Dixon Hughes Goodman Reviews

Updated August 21, 2014
Updated August 21, 2014
65 Reviews

3.5
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Management really caters to your work-life balance (in 10 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)

  • This firm is not the Big 4, or even top 10, but they sure act like it (in 8 reviews)

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  1.  

    Audit Associate

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Dixon Hughes Goodman full-time

    Pros

    good place to work at DHG, and i like there

    Cons

    smaller than big 4 accounting firms of course

  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Long hours, poor benefits. Watch your back.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Associate
    Former Employee - Tax Associate

    I worked at Dixon Hughes Goodman full-time

    Pros

    Interesting people, challenging work. the office parties can be fun if everyone participates. Free food and drinks, snacks like chips and pretzels. Our office manager was a wonderful person.

    Cons

    This is just my personal experience. I worked for this company for right at two years and was overall very satisfied in the beginning. However, management feeds you lies about how if you get promoted the work-life balance will be better. You will breathe, sleep, eat, and drink Dixon Hughes Goodman and you will never have any free time. "But that's public accounting everywhere" they chime. Wrong. The turnover in this firm is outrageous and their benefits for employees are sub par. Yeah, a month of PTO looks great until you can't take any. The firm has a different culture at every single office. Management is disorganized and chaotic, and the office often has the feel that there is absolutely no one in control. Management will gossip about employees consistently. I had a senior manager constantly go into the office of another senior manager and gossip about the employees or gripe about them. I heard them once when I was in a partner's office. That is extremely disrespectful to the people that are working so hard for you. This firm has an up or out mentality, and if they get a whiff that you don't meet their standards, you will be out the door and on your butt in no time. This firm is not the Big 4, or even top 10, but they sure act like it. Training is also horrendous. They are more concerned with the quantity of hours than the quality of hours for CPE. I have since left for another firm and I love where I am.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Stop being so greedy and stop caring only about the bottom line. I actually had someone tell me "well if we can get a good 3-5 years out of most people then that's all we need." Try harder to retain good talent. Senior management, get out of your ivory tower and actually be involved with the day to day running of the company.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Incompetency and dishonesty of senior management team in DC region (not the entire firm)

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Manager  in  Tysons Corner, VA
    Former Employee - Manager in Tysons Corner, VA

    I worked at Dixon Hughes Goodman full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    There are many good people to work with. Unfortunately these good and competent employees with high productivity are seldom recognized. Great place for those 'chosen' by the senior management, who are generally also incompetent.

    Cons

    Employees are not evaluated based on perfomance. all decision (ex-promotion) is based on whom the senior management like.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to step up for the firm's future by making 'Right' decision to earn the trust by employees

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Changed since the merger

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Associate  in  Rockville, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Associate in Rockville, MD

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

    Pros

    Okay pay. I worked with some great people including partners (all of whom were there when the firm was just Goodman & Company).

    Cons

    Ever since the merger with Dixon Hughes the firm became more and more like a Big Four. Our office worked with other regional offices a lot and since both offices were so different there were too many clashes and politics. Busy season used to be manageable but more recently the expectations for you to be there late were higher. Upper management is also very shady and hard to trust (regional and office managing partners as well as human resource managers). The partners in the region can't even communicate with each other.

    Overall the more hours you put in the better you'll do. If thats your thing than I'd recommend DHG over a Big Four.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Figure out what kind of firm you're trying to be and communicate more clear with all staff including partners. Don't offer flex schedules or any other work/life balance benefits if it is only going to get looked down on by upper management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    Horrible Company, I would not work for them again, ever.

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    Former Employee - Hardware Service Technician Intern  in  High Point, NC
    Former Employee - Hardware Service Technician Intern in High Point, NC

    I worked at Dixon Hughes Goodman as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    - Decent Pay
    - Good parking space (Sorry, had to add five words for pros, I didn't want to though)

    Cons

    - Rude employees
    - Horrible management
    - Also, I was told that this was an open-end internship, by two people (supervisor and recruiter), but then just today, told that this was seasonal. Ether they are liars, or that don't know how to get the information right which makes me wonder about this so-called "great" company. "People" my butt.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get your hiring details straight before you hire someone onboard. Do NOT tell someone that they would stay there for a long time and then suddenly turn around and lay them off for no stupid reason! I am infuriated with this company and it's lousy policies.

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

    Confusion

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    Former Employee - Partner  in  Richmond, VA
    Former Employee - Partner in Richmond, VA

    I worked at Dixon Hughes Goodman full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Training for technical skills and knowledge.

    Cons

    Upper management is obsessed with numerical goals.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Not only needs to get everyone on the same page, but needs to figure out what is on that page to begin with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  8.  

    Great Company

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator  in  Jacksonville, FL
    Current Employee - Marketing Coordinator in Jacksonville, FL

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

    Pros

    Generally across the board this company is unlike most accounting firms. Partners care about their employees and their development. It's a corporate company but every office makes their own decision on how they want to move in the marketplace. The Jax office is very relaxed where the partners treat you as an equal. There is opportunity however you'll have to put in your time and show your skills through your work. Work-life balance is really important there. They do many happy hours and try to get the staff out as much as possible given the taxing busy season (pun intended).

    Cons

    Still has that traditional accounting feel. Busy season is going to be rough but they'll reward you afterwards. Corporate company so there's always someone else you have to ultimately answer to.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Favorites are always going to happen but trying to minimize it as much as possible would create a better culture.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great people and work environment

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Intern  in  Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Audit Intern in Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Dixon Hughes Goodman as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    Management really caters to your work-life balance. There is a strong feeling of camaraderie. As an intern, it was refreshing and empowering to know that even top senior management was willing to help answer any questions I might have had.

    Cons

    Internships during the summer,especially in the audit department, are a bit slow; however, thats simply the nature of the business. I would highly suggest an internship during the busy season if your looking for real experience.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Audit Associate

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

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

    Pros

    Good pay, great working environment and leaders. Benefits are really good since we became a bigger company, I enjoyr most things about the job.

    Cons

    The work-life balance is pretty challenging especiall in busy season when you are working 50-60+ hours per week. Also, promotions could be a bit faster and there usually is little praise that goes around.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give a little more praise.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Summer Intern

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Intern  in  Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at Dixon Hughes Goodman as an intern for less than a year

    Pros

    * Experience both tax and audit in public accounting internship
    * Fun summer intern events
    * Food, and more food
    * Great pay
    * Network with staff

    Cons

    * Lack diversity
    * Lack communication/feedback

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    *Try to increase diversity and make interns feel more welcomed.
    * Provide more feedback on performance

    Doesn't Recommend

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