Dixon Hughes Goodman

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Dixon Hughes Goodman Reviews

Updated November 19, 2014
Updated November 19, 2014
76 Reviews
3.5
76 Reviews
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Review Highlights

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  

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

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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 (less than an 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
  2. 2 people found this helpful  

    Confusion

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

    I worked at Dixon Hughes Goodman full-time (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
  3.  

    It was a great job out of college.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Morgantown, WV
    Former Employee - Audit Senior Associate in Morgantown, WV

    I worked at Dixon Hughes Goodman full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    The opportunities for advancement were numerous. This company wants to grow.

    Cons

    My position involved a lot of extended overnight travel.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5.  

    Great Company

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • 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 (more than an 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
  6.  

    Audit

    Former Employee - Audit Associate
    Former Employee - Audit Associate

    I worked at Dixon Hughes Goodman full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Quiet office environment, but tense.

    Cons

    Billable hours results in long hours.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people and work environment

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • 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 (less than an 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
  8.  

    Audit Associate

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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 Dixon Hughes Goodman full-time (more than an 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
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Summer Intern

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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 (less than an 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
  10.  

    Typical Public Accounting Firm

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

    I worked at Dixon Hughes Goodman full-time (more than 3 years)

    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
  11.  

    Marketing

    • 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 full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    This company offers true work life balance.

    Cons

    This company is still working on establishing a national brand.

    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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