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

(25 ratings)

75% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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The work is interesting and challenging with , but at times I feel that my work/life balance isn't great.

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

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

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

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

Advice to Senior ManagementThe 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.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Great People, Great Experience

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

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

ProsLearn a ton about the business, great people

ConsWork long hours in busy season

Advice to Senior ManagementN/A

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

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US IT Deskside Support

Technical Analyst (Current Employee)
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 Senior ManagementLead by example not by what the other 4 firms are doing.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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Stay far away

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

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

ProsGood 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

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

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Excellent exposure, tremendous learning

Associate (Current Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

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

ProsYou get to travel the world

ConsSometimes you work too much and have no time for family

Advice to Senior ManagementWLB

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

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Intern (Current Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

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

Prosgood and people are very nice

Consbad and it is boring work

Advice to Senior Managementno

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Senior Associate, 1st year

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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.

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

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Absolutely an ethic-less company

Director (Former Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

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

ProsYou 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.

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

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

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

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Valuable Big 4 Experience...Not Good Long-term

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

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

ProsSince it's a large company, there are a lot of resources available to you, on the job and off it. The benefits are really good. You can gain a lot of valuable experience in a short amount of time.

ConsCompetitive services industry gets translated to a very competitive work environment. The company stretches its employees to the limits, taking on unreasonable engagements and expecting high performance 110% of the time. Although this varies a lot by team, I think overall you are expected to put your personal life on hold any time a project requires your time at work. You are constantly evaluated in relation to your peers, even if it's an unfair comparison (you work on different kinds of projects, for example).

Advice to Senior ManagementTake on fewer engagements and provide your employees more balance.

Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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Associate (Former Employee)
Boston, MA (US)

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

ProsGreat learning place and people are always willing to coach you. There's always work to be done.

ConsA lot of overtime and you won't get paid enough for your work.

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

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