PwC Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated 18 September, 2014
Updated 18 September, 2014
5,049 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work (in 249 reviews)

  • I believe any of Big 4 firms is a great place to start your career (in 123 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life Balance does not exist as much as they say they are still working on it (in 864 reviews)

  • Long hours during busy season but thats to be expected at any audit firm in the city (in 830 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    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
  2.  

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

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    • 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
  3.  

    Good for the Career

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    • 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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  5.  

    Fun time, long hours.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Assurance Associate in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Great people, work is somewhat engaging

    Cons

    Long hours, work can sometimes be monotonous

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    They take good people and burn them out

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Assurance Associate  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Senior Assurance Associate in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    If you are willing to waste your life formatting excel spreadsheets and spend all your evening and weekend hours doing so, they will pay you good money and offer excellent benefits.

    Cons

    The only people who last here are willing to give up their personal lives to do mindless work at all hours of the day.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Audit Senior Associate

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

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

    Pros

    -Intelligent hard-working colleagues
    -Diverse client base
    -Adequate room for promotion
    -Excellent opportunities for learning and development

    Cons

    -Exceptionally long hours during earnings season

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    -Adopt measures to improve work life balance

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Good Start, but Watch Your Back

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

    I worked at PwC full-time

    Pros

    Great resume builder and experience. If you want to stay in business, especially accounting, you want to start at a Big 4. It will open a lot of doors.

    Cons

    It really depends on your team and superiors. If you have a good team, you will mostly enjoy your experience. If not, you will want to leave, especially during busy seasons.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better work/life balance, if possible.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Audit Intern

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Intern  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Audit Intern in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Plenty of exposure by rotating clients

    Cons

    No real personal growth opportunity

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    It was an amazing company to work for

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Analyst  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Analyst in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Flexible working hours, liberty to choose projects and good work ethics which makes it good . the projects are really challenging and brainstorming sessions are very good

    Cons

    Hectic and overburdened. Moreover, the HR is very bad and needs to be more cooperative. i think overall company is good but it needs change at the grass roots

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    HR improvement

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Senior Associate - Assurance

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

    I worked at PwC full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Broad exposure to various opportunities, people and clients. Especially useful coming straight out of school.

    Cons

    Engagements are consistently understaffed; people are overworked; lots of mind games. Difficult to get onto new projects. High turn over.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    There needs to be a higher value placed on treating people adequately. Throwing around corporate jargon like "work-life balance" does not actually mean staff get to experience this. The idea of working 90 hrs/wk can no longer qualify as a badge of honor - it needs to be eradicated if you want people to stick around in the long run.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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