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PwC Boston Reviews

Updated October 9, 2017
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  1. "Amazing Company Across the Board"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Tax Intern in Boston, MA
    Current Intern - Tax Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PwC as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    From the associates to the exposure and overall experience, I have been completely blown away by this incredible internship experience. Everyone here at PwC does all that they can to keep you happy, busy and feeling like a real addition to the team. The partners are interactive with the employees, the managers care to help you with short term and long term goals, and the other associates are a great source for questions and help. I love this company and I hope to work here full time after college!

    Cons

    It is a stressful job, especially during busy season, but that is to be expected from public accounting. The team does a great job in balancing the overall workload and helping each other out when need be.


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    "Worth it for the experience"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Learn a lot about a various amount of things as well as gain the experience to set you up for success in the future. It is clear when you run into a fellow former PwC colleague, or any big 4 for the most part.

    Cons

    A lot of hours and politics involved

  3. "Great Company"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Boston, MA
    Current Intern - Anonymous Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    I have been working at PwC as an intern

    Pros

    The relaxed culture, great team members, diversity & inclusion, great work benefits, happy environment and smart casual clothing.

    Cons

    Pay does not fully match cost of living in specific areas.

    Advice to Management

    Try to increase pay and match competitors.


  4. "Not for everyone"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    - Opportunity to travel
    - Interesting Projects / Clients
    - Coming from College, you join with a group of peers who are all in same boat as yourself which helps settle in.

    Cons

    -Long Hours
    - Irrational Managers - Expectations of completing work is unrealistic staff expected to work around the clock.
    - On big clients you don't get enough exposures to different audit areas/ shoe horned into certain areas for years
    -Health insurance benefits are poor

    Advice to Management

    Respect your people more. There is a lot of talk about flexibility but in reality it is not possible based on current structure and expectations put on staff. Getting to leave the office/client at 6 and then working from home for the rest of the night is not flexibility.


  5. "Amazing place, Amazing people and even better culture."

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Tax Intern in Boston, MA
    Former Intern - Tax Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at PwC as an intern (More than a year)

    Pros

    The work you get is meaningful. The work you get is something interesting rather than tedious and unnecessary or 'Busy work". Every single one of the coaches is willing and able to coach you through a tax process.

    Cons

    There is a high possibility that you will not get any work for a while depending on the client.


  6. "Long hour during busy season. Manageable throughout other times of the year."

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Corporate perks, unlimited sick time, decent benefits, great networking opportunities, prestigious name on resume, high profile clients to work on

    Cons

    Long hours, lowest starting pay of the big 4, not always recognized for hard work, otherwise the rest is alright.

    Advice to Management

    Allow associates to get more exposure. Maybe allow them to work within various areas of tax more easily. It will make for happier associates and will add value to the firm.


  7. "Tax associate review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Boston, MA
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Almost guaranteed set promotions and raises

    Cons

    Zero work life balance although they talk about it like it exists

  8. "Managing Director"

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    Current Employee - Managing Director in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Managing Director in Boston, MA

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great Flexibility, team, clients, leadership

    Cons

    long hours, length commute, travel requirements,

    Advice to Management

    none


  9. "Fantastic Intern Experience"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Core Tax in Boston, MA
    Current Intern - Core Tax in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PwC as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Hands-on learning and training, high wages, updated technology, smart and friendly coworkers, intern events.

    Cons

    Busy-season commitment if you decide to work full-time with the firm, but most people know what is expected of them when they sign on, as is typical of any big-four firm. However, I must say PwC sounds a lot more flexible than most in creating a schedule that works for you.

    Advice to Management

    The whole experience seemed a bit short, as 2 weeks for full training, and one week was mostly off for 4th of July, so actualy work experience was limited to about 5 weeks.


  10. "Excellent Employer"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Boston, MA
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at PwC as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great people, great pay, great experiences , always willing to answer questions

    Cons

    As an intern you'll likely be low on work


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