Unprofessional and old fashioned senior managers and up
Manager (Current Employee) – Durham NC – May 4, 2015
Total waste of time. Had 11 interviews to get the job and worked with senior managers who lacked leadership. Way too into office politics and who is CC'd on emails and who isn't. Beware! They are really old school and like it that way (hate sounding like an ageist).
No room for growth — everyone is a manager. No raises. A lot of time is spent on process and not on producing good content.
Some good folks.
Horrible upper management lacking onboarding skills for new hires.
Manager (Former Employee) – Durham, NC – May 12, 2015
A good place to work - work life balance is good. Talented colleagues - limited opportunities for advancement. Good evironment, few extended hours - ok office environment -antiquated tech tools/non existent.Ok benefits..Short term endeavor at best.
Typical Day would consist of going in and start working on memberships on different applicants for the company making sure all information in the system that corresponded to their applications that they sent in were correct.
Ex Employee (Former Employee) – Durham, NC – February 11, 2013
The Information Technology team is the worst of all the departments and one of the worst in this area. The employees have realized now and started taking actions. As someone mentioned its the time, they started leaving... We have more than three more this week after already many more earlier resignations indicating the incapable IT management. The perks are very good but your growth and getting 4-5 promotions in line - at least one every year depends on how close you are with the management or else get demotions too.... No kidding... Lot of frustrations among employees and now is the result. Sorry to say but had to leave this wonderful Organization for the IT Management only. May the Senior Management look into it and stop this to save the company or else the days are not far when we see more than 50% out because of just the IT management.
Good that you learn handling situations, you learn politics which is a plus and helpful for any future needs. Many Oracle modules implemented. Good learning for Oracle resources.
The hardest part of the job was you are on and off a task and you dont know the reason.
Co-workers are really nice. The other departments are cooperative.
The IT Management is not up to the mark and results in lot of frustrations among employees.
Ego is too high among the management. They can go beyond imagination for the sake of their ego.
Member Service Specialist (Former Employee) – Durham, NC – September 3, 2012
I would not wish this place on my worst enemy. I worked in the member services unit for about a year. Management is cold and unfriendly. Their idea of advancement is not the person who is most qualified but the person they like the most. The advancement opportunities are slim to none. The supervisors are not very knowledgeable and I depended solely on other co-workers for any type of assistance. Their job review process is terrible. It's almost as if they make it up as they go. If you see an open position for this company, just move along.
Worst employee friendly company I've ever worked for
Manager (Former Employee) – Durham, NC – July 21, 2013
I've been at the AICPA for almost 2 years and I have to say it is the worst place I've ever worked. All they care about is revenue ... and they're not-for-profit??? Employees are treated like easily replaceable pieces in the leaderships' chess game. The pay is at least 15% below industry standard; you are expected to be on call 24/7; and the number one focus is sucking up to membership, state societies, and the authors/instructors of AICPA CPE courses. If you have any self-respect, stay away from the AICPA.
My job at AICPA was very good I worked with very nice people and I enjoyed it. I would work very hard about six months of the year. Sometimes I had to work overtime; but I like to get the job done no matter what it takes. Most of our clients paid by check and I would record and prepare checks for deposit. Sometimes I had as many as 850 checks in a day.
I had to make sure checks were made out to AICPA, that the date and that the amount was correct. I would log the checks and prepare them for deposit.
The checks were for conferences, membership, meetings, training, etc. The good part about the job was I had about six months when the pace was not so hard.
I was able to schedule my work, I wrote the training manuel and trained the temporary personnel who worked with me.
Breaks and lunches were not scheduled, sometimes I had to go early before eleven and some times after twelve, On busy days I did not get a break.
Member Service Representative II (Current Employee) – Durham, NC – March 20, 2014
A typical day involves answering questions regarding AICPA products, assisting members with locating products/services, placing orders for continuing education products and conferences.
Through the AICPA I have learned that the service experience I provide to our members can be the determining factor on whether they continue to allow us to have their business. I always keep in mind that membership with the organization is voluntary and although we provide a unique and necessary service, if the member doesn't feel appreciated or has a band service experience they may not renew their membership the next year.
Coordinator (Current Employee) – Durham, NC – January 16, 2014
I love working for the AICPA. I have an amazing boss who trusts me to do my job in a manner I see fit. I have a spectacular team full of talented individuals that care to do their job well. Management is supportive and caring - they try their best to make the job fun and engaging.
Free food and fun events
If your main responsibility is taking calls, you're tied to your desk all day
This place is a joke and extremely unprofessional!
Former employee (Former Employee) – Durham, NC – December 30, 2012
Management is incompetent. They do not care at all about creating a professional work environment. The 'I don't care' attitude of the upper management is ridiculous and unbeleivable. Overall morale is low at this company (the durham, NC location) and the vibe is cold and fake. Run! Run!
Depending on the department you work for, the environment is either very awesome or nothing but stress. I had a wonderful boss but I knew of other areas that were a bit harder to come to work with a smile everyday. Very family friendly outside of the company, but family members cannot be employed here. Laptops are standard so that you really don't have to miss work if you can't make it into the building.
The project that I was involved with at this company was high profile, and high importance. Thus, getting the work done quickly and accurately was important. However, contractors were discouraged from putting in the extra hours that seemed necessary to keep the project on track.