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AICPA Reviews

Updated November 21, 2014
Updated November 21, 2014
69 Reviews
2.9
69 Reviews
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AICPA President and CEO Barry C. Melancon
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work life balance is crucial to the success of each employee (in 7 reviews)

  • Good benefits but health insurance is expensive and depends on how much you make (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Potential is there, however, some departments severely stifled by poor leadership from Senior Management (in 4 reviews)

  • managers don't have much of a backbone when dealing with upper management (in 4 reviews)

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  1.  

    Admin

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    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Jersey City, NJ
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Jersey City, NJ

    I worked at AICPA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Nice job, could leave it at the door.

    Cons

    Salary and benefits are not on par with big companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop trying to act like the AICPA is a fortune 500 company. Accept it for what it is and stop trying to aim for the sky. You do not have the money or resources for that.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place for Work-Life Balance, Competitive Salaries and Growth Opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

    I have been working at AICPA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great place to advance your career and raise a family at the same time. Ambitious and hard-working people are appreciated and have immense opportunity to grow and flourish. Knowledgable coworkers, flexible work arrangements, enviable benefits and competitive salaries.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Not an experience you need

    Former Employee - Anonymous
    Former Employee - Anonymous

    I worked at AICPA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Colleagues are great. If you are in Durham, the weather is fantastic!

    Cons

    Middle management is highly unqualified. They often are charged with leading several others, but fail miserably in their skills and ego. It would be an insult to you to work in these conditions. Think before accepting an offer, your ideas will not be accepted.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Think about who you choose to lead others. Look out for smooth talkers. Only select those who will support the Institute's interests. Learn how to identify unbalanced egos.

    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Stepping Stone - It won't last long

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

    I worked at AICPA full-time

    Pros

    Flexibility in some groups, salary in some, abiity to work remotely-some, diversity is strong

    Cons

    Way to big for their britches. It won't matter if you are a dedicated employee, you are an accounting number. No employee loyalty, althought HR tries hard.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Cutting all your top salary makers is not a way to lower costs..

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    OK place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Manager in Durham, NC

    I have been working at AICPA full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible Schedule. Solid Benefit Package

    Cons

    very silo oriented, very political, very bureaocratic

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Strong single inclusive vision, Lead Top Down inclusive not Top Down segmented

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    What was once a wonderful workplace has revealed its true nature -- disappointing

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AICPA full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work - life balance is very good.

    Cons

    Senior and executive management are deceitful and duplicitous.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being deceitful and duplicitous -- if you can.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Wonderful team environment

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at AICPA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great leadership who wants you to be involved and encourages you to ask questions and will help you take your career to the next level.

    Cons

    The inhouse Diner closes too early. A silly thing to list as a con but honestly thats the only thing I can think of

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great company to jumpstart your career, then move on if you can.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Durham, NC

    I have been working at AICPA full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    The tuition reimbursement program is a great add, along with the great health benefits.

    Cons

    Change is great, but too many changes create confusion and chaos. Lately, so many changes occur that communication and morale suffer tremendously. New people, new roles, new processes, new programs, new teams...so much going on that it seems the only focus is meeting the next deadline.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Senior management should show care and genuine appreciation to teams and employees who consistently meet or exceed expectations. I suggest bonuses, raises, gift cards, and promotions instead of an increased workload, tighter deadlines, and an occasional pizza lunch.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people to work with, inexperienced management.

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AICPA full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Great co-workers. Good flex time. Excellent benefits. Interesting work.

    Cons

    C-level exec's and mid management are quite inexperienced, and insist on an arrogant top down management style.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    When you don't know - ask. Making decisions, and then trying to figure out why things went wrong can be avoided by first asking the experts you have working for you.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  11.  

    Good Workplace

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Member Service Specialist II in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Member Service Specialist II in Durham, NC

    I worked at AICPA full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Nice facilities make you feel comfortable in your work, Good compensation and benefits are a great perk, Managerial support helps a lot and aids with job growth, good work environment with coworkers who want to help you succeed and vice versa

    Cons

    Training can feel rushed and some people don't always feel prepared, senior management can seem disconnected at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the office culture positive, give staff the most resources to succeed in their positions

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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