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Worst place I have ever worked
Accountant (Former Employee) –  Madison, WIMay 10, 2018
Overworked, underpaid and treated like a disposable diaper. What can I say. If you want to work 60 hours per week for less than most people can survive on and watch managers leave early and nitpick every little thing you do, then, by all means. Apply at this horror show.
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Fun, yet professional work place
Tax Intern (Former Employee) –  Southfield, MIMay 3, 2018
Baker Tilly is a great accounting firm that is doing great things for itself in terms of company advancements. Culture there is good and the staff are very friendly.
Cons
Long hours during tax season
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Fun place
Para Professional Audit and Financial Services (Current Employee) –  New York, NYMarch 15, 2018
Good company to work with, team players, stress full in busy season. Many departments to work with. Fun place, free lunches happy hours, good benefits
Pros
Happy hourq
Cons
Stressful
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The organization needs to improve its work envireonment
Senior Tax Manager (Former Employee) –  Southfield, MIFebruary 13, 2018
1. Work environment
2.Technology needs to become a part of the culture
3. Widen the spectrum of clients
4. Build a better working environment
5.Provide technical training to staff
Pros
none
Cons
None
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Not a good place to work
Staff Accountant (Former Employee) –  Minneapolis, MNOctober 6, 2017
Everyone was nice to your face, but not behind your back. Long hours and poor management. Pay was good, but work life was miserable. Overworked and underappreciated.
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Relaxed workspace with friendly people
Government Contractor Advisory Services Intern (Former Employee) –  Tysons Corner, VASeptember 27, 2017
The work wasn't necessarily the most thrilling and it was very niche oriented, but the people who you worked with were extremely friendly and hardworking.
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Great place to work
Assurance Intern (Former Employee) –  Tysons Corner, VAAugust 1, 2017
Internship experience was exactly as advertised. The people are great and went out of their way to make sure we felt welcomed as interns. Everyone was very helpful in answering questions. Got great exposure to life as an auditor and worked on meaningful projects. Pay was really good as well.
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Large public accounting firm.
Tax Associate (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 16, 2017
My personal preference. I am not comfortable working within large organization. Poor work/life balance especially during tax season. High employee turnover.
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Good for the Start of Your Career
Staff Accountant (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAMay 24, 2017
Great place to start your career, but advancement is limited without CPA. If you are young and want to work this is a nice place to be. Be prepared for more than one busy season and doing a variety of tasks as staff employee.
Pros
Pros: Flexibility, Good pay
Cons
Cons: long hours, high turnover, low morale
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You need to suck alot to advance you career.
Staff Accountant (Current Employee) –  Madison, WIMay 21, 2017
No Job security. Managers and Seniors are not trained in dealing with peers. Too much favoritism. No diversity at all. HR is not objective and independent. Fool there clients by over charging by putting unnessecary low quality time. No work life balance.
Pros
You need to become favorite in order to attain any pros from the firm. However, they pay fine.
Cons
No Job security, Managers and Seniors are not trained in dealing with peers, Too much favoritism, No diversity at all, HR is not objective and independent.
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great co-workers
Validation Technician (Former Employee) –  Janesville, WIApril 20, 2017
great work environment, pleasant co-workers
supplied lunches for weekend workers - a plus
easy drive to location
department supervisor was knowledgeable - gave helpful outlines and presentations for job details
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productive
Manufacturing Engineer (Former Employee) –  Houston, TXMarch 4, 2017
casual work environment, open door policy, flexible work hours, health dental benefits, vacation, vanpool, gym, free coffee
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Company is a great place to work.
Administrative Assistant/Receptionist (Current Employee) –  Wormleysburg, PANovember 12, 2016
Wonderful company with a great culture and diversity. My co-workers are warm and wonderful people and it is a pleasure to work with them everyday. I would recommend it to anybody.
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Typical accounting firm, fun people to work with for the most part.
Consultant (Current Employee) –  Madison, WIOctober 13, 2016
Expect long hours, pay does not equate to work. Need to invest more time into training and employee development. Management expects a lot but is tentative for pay raises etc.
Pros
Environment, benefits
Cons
Pay, workload
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Great Culture!
Staff Accountant (Current Employee) –  Detroit, MIJuly 17, 2016
The culture is incredible! You truly feel like family! Work is challenging but interesting and you learn a lot! However since company isn't as big, depending on office clients, if too slow, you could get laid off.
Pros
Work culture
Cons
Security
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It's public accounting...
Senior Accountant (Current Employee) –  Philadelphia, PAJune 7, 2016
While the day to day flow and atmosphere is oft times enjoyable with a relaxed corporate culture and unquestioned flexibility, that doesn't mean it isn't anything more than a budget driven, soulless, corporate charge hour carnival that never ceases to complain about the lack of effort from staff or appreciate your efforts while working 65++ hours during busy season (obligatory semi-annual leadership speeches aside). Also, it doesn't help that there is no end to busy season. I seem to find myself staffed with 50-60 charge hours even during the summer, when it's "slow." If you can manage to not stay busy, you'll be one of the few that doesn't roll forward and/or lose weeks (plural) of PTO year to year.

This may sound like a typical complaint you may find on any public accounting website forum or review - but for a firm that recently made a large acquisition to leap into the top 12 of public accounting while pretending as if that's the new big 4, they could certainly afford to pay their personnel more or at least hire a few more bodies to help manage the work load.

Co-workers are the only thing that kept me at this place for as long as I have stayed and that's only to speak of some managers and below. There's a lot of quality seniors and some managers on the upswing that will spend the time to answer your questions and help you learn and develop a skill set. Some heavy managers, seniors and partners forget that you may or may not have any practical application in any job function that they assume you should be a master of by year 2 but will neither hesitate to bad mouth you
  more... at your annual review nor give you any more work of that type so that you may advance your skill set. And the rest of them nod along, even though they may have no experience working with you or even know your name.

But hey, there's free coffee in the break room and sometimes you get lucky enough to score an extra bag of powder crusted chips from the vending machine. If you can't manage to choke those down, there's plenty of charge hours to eat...
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Pros
Decent pay and good benefits. Flexible hours.
Cons
Public accounting.
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Ability to move forward or laterally, people are kind
Consultant (Current Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIMarch 9, 2016
It is a fantastic place to start a career, but you have to be willing to drop your social life and live in the company. When you do that, the world is your oyster for endless opportunities within the company. People are very encouraging of helping you move up and genuinely will help you along the way.
Pros
Socials, Championship Groups, Lighthearted
Cons
Long Hours
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Administrative Team needs a new supervisor.
Sr. Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Milwaukee, WIJanuary 19, 2016
The administrative team had a high turnover and low morale when I was there.
The supervisor was not in touch and didn't care if the team got along or not-she only cared if she looked good to everyone else.
Adequate training was not provided for software unique to the industry.
Little respect and consideration for the administrative team over all.
Pros
Location
Cons
Lack of respect
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Average
Marketing Administrator (Former Employee) –  Wilkes-Barre, PASeptember 21, 2015
The company does not allow for advancement in my area. An administrative assistant cannot advance within the firm and is treated differently from the professional staff.
Pros
Comfortable work environment
Cons
No advancement opportunity
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Poor place to do business
Accountant (Former Employee) –  MinneapolisDecember 9, 2014
A recruiter had called and set up an interview for me, I aced the interview but follow up is not good with this company. My recruiter was far from professional, she was very rude.
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