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PwC Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated 21 January 2015
Updated 21 January 2015
5,596 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • No work-life balance during busy season because the nature of assurance work (in 257 reviews)

  • You learn a lot about how to run complex businesses in fast-changing environments (in 132 reviews)


Cons
  • Work-life Balance does not exist as much as they say they are still working on it (in 930 reviews)

  • Long hours that often keep me at the office or working from home late at night (in 866 reviews)

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  1.  

    Many pros and cons...

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

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

    Pros

    Work mostly with people your own age
    Large focus on personal development
    The company invests a lot in its technology
    Great reputation, if you decide you want to leave there are a lot of other opportunities available

    Cons

    Not a 9-5 job. Expect to work late hours and weekends or until the job is done
    High turnover so run into staffing issues with retaining experienced team members
    Steep learning curve, expect to be given tasks you know nothing about and need to figure out on your own

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    PwC works you like crazy

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

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

    Pros

    There are periods of extreme flexibility in the summer

    Cons

    Work you like crazy 70+ hour weeks -- lots of travel-- never able to disconnect -- new evaluation system is confusing and inconsistent

    Doesn't Recommend
  3.  

    Great place to work and to start your 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 (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to work and to start a career. Great training. Great people, young environment that wants people to succeed

    Cons

    Long hours are the norm during busy season. Generally it is a pyramid, up or out. May not be for everyone

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
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    Not a bad company, crazy hours though

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  7.  

    Risk Assurance Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  8.  

    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
  9.  

    Tax Associate

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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
  10.  

    Great internship experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • 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

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