Andersen Tax

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Great company, great learning experience.

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Former Employee - Tax Intern in Boston, MA
Former Employee - Tax Intern in Boston, MA

I worked at Andersen Tax

Pros

The managers are extremely involved and are very willing to help you learn as much as possible.

Cons

Long hours during busy season, but it comes with the job.

Recommends
Approves of CEO

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  1. 3 people found this helpful  

    Unbelievable

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    Former Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Associate in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Andersen Tax

    Pros

    The building is a nice facility and located in a great location. My incoming class of new hires I became especially close with out of solidarity.

    Cons

    WTAS is a glittering example of how not to run a company.

    Hours of work during "busy season" (tax deadline season twice a year) are more than investment banking hours. Management mismanages client work and fails to communicate the urgency of needed client documents.

    Management and leadership care little about your professional development and merely seek to maintain their book of business from the Anderson days.

    Turnover speaks for itself, as it surpassed 40% when I was employed there.

    I've been told other offices are better with culture, learning, and hours. Los Angeles is the black sheep of the corporate family. Looking back, I see WTAS as waste of of my professional time.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Retire and give the reins to new blood who understand how to run a company. It may be a CPA firm, but organizational capacity and professionalism run real organizations.

    Doesn't Recommend
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 3 people found this helpful  

    Pass

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Francisco, CA

    I have been working at Andersen Tax

    Pros

    Good place to come if you're green, fresh from school.

    Cons

    Work life balance is offered in lip service only. People fight for bragging rights by getting to the office earlier than anyone.....4am etc. Or, staying late, even sleeping in their office/cube.

    Most of senior management from AA days are out of touch; they've never worked anywhere else and have a skewed perspective on workplace etiquette and culture. They encourage employees to report on other employees inappropriately and are rewarded.

    Every few years there seems to be uncertainty on their future.

    CEO is known as ego-maniacal and insecure with anger management issues; he also fuels gossip.

    Bullying atmosphere.

    Pay is low.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Partners stop lording over people below MD levels. Enough with the sports analogies... remember this is a workplace, not a boys high school locker room. Stop instigating hazing behavior a la boys on a football field. Be more transparent, instead of keeping everyone in the dark and forcing the rumor mill to work overtime. Realize favoritism by MDs and CEO is clear to all; Employees know who feeds their ears.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO
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