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Bureaucracy Personified

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

I have been working at AICPA

Pros

As long as you're doing a decent job, you won't get laid off, which is a good thing in this economy.

Cons

No upward advancement
Management is clueless
No transparency or communication from management
Major player wannabe without any strategic planning
Pointless reviews. Are told how to rate oneself as dictated by HR and then use those same low numbers to merit performance increments (or lack thereof)

Advice to ManagementAdvice

Start engaging ALL employees and listen.
Provide merit awards to those who should be given them.
Stop coddling the NC office. There are four other locations whose employees need attention.

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

    Great company to work for.

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    Former Employee - Member Service Specialist II in Durham, NC
    Former Employee - Member Service Specialist II in Durham, NC

    I worked at AICPA full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    Great working environment. Good opportunities for advancement. On site cafeteria.

    Cons

    High turnover in my department. High pressure position. Unrealistically high expectations for employee review.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Bear in mind that you've headquartered the business in Durham, NC, where people speak like the southerners they are, and don't score your call center reps down for using southern words like y'all and gonna.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Employer of Last Resort

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AICPA

    Pros

    Excellent people, I can't say enough about how great most of the people are that work there. However, a few rotten apples spoil the bunch.

    Cons

    Beware of accepting a role with the title of "Manager" as they have many management roles that have no direct reports, no influence on budget in your department, and no real ability to influence strategy in your department. Also, they boast flexible work arrangements, but you're not eligible for this until the end of your 120 probationary period. If you need this from the beginning of your employment, be sure to get that in writing, and do NOT accept anything you're TOLD as true in the recruiting process. Also, be ready to pay for two monthly medical premiums up front before your benefits begin. If you accepted a "sign on bonus" be ready to watch it disappear after taxes and that double medical premium is deducted.

    The office politics can be vicious if you attempt to change anything they think is good enough. Be aware of relationships people have there. Their friendships run deep, and out of the office. If you're not in their clique, you will not advance, and introducing new ideas will not be well received.

    I've never written a review about a previous employer, however after my experience here, this place earned my review. Shame on you AICPA for pandering to nepotism and archaic processes, and leaders who cannot see the forest for the trees.

    Benefits are average at best, and salaries are below market averages, but hey it's a not for profit institution.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    This advice is aimed directly to the CEO and those who report to him. Get more involved in "how" those who report to you get the job finished. You're revenues of old will not sustain you're future viability, and those below you cannot change fast enough to see a new vision through.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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