Cherry Bekaert

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Cherry Bekaert Reviews

Updated Jul 11, 2014
Cherry Bekaert – Brooklyn – “Conference room”

All Employees Current Employees Only

2.8 59 reviews

73% Approve of the CEO

Cherry Bekaert Firm Managing Partner Howard J. Kies

Howard J. Kies

(37 ratings)

48% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • PTO in line with big 4 (except they lump sick days in with PTO so not quite the same)(in 8 reviews)

  • learning experiences, wide variety of clients, great partner base, knowledgeable professionals, respect of work/life balance(in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • In the audit department there are less than 5 people left from last busy season below partner(in 8 reviews)

  • There is no prestige working here - you are better off paying your dues at Big 4 and at least getting name brand recognition on your resume(in 6 reviews)

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    Best place to work

    Staff Accountant (Current Employee) Coral Gables, FL

    ProsFlexible hours. Great partners. Friendly, professional environment.

    ConsNone that I can think of.

    Advice to Senior ManagementDon't change a thing.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good company

    Auditor (Current Employee) Roanoke, VA

    ProsGood atmosphere, with plenty of great people to help you grow

    ConsAlot of travel and alot of work to be completed in a short period of time.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Awesome Place!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsWorking with great people in ideal industies.

    ConsNot the greatest benefits offered.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Lousy Top Level Management

    Manager (Current Employee)

    ProsReasonably nice office space and free parking. Decent snacks and dress code policy. In addition, the leave and holiday policy were acceptable.

    ConsThe leadership in developing a presence in the Washington area was weak. The pay was poor and they found excuses not to compensate performers. The hours were long and management showed no appreciation for the extra hours. There was little to no technical support and people left in droves. They have a diffucult time recruiting or developing talent. As a result, the staffing is inadequate and the pressure placed on those who stay in unbearable. They seem to continually try to do more with less to increase the bottom line. There is virtually no emphasis on quality control and the utilization and realization goals are unobtainable given the circumstances.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Horrible place to be

    Litigation Support (Current Employee) Coral Gables, FL

    ProsOffice location, and independence on projects

    ConsThere is no formal training process, no one in the department gets along, you work crazy hours, it feels like high school b/c of the "mean girls" in the department, and favoritism is known. It is a very challenging place to work. The entire staff/assistants are looking for jobs elsewhere.

    Advice to Senior ManagementLook into a change of management in your Coral Gables Litigation Support department. It's a hostile work environment where hazing is prevalent and encouraged by senior partners in the office.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing! You are not a number, you are a person.

    Staff Accountant (Current Employee) Atlanta, GA

    ProsYour supervisors care about you and they teach you personally. It’s a firm were management treats personal development as an investment - they treat you well and they teach you well because they want you to stay. The Paid Time Off (PTO) policy is great - I have about 21 days off a per year. The firm is growing fast, so you have the opportunity to grow with them. At the end of the day, do you want to be at a big four and be nobody? Or do you want to be at a strong growing firm like Cherry Bekaert and have the potential to be something bigger than yourself?

    ConsBusy season can have its long hours, but that is why you get paid well and have great benefits. The industry is like this, you will find long days everywhere else. During busy season they will cater food and have lots of events and happy hours to ease the stress.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep doing what you guys are doing, it’s working great. Continue to grow and get Cherry Beakert’s name out there.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Nice Place to Work

    Senior Manager (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsFlexibility, pto, very little pros

    ConsLow pay, micromanagers, no training, partners who do not perform

    Advice to Senior Managementpay market rate

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great People!

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsThe people are Cherry Bekaert are the best part of working there! Smart, friendly and young! Leadership understands people are at the core of business success.

    ConsGrowing fast and therefore lots of change.

    Advice to Senior ManagementContinue treating your people well. Tie initiatives back to mission and vision more clearly.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Sky's the limit

    Manager (Current Employee) Charlotte, NC

    ProsVery friendly and welcoming environment. You are able to push yourself as hard and in any direction you want and you are actually rewarded for it! The partners listen to you and if you give 110% they trust you to do your thing. Good flexible working arrangements, family friendly culture. Good PTO.

    ConsNeeds a little more structure in the training and on boarding. Comp is a little weak. Bonus program needs to be more on board with the industry standard. Managers should get offices. Nix the free sodas.

    Advice to Senior ManagementTake care of your people and you'll go from good to great.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Learned a lot, great place to begin a career.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsOpen door policy, Partners and senior managers are extremely approachable and not intimidating at all.

    ConsFor amount of hours worked, salary could be a little more competitive.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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