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PwC Boston Reviews

Updated March 15, 2017
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Pros
  • The work-life balance is much better than I thought it would be (in 548 reviews)

  • You learn a lot of skills using Excel (in 330 reviews)

Cons
  • Work life balance is not that great (in 1978 reviews)

  • Sometimes had long hours with little notice (in 2013 reviews)

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  1. "Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Lowell, MA

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

    Pros

    Auditing firm is one of the best places for an accounting student. It requires a comprehensive understanding of accounting knowledge and keeps update to the real world.

    Cons

    Workload is the major issue in accounting audit. Since auditors have to complete the job within the specific period of time or they usually handle more than one job, the time might not be enough which generally results in a workload.


  2. "Great vacation benefits, no time to take them"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Office Services Specialist in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Office Services Specialist in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at PwC (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great vacation time, always an adventure.

    Cons

    Great vacation time but no time to take it because you are always so busy and short staffed. If you work in IFS very limited chance of advancement and always feeling they job maybe outsourced soon.

    Advice to Management

    Stop worrying how the bottom line looks on paper when you outsource internal dept's. Its hurting the company in the long run making it harder to get things done, sometimes you can't get things done at all because of outsourcing.


  3. "Great Company, High Cost"

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

    Pros

    Great resources, great support. For the most part, the organization works as a team when dealing with clients or internal projects. Organization is willing to work with flex arrangements for some positions.

    Cons

    You are expected to be available at all times and be willing to travel nearly all the time.


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  5. "Great opportunities (with the right attitude)"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    Good opportunities & work culture with the right team. Good CPA incentives, benefits. Excellent name for your resume if you choose to look for new opportunities elsewhere.

    Cons

    Busy season hours can be long with certain teams. Typical day-to-day professional services annoyances are expected (ex. billing time, frequent trainings and internal compliance)


  6. "PwC Start Intern"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Everyone from associates to partners are willing to talk with you and are interested in your development. Love real-time feedback system.

    Cons

    Seemingly pretty rigid in employment structure. Other places pay more. Although one of the most prestigious companies, others have better exit options. Hours can be long (not for interns)

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing things to push diversity like bringing Melanie Hobbs in, that really demonstrated the commitment to creating an inclusive workplace for employees.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "underwhelming"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Tax Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    brand name, client quality, opens doors

    Cons

    some of the dumbest people I have ever met, lacking flexibility, group think, center-of-universe-syndrome


  8. "Best place to learn"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • 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

    Pros

    Best place to learn. Access to partners, c-suite executives on a daily basis. PwC is a place for high achievers who want to learn on a daily basis,

    Cons

    Long hours are only a downside if you aren't interested in what you're doing. If you work hard for them, they'll work hard for you.

    Advice to Management

    Ask as many questions as you can. The textbook was helpful in school, but now you're in the real work learning from the best in the business.


  9. "Great start"

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

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

    Pros

    You get to work with a ton of other recent graduates that are very driven, and make the team feel more like a college classroom. It's a great first job for this ease of transition. It can be hit or miss with more senior members of the firm if they really care about seeing you succeed, but if you take ownership of your career you can find a team that works for you.

    Cons

    Long hours, and a lot of meaningless work. A lot of the old mantra of paying your dues. Depending on your clients you can easily get pigeon holes into working only one client which makes it difficult to learn as much as you can while being at such a large firm.

    Advice to Management

    Get away from the mindset that employees are commodities. Yes there are always new college graduates to fill positions, but to take better care of the employees that's re already there through better compensation would go a long way.


  10. Helpful (2)

    "Associate"

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

    Pros

    Good to put on resume, but thats it

    Cons

    Rediculous hours, left after a year....not worth it

    Advice to Management

    Pay us like the licensed professionals we are


  11. "Great hard working people"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Department in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Tax Department in Boston, MA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    People, knowledge sharing, flexibility, salary

    Cons

    Hours - they work you very hard & it never lets up

    Advice to Management

    Take more care in outsourcing of departments



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