Plante & Moran Employee Reviews

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12th largest audit, tax, consulting firm
Principal, Healthcare IT Consulting (Current Employee) –  Chicago, ILJuly 30, 2018
20 years on the Best Places to Work.
Fostering staff engagement by putting people first.
With more than 2,200 employees, Plante Moran is "grounded in the belief that if you really want to be a people organization, you have to create an environment centered around high-touch relationships, transparency, and trust."

A dash of values and a pinch of camaraderie: Building a world class culture
What are the key ingredients of a world-class culture? A solid foundation built on principles and values, a challenging and supportive environment, training, communication, recognition, and respect.
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Good Company
TAX STAFF (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJune 11, 2018
Enjoyed working there. Good training and work life balances. A lot of perks. Staff is friendly and nice. HR is great. Busy season is hard, but they make it bearable with food and encouragement.
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Too much downtime
Administrative Assistant/Tax Processor (Current Employee) –  Columbus, OHMay 11, 2018
Too much downtime in non-busy season. People are nice but hard to get to know. flexibility in schedule. work/life balance emphasized. room to advance if you are a cpa
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Say goodbye to summers
Information Technology Consultant (Former Employee) –  Southfield, MIApril 24, 2018
You're not allowed to work only a 40-hour week, 45+ is expected, 50+ is the norm. Summers are when IT has free reign to implement firm-wide changes, so expect to work weekends too.
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Executive Assistant / Tax Processor (Former Employee) –  Macomb, MIApril 22, 2018
My position was very busy and included various job duties. I learned a lot in the 18 years I worked for this company.

The culture was very supporting and easy.
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Human Resources Coordinator / Analyst (Former Employee) –  Southfield, MIFebruary 13, 2018
Unfortunately, there were little to no advancement opportunities for team members that were not CPA's. If you were not able to bill for your time, your position was not considered a money maker.
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Coordinator File Retention (Former Employee) –  Auburn Hills, MIFebruary 1, 2018
I learned how to deligate work assignments. It was a good place to work if you did your work and used your team building skills. Typical day was pleasant sometimes stressful when I had deadlines. Staff was very supportive. Management was open door policy.
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Long hours, good culture
Manager (Current Employee) –  Lansing, MIJanuary 13, 2018
It's a CPA firm, so the hours are tough. This is probably the best CPA firm to work for though. They care about their culture and try very hard to make it a positive place to work.

The people here are smart, talented and hardworking.
Pros
Flex hours that are truly flexible.
Cons
Typical CPA firm, up or out mentality, grinding everyday
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It depends on your manager
Client Service (Current Employee) –  MichiganJanuary 11, 2018
There are some phenomenal managers and PM and some terrible ones. Your success and satisfaction depends on who you have. Overall it’s better than most places but if you get a bad manager it’s just as bad as anywhere else. Some managers are jerks, micromanagers, butt in chair, not open to new ideas. Other managers are great, selfless down to earth people.
Pros
Ability to work remote (depends on manager)
Cons
If you get the wrong manager it’s a miserable experience and you work a lot of hours
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Wake up management
Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) –  Southfield, MIJanuary 10, 2018
Management has done things the same way for so long they are not keeping up with the rest of the world. They believe over collaboration and abundant negative performance reviews are helpful when they really are a deterrent. Management does not really care about the people, spending too much time on performance reviews. Pay is subpar and the touted work/life balance does not really exist. There is definitely a top down attitude. They work you like a dog so the Partners take full advantage of retiring early,
Pros
People are very nice; great benefits; interesting work
Cons
Low pay; too many performance reviews
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Great culture and great people
Consultant in the Special Services Group (Former Employee) –  Southfield, MIJanuary 4, 2018
I enjoyed my time at Plante and Moran. I learned a great deal from working at my clients and I was able to get the needed experience for my CPA license. Very supportive management.
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Work Life Balance in Public Accounting
Assurance Intern (Former Employee) –  Southfield, MIOctober 16, 2017
Great culture and great people. Hours are much less than larger Public Accounting firms. The firm does a lot to support employees including busy season childcare, meals, great benefits, and CPE courses.
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Professional and business-forward company
HEALTHCARE TEAM COORDINATOR (Former Employee) –  Columbus, OHSeptember 11, 2017
The company is a great place to work as long as you are not in administrative support. Seldom are there promotions from support to staff. The staff are nice and the culture in the Columbus office is focused on work and little else. That is a great thing about the office but makes it difficult to recruit for the committees and firm functions.

There is PLENTY of free food during tax season.
Pros
Free lunches, awesome downtown location
Cons
No advancements for support staff, little interaction between other teams
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Very much enjoyed working with Plante Moran. Excellent morale.
Temporary Paralegal (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILAugust 23, 2017
A typical day involved working on a document review, either electronically, or with paper records. I became very familiar with Concordance, a commonly used legal software, which I learned on the job. The management was both cordial and clear on procedures. Our workplace culture was friendly and supportive; one of the things I liked most about the experience was the quiet atmosphere and the autonomous nature of the work. The hardest part of the job was, of course, becoming familiar with the sometimes complex aspect of the database, but that was overcome fairly quickly. The most enjoyable part of the job was how straightforward the work became, once you figured it out.
Pros
Quiet and friendly atmosphere, rational nature of the work
Cons
Occasionally having to sort out conflicting information. (It quickly got easier!)
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Good company
Assurance Internship (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILAugust 19, 2017
This company has great compensation packages, and advancement is very possible. The work load is a little too much, especially during the tax season, but that is expected.
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Great place with great opporunities
Senior Advisor (Current Employee) –  Auburn Hills, MIJuly 15, 2017
Plante Moran promotes work-life balance and actually means it. They provide endless opportunities and trainings for younger staff. Upper management is very encouraging and motivating.
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Great Company
Staff Accountant (Former Employee) –  Ann Arbor, MIJuly 4, 2017
By far the best company I have ever work. Just too bad I could not stay due to family issues. If you are looking for a company who will treat fairly, look no further.
Pros
Everyone is treated like family, great perks with company outings
Cons
Hours get long during tax season
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Arrogance is KING
Consultant (Former Employee) –  Chicago, ILJune 21, 2017
Male dominated, arrogant, chauvinistic a**hole culture who wet themselves when thinking about being rated as a "Top 100 Company to Work For". Hours are long, management focuses on 'what have you done for me lately' and open/candid discussion is immediately killed by a 20-something crowd of wannabe consultants, none of which have real world experience in the field.
Pros
Offices are air conditioned
Cons
No workout facility, daycare, offices cramped, desks shared
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Good Place, Not as advertised.
Assurance Intern (Former Employee) –  Southfield, MIJune 19, 2017
Plante prides themselves in being a place that advocates a work like balance but come across very judgmental and rude when life events interfere with work.
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Energetic workplace
Assurance Intern (Former Employee) –  Detroit, MIJune 12, 2017
I enjoyed my internship. Public accounting is serious work, and highly demanding during busy season. I found that I was not passionate enough about the work to pursue a career in public accounting, but gained valuable knowledge and experience.
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