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Helpful (2)

Great employees, well treated

  • Comp & Benefits
  • Work/Life Balance
  • Senior Management
  • Culture & Values
  • Career Opportunities
Current Employee - Audit Staff in Auburn Hills, MI
Current Employee - Audit Staff in Auburn Hills, MI

I have been working at Plante Moran full-time (more than a year)

Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO
Recommends
Positive Outlook
Approves of CEO

Pros

Staff is a lot of fun, kind and willing to teach new hires
There is a great support system for all employees
Reasonably compensated
CPA materials paid for + bonus for passing
Heavy emphasis on work/life balance

Cons

High level opportunities exist but not at the same level as big 4
Progression seems slower because turnover is lower than most other firms
Heavy emphasis on 'fitting in' personality wise that many people can feel fake

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  1. Helpful (6)

    Big on getting recognized for being great, not big on doing the things to be great

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Plante Moran full-time (more than 3 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    - Seem to try and do what they think is best
    - Growing in Chicago
    - Cheap soda
    - Promote work/life balance

    Cons

    - Management seems to be making decisions based on outdated logic and with a focus on what will benefit the few, especially those at the top
    - Promote work/life balance, but this seems to be a lot of talk and definitely not a reality among my co-workers
    - We made Fortune's best place to work list! Here is a $5 gift card!
    - Always tell you how great a place it is to work, but in reality, it just isn't that great unless you enjoy hardcore corporate culture and a complete lack of focus on employee day-to-day work life for the betterment of the firms growth/profit
    - Technology. The people who are making the decisions with technology are old, no better way to put it. Their decisions are laughable and are based on logic from the early 2000's (what is this scary, risky thing called e-mail!?)
    - Very little ability to make changes, despite employee's and certain management recognizing a great need for change in certain areas, nothing seems to get done, at least timely
    - Do not take others point of views in consideration, very centralized, top heavy decision making
    - Never felt as if management shared the values of the employees working there

    Advice to Management

    When there is a problem, fix it! TRUST your employees and do not treat them like your subordinates. Rather, seek their opinions and put an emphasis on improving their work life, not just your clients.

    Advice to potential new hires - do not buy into the hype and look elsewhere if looking at middle market.

  2. Helpful (7)

    Culture sounds good on paper...

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Associate-Manager
    Former Employee - Associate-Manager

    I worked at Plante Moran full-time (more than 8 years)

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Very well articulated employee value proposition during the recruiting process.
    25 cent soda
    Very strong culture weeds out the "jerks"
    Managing Partners who really do care about the people and the firm...it's genuine

    Cons

    The philosophy and approach to pay is laughable, yet defended constantly by HR who really don't have staff with expertise in this area...only individuals who "think" that 1-2 years of attending a conference or two and running an ineffective comp. process gives someone expertise.

    Day to day employee treatment is not congruent to stated firm principles.

    They say candor is kindness, but the reality is that candor is not given.

    Advice to Management

    Explore what is really happening in the HR department...they are supposed to be ambassadors to your culture. Go ask the employees in the newly merged firm in Chicago. Go find out why HR turnover is the way it is over the last year.

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