Dixon Hughes Goodman

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Dixon Hughes Goodman Reviews

Updated August 10, 2014
Updated August 10, 2014
64 Reviews

3.5
64 Reviews
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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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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Typical Public Accounting Firm

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

    Pros

    Loved the "Southern" culture of DHG, and I really liked the people I worked with - associates, managers, partners, support staff - everyone was great. At DHG you can experience the work and have the resources of a Big 4 firm without the Big 4 culture.

    Cons

    I saw very little reward for the extra hours and travel time I put in. The last year I was there, another associate and I had 500 more hours year-to-date than any other associate in our region. Both of got a cost of living raise/adjustment just like all of the other associates. Some appreciation in the form of a bonus or a slightly higher raise would have been nice.

    Ultimately, I left after working seven days a week for eight months straight - a good portion of that involved travel. While my co-workers were great, I was definitely seeing too much of them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    A defined bonus plan for associates who go above and beyond would be nice.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent.

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

    Pros

    Place is great. People are great.

    Cons

    Busy season is very busy.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 1 person found this helpful  

    Big Four Aspirations (not that there is anything wrong with that)

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

    Pros

    Decent starting salary with benefits and training similar to many regional firms. Opportunity to work on challenging engagements with large companies. Some top notch partners that will work with you as a team.

    Cons

    Compensation, benefits, training, working atmosphere were top notch at Goodman & Company prior to merger with Dixon Hughes. Since merger, all that has changed as the focus has turned to cross selling with other Dixon Hughes offices, implementation of new marketing tools and procedures with little or no communication and commitment to professional staff (other than partners). Politics and the squeezing of profits have obscure firms atmosphere and culture.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need a full time qualified management to oversee and manage the overall direction and operations of the firm, and can effectively communicate the direction of the firm to the professional and administrative staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5. 2 people found this helpful  

    Growing company, trying to be like the Big 4

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

    Pros

    Some great managers / partners, willing to help you grow in your career. Excellent internal training programs.

    Cons

    Some of the partners/managers are intolerable. The firm is trying very hard to become a regional mirror of the big 4 model, which is undesirable to some employees. There is an up-or-out mentality, and a large push for business development, which did not sit well with many staff who felt uncomfortable managing others, or selling services.

    Typical realization vs. utilization struggles - even outside of busy season many staff would work 40+ hours and eat hours, just to keep their budget numbers up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Big-4 salaries should accompany Big-4 pressure / responsibilities. If DHG truly wants to be regional, they will need to evaluate the business model for each region. What works in Charlotte, NC is unlikely to work in Roanoke, VA.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    My experience was mostly positive.

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

    Pros

    Good pay, if you are on the public side of accounting, not so much if you are working internally.

    Cons

    Too much change. During merge, company said they would look out for their employees, but after the fact, the bigger company kept more of their employees.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be more honest with your employees. When more than two or three people complain about a supervisor or manager, maybe it's not the employees, but it's the supervisor or manager.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Great Internship Experience

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

    Pros

    Highly competitive salary. Excellent training and experience.

    Cons

    Not enough real time with current employees due to busy season.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Associate

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

    Pros

    Great place to work. The people are fun and make a point to make work as fun as possible while maintaining a high level on professionalism .

    Cons

    For public accounting the work can become to specific in one industry where it may make it more difficult to move into other areas in the future. Only located in the south east.

    Recommends
  9. 2 people found this helpful  

    Not what you expect

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

    Pros

    They do a great job at attracting people to work.

    Cons

    They treat interns better than there employees. This office loses talent for bad mgmt.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Has the potential to be a great company

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

    Pros

    Great health and dental benefits, 401k and flexible work schedule

    Cons

    The office that I work in people are not very friendly. There are cliques in the office and if your not part of these cliques you may feel excluded. If you are a minority you really feel excluded.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Advise your staff to welcome everyone as a person and don't look down on other's because of status, race or ethnicity. Provide more diversity training and maybe try hiring more minorities.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11.  

    Work experience at entry level was just okay. This co is good for experienced auditor who could bring their expertise in

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

    Pros

    - CPA review course expenses were reimbursed to employees.
     - Offered with overtime pay
     - Some of the co-workers are friendly to work with.

    Cons

    - In two instances, there were lack of communication between team members and management which led to confusion during the finalized stage.
     - Got to manage playing politics on top of handling audit engagement efficiently.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Provide effective training to employees at entry level.
     - Employee retention program should be enhanced to retain employees with great quality.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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