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.  

    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
  2.  

    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
  3.  

    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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  5.  

    Great People, Great Experience

    • 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

    Learn a ton about the business, great people

    Cons

    Work long hours in busy season

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    N/A

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    US IT Deskside Support

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

    I have been working at PwC full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    -Work life balance is good. Vacation time and Sick time are Great

    Cons

    -Need to put in a lot of time to be promoted
    -Review process is long
    -Salary is not very good
    -Outsourced all of IT and infastructure

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Lead by example not by what the other 4 firms are doing.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7.  

    Stay far away

    • 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

    Good name to have on your resume, large firm

    Cons

    -Pay is far below market especially when you consider the hours and expectations
    -Attitude of management and leadership conditioning employees to believe PwC is the very best
    -Firm operates as two separate entities essentially-assurance/tax and advisory. Culture is very divisional as advisory is given greater access to firm resources, and far greater pay and benefits

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    good

    Current Employee - Intern  in  Boston, MA (US)
    Current Employee - Intern in Boston, MA (US)

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

    Pros

    good and people are very nice

    Cons

    bad and it is boring work

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    no

  9.  

    Excellent exposure, tremendous learning

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

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

    Pros

    You get to travel the world

    Cons

    Sometimes you work too much and have no time for family

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    WLB

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  10.  

    Senior Associate, 1st year

    • 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

    - Partners are very open to talking with staff at any level and with giving career advice.
    - Clear promotion track.
    - Looks great on resume.

    Cons

    - Low pay considering the long hours involved.
    - Not that much flexibility since your team dictates your work schedule.
    - Not enough appreciation from managers/senior managers.
    - Must pass CPA exam within first three years with the firm in order to get promoted.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Absolutely an ethic-less company

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

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

    Pros

    You will learn nothing and train at becoming one of the best suckers. If you are a technologist please do not bother being part of this firm. Below average talent.

    Cons

    You won't know how to make up for lost time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Too top heavy and few good workers. Pure and rich talent should be measured outside of allocation % an revenue impact. Make them useful.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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