Engagement Director (Former Employee) – Raleigh, NC – August 5, 2016
I was recruited by CLA in July of 2015. I became employed by CLA in August of 2015. I was told they had plennty of work but once I signed on there was none. I was employed by CLA for about 10 months and in that ten months I may have worked a total of 1 month. I calculated that I lost about $100k in wages since I left a paying job to come work for CLA. So be careful. They really do not care about you.
Senior Associate (Current Employee) – Seattle, WA – March 24, 2016
This job was essential for my understanding of business. You really get a chance to see how several different types of businessess and industries work, and then your placed into a specific industry to gain a further specialization. CliftonLarsonAllen is a great first Company to work for and I would recommend it to anyone considering them. This is also a Company that holds quality to a high standard. They will train you to work hard and set your expectations high.
Associate (Former Employee) – Yakima, WA – March 2, 2016
You will be sent to training but won't use it. They throw you into the bull pin and expect you get it right away. If you are going to join this firm, don't do it during tax season! join during summer, spring or fall never winter. This will provide you with the opportunity to learn the system, rules and protocol.
Free food, great pay, good career opportunities.
No worklife balance at all, management not supportive, sink or swim atmosphere.
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – February 9, 2016
A typical day at work would be preparing commercial proposals for the Sales people, to present to their clients. Helped putting together Power Point presentations for them as well. I learned how to be more efficient in a timely manner with everything. I also learned to prioritize, since there were 9 Account Executives, 3 Managers and a Research Director to answer to. The hardest part of the job would be the deadlines at times. The most enjoyable part was the closeness of the entire Sales Department. We would have small parties, free lunches, potlucks, etc. I really enjoyed my time working at WISN TV.
Closeness of the Sales Department and free lunches, etc. of appreciation
Executive Assistant/Tax Processing Administrator (Former Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – October 15, 2015
A typical work day was back to back items. Things always needed attention whether it was staff, procedures, jobs, projects etc. You can never say you had nothing to do there was always a deadline that needed attention. Your work/life balance was none existent.
Great firmwide policies and procedures. Great Culture
Great place to start a finance a career. You really get a chance to sink your teeth in right away and a chance to explore both audit and tax. On the personal side the firm says they support work life but it's not something they appear to be committed to.
Unless you are part of the elite cool people group, you dont stand a chance. If you are in a happy relationship, forget this place, you come married and leave divorced. HR is there to protect corporate. Not a diverse place at all. Managment is a joke, employees are stressed and overworked.
free coffee & tea. downtown area.
horrible organization structure, horrible training or lack of, discrimination
This company was very willing to provide me with all the education and materials needed to succeed in my job. The Principal Consultants are always helpful and available even when out of the office. A typical day for a coder at CLA is answering email questions from clients, creating engagement letters for current or potential clients, and researching coding issues. The hardest part of being a consulting is travel and the best part is the variety of work from physician, hospital, and long term care.
CliftonLarsonAllen LLP is a recently merged company in which Clifton Gunderson & LarsonAllen came together. Each company has it's own unique culture.
Client Service Assistant (Current Employee) – Phoenix, AZ – May 26, 2014
These different cultures are trying to come together in one office in Phoenix and the pains are evident. The office here in Phoenix does not have good leadership and that has created a difficult atmosphere that the staff is trying desperately to rectify. Decisions are slow in coming and patience runs thin as this is 2 1/2 years into the merge.
Hopefully eventually the company will find it's way.
most of the staff are hard working, intelligent, sincere people that only want the best for the company.
management turns a blind eye to the needs of the staff.
Manager (Former Employee) – Midwest – June 23, 2014
Don't even consider moving up in this company if you are a women. It won't happen. Its a good ole boys network through and through. All the females in my department were either demoted or laid off after the two firms merged. They didn't even attempt to hide it, it was blatant and no one cared. RUN THE OTHER WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
i only worked a few weekends and holidays
no advancement for women, lack of respect for colleagues, its about who you know, not what you know