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Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Reviews

Updated April 16, 2018
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  • limited opportunities for advancement depending on your role (in 3 reviews)

  • Too much bureaucracy and red tape (in 3 reviews)

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  1. "Quality people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Public Company Accounting Oversight Board full-time

    Pros

    Whoever you work with are so professional in this organization. Flexible - lots of PTO, and work from home arrangement.

    Cons

    The job is so specialized (auditor of auditors) - nobody in industry is going to hire us after the PCAOB tenure.


  2. "Inspector"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Public Company Accounting Oversight Board full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Mission. Work life balance. Mission. Great coworkers. Mission. Work from home. Mission. Travel. Mission. Exposure to public accounting firms. Mission.

    Cons

    Growth opportunities. Travel. Government like approach without government pension. Travel. Public scrutiny. Travel. Travel. Decentralized office structure. Great if in DC or nyc.

    Advice to Management

    To keep attracting talent you must keep opening opportunities.

  3. Helpful (1)

    "One of the best places I have worked."

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Company Accounting Oversight Board full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Interesting work, outstanding colleagues, decent salary and benefits.

    Cons

    It has become a bit more bueaucratic recently.


  4. "Great mission and people"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Company Accounting Oversight Board full-time

    Pros

    Really great people who are mission driven, smart, hard working.

    Cons

    Work priorities can change with the administration and can start and stop; workflow can be very inconsistent; organization doesn't quite have the visibility as others in financial services which makes transferring skills a harder sell.


  5. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Colleagues are so friendly. You are gonna to look at accounting at a much higher level. Flat management - get involved in various projects. Decent pay.

    Cons

    Doesn't have a big work space.


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Worst Ever"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Public Company Accounting Oversight Board full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Golden handcuffs - best benefits you will ever get. You're going to need that vacation time to detox.

    Cons

    Abusive management, IT Department stuck in 1990s. Rampant backstabbing.

    Advice to Management

    Your golden days are coming to an end - if you can't keep your board together, what does it say about the rest of your company?


  7. "Administrative Staff"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Company Accounting Oversight Board full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    One of the best benefit packages in town. Great co-workers.

    Cons

    If you drive to work, the location is in one of the busiest parts of town.

  8. "Intern"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Knowledgeable supervisors and analysts with great experience

    Cons

    Limited opportunities for interns to involve with ongoing projects

    Advice to Management

    Great internship programs with appropriate training and meaningful guidance.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Non-profit Review"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Public Company Accounting Oversight Board full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Excellent benefits and close relationships with co-workers

    Cons

    Siloed divisions that don't function as a cohesive organization


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Associate Director"

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    Former Employee - Associate Director in Denver, CO
    Former Employee - Associate Director in Denver, CO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook

    I worked at Public Company Accounting Oversight Board full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    two work from home days a week, good benefits

    Cons

    salary caps out at senior levels, significant travel


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