Plante Moran

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4 people found this helpful  

Great place to work.....if you live in Michigan

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Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH
Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Cleveland, OH

I worked at Plante Moran

Pros

- It is a mid-size firm that has most of the resources that would be available to a Big 4 firm.
- Open door policy for most managers/partners
- The PTO policy is very generous

Cons

- No name recognition outside of Michigan, Ohio offices (Cleveland especially) not very well known in business community.
- Most training materials address Michigan taxes quite heavily, but don't address Ohio, Illinois, and other states where the firm has offices.
- After a few years you start to feel like a used car salesmen, you need to "sell" projects to clients. It becomes very cuthroat with your peers after a while in order to meet annual sales goals, which can have rediculous thresholds.
- Benefits are awful, especially if you have children and need insurance.

Advice to ManagementAdvice

- Need to practice the culture, not just talk about it. Also, don't talk about it so much, you feel like you get brainwashed into believing it.
- Stop wasting $ on the annual conference, use that money to invest in benefits instead, or make the 401k match better.

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    Good experience with client work, however severely underpaid

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    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Manager in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Plante Moran

    Pros

    Public Accounting Experience is great - you will learn about tax and accounting. Offices are nice. good amount of vacation days.

    Cons

    The firm is only known in Michigan, no brand recognition in Illinois. Very competetive for engagements, and partners favor certain managers and staff. Most decisions are made in Michigan, so partners are powerless. Many transfers from Michigan to Chicago, who end up transferring back to Michigan. Most things are run out of the Michigan office, so if you live in Chicago, expect to be in the office at 6 am for webinar training.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Focus on developing your staff and managers in Chicago who have built their Chicago based networks, this will help with growth in Illinois. Spend money on things like raises and bonuses instead of the very expensive annual conferences.

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

    Is OK if you have a degree

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Southfield, MI
    Current Employee - Administrative Assistant in Southfield, MI

    I have been working at Plante Moran

    Pros

    Excellent Vacation Package, 4 weeks and then can buy an additional 2 weeks
    Flexible Hours

    Cons

    Administrative staff is not recognized for the hard work they put in
    No Bonus
    Low raises
    No recognition
    No growth opportunity

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
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