Cherry Bekaert Reviews

Updated August 22, 2014
Updated August 22, 2014
61 Reviews

3.0
61 Reviews
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Cherry Bekaert Firm Managing Partner Howard J. Kies
Howard J. Kies
38 Ratings

Review Highlights

Pros
  • PTO in line with big 4 (except they lump sick days in with PTO so not quite the same) (in 8 reviews)

  • learning experiences, wide variety of clients, great partner base, knowledgeable professionals, respect of work/life balance (in 3 reviews)


Cons
  • In the audit department there are less than 5 people left from last busy season below partner (in 8 reviews)

  • There is no prestige working here - you are better off paying your dues at Big 4 and at least getting name brand recognition on your resume (in 6 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful  

    Staff

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    Former Employee - Staff
    Former Employee - Staff

    I worked at Cherry Bekaert full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Great Company and people. Not as many hours as big 4.

    Cons

    Not much exposure to public companies.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Best place to work

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant  in  Coral Gables, FL
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Coral Gables, FL

    I have been working at Cherry Bekaert full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Great partners. Friendly, professional environment.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't change a thing.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Amazing! You are not a number, you are a person.

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant  in  Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Cherry Bekaert full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Your supervisors care about you and they teach you personally. It’s a firm were management treats personal development as an investment - they treat you well and they teach you well because they want you to stay. The Paid Time Off (PTO) policy is great - I have about 21 days off a per year. The firm is growing fast, so you have the opportunity to grow with them. At the end of the day, do you want to be at a big four and be nobody? Or do you want to be at a strong growing firm like Cherry Bekaert and have the potential to be something bigger than yourself?

    Cons

    Busy season can have its long hours, but that is why you get paid well and have great benefits. The industry is like this, you will find long days everywhere else. During busy season they will cater food and have lots of events and happy hours to ease the stress.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep doing what you guys are doing, it’s working great. Continue to grow and get Cherry Beakert’s name out there.

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    Positive Outlook
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great People!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cherry Bekaert full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    The people are Cherry Bekaert are the best part of working there! Smart, friendly and young! Leadership understands people are at the core of business success.

    Cons

    Growing fast and therefore lots of change.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue treating your people well. Tie initiatives back to mission and vision more clearly.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great Experience

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    Former Employee - Tax Intern  in  Coral Gables, FL
    Former Employee - Tax Intern in Coral Gables, FL

    I worked at Cherry Bekaert as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    They really tried to show the interns the benefits of CB's work life balance. Intern project was a great experience. All the associates were great with helping us out with any issues that arose (assignments, general software issues).

    Cons

    Summer was a really slow time to work. Not much going on, and didnt get to see what busy season is like, but that's what I signed up for. That is a really minor complaint, and its all I can think of.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Maybe consider opening up the hiring window for Tax to something besides start dates every January? There is a lot of potential to lose good full-time candidates if you cant forecast that far out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Awesome people, great firm

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    Former Employee - Senior Tax Accountant  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Tax Accountant in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Cherry Bekaert full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    Kind, helpful, caring people. Lovely firm culture. Good mix of pro bono work, company events, work. Really enjoyed my time here

    Cons

    Hr was unorganized when I began, but seemed to improve as I was there. Could develop better orientation programs

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Outstanding!

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    Current Employee - Accountant  in  Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Accountant in Greenville, SC

    I have been working at Cherry Bekaert full-time

    Pros

    Entrpreneurial environment and engaging clients. Not the meat-grinder my former Big 4 employer was. A nice place to work.

    Cons

    None. I had a blast!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    great place to start a career

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cherry Bekaert

    Pros

    learning experiences, wide variety of clients, great partner base, knowledgeable professionals, respect of work/life balance

    Cons

    compensation a bit low for the amount of time and effort spent, inadequate bonuses

  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to grow your career!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Cherry Bekaert

    Pros

    Strong client base and market presence
    Friendly and caring culture
    Opportunites to advance and grow
    Solid strategic vision and plan for the future
    Focus on growth

    Cons

    Overall communication needs to improve

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure strong alignment of shared values amongst firm leadership

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Nice place to work

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at Cherry Bekaert

    Pros

    I really like a lot of people I work with, both in my office and with people in other offices. Most people are really nice.

    Most people really care about doing a good job for the clients.

    PTO is pretty good, especially compared to my friends.

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to work long hours around deadlines, but that is part of the industry.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

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