Cotton & Co.
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I have been working at Cotton & Co. full-time (more than 3 years)Pros
- Most engagements involve close interaction with partners and managers on a daily basis which allows you to learn concepts and develop an understanding of specific accounting areas that other firms may not offer.
- Responsibility and opportunity is given to those who work hard and ask for it. Partners and managers meet with employees throughout the year to provide feedback and guidance. Whenever I've discussed wanting to take on more or pursue something else within the firm, I've always felt as if management listened and then attempted to assist in helping me achieve whatever was discussed.
- Cotton & Company places an emphasis on supporting charitable work, both locally and nationally. The firm has a Giving Committee which heads up the effort to increase community service and the raising of money/support for various causes.
- The partners do believe in an open door policy and will give any employee the chance to voice concerns or opportunities for the firm.
- Work-life balance is strongly encouraged. Not everyone works a 40 hr week every week, but Cotton does make a strong effort to spread the workload among employees. Although I'm sure putting in extra hours is appreciated, it's not a requirement to advance in the firm. If you work hard while you're at work, and help others when it's needed, you're going to do well at the firm.Cons
- Cotton is actively working to improve this, but sometimes interaction with others outside your specific engagement can be limited. This is not uncommon at mid-size or large accounting firms where most of an employee's time is spent on-site at one or two clients the majority of the year.
- Each partner may do things a little differently. I don't know how you can really change that in a partnership, but it's something to note. Some might even consider it a 'Pro' since if you aren't thrilled with how one partner does something on your engagement, you may be able to switch engagements and work under a different partner that's more aligned with how you prefer to work. I think more effort can be made firm-wide to increase consistency among the partner group and the firm.Advice to ManagementAdvice
- Keep looking internally to improve and continue asking for input from the firm's employees.
- The larger the firm gets, the more effort that must be made to maintain a strong company culture and inclusiveness.
- Continue developing ways to assist employees in their development; whether through enhanced training, or helping facilitate more mentoring opportunities among employees.RecommendsPositive OutlookApproves of CEO