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Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Reviews

Updated May 4, 2017
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Pros
  • Great Work / Life Balance and good mission (in 21 reviews)

  • They also have work from home policy (in 4 reviews)

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

  • Communication and Processes within the organization are archaic, including IT, and workflow (in 2 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Benefits make this a great place to work."

    Star Star Star Star Star
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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
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Exceptional benefits and extremely knowledgeable staff

    Cons

    Low morale due to culture of micromanagement. Seldom opportunities for growth.

    Advice to Management

    Allow staff to problem-solve instead of falling back on templates.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Inspection Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inspection Specialist in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Inspection Specialist in New York, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Work / Life Balance and good mission

    Cons

    Travel can be disruptive to planning weekend personal activities

    Advice to Management

    Listen to Staff


  3. Helpful (1)

    "Good place to work"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Generous benefits, amazing work-life balance, great people. Good training opportunities..

    Cons

    Too much bureaucracy and red tape. At times it can really make accomplishing simple tasks complicated. Too much dependence on big brother SEC. Pay a little on the low end.


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  5. "Risk Analysis Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Risk Analysis Intern in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Risk Analysis Intern in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Public Company Accounting Oversight Board full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Provides the opportunity to learn about how to determine the overall health of a company.
    Have the chance to meet high-ranking members of the board.
    The Analysts are very interested in your well being.

    Cons

    Sometimes, the interns do not have enough work to do.

    Advice to Management

    Make sure that the interns have actual, meaningful projects to work on.


  6. Helpful (4)

    "Nightmare on K st"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashburn, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashburn, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good health benefits , 401K and vacation .

    Cons

    Terrible place to work if you’re in IT. Top heavy organization. More overpaid directors and managers than people actually doing the work. Most of the upper level IT management has been there forever and have no clue how outside world has changed. No career growth. Too much work. It seems like they make up for overpaying the upper management by hiring new employees below market rate and make them do 2 people’s job. Oh and promotion - "whatcha talking about Willis".

    Formula to survive here - do what the management does. Negotiate a really good salary, take regular vacations (without worrying project deadlines) , talk talk and talk and do just enough not to get fired. There is no incentive to work hard here. The harder you work, the more work you will get without any appreciation or compensation for extra hours worked.

    Advice to Management

    Get rid of all IT management, Sr. manager and above. Hire management who can make this place a fun place to work and who understand the concept of PROMOTION.


  7. Helpful (4)

    "Work life balance. Beuracratic"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Inspections Leader in San Mateo, CA
    Former Employee - Inspections Leader in San Mateo, CA

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

    Pros

    Great work life balance. This is a travel job. Generous paid vacation time to compensate for frequent out of town business trips.

    Cons

    Political. Not much room for advancement.


  8. "great place to work"

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    Current Employee - Chief Financial Officer in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Chief Financial Officer in Washington, DC

    I have been working at Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (Less than a year)

    Pros

    nice people, smart professionals, looks good on resume

    Cons

    not 100% efficient.. Dont have a lot of opportunities to mingle with staff in other depts


  9. Helpful (4)

    "Wake up"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inspections Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Inspections Specialist in Washington, DC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great benefits and a lot of time on hand, if that is what you are looking for.

    Cons

    Too much politics, no career prospects, poor compensation.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Great experience and work/life balance, organization somewhat bureaucratic"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Inspections Specialist in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Inspections Specialist in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great opportunities for experience in different programs or different areas of the organization, work with other professionals with similar backgrounds, good for former Big 4 employees who enjoy technical aspects of auditing and accounting, projects are diverse and not repetitive, excellent work/life balance and benefits including work from home.

    Cons

    Organization is bureaucratic with too many divisions and lines of reporting, opportunities for career advancement exist but are obscured by a lack of transparency around the promotion and compensation process, travel can be a bit cumbersome during certain times of the year, compensation is competitive but probably less than you would make elsewhere (in exchange for more work/life balance).

    Advice to Management

    Slim down administrative functions to more appropriate level, flatten organization, be more transparent and consistent about promotions and compensation


  11. Helpful (6)

    "IT"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashburn, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Ashburn, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook

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

    Pros

    Great benefits, lots of PTO

    Cons

    Soul sucking bureaucracy. This is where good IT careers go to die


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