Senior Accountant (Current Employee) – Tysons Corner, VA – November 21, 2017
I like working at BT. I've found great flexibility and my manager is awesome! I've learned so much within a year than all my friends at Big4 combined. The hours can be long but from first Friday happy hour to office wide events, the firm truly try to keep its people happy.
Seasonal Tax Support - Tax Form Preparation (Former Employee) – Janesville, WI – August 10, 2018
As a seasonal/temporary employee you are treated very well and not like second class citizens as some places do. They appreciate you and work with you for the hours you can work and even if you need a brief time off like doctor appointments. They do expect you to be timely and work as much overtime as you can during the peak season you are hired for. Pay is market rate for the position you fill. You are invited back if you are a good fit. Free meals 2-3x a week during peak period. Can get medical insurance during the time you are there and can participate in 401k if desired.
Wish I could work there permanently but don't have accounting degree
Work load is not predictable so absolutely set hours not possible, but that is the nature of the seasonal work.
Audit Intern (Former Employee) – Milwaukee, WI – July 12, 2018
I highly recommend Baker Tilly for an internship not only did I learn so much more then I ever did in college, it was a lot of hands on working which was very beneficial to me. They are an all around great company with a great motive. They treat their employees amazing and are always having get togethers to make work more fun.
My time at Baker Tilly was fine. I feel like I kind of got a raw deal from the get go. I was given a PC who had a foot out the door and was retiring. I didn't feel like I was over worked much, but I did feel I was underpaid. At the end of the day I was let go suddenly without warning. I don't think its a bad place to work just more of the same as far as public accounting goes, for less money. I thought the culture was really good. I also thought management does a nice job of sticking to what they preach.
Accountant (Former Employee) – Madison, WI – May 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.
Assurance Intern (Former Employee) – Tysons Corner, VA – August 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.
Staff Accountant (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – May 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.
Staff Accountant (Current Employee) – Madison, WI – May 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.
You need to become favorite in order to attain any pros from the firm. However, they pay fine.
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.
Validation Technician (Former Employee) – Janesville, WI – April 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
Staff Accountant (Current Employee) – Detroit, MI – July 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.
Senior Accountant (Current Employee) – Philadelphia, PA – June 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 youmore... 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...less