PwC Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated 21 August, 2014
Updated 21 August, 2014
4,915 Reviews

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Review Highlights

Pros
  • No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work (in 237 reviews)

  • It is a great place to start your career if you want to stay in accounting (in 116 reviews)


Cons
  • Also work life balance is very difficult to achieve until it gets to the problem stage (in 803 reviews)

  • Long hours during busy season but thats to be expected at any audit firm in the city (in 787 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great internship experience

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assurance Intern  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Assurance Intern in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at PwC as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    They seemed to focus heavily on work life balance. I had good, real world experience working on my engagement. I had two different teams that worked well together.

    Cons

    A summer internship is good for introducing you to the firm and the type of work, but does not give the full picture considering the winter busy season.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Advisory Intern Experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advisory Intern  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Advisory Intern in Boston, MA (US)

    I worked at PwC as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Great Company. gives you a lot of opportunities to take on projects, initiatives and grow. Everyone is very helpful and make it extremely easy to network with people.

    Cons

    It sometimes become hard to get on goos projects according to your skills. It is a huge company so one need to strive really hard to be a rockstar at work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    It's all about the people

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Experienced Tax Associate  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Experienced Tax Associate in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at PwC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    I have a flexible schedule which is great when you are putting in a lot of hours. I have worked at several places and these are the best people to work with. People are encouraging, helpful (everyone knows how hard it is when you start your first job out of college). You are also provided with many trainings, more than most companies. PwC definitely makes a point to take care of their own.

    Cons

    Depending on your line of service, there can be tough hours and tough teams to work on. Boston has a rotation program so you are not stuck on the first team you started with when you joined the firm, so you can really get a sense of where you fit best. No matter where you end up team wise though, expect a few parts of the year to have tough hours during busy seasons. That's just an overall Big 4 accounting firm con to expect no matter where you work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think the flexibility movement is a great one. Definitely continue along that track to allow greater work-life balance. Also, make sure to hire enough seasonals during busy seasons so people don't get burnt out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    PwC is a solid place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Associate  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Risk Assurance Associate in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at PwC full-time for less than a year

    Pros

    Learn a lot
    Work with great people
    Great resources
    Some flexibility especially during the summer months
    Good benefits
    Different clients all the time

    Cons

    Political atmosphere
    Client needs come before your own
    Pay could be better
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    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Good job

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Experienced Associate - work/llife?

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Experienced Audit Associate  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Experienced Audit Associate in Boston, MA (US)

    I worked at PwC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Very helpful for getting a job after - companies love "Big 4" experience. Most groups also help to expose you to a lot of different areas and provide a lot of learning.

    Cons

    There is pretty much no work-life balance. Most times they'll say the summers are "slow" and you can take time off, but if you don't schedule it ahead of time you'll be stuck on some project. 60-100 hrs/week year round is not my idea of fun.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    PwC is a great firm to work at

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Seasonal Tax Associate  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Seasonal Tax Associate in Boston, MA (US)

    I worked at PwC as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    Great office culture. Everyone is highly qualified and motivated. Good salary as well.

    Cons

    The training program could have been better.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    What you would expect from a big company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Experienced Associate - Advisory  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Experienced Associate - Advisory in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at PwC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    -Really nice and talented people to work with
    -Emphasis on diversity
    -Takes care of my cellphone bill

    Cons

    -Never worked on a project that I was interested in although the company promised that they would match interests with demand. It's 95% demand based
    -Really hard to move across practices
    -The annual review process is highly subjective and bureaucratic

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9.  

    good

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Intern  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Tax Intern in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at PwC as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Personal Growth and opportunities to gain experience

    Cons

    long hours, no balance between work and social life

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    A great company but beware of the several (not in general) mean managers and directors

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Senior Associate - Advisory in Boston, MA (US)

    I worked at PwC full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    great consulting practice with tools and a lot of space to learn and grow. the company is generous to the employee in terms of sick leave or emergent time-off.

    Cons

    hard to get promoted. unlike other consulting firms, which follow the 2 year promotion rule, it's VERY hard to get promoted in pwc comparing to other consulting firms
    there are some managers and directors who are VERY hard to please and treat people with no respect

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    really need to go through some practices who have high turnover and see what the management is doing to drive the talents away

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good for the Career

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Boston, MA (US)

    I have been working at PwC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Lets be honest having PwC on your resume is like gold! After that you can go pretty much anywhere in the accounting field.

    Cons

    They work you so hard and the pay is not worth the hours you put in. You do this job for th possibilities not for the pay...

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I am noticing a down turn in talent coming through the new classes and for those who are talented a complete abuse of them and their time. People who are abused are unhappy, people who are unhappy leave...

    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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