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Not From Michigan? Good luck...

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Current Employee - Anonymous Employee  in  Chicago, IL
Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL

I have been working at Plante Moran full-time

Pros

- work with some good people
- good client base

Cons

As voiced in some other reviews, decisions are made from a very centralized management that does not take into consideration that there is actually a world outside of the suburbs of Michigan. The firm likes to promote its "no jerk policy" by shoving it down your throat.

No opinion of CEO

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  1. 4 people found this helpful  

    If you're not from Michigan, you're not valued!

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    Current Employee - Tax  in  Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Tax in Chicago, IL

    I have been working at Plante Moran full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Some nice coworkers and some great clients. Great for first three years of experience but then need to go elsewhere.

    Cons

    When interviewing, they say 2400 average work hours....try 2600 if not more. It's all political favorites and if you are from a merged in firm, you are seen as inadequate as compared to original Michigan p&m hires. Management (all Michigan originals and majority - over 90 percent men) act like Michigan area is the only area that can produce higher thinking individuals. Management transfers in there buddies and they are made equity partners within one year of transfer - even though they don't have a local network or book of business to support partnership......but they are from Michigan. Focus and choice is sold in proposals and Interviews but only a select few get to truly practice focus and choice. High billing rates but low low salary once reach in charge level and up. Save the money to pay partners and dangle the carrot for others who work 2500-2600 hours and receive less than 100grand because they don't make charge hour requirements.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Due to the favoritism and horrible salaries, the firm keeps poor performers with less technical abilities and loses the performers who put their clients and the firm ahead of their own best interests. Management follows what the big 4 does but pays like a small community single CPA size firm. Do the analysis so you retain some talent instead of settling for mediocre.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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    Great place to start a career

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    Current Employee - Audit Staff  in  East Lansing, MI
    Current Employee - Audit Staff in East Lansing, MI

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

    Pros

    - I work with great people who are all very talented
    - Relaxed culture with many social activities and a comfortable atmosphere
    - No glass ceiling - Some of the partners are my best friends in the firm and are always up to play basketball, talk sports, etc.
    - Feedback after every assignment and a dedicated team to help you with your career

    Cons

    - Long hours which is standard for this industry
    - High pressure job when it comes to dealing with clients and tight deadlines

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep up the good work!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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