Eide Bailly Reviews

Updated August 9, 2014
Updated August 9, 2014
23 Reviews
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23 Reviews
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  1.  

    Working for this firm was the downfall of my career.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Oklahoma City, OK

    I have been working at Eide Bailly full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexibility, compensation, and great benefits.

    Cons

    This firm does a very poor job of developing people. Other departments and offices do not work well together.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Out with the old and in with the new.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Great sales and marketing to get you through the door but falls short of expectations.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax in Denver, CO
    Current Employee - Tax in Denver, CO

    I have been working at Eide Bailly full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Good work life balance and peer culture helpful and supportive.

    Cons

    Growth is primarily through acquiring small firms and sole practitioner firms. That says everything about the type of work and clients you will "grow and develop" your career on. Lack of coaching, training and development, 360 feedback program is anonymous and "country club" mentality . Pay scale could increase a little and benefits are not the best.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to create a learning culture, where teamwork and collaboration are encouraged and diversity is respected and valued. Need to promote flexibility through action and not just talk.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3.  

    Don't work here if you want any opportunities to advance

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Employee Benefits Representative in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Employee Benefits Representative in Minneapolis, MN

    I worked at Eide Bailly

    Pros

    The people here are nice and the office is in a pleasant location. Other departments were probably better than the Employee Benefits area as far as management.

    Cons

    The Employee Benefits department is poorly run with very little concern for their clients. I constantly went home from work ashamed of the company I worked for because of they way they treated clients both on the phone and the jokes made about the clients behind their backs. The department cares only about business volume and nothing for quality. If I worked for a company that was using Eide Bailly to administer their employee benefits (especially COBRA or Flexible Spending Accounts) I would not participate in either of those plans.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't just assume that because you have some extremely large clients like the state of Minnesota and Hennepin county that it is ok to treat the clients poorly. Management needs to encourage the employees to care as much about providing quality of service as they do quantity of service calls processed. Also, it would help if management hired call center people that are a little more intelligent than a box of rocks.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Not as good as it seems for the Benefits Dept.

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

    I worked at Eide Bailly

    Pros

    Professional work environment, friendly people at the workplace, computers are updated,
    overall system easy to use.

    Cons

    Major mistakes by all staff including the management, lack of training the staff, staff is burned out due to the workload, no support by management when dealing with escalated calls,
    systems problems caused major mistakes on accounts. This place is a revolving door with people not staying past two years.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    My advice would be to truly add more staff to the department and to invest in professional training.
    When you value your staff and give them all the tools and support than they will stay around along time and produce great results.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    OK Place to Work

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

    I worked at Eide Bailly full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    In the Colorado offices, the leadership promoted work-life balance. They allowed flexibility in your schedule to fit in work and personal commitments. The company offers a lot of technology training sessions continually through out the year. The company offers a lot of tax technical training as well.

    Cons

    The clients are generally small to medium-sized, closely held businesses, so there isn't a whole lot of variety or challenge to the work.

    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Great people to work with!

    Current Employee - Senior Audit Associate in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Senior Audit Associate in Fargo, ND

    I have been working at Eide Bailly full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Good work life balance depending on industry

    Cons

    Lower salary for a firm their size...benefits sucks

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve pay scale and benefit package

  8.  

    Balance

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

    I have been working at Eide Bailly full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The firm is very flexible and open to work life balance discussions.
    Partners are great people to work for.
    I wide range of industries.

    Cons

    You will travel which for single people may be a good thing, but if you have a family it may be a strain.
    Pay is a bit lower then you can get in private accounting.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You seem to be loosing a lot of people because of salary. But you are also loosing a lot of staff that want to start a family and feel like the job cannot fit there life style. If this is true or not I do not know but maybe a dialogue is needed and changes need to be made.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    Very pleasant work environment, but lacking exposure to more dynamic clients

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Fargo, ND
    Current Employee - Associate in Fargo, ND

    I have been working at Eide Bailly full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Very laid back with decent compensation and benefits.
    Great opportunity to get exposure to many different industries and employers in the middle market throughout the Western United States.

    Cons

    Expensive family health insurance.
    Long hours during busy season.
    A little bit too comfortable with the status quo. "If it ain't broke don't fix it" mentality.
    You have to stay with the company for a long time in order to truly reap the financial reward for your work.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Some room for growth in margins instead of just revenue through a greater focus on operational efficiency.
    I would personally prefer a compensation system that offers more immediate benefit for hard work, rather than one that requires a long-term committment in order to see financial reward. Annual raises and long term vesting of the profit sharing program doesn't allow much mobility. I'm aware of why this is designed this way, but it's time to embrace the mobile workforce of the 21st century.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great company to work for!

    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Eide Bailly

    Pros

    Great work/life balance and wonderful staff.

    Cons

    Would benefit from being in more states across the nation.

  11.  

    Great people with a focus on their employees

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

    I have been working at Eide Bailly full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    They hire outstanding people, so your co-workers are great. Managers and partners genuinely care about you as a person and are willing to bend over to help when you need it. Family is very important to the company as a whole. It's a regional firm with a local company feel.

    Cons

    No bonuses in our office. Feedback on job performance is not great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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