Cherry Bekaert

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Learned a lot, but not without significant sacrifice.

Audit Senior (Former Employee) Atlanta, GA

ProsLike the title explains, I learned a lot here. I was part of a smaller firm acquired, and because of that, I worked on more jobs with more significant issues than I had prior that increased my knowledge substantially.

The pay is pretty decent considering you are not putting in the hours of a Big 4.

Because of Cherry Bekaert, I now work somewhere awesome ;).

ConsIf you have a family, do not expect to spend a lot of time with them. Do not even think to have kids. While there is a busy season with a policy of 55 required hours, be ready to work a lot more than that if you want to get promoted and you will also have these same 50+ hour weeks at multiple times of the year because they are short staffed and it is cheaper to work employees harder than to hire new staff.

Know that all Senior Management cares about is hours. When putting in said hours, make sure that you are seen by people because if you get these hours before people get to work early in the morning or when you get home late at night, people will assume that you are lazy because they physically do not see you on location.

Cherry Bekeart's "rapid growth" is from acquisition not because people want to work there. If you are at CB because you were acquired, just quit now because you will be labeled as "not as proficient" as those that are at the same level and already at CB.

Senior Management thinks that Cherry Bekaert is hot stuff, but ask anyone in accounting anywhere and they will say they've never heard of that firm. If you're doing public accounting for your resume, just suffer the two years at a Big 4 where at least you'll get name recognition.

Aside: Surely people reading these reviews know that many of the 5 star anonymous reviews are fake and from HR.

Advice to Senior ManagementYou probably shouldn't have spent millions in rebranding when you have an under appreciated work force. Treat your people better. While hours is important in the industry be a little warmer to employees instead of hammering down policies.

No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Awesome people, great firm

    Senior Tax Accountant (Former Employee) Charlotte, NC

    I worked at Cherry Bekaert full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros: Kind, helpful, caring people. Lovely firm culture. Good mix of… Cons: Hr was unorganized when I began, but seemed to improve… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend More

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    Great Experience

    Tax Intern (Former Employee) Coral Gables, FL

    I worked at Cherry Bekaert as an intern for less than a year

    Pros: They really tried to show the interns the benefits of CB's work life balance. Intern project was a great… Cons: Summer was a really slow time to work. Not much going on, and didnt get to see what busy season is… Advice to Senior Management: Maybe consider opening up the hiring window for Tax to something besides start dates every January? There… Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company… More

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