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PwC Boston Reviews

Updated August 25, 2017
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Pros
  • Great people; Training; Clear career progression; Great client list ; Good remuneration; Work life balance (in 600 reviews)

  • Learn a lot - lots of on the job training (in 364 reviews)

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  1. "Senior Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at PwC full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great formal training. Truly at the top of the profession. Innovator in the industry.

    Cons

    Compensation is poor for the amount of hours worked (working 80 hours per week at a $70K salary level is ridiculous). Lateral transfers between departments is virtually impossible.

    Advice to Management

    Raise compensation to match hours worked. Bonuses should be larger than gift cards.


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Associate"

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    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    We work long hours, especially during busy season, which makes it hard to make personal plans. The pay is low compared to private accounting.

    Cons

    The benefits are amazing. The learning curve is really high. The more years you spend at PwC, the more valuable you become.

    Advice to Management

    Put yourself in your associate's shoes. Don't forget that we do the bulk of the work and that one day you were an associate as well. .

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    "Auditor"

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    Former Employee - Auditor in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Auditor in Boston, MA
    Recommends

    I worked at PwC (More than a year)

    Pros

    A place you can learn fast and learn a lot.

    Cons

    Long working hours. Hard to balance your work and life.


  4. "management consulting"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Former Employee - Senior Consultant in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

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

    Pros

    Some groups are fun to work in and have fun staff.
    Work life balance isn't too bad if you do not mind traveling

    Cons

    A lot of the work isn't really management consulting as much as more audit oriented work
    some groups have very old school audit atmosphere
    struggles between the transition of a strategy firm versus accounting

    Advice to Management

    Focus more on strategy business


  5. "Assurance Senior Associate"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Great summer hours and great people

    Cons

    Busy season is intense and long hours.


  6. "Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Tax Intern in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Tax Intern in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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

    Pros

    They treat all the employees well.

    Cons

    very large company, you are one in thousands

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what youre doing


  7. Helpful (1)

    "A lot of perks, strong network, very young social environment, lots of trainings, good benefits"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    See above - lots of perks, good brand name everyone knows it. Good flexibility for schedule, very structured in review process.

    Cons

    There can be a fraternity clique vibe you have to be careful rub one person the wrong way it can really hurt you. Social personal and professional life are all one and the same.

  8. "Audit Associate"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Boston, MA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Huge company, has a lot of "pull", prestige, power, great people, and great clients. The firm loves to work hard but also play hard. You will not skimp on team events and other celebratory events. I genuinely think that the company works hard to please the people who work for them.

    Cons

    Hours can be tough, some people find the work stressful, and pretty unhealthy at times. Similar to any other office job, you sit at a computer, staring at a screen for hours on end, looking forward to stuffing your face with the highest calorie item on the dinner menu that the company pays for. So you have to actively find ways to stay fit. Can end up eating most of your life. Work life balance is still a hot topic.

    Advice to Management

    No advice to management as of now. The company is a great place to work for.


  9. "ESS Intern"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - ESS in Boston, MA
    Current Intern - ESS in Boston, MA
    Recommends

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

    Pros

    Everyone is invested in your success
    There are always people to help
    Large number of interns which ease networking
    A lot of trainings

    Cons

    Sometimes need to ask for tasks


  10. "Great place to work!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Experienced Tax Associate in Boston, MA
    Current Employee - Experienced Tax Associate in Boston, MA

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

    Pros

    Great people to work with, even the partners know you and care about you and want yo to succeed. Yes, the busy season is tough but you know this before getting into tax.

    Cons

    I can't think of any


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