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PwC Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated October 17, 2014
Updated October 17, 2014
5,318 Reviews
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5,318 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work (in 254 reviews)

  • You learn a lot about how to run complex businesses in fast-changing environments (in 129 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life Balance does not exist as much as they say they are still working on it (in 902 reviews)

  • Long hours during busy season but thats to be expected at any audit firm in the city (in 855 reviews)

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  1.  

    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 (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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    Valuable Big 4 Experience...Not Good Long-term

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

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

    Pros

    Since it's a large company, there are a lot of resources available to you, on the job and off it. The benefits are really good. You can gain a lot of valuable experience in a short amount of time.

    Cons

    Competitive services industry gets translated to a very competitive work environment. The company stretches its employees to the limits, taking on unreasonable engagements and expecting high performance 110% of the time. Although this varies a lot by team, I think overall you are expected to put your personal life on hold any time a project requires your time at work. You are constantly evaluated in relation to your peers, even if it's an unfair comparison (you work on different kinds of projects, for example).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take on fewer engagements and provide your employees more balance.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
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  5.  

    Associate

    • 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 3 years)

    Pros

    Great learning place and people are always willing to coach you. There's always work to be done.

    Cons

    A lot of overtime and you won't get paid enough for your work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    typical big company, more concerned with justifying jobs than actually doing work properly

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

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    It's a great accounting firm to have on one's resume, for when it becomes worth it to seek a better opportunity later.

    Cons

    After working for a small company now, I would never recommend working for a large company to anyone - there's so much time wasted filling out forms justifying your job that you don't actually get to do any work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to run this company of 30,000 more like a company of 30, and everyone will be a lot happier.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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 (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
  8.  

    The people and perks are great, but your personal life suffers.

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

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

    Pros

    Great benefits
    Great perks
    Fun people
    Potential growth opportunities

    Cons

    Overworked
    Not compensated fairly
    No work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Either compensate your employees or let them work a normal 9-5 job.

    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 (less than an 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. 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.

  11.  

    Good experience. Good people. Long hours.

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

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

    Pros

    Good experience. Good exposure. Great people

    Cons

    Long hours during busy season

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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