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Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Reviews

Updated August 6, 2017
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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. 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


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Analyst"

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    Current Employee - Analyst
    Current Employee - Analyst
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Pay and benefits are great. The job is pretty low stress even when there is a lot to do.

    Cons

    Not a lot room for growth. If you're not an inspector, there are almost no opportunities for technical training.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "Benefits make this a great place to work."

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    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.


  4. "Research Assistant"

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    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Chicago, IL
    Former Intern - Anonymous Intern in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Public Company Accounting Oversight Board as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    there are many super professional around you and you could really learn some cool skills depending on your boss. The working environment is super awesome!

    Cons

    It looks like everybody is working independently, and you dont have too much time to interact with your colleagues


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Good place to work"

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    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.


  6. "Good Experience"

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

    Pros

    VERY nice people
    actually got to do things as an intern
    learned A LOT

    Cons

    boring at times
    did pointless things sometimes


  7. "Risk Analysis Intern"

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    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.

  8. Helpful (3)

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

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    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


  9. "Service Desk Analyst II"

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

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

    Pros

    Some of the best benefits in the industry, the user base is friendly, they love what they do and you can build some wonderful relationships with the people you support.

    Cons

    You are segregated to your role without many opportunities to move into another capacity of IT. I had a hard time finding another job due to not having any experience outside what I was doing there everyday.

    Advice to Management

    Focus on the big picture of an employee, find ways to boost morale within the team.


  10. "Important mission and work"

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

    Pros

    Mission based organization, Management is proactive in making changes and PCAOB a great place to work, strong benefits, work life balance and competitive salary. Surrounded by some of the brightest in the industry.

    Cons

    none yet, can be quiet at times


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