Coordinator File Retention (Former Employee) – Auburn Hills, MI – February 1, 2018
I learned how to deligate work assignments. It was a good place to work if you did your work and used your team building skills. Typical day was pleasant sometimes stressful when I had deadlines. Staff was very supportive. Management was open door policy.
Client Service (Current Employee) – Michigan – January 11, 2018
There are some phenomenal managers and PM and some terrible ones. Your success and satisfaction depends on who you have. Overall it’s better than most places but if you get a bad manager it’s just as bad as anywhere else. Some managers are jerks, micromanagers, butt in chair, not open to new ideas. Other managers are great, selfless down to earth people.
Ability to work remote (depends on manager)
If you get the wrong manager it’s a miserable experience and you work a lot of hours
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Southfield, MI – January 10, 2018
Management has done things the same way for so long they are not keeping up with the rest of the world. They believe over collaboration and abundant negative performance reviews are helpful when they really are a deterrent. Management does not really care about the people, spending too much time on performance reviews. Pay is subpar and the touted work/life balance does not really exist. There is definitely a top down attitude. They work you like a dog so the Partners take full advantage of retiring early,
People are very nice; great benefits; interesting work
Assurance Intern (Former Employee) – Southfield, MI – October 16, 2017
Great culture and great people. Hours are much less than larger Public Accounting firms. The firm does a lot to support employees including busy season childcare, meals, great benefits, and CPE courses.
HEALTHCARE TEAM COORDINATOR (Former Employee) – Columbus, OH – September 11, 2017
The company is a great place to work as long as you are not in administrative support. Seldom are there promotions from support to staff. The staff are nice and the culture in the Columbus office is focused on work and little else. That is a great thing about the office but makes it difficult to recruit for the committees and firm functions.
There is PLENTY of free food during tax season.
Free lunches, awesome downtown location
No advancements for support staff, little interaction between other teams
Very much enjoyed working with Plante Moran. Excellent morale.
Temporary Paralegal (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – August 23, 2017
A typical day involved working on a document review, either electronically, or with paper records. I became very familiar with Concordance, a commonly used legal software, which I learned on the job. The management was both cordial and clear on procedures. Our workplace culture was friendly and supportive; one of the things I liked most about the experience was the quiet atmosphere and the autonomous nature of the work. The hardest part of the job was, of course, becoming familiar with the sometimes complex aspect of the database, but that was overcome fairly quickly. The most enjoyable part of the job was how straightforward the work became, once you figured it out.
Quiet and friendly atmosphere, rational nature of the work
Occasionally having to sort out conflicting information. (It quickly got easier!)
Consultant (Former Employee) – Chicago, IL – June 21, 2017
Male dominated, arrogant, chauvinistic a**hole culture who wet themselves when thinking about being rated as a "Top 100 Company to Work For". Hours are long, management focuses on 'what have you done for me lately' and open/candid discussion is immediately killed by a 20-something crowd of wannabe consultants, none of which have real world experience in the field.
Offices are air conditioned
No workout facility, daycare, offices cramped, desks shared
Assurance Intern (Former Employee) – Detroit, MI – June 12, 2017
I enjoyed my internship. Public accounting is serious work, and highly demanding during busy season. I found that I was not passionate enough about the work to pursue a career in public accounting, but gained valuable knowledge and experience.
Principal (Former Employee) – Southfield, MI – June 9, 2017
Plante Moran has been on Fortunes top 100 employers for 18 straight years (every year it entered) and it is easy to see why. The company has a multitude of programs to help their employees progress through a well laid out career path. They take great care to make sure their employees are happy and feel supported. Consulting typically requires many hours, but Plante Moran strives to help employees achieve a reasonable work/life balance (it is worth noting that the higher you go, the more hours you are expected to contribute).
Plante Moran has great client satisfaction numbers. They have developed excellent procedures for ensuring quality.
Plante Moran is a very collaborative environment.
This is a great company to work for and if you get a chance to consider a role, do so.
Things to consider - The firm is growing rapidly and experiencing some growing pains as they expand into new territories. Consultants are flying more and there is an increasing number of remote employees (the firm is still adapting)
Many of the tools/systems used by management consultants are designed for accountants/auditors. Management consultants may also feel somewhat constrained by rules associated with the firm providing financial services
The firm leverages its 95 years of experience and has developed a great system for growth. Make sure the system fits you. Ask lots of questions.
Tax Processor (Former Employee) – East Lansing, MI – September 6, 2016
Staff were very friendy and willing to help. I worked as part of a team that worked very well together, as well as had many tasks that I solely was responsible for. My one complaint would be the hours that were required of you during tax season. 12-14 hour days was not unusual.