Armanino McKenna

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Armanino McKenna Reviews

Updated June 7, 2014
Updated June 7, 2014
16 Reviews

3.7
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Armanino McKenna Managing Partner Andy Armanino
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  1.  

    Just my thoughts...

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Great co-workers and learning opportunities.

    Cons

    Hours and work load. Better than the big 4, but still the typical public accounting grind.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Consider scheduling audit wrap up time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great place to learn, grow, and stay

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Manager in San Ramon, CA

    Pros

    Working at AMLLP I had the opportunity to try new career paths with support from managers and partners. Encouragement abounds at AMLLP. If you're passionate about a field or specialty, you can take an entrepreneurial approach, with support from your mentors and peers. There is a great work/life balance. This is a great place to work no matter how far into your career you are: you will have opportunities to learn, grow, or plant roots and be part of something great for years to come.

    Cons

    Compensation is good, if you know and can prove your worth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the family-friendly environment, keep to the "old roots" of the companies founders.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    good people, very supportive

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Good people overall. The CPA partner model is a little strange in that they have some 40 partners in a 200 person firm. Good place to launch a career but don't expect to make a lot of money. Very stable environment however.

    Cons

    A little on the cheap side. Employee benefit responsibility is very high compared to similar sized companies. A family of 4 for example will pay out $9K a year not including annual deductible. Employee rewards for job well done is non existent.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5.  

    Not one of the better places I've worked

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Small teams, people are engaged.

    Cons

    many of the leaders have known each other forever and are tied a little too closely. Won't try new things to really grow the business besides buying companies.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Armanino is a great place to start and end your career. There are so many opportunities, and great people!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Ramon, CA

    Pros

    Tons of opportunities - not just your typical Audit or Tax firm.
    Flexible - schedule, industries, telecommute

    Cons

    Keeping up with the growth.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Listen to the employees - whatever they have to say. You may not want to hear it, but some people want to make improvements (not just complain).

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Be careful if you decide to join

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

    Pros

    Have lots of opportunities to work on various projects
    Audit and tax has good training and support

    Cons

    Lots of politics and backstabbing
    You can be assigned to work on a consulting project that you don't qualify for and have to figure out everything yourself- not always sure if it's correct
    Lots of emphasis on selling
    Less pay than other CPA firms

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great colleagues!

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant  in  San Ramon, CA
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in San Ramon, CA

    Pros

    the people at AM are really nice and generous

    Cons

    job security and pay when compared to bigger firms

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    be clear in your expectations of lower level employees

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Structured organization with defined role hierarchy

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Armanino is a good company with great benefits and competitive pay. They are aggressively expanding into emerging consultant markets and is quickly growing their consulting department quickly.

    Cons

    Strong expectation to meeting billable hours quota. Organization is very disconnected from from one practice to another and I haven't seen much of an ability to switch teams internally.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    An emphasis on billable hours outweighs time for self-training and growth to find one niche ability is difficult to work under.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Very welcoming place!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    Pros

    Extremely nice people, great working environment.

    Cons

    None that I experienced while there

  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Freedom to pursue the work that interests you in a supportive working environment.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager  in  San Jose, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in San Jose, CA

    Pros

    Rapidly growing firm that is innovative and strives to be on the leading edge of CPA and consulting. firms. Visionary leader in Andy Armanino that filters down to department heads and throughout the organization. Values qualities such as being personable and friendly as well as talent and competence. Emphasizes career growth and good work environment. Supports professional and technical development. Respects individuality.

    Cons

    Normal challenges of work life balance that accompany being in a client service based business. .

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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