Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC Employee Reviews

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Auditor-Supervisor (Former Employee) –  Brownsville, TXMarch 30, 2018
CRI's culture is non existent! The only objective is to complete your job assignments in as little charged time as possible. You are expected to work weekends and work over 12 hours a day.
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Fast-paced, Great Pay and Benefits, Stressful, Exciting
Staff Accountant (Former Employee) –  Miramar Beach, FLFebruary 22, 2018
Great firm. Just wasn't a good fit for me. I was let go, just so you know. However, you will be making billable hour plans and then you had best deliver. Plan on long work days (especially during tax seasons). Also, there are many social events which you don't have to attend, but you probably should.

You need to get in, win people over, and solidify yourself in the office. You should probably plan on eating many quick lunches at your desk while working. But, if you can put in the time and effort and still make you home life work, it's a fantastic firm to work for that has been growing steady for some time.
Pros
Great pay and benefits. Professional work environment.
Cons
You MUST get those billable hours. May be asked to work 60-70 hours a week during tax season.
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Fast pace, stressful during tax season, supervisor didn't like me
Administrative Assistant/Receptionist (Former Employee) –  Nashville, TN 37203January 21, 2018
The office is face paced and stressful during tax season. Growth of the company was fast and not planned well. Supervisor did not like me and was always watched and had no privacy. It used to be a great place to work, partners were great to work for until the CEO retired and company was bought by Carr, Riggs &Ingram.
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Benefits
Cons
Being watched, supervisor not fair
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Excellent Pay & Benefits. Too many managers with different requirements for same task.
Staff Accountant (Former Employee) –  Miramar Beach, FLJanuary 9, 2018
Excellent place to work except for the strict billable hour requirements. Also, during tax season, you will be working 60-70 hours a week.

It was a quickly growing accounting firm which had been acquiring other firms for some time. This resulted in an office with managers who were previously different firms who had differing ideas on work requirements. I had situations where 1 manager would tell me to make a change to a claim packet and then another manager would come back later and have me undo that change and make a different one.

Also, they will sometimes not allow new accountants to contact clients directly resulting in a much slower working pace than other staff in the office that they are compared to.

