Baker Tilly Virchow Krause

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Baker Tilly Virchow Krause Reviews in Madison, WI

Updated July 22, 2014
Updated July 22, 2014
85 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • They provide flexibility for better work/life balance than I've seen elsewhere (in 7 reviews)

  • I have met some great people here (in 8 reviews)


Cons
  • Long hours, similar to any other public accounting firm (in 8 reviews)

  • Forget work/life balance; if you aren't emailing at 10:00 PM or later you are considered lazy (in 6 reviews)

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  1.  

    Great "first" job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Software Engineer in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Freedom to grow and make mistakes for new employees.

    Cons

    Lack of good direction at times

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve career development plans

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Good place to work, great benefits.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, competitive pay, good benefits

    Cons

    Long hours, and travel depending on career focus

    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Intern in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Audit Intern in Madison, WI

    I worked at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    The people are great, wonderful opportunities for growth. The overall working environment is excellent, very "work hard, play harder". As long as you are getting your work done they are very flexible.

    Cons

    The work is hard and the hours are long but they make a valient effort to make the time as enjoyable as possible. In public accounting certain times will always be busy.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Make sure to show your appreciation to the employees under you. Getting praise for the work we do makes a huge difference in team moral.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Great culture and values, better opportunity and life balance.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Accountant in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Accountant in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Great culture and values, better opportunity and life balance. Perfect setting for a dynamic cultural and social life. Perfect teams of people striving to create Baker Tilly the best it can be but also living a socialable like with collegues.

    Cons

    Smaller city provides less than most but still an overall amazing community to live and work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. 4 people found this helpful  

    Glad I found a different job

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Madison, WI

    I worked at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    I worked with some wonderful people at the firm. They taught me a lot about accounting. Great social environment

    Cons

    Small clients, felt like I was doing bookkeeping half the time, pressure to meet charge budget, I felt bad even charging time to my clients

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Increase emphasis on quality instead of cutting corners to meet a budget

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  7. 2 people found this helpful  

    Great people and company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Associate in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Marketing Associate in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Benefits are great - maternity leave is paid for 10 weeks
    Flexible work environment - easy to shift hours and work remotely to accomodate schedule
    Great people to work with
    Competitive pay
    Lots of small everyday perks (vary slightly from office to office depending on what the office has decided on)
    Continuing to grow and expand locations

    Cons

    Can have tight deadlines - pretty standard for any accounting firm
    Career moves can be limited for non-client facing employees, but this has improved greatly over the past few years

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Experienced Staff

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible, enjoy the work, down to earth upper management

    Cons

    Too many hours leading to burnout, competitive, and not enough appreciation/compensation for expectations.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 5 people found this helpful  

    One trick pony

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager in Madison, WI
    Former Employee - Manager in Madison, WI

    I worked at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause

    Pros

    -Work directly with Partners
    -BT does have some "experts" within their niche markets
    -During busy season, management will pay for lunch on the weekends.

    Cons

    -Communication from top level management is lacking
    -Company underbids engagements just to get the work
    -Common recurring theme, we don't have enough work but bill anyway
    -BT claims they are experts in an area and then scrambles to put together a team to work on an engagement
    -Company lacks the ability to keep and recruit top talent

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management needs to understand that they are not a top 5 accounting firm and therefore can't compete with the big boys.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    This has been a great opportunity for professional growth and learning.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause

    Pros

    The enviornment is very collaborative and flexible. I am regularly asked for my input, allowed to make decisions and try new things. I also feel that the partners truly care about my success.

    Cons

    Because of the matrix organization and level of collaboration, it can take longer to make decisions than I would like.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to care about and focus on people and their development. It is what makes this firm different from other public accounting firms.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Excellent place to work

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Madison, WI

    I have been working at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause

    Pros

    Baker Tilly Virchow Krause is a great company to work for. Managers, job role, culture, organization fit and compensation all meet my expectations.

    Cons

    Baker Tilly Virchow Krause has a work hard play hard attitude. It sometimes makes it difficult to leave at the end of the day knowing you have to finish a project.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I think leadership is doing a great job at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause. The provide sufficient feedback and rewards to keep employees happy and engaged.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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