Dixon Hughes Goodman Reviews

Updated February 8, 2015
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Pros
  • Great work life balance compared to other Tax and Audit firms (in 12 reviews)

  • Great pay, very nice people who are willing to help you always (in 4 reviews)

Cons
  • Busy season is going to be rough but they'll reward you afterwards (in 9 reviews)

  • Abysmal work life balance compared to any other industry (in 5 reviews)

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  1. 1 person found this helpful

    Great Opportunity for Growth

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

    I have been working at Dixon Hughes Goodman full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Competitive pay, lots of growth opportunities, continuing education encouraged, excellent benefits and frequent exposure to C-Suite level professionals.

    Cons

    They don't tend to live out the work-life balance that is preached so strongly and there are lots of office politics.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If someone can effectively manage their own work-life balance and keeps their head down to avoid drama with coworkers they have great potential to stay and grow at DHG. However, it seems that to advance as far as manager (or farther) one must at least cater to some office politics and sacrifice some of their personal life. (Since that is the behavior currently displayed by lots of management.)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  2. Great company that cared about its people

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Charlotte, NC
    Current Intern - Intern - Hourly in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Dixon Hughes Goodman as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    DHG ensures that their people are first taken care of before clients. They realize that in order for clients to receive the best service, employees must feel valued and have opportunities to grow, learn, and experience new areas.

    Cons

    I can't think of any major cons. Some offices are less updated and modern than others.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Continue to improve communication and interaction between executive management and other employees.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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  3. Great company

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dixon Hughes Goodman

    Pros

    DHG treats their employees and consultants with a lot of respect! Happy employees = Better representatives of the firm.

    Cons

    There are no cons associated with DHG at this time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work.

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  5. 1 person found this helpful

    Smart people

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

    I have been working at Dixon Hughes Goodman full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The staff are great. The work is interesting. The hours outside of busy season are pretty reasonable.

    Cons

    There's a lot of pressure and it has gotten worse in the past year or so. It feels like upper management wants to be a big 4 and that mindset is being pushed down.

  6. 1 person found this helpful

    It's been great. The engagements are challenging and provide experience and insight for future projects.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant in Charlotte, NC
    Current Employee - Consultant in Charlotte, NC

    I have been working at Dixon Hughes Goodman full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The clients chosen are great to work with
    Hours are great, they definitely adhere to the "work/life" motto

    Cons

    They tend to emphasize that "people count" yet don't really listen to feedback
    Management can be spotty at times
    Too much self-entitlement

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful

    Typical public accounting environment

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

    I have been working at Dixon Hughes Goodman full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The work schedule is pretty flexible during the non busy season times of the year. There are lots of opportunities to learn and advance.

    Cons

    Long hours during busy season. Not a lot of mentoring goes on since there is such a high rate of turnover and there is no middle management to mentor younger staff. There are some unrealistic expectations at times when it comes to completing work assignments. Absolutely no transparency when it comes to employee evaluations and compensation. I know salary is a taboo subject in the work place, but providing employess with an expected salary range based on experience and job title would be nice.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Grow you staff before you seek out new clients. Focus has shifted away from growing your own talent to growing the client base.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 1 person found this helpful

    DHG: An enthusiastic, innovative, and caring employer

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Audit Associate in Jacksonville, FL

    I have been working at Dixon Hughes Goodman full-time

    Pros

    DHG Jacksonville does a wonderful job focusing on making you both effective and efficient. This office in particularly truly focuses on an "flex-schedule" where you are not required to be in at a pre-determined time aside from client obligations. This allows employees to work when they can be the most effective, which has resulted in great gains in productivity and employee morale for the office. Additionally, the entire firm has a surprisingly effective suite of software and IT professionals available to the employees at all times in order to minimize down time; helping employees get their work done faster so they can have a life outside of work.

    This office also has a very good culture with interoffice weight loss challenges, summer athletic leagues and a variety of stress-relief events during busy season.

    Cons

    The technology available to employees can be both a blessing and a curse. It allows employees to be "online" at home which can sometimes, unintentionally lead to an expectation to be online, and responsive, even at night.

    The client base for the firm is almost exclusively non-public clients or which seems to lead to the perception that the employees are less prepared to work on larger, more complicated clients. This also leads to less public audit training, specifically for the audit field as it is not as large of a priority as with Big 4 firms.

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

    Mixed

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

    I worked at Dixon Hughes Goodman (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, processes, and procedures

    Cons

    too much overtime and poor management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Management development training for partners and senior managers

  10. Great working conditions

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

    I have been working at Dixon Hughes Goodman full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is very competitive and the social outings are really fun. Many of the colleagues have really good personalities and are very nice.

    Cons

    Busy season and just long hours in general. There are times when you will get work and have no direction on what needs to be done.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  11. Great Company

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

    I have been working at Dixon Hughes Goodman

    Pros

    Company sticks to their values and wants to grow their employees

    Cons

    Employees tend to abuse the lack of heavily structured management

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Discipline

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
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