Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Reviews

Updated May 27, 2021

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Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Chairman William D. Duhnke III (no image)
William D. Duhnke III
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Pros
  • "Flexible work life balance and compensation package(in 31 reviews)

  • "Amazing work environment where the faculty actually cares about interns and their career growth(in 9 reviews)

  • Cons
  • "Although I enjoyed my time, the PCAOB does not entry level positions right out of college(in 6 reviews)

  • "Lots of administrative red tape(in 5 reviews)

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    1. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Great place to work

      May 27, 2021 - Inspector 
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      Pros

      - Excellent benefits with work life balance - Great people to work with - Ability to do something different if one chooses to within the organization

      Cons

      - Travel for inspectors in non-pandemic years if you prefer not to travel - very top heavy

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    2. 5.0
      Current Employee, more than 5 years

      Inspector

      May 24, 2021 - Inspector in Houston, TX
      Recommend
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      Pros

      Benefits are good and stable job

      Cons

      Upward mobility is a big problem at Pcaob

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    3. 2.0
      Former Employee

      Top down problems

      Mar 30, 2021 - Advisor 
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      Pros

      Great mission, good benefits, dedicated people

      Cons

      The culture of fear created by the current Board and the current senior leadership is simply incredible. The Board, and the current Chair, who has said to staff that he is only in the job for the paycheck, have turned the PCAOB into a landing place to give top jobs to political friends. They didn't even hold the public meetings their own by-laws required them to do.

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      3 people found this review helpful
    4. 1.0
      Current Employee, more than 1 year

      This is the worst place I have ever worked.

      Apr 23, 2021 - Anonymous Employee in Washington, DC
      Recommend
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      Pros

      High salaries and good benefits

      Cons

      Inexperienced people in some leadership roles and they take too long to make decisions. Everyone thinks they are experts in other functional areas. The SEC should shut it down.

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      2 people found this review helpful
    5. 3.0
      Current Employee

      Frustrating place that has a lot of potential but falls short

      Oct 15, 2020 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Important mission, good compensation, fairly good work life balance. There have been a lot of transformation initiatives in the last 2-3 years, many of which after a long painful process are coming to fruition. The new inspection reports, for example, are a big improvement. Contrary to what other reviews have said here, I think tech support is very good. It has certainly done a great job at keeping everyone connected and productive during Covid.

      Cons

      There is a lot of micromanagement from the top that can be oppressive and demoralizing. A great deal of lip service is given to bottom-up innovation, but I see little evidence that there is any commitment to or interest in ideas that originated outside of Board members' offices. At the same time, communication with the staff as to priorities and expectations is often lacking. The PCAOB also has a bit of a problem with political nepotism, as it looks to some extent like a parking space for rewarding or pawning off political functionaries. This isn't a new issue, but it seems to have gotten worse over time. This could become a reputational liability, if it isn't already.

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      1 person found this review helpful
    6. 4.0
      Current Employee

      Good Place to Work

      Jan 27, 2021 - Anonymous Employee 
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      Pros

      Emphasis on diligence and accountability. Serious work environment. Diversity of work options. The organization has many functions -- enforcement, inspections, rulemaking, international, etc. Competitive pay. Generous leave program.

      Cons

      Much of the organization's internal culture and tone depends at any given time on the Chairman. There is close oversight of the organization by the SEC and careful internal consideration of major actions - if you thrive on quick changes in direction, you may be disappointed.

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    7. 5.0
      Current Employee

      Xxxx

      Mar 10, 2021 - Inspector in Houston, TX
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      Pros

      Great benefits and work life balance

      Cons

      No promotions and upward mobility

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    8. 4.0
      Former Employee

      Great

      Mar 2, 2021 - Chief Administrative Officer in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Great, great, great, great, great

      Cons

      Nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing.

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    9. 3.0
      Former Employee

      Top Heavy Org

      Jan 22, 2021 - Inspections Specialist 
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      Pros

      work-life balance is good here

      Cons

      Hard to move up the rank as it's very top heavy

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    10. 3.0
      Former Employee, more than 3 years

      Benefits and work life balance

      Jan 18, 2021 - Associate Director in Washington, DC
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      Pros

      Great benefit and good worklife balance

      Cons

      Too much poitics and inefficient processes.

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