCoopers.

    Cons

    People discriminate against others based on race, religion and sexual orientation. Worst of all, management is not honest about how workers are evaulated and why certain people are favored to advance in the firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow up and get integrity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Amazing

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

    I have been working at PwC full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, Young age group

    Cons

    Long hours, time off policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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