PwC
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PwC Reviews in Boston, MA US

Updated Apr 17, 2014
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3.5 115 reviews

                             

84% Approve of the CEO

PwC US Chairman & Senior Partner Robert Moritz

Robert Moritz

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75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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typical big company, more concerned with justifying jobs than actually doing work properly

Senior Associate Actuary (Former Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

I worked at PwC full-time for more than 5 years

ProsIt's a great accounting firm to have on one's resume, for when it becomes worth it to seek a better opportunity later.

ConsAfter working for a small company now, I would never recommend working for a large company to anyone - there's so much time wasted filling out forms justifying your job that you don't actually get to do any work.

Advice to Senior ManagementTry to run this company of 30,000 more like a company of 30, and everyone will be a lot happier.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Employed (Current Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

I have been working at PwC full-time for more than 10 years

ProsHighest Ethics, Quality and People

ConsNone Noted. Great firm, great people.

Advice to Senior ManagementNone Noted

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The people and perks are great, but your personal life suffers.

Experienced Audit Associate (Current Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

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

ProsGreat benefits
Great perks
Fun people
Potential growth opportunities

ConsOverworked
Not compensated fairly
No work life balance

Advice to Senior ManagementEither compensate your employees or let them work a normal 9-5 job.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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You'll Learn A Lot

FSA Intern (Former Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

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

ProsGreat exposure to financial services. There's isn't a whole lot of places where you'll be exposed to as many different industries as PwC.
Great team based setting where you'll be mentored by very smart people.
Open door policies where interns can just pop into a manager or director's office for a chat.
Can't complaint about the paid.

ConsLong hours, but then again everyone should've known when they signed up for a Big Four firm.

Advice to Senior ManagementManagement are doing fine, keep up the good work.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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The company in general is fine but my manager was terrible.

Business Support Team Coordinator (Former Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

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

ProsPay was decent and a lot of potential career advancement opportunities.

ConsMy manager was more interested in getting rid of everyone instead of working with them to improve her team.

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Good experience. Good people. Long hours.

Experienced Audit Associate (Current Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

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

ProsGood experience. Good exposure. Great people

ConsLong hours during busy season

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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So far, so good.

Advisory Manager (Current Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

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

ProsProjects with high impact and/or cutting edge topics. Nice PwC and client relationships.

ConsTypical management consulting travel schedule.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great for interns

Internship (Former Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

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

Prossets you with mentors, wines and dines you, easy work for interns

Consassociates felt overworked, wanted more work as an intern

Advice to Senior Managementrely on your interns more, make them work. that's what they are there for.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Stressful, yet comparable to family understanding.

Experienced Audit Associate (Current Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

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

ProsSteady growth path, flexible work, incredible business exposure.

Cons-Work hours can be exhausting as you find yourself making up work on the weekends.
-Multiple reporting managers, with tight schedules.
-Enough work that you can never fully get "caught up", which makes your compensation seem very small (example: 2500 billable hours; Associate Salary roughly 60k (major us city); $24 an hour. 2nd/3rd year associates make $1 less an hour than interns and do not receive overtime.)

Advice to Senior ManagementIf you're going to front your company like a top-tier a finance firm, you need to either hire more people to complete the work, or improve your compensation to match the hours.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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Great place to start a career!

Audit Associate (Current Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

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

ProsThe training is second to none, and the experience you gain will help you immensely with future jobs. A fantastic company to start a career with.

ConsAs is the case with any of the Big 4, you work very long hours. While the years you spend here will more than pay off, it can be difficult to balance the other areas of your life.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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