PwC Reviews in Boston, MA

Updated 21 August 2014
Updated 21 August 2014
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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.  

    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
  2.  

    They take good people and burn them out

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
  3.  

    Audit Senior Associate

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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
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  5.  

    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
  6.  

    Audit Intern

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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
  7.  

    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
  8.  

    Senior Associate - Assurance

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    • 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
  9.  

    Worked at PWC for over a year at the Helpdesk Jobs outsourced to TCS India outsourcer

    Former Employee - Helpdesk Technician  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Former Employee - Helpdesk Technician in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    Big Company lots of users, lots of work to do.

    Cons

    From February .2013 until August 2013 , we were steering users to to call an 877 tel. number.

    On August 9,2013 , we were told we had until Feb. 28, 2014 to find new jobs as ours were being outsourced.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Empathisize

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    The work is interesting and challenging with , but at times I feel that my work/life balance isn't great.

    • 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 for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Exposure to lots of different clients
    Travel
    Job security
    Variety in the work performed means no day is the same

    Cons

    Long hours that often keep me at the office or working from home late at night
    Poor work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The high performers are taken advantage of. Work is piled on to people who do well but they end up with so much work that they eventually quit because they get so burnt out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    its been amazing

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • 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 pay and work life balance

    Cons

    long hours during busy season

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    give larger bonuses

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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