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PwC Boston Reviews

Updated August 7, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people; Training; Clear career progression; Great client list ; Good remuneration; Work life balance (in 591 reviews)

  • Learn a lot - lots of on the job training (in 358 reviews)

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  1. "Boston Office"

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

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

    Pros

    - Great exposure to industry
    - Quick advancement
    - Opportunities to explore different client base

    Cons

    - Hours
    - Constant busy seasons (not just 12/31)
    - Weak work/life balance


  2. Helpful (2)

    "One-sided culture"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Get exposed to different clients at a short time; Flexible work schedule; client interface opportunity; company pay for your cell phone; good maternity leave;

    Cons

    Only people higher can give people lower reviews and FeedBacks; people at lower level do not have a chance to give feedback of people at a higher level than them. What kind of company is this ?! Is this some sort of slavery company that doesn't care about people work for them??? I have got so many reviews that is not fair to me at all. One manager even said because I got this feedback from director and partner so I'm going to give you this feedback as well. Excuse me?!!! Instead of looking for his own fault , he is blaming me about everything. The best performer at PwC culture is that you do EVERYTHING for your senior, your manager , your director and your partner ! That's how you get a good review . There is no such thing as helping you learn and develop. You have to be PERFECT ! Since you were born!!! If you need help on anything, nobody has the time to help you since everyone is super busy all the time ! You need to figure out everything by yourself or call PwCHelp!

    Advice to Management

    The culture is not right. 360 review is very important .

  3. "Assurance experienced associate"

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

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

    Pros

    Great people; smart and hardworking group; young culture

    Cons

    Sometime can be overly competitive; promotion is getting harder. No work life balance during busy season:

    Advice to Management

    Reciting more diversified group


  4. "project manager IT"

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

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

    Pros

    solid work experience and contacts for industry

    Cons

    long hours not enough flexible hours

    Advice to Management

    create virtual office space


  5. "Manager"

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

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

    Pros

    Advancement, Culture, Work hard/play hard culture

    Cons

    Almost no work life balance. Client Deliverables > All else in your life

    Advice to Management

    increase transparency


  6. "Make it or break it"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Intern - Hourly in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PwC (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great reputation, boost to your resume, most are nice, a lot of different clients

    Cons

    Work/life balance is pretty horrible, easy to get fired because so many can replace you, hard to feel passion in such a big firm


  7. "Associate"

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

    I have been working at PwC full-time

    Pros

    Solid client portfolio with diverse opportunities for experience in multiple industries
    Coworkers are usually great to work with an intelligent

    Cons

    Pay is the least of all major accounting/tax firms
    Management disconnect is visible - don't overstay your welcome
    Rigid promotion structure that takes longer than other firms
    Young staff get stuck with brunt of mundane tasks
    Benefits are awful and take a while to vest
    Budget is tight unless you are working on massive clients
    Constant changes to metrics and technology sometimes without reason
    Cuts in already low compensation decreasing morale
    Disconnect from the company values and actions of management

    Advice to Management

    Treat your staff better, the bottom line means nothing if your staff is demoralized

  8. Helpful (5)

    "Great firm, but change isn't always good"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Team Assistant in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Team Assistant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at PwC full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great firm who values great employees

    Cons

    Internal structures have changed drastically and not for the better

    Advice to Management

    Virtual is not always better


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Business Analyst"

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

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Consulting environment allows for exposure to many industries and technologies.

    Cons

    Large company size (and being a "partnership" entity) too often results in duplicate efforts, processes, workflows throughout PwC.

    Advice to Management

    PwC should continue to get a deeper understanding of its talent and to better leverage it as needed. This should result in more retraining and reassigning rather than layoffs.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "PwC"

    StarStarStarStarStar
    • 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

    Great place to work and people are always trying to teach each other best practices

    Cons

    There are no cons to working here

    Advice to Management

    None


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