Relaxed work environment, people are not the most professional
intern (Former Employee) – Oregon – September 5, 2018
Poor management and overall lack of structure in the workplace. Internship is not what it is made out to be during recruiting. They say you do both audit and tax, however, there is no formal structure for this and you will often find yourself with nothing to do. Great internship if you enjoy getting paid to sit around doing nothing for 8 hours a day.
Tax Senior (Current Employee) – Greater Seattle Area – June 27, 2018
You work a lot, so you have to enjoy working a lot. They talk about work-life balance, but not many people have it. It's a great place to learn technical skills, but again you work a lot to achieve it. The firm is experiencing a lot of growing pains. It does not appear management is sure how it wants to get where it says it wants to be at.
Intern (Former Employee) – Everett, WA – May 24, 2018
I took an internship with Moss Adams after graduating. I was placed under the audit team because I had requested to be placed as audit and tax (I never prepared any tax returns). The job was demanding and not friendly to family life. It was an adventure and I worked with some great people. However, I would not work there again.
Executive Assistant (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – February 8, 2018
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Assurance Services Manager (Former Employee) – Sacramento CA – September 26, 2017
When you decide to work for an accounting firm you know you are going to work a lot, so yes at times it was stressful. At my time at moss adams they were always understanding when i was running thin and thoughtful about my worklife balance. Day one you get 5 weeks off which is a lot in America. I loved all the people worked for and the partners were always there when I needed to talk. I got You just have to ask! i got great coaching, learned a lot, and made life long friends. I really appreciated my time there and definitely recommend if you are looking to work at a public accounting firm.
Business Assurance Staff (Current Employee) – Irvine, CA – September 2, 2017
typical day at work depends on which industries you're involved in and your relationship with management. Overall you will gain great experience with managing others, performing audits and reviews, and gaining an understanding of generally accepted accounting principles. Hours are shorter than Big 4 Firms; however, sacrifices still need to be made in terms of work-life balance.
Internal Accountant (Former Employee) – Los Angeles, CA – August 2, 2017
Very busy but you will learn a lot. Very competitive place and you have good future if you work hard. Management is fair to its employees. The provide over time meals per diem during audit season and calendar year.
E-File Assistant/Digitization Project (Contract) (Former Employee) – Seattle, WA – August 4, 2016
Moss Adams was a good place to work in the first department I was placed. The culture varies department to department, but ultimately, the culture is overtly too corporate with some anti-employee sentiment.
My typical day at work involved supporting someone who was technologically mediocre. The work done was tedious and could have been made much less error prone and more efficient through technology. It was also wasteful, as every document was printed, which was unnecessary. I created a streamlined process that eliminated the printing, but the company ignored it. As someone who is skilled and has performed Process Analysis in the past, I thought this was detrimental to the company.
My co-workers were mostly nice, with the occasional person who thought internal customer service wasn't necessary. At one point I was placed in a kitchen with a non-ergonomic desk to do my work. I had to request a desk and finally they moved me back to where I had been all along. Facilities was not accommodating at all.
The most enjoyable part of the position was free snacks and drinks, along with a handful of amazing co-workers who didn't treat me like a contract worker.
Free snacks and drinks, relaxed dress code, some very good co-workers
Poor internal customer service, a disregard for contract employees, poor ergonomic setup, failure to adhere to OSHA rules
Word Processor (Former Employee) – Walnut Creek, CA – July 27, 2016
I applied for a position w/this company early 2016. Received an email from HR inviting me to take a series of time consuming test in which I passed all tests in the 90-100% range. After testing, I was then invited to interview for a WP position. I interviewed with Moss Adams on six separate occasions! The fourth interview (late evening interview) was with the decision maker (regional manager). To my surprise, the next morning, I received a phone call from the regional HR rep informing me that someone internally raised their hand at the last minute therefore the position was offered to an internal employee. HR then invited me to interview for a position in their SF location (granted I immediately received more testing from HR). The fifth interview with Moss Adams was held several weeks later in their SF location. Bear with me, after interviewing a fifth time, I was asked to interview AGAIN! Ridiculous and inconsiderate! I'm now employed with a great company. However, I just learned that the original position I applied for with Moss Adams is posted again. I wouldn't ever consider working for such an unprofessional and distasteful firm! I'm certain the Walnut Creek regional manager knows exactly who I am! If you're the submissive, low self-esteem, do as I say type person, then by all means apply with Moss Adams. They'll welcome you with open arms.
This is absolutely the worst company that I've ever worked for!
Senior Tax Manager (Former Employee) – Santa Rosa, CA – March 31, 2016
Stay far away from this firm. They are ruthless, don't care about their employees and turnover is incredibly high. This is slave labor. You will work 7 days a week. You will get harassed as if you weren't carrying your part of the load. You will be constantly harassed about bringing new business into the firm. That's all they care about. The bottom line. It's all a competition with their other offices. Get out! Now! You will have to leave your "human being" at the door once you walk in. They start you out by acting like they are some wonderful, employee-happy company. Within two months, all this will change drastically. If you want a balanced-life, your self-esteem and self worth, this is not the place for you. It's all a façade.
Ruthless! Employees are not human- beings, they are slaves.