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Helpful (3)

Perfect for those wanting a career in public accounting, all others, don't bother

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  • Career Opportunities
  • Comp & Benefits
  • Senior Management
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Irvine, CA
Recommends
Approves of CEO

Pros

Good pay, very relevant training at the right time, nice raises, opportunities to teach and get promoted, scheduling works very well. It is the perfect place for those who want a long-lasting career in public accounting. The life balance is very good (no, really!).

Cons

This office is very conservative. While very professional, it doesn't have much personality and can get boring. The promotion time lines are slower than at other competitors. The benefits are slightly worse than at other competitors. The new coffee machine sucks. The places to eat around the office mostly suck and many are overpriced.

Advice to Management

Should consider jeans/casual Friday. The office environment could be more relaxed. The new coffee machine is terrible.

Other Employee Reviews for Moss Adams LLP

  1. Helpful (5)

    Great challenging job, often fun, but managers can be disrespectful, brutal, and even a bit mean.

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Consulting Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Consulting Manager in Seattle, WA
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    The work is very interesting. Projects are fun and challenging. The firm hires smart, talented people. Anyone, regardless of where they are in their career can learn a lot about business. Employees can strengthen their ability to analyze and interpret information allowing them to solve complex business issues for clients. Employees can learn a great deal from their managers and partners. The partners and employees deliver high quality audit and consulting services.

    Cons

    There is only major downside to working at Moss Adams. Managers can be very rude. They are allowed to raise their voice and use foul language with staff when they are angry, even in front of peers. Hateful communications occur face-to-face and through voice mails and emails. This behavior is allowed even when managers have erred in their conclusions due to misinterpreting the facts or receiving bad information. There is no such thing as an apology. These same managers often refuse to hear explanations leaving the offending employee unable to address the horrible comments. Employees have no recourse but to wait until the manager "gets over it" or moves onto screaming at another staff member. This is extremely demotivating. Even employees with successful track records of completing projects on time and on budget and gaining referenceable clients are treated in this manner by some partners, even managing partners.

    Advice to Management

    The firm should adopt a zero tolerance policy prohibiting screaming and/or foul language in all business communications especially when disciplining staff. Management can discipline and communicate critical performance issues in a professional manner even when the message is highly punitive. In cases where managers scream and swear at staff, ensure employees know how to safely report the event in a timely manner, not having to wait for upstream reviews which might be months later.


  2. Not the way to build a long term career in business if you don't like politics

    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Scottsdale, AZ
    Doesn't Recommend
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Small enough firm you get a firmer grasp on the fundamentals and get to work closely with clients. Similar office locations to Big 4 and other colleagues Strong firm wide training for professionals Great place to start your career.

    Cons

    Compensation is low and definitely not linked with the market (public and private industry). There are no bonuses for bringing in business or coming in under budget in each office. Partners do not pass their knowledge down to professional staff or encourage them/by showing them how to network and close deals earlier than at the mid-senior manager level. This is career limiting as a partner to be. Firm offices are often disorganized and client scheduling is messy and controlled by the clients instead of managed actively. Talented staff are assigned to the highest grossing partner, as opposed to by engagement, as a result partners take on more risk than needed.

    Advice to Management

    Partners do not operate the firm as a "business" and instead make many short term decisions that are dilutive to the value of the firm. The firm should refocus on people and ensure the firm and the partners are investing in growing the knowledge base of the professional staff on a continuous basis and balance that with attracting new clients. No sense on attracting new clients when you don't have competent professional staff to perform the work. This has been lost over the last decade and there is now a significant gap to fill that will take time. Focus on long term partner and firm growth through training and retention of staff. Remember during economic expansions the professional staff will leave if they do not have a reason to stay. Give them a reason to stay and be accretive to the firms bottom line and legacy.


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