Director (Former Employee) – 125 High Street, Boston, MA – April 8, 2018
I has interesting clients at Andersen Tax, I got along with the partners, staff and clients. The good thing about Andersen Tax is that it is all Tax so there are not independence issues to worry about. They laid me off after 4 months without explanations. The company is at 125 High Street in Boston.
Assoicate, Private Accounting Solutions (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – February 22, 2018
The PAS practive at Andersen Tax is very... stressful. LONG hours. HEAVY workload. Delusional deadlines. Managers leave early to attend "Kings/Dodger" games. No true leaders that TEACH seeing as all they do is request, request and request but dont actually DO anything. Some managers do not even know how to download a GL and instead, email associate to stop whatever they are doing to do their request.
Senior Associate (Current Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – January 4, 2018
The training opportunities given to staff and seniors are not present. In general management will throw you under the bus. Instead of helping with issues, most partners, directors, even managers will leave for home letting their staff and seniors take care of most problems. Then if the work is not perfect they will yell at the staff or senior.
Tax Director (Former Employee) – San Francisco, CA – June 7, 2017
I was hired to work primarily in the alternative investment practice (primarily partnership.) However, the Partner on a large family group wanted me to work on that engagement since the tax manager on the engagement left shortly after I started. I had worked on that same engagement for that Partner when she was a senior manager at Arthur Andersen. Because of the way she managed the engagement, I didn't have the opportunity to work with the alternative investment group. The partner that I did about 75% of my work with did not provide adequate guidance and did not value by expertise, particularly regarding LLC's, private foundations and issues around allocation of step-ups to the numerous private equity partnerships resulting from the death of the family patriarch.
Intern (Former Employee) – New York, NY – May 12, 2016
The people you work with are friendly and want to see you succeed. It is an open door policy where the partners talk to you just to see how you are doing. Busy season hours are manageable. I didn't feel they give you enough time to prove yourself. Seems they use you during busy season and get rid of you when you aren't needed anymore.
Tax Intern (Current Employee) – Chicago – February 4, 2016
I'm currently a tax intern at Andersen Tax. I am a business finance major and have very little experience in accounting. It is a difficult learning curve at first, but a great opportunity and a great place to work. People have been more than willing to help me with my projects and teach me both how and why I am doing what I am doing. You need to have extraordinary attention to detail and be able to focus on a task for large periods of time, otherwise you will make careless errors and have to redo your work, costing both you and the company countless hours. If you're also a non-accounting major but have been extended the internship opportunity, just make sure you are hard-working, detail oriented, self sufficient and have a basic understanding of excel.
Administrative Assistant/ Practical Aid (Former Employee) – New York, NY – May 7, 2015
My typical day involved me preparing tax for high profile clients. What I have learned is how to put taxes together to send to the IRS.There was time management leave jobs decision up to me for me to decide how to get it done. My coworkers was very understanding and very help with things i didn't know. The hardest part of my job involving me dealing with the accountant, sometime they didn't no how to explain themselves. The most enjoyable part of the is Friday, was pizza day for the entire office .