Other minor issues.
Pros
Excellent pay and benefits.
Cons
Poor work-life balance. Individual managers were not on the same page.
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Beware of CRI-Austin
Senior (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXJanuary 1, 2018
Cut-throat culture. Upstairs/downstairs segregation. Extremely high-turnover. Narcissistic management. Multiple processes for same task; inefficient. Beware.
Corporate firm does host CPE week held annually in May at one location where the professionals from every SPU attends.
Pros
CPE week
Cons
Training is only review notes
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Fast Growing Firm; Needs an HR Department
Corporate (Former Employee) –  Enterprise, ALDecember 20, 2017
Solid place to work, even with poor direction in place. Great benefits, and competitive PTO policy. Work load is manageable some days, and too much on others. Leadership needs to take a look at the actual people at the firm instead of only focusing on growth.
Pros
great salary and benefits
Cons
poor management
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Ok firm
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Tifton, GAOctober 6, 2017
If you’re looking for a place to work that doesn’t appreciate you as an individual, this is the firm for you. The management is not very well organized and the partners think they are too good to stop and answer a question. Major disrespect for the lower end employees by management and the partners. The work load is not balanced enough for any kind of work/life balance..
Pros
Good benefits
Cons
No work/life balance. Disrespect by partners and poor management
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Fun Place to Work
Staff Accountant (Former Employee) –  Atlanta, GASeptember 27, 2017
There is no training or review process. Different departments have different standards. Management is down to earth and very friendly. Nice environment.
Pros
Free lunches/ snacks
Cons
No training, hard to seek help.
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Fast paced environment
Senior Auditor (Current Employee) –  Harlingen, TXSeptember 22, 2017
Typical work day is 8-10 hours of audit preparation, planning, field work and wrapping up audits. Learned more efficient ways to conduct audits and how to document audit work. Management is very ethical and has a mutual respect and fairness for its employees. Workplace culture is ethical and fast paced. Deadlines are the hardest part of the job along with working long hours. The most enjoyable part of the job is working with a team and completing a project
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Staff Tax Accountant (Former Employee) –  New Orleans, LASeptember 10, 2017
staff tax accountant that worked on individual and business tax returns as well as bookkeeping for certain businesses. Answered IRS Notices and worked on other independent projects for the mananger
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Upper Management
Senior Accountant (Auditor) (Former Employee) –  Mandeville, LA 70448August 29, 2017
Let me say that the entire CRI firm is not one unit. Each location acts as it's own firm. With that being said, there is constant confusion about how things should be done. The firm is very disorganized and is merging too many firms at once. The employees are great to work with; however, until the corporate office starts regulating the ins and outs better, I would not recommend working for this company.
Pros
benefits, pay, environment
Cons
stressful, no work/life balance
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Great employees, terrible management
Staff Accountant/Accounting Services Professional (Current Employee) –  4210 Spicewood Springs, Austin, TXAugust 5, 2017
The Partner in charge has terrible social skills and over works the Partners. He makes you feel replaceable and this is very draining on the culture/environment. Aside from that - those that stay longer than 5 years are generally self-serving and negative.
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Flexible work place that focuses on how you want to progress in your career
Staff Accountant (Current Employee) –  Orlando, FLJuly 3, 2017
CRI is a great place to work. The company is mainly due to merging smaller accounting firms in so I assume that the environment can vary from place to place because of that however, corporate has a positive energy overseeing all of the units.
Pros
good PTO policy, flexible schedule, not as time consuming as other CPA firms
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Management is never on the same page and all of the issues trickle down.
Senior Accountant (Current Employee) –  New Orleans, LASeptember 17, 2016
First, there is a NON CPA partner, who is claiming to have their CPA. Seriously, management is all over the place. Every day was a different "standard" way to do things and depending on which person you were working on. There are some great people here, but the ones in charge are definitely not people you want to work for.
Pros
Not much
Cons
Expected big 4 hours at a regional firm
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sweat shop
Staff Accountant (Former Employee) –  Austin, TXJune 1, 2016
Very little opportunity for advancement. Extremely high turn over, no work-life balance at all and the culture is as dreary as a rainy day.
Pros
Great for a rookie, a lot of grunt work.
Cons
too much bookkeeping work
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Terrible Employer
Senior IT Auditor (Former Employee) –  Tampa, FLMarch 29, 2016
This company was and is going through restructuring and a lot of changes after it was acquired by Carr Riggs and Ingram. They are nothing like the parent company and do not offer a work/life balance that any person could seriously be ok with. You will be flying out on Sundays, Coming back on a Friday. Expected to work on Saturdays,,,, so there is no time off...
Pros
None... Seriously None
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An environment like family business yet still big enough to get a sense of the bigger picture
Senior Accountant (Current Employee) –  Gainesville, FLOctober 18, 2015
It's a fast growing business with a lot of retiring partners, great place to retire at. I enjoyed working there but unfortunately I need to relocate to my husband's city.
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Enjoyable place to work even during busy tax season.
Intern (Former Employee) –  Belhaven, NCMay 13, 2015
Office was very laid back and an easy environment to work in. Long hours are worked during tax season. Co-workers were extremely helpful with answering questions and helping get work caught up when needed.
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Competitive and thriving workplace
Staff I Accountant (Current Employee) –  Shreveport, LAApril 15, 2015
A typical day at work involves a cup of coffee or oatmeal to wake you up for the tasks at hand.

I learnt the following at CRI:
-There is no time to wallow over past mistakes because the future always holds fresh starts.
-Strive to do things the right way the first time; creates efficiency and makes for happy reviewers.
-Take pride in your work; defend it when you have to and own up when its wrong.

This is a public firm, management was as good as it gets.

Co-workers are friendly; mostly family oriented.

The hardest part of the job is getting projects done within assigned budgets without compromising the quality of your work. This means ask a lot of questions as you go and fewer review notes from your supervisors.

The most enjoyable part of the job is getting to audit financial statements of various companies in different industries with an amazing team.
Pros
competitive healthcare and retirement benefits, family oriented
Cons
long busy season (5-6 months)
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Productive and Excellent
Audit Manager (Former Employee) –  Birmingham, ALFebruary 3, 2015
I always had an opportunity to learn and increase my knowledge base. The hardest part of the job was the hours in the office I worked in. The most enjoyed part of the job were CPE conferences and working with great clients.
Pros
Being trusted to carry out your assignments.
Cons
none
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