PwC Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated 17 October, 2014
Updated 17 October, 2014
5,190 Reviews
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Pros
  • No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work (in 254 reviews)

  • PwC is a good place to start out if you are coming right from college (in 127 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life Balance does not exist as much as they say they are still working on it (in 891 reviews)

  • Long hours that often keep me at the office or working from home late at night (in 849 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great firm to gain experience with a variety of clients and industries.

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

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

    Pros

    Flexibility, smart employees, great clients

    Cons

    Lack of work-life balance, travel requirements

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    Not a bad company, crazy hours though

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

    I have been working at PwC full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Good opportunity to learn different things, rotation opportunities, can take as much time off during non-busy season

    Cons

    Long hours, no life during busy season. They can send you an email over the weekend, and you have to work on it

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider compensating the associates more for the hours they put in!!

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Risk Assurance Associate

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

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

    Pros

    Outstanding opportunities to high profile companies and clients. Great people.

    Cons

    Long hours and life is dependent on work at all times.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep pushing team flexibility

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Amazing

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

    I have been working at PwC full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, Young age group

    Cons

    Long hours, time off policies

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Tax Associate

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

    I worked at PwC full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great customers, global locations, interesting work

    Cons

    Very competitive, inconsistent leadership, really long hours -no work life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    More employee development

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    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 (less than an 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
  8.  

    Advisory Intern Experience

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    • 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 (less than an 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
  9.  

    It's all about the people

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    • 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 (more than an 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
  10.  

    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 (less than an 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
  11.  

    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 (less than an 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

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