CPA Global

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CPA Global Reviews

Updated January 17, 2015
Updated January 17, 2015
65 Reviews
2.8
65 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work/life balance is I think one of the hallmarks of this company (in 12 reviews)

  • Great benefits and lots of international travel (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • Hard to manage work-life balance due to too many responsibilities given in the name of a GOOD EMPLOYEE (in 3 reviews)

  • Poor leadership and direction, lots of internal politics (in 3 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Whirlwind of changing management, promotions, pay cuts, pay raises, silo'd business departements & internal politics

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CPA Global

    Pros

    Good benefits, eventual growth opportunty

    Cons

    Poor leadership and direction, lots of internal politics

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create an environment that encourages employee development, not one that sees employee development as a threat.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  2.  

    Fat cat with no direction

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Sales in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Sales in Alexandria, VA

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

    Pros

    Salary, employees are great people trying their best in a terrible environment

    Cons

    No single department is on the same page with any other, lack of training, lack of leadership, customers are hit with massive hidden fees

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Start over by creating a new work flow process and being honest with your customers

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Excellent

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

    I have been working at CPA Global full-time

    Pros

    Professional Development, Excellent Working Conditions, Very Good Benefits, Leader in the Field of IP, Ability To Relocate

    Cons

    Takes too long to get things done

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Put more decision making in the field and trust your employees will get it done

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Many great employees, much not so great management.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at CPA Global full-time

    Pros

    I was able to advance and learn some very relevant skills. Some fantastic people work for this company.

    Cons

    Leadership silos, very little communication between managers and teams.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discuss your team(s) vision and strategy if any does in fact exist? When employees and managers ask questions and bring potential solutions to the table listen, engage or at a minimum, answer the phone or email. Again, communication was very sparse if it existed at all.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Doc Review

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Contract Attorney in Washington, DC
    Former Employee - Contract Attorney in Washington, DC

    I worked at CPA Global as a contractor (less than an year)

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, company lunch on Wednesday

    Cons

    It's temporary - if the cyclical work flow drop you're out.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Whip Lash

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Marketing in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Marketing in Alexandria, VA

    I worked at CPA Global full-time

    Pros

    Great benefits and lots of international travel
    Nice work environment, good location with free parking
    Lots of potential if strategy and leadership were in place

    Cons

    political turf wars across departments
    silos between regions
    lack of focused senior leadership
    constantly shifting strategy without out thought or ROI considerations
    old guard staff vs. new fresh thinkers

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on software development and creation product roadmaps
    The Indian CFO (who acts like a demi god and self appointed CEO) needs to go
    US Sales VP should focus on sales rather than taking over other departments

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful  

    smh

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Software in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Software in Alexandria, VA

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

    Pros

    none- it sucked. i didnt like it at all

    Cons

    everything- be prepared!no optimism. very bad environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    do better

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Good and bad

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Software in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Software in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at CPA Global full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Work life balance, random benefits

    Cons

    Multiple clashing cultures, silos, lack of process or realism

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Having a history and money does not make this a good company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Amazing colleagues and management that will fight for you any given day

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior BTO Project Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Senior BTO Project Manager in Alexandria, VA

    I have been working at CPA Global full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Some of the best colleagues you could work with. Anyone is ready to help you at the drop of a hat. Management allows you to do your job without looking over your shoulder every step of the way. Escalation procedures and overall company-wide procedures are well documented and allow no margin for error when followed.

    Cons

    The room for advancement is only 1-2 positions higher than when you are originally hired as a BTO project manager. It took 5 years for me to get promoted to Senior BTO PM, despite receiving higher than average marks on my performance reviews each year. Pay is lower than the regional or national average for project management professionals by 20K or more. No option for telework.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    I worked for more than a year for this company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at CPA Global

    Pros

    great benefits, good money, free meals.

    Cons

    Somewhat hierarchical in the way things work

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