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HA&W Reviews

Updated January 21, 2015
Updated January 21, 2015
25 Reviews
3.4
25 Reviews
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  1.  

    HA&W promotes from within and reviews skills to recognize strengths and provides educational support to all employees.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Tax Documentation Specialist in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Tax Documentation Specialist in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at HA&W full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Fair minded management staff who take the time to listen to the needs of the employees and encourage continuing education or training to advance their careers. The benefits are very good and they provide other opportunities for earning extra money or gift cards throughout the year.

    Cons

    It was a challenge for me to stay busy while my reports were backed-up in the review process.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The management staff was exceptional and their willingness to listen and fairly review staff on at least an annual basis was extraordinary. However, when employees have more than one skill it would have been nice to have worked with other departments while things were slow in the assigned department.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Diversity in experience but long hours!

    Former Employee - Staff Accountant
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant

    I worked at HA&W

    Pros

    Partners are very approachable and good relationships with coworkers.

    Cons

    Really long hours and a lot of talk about being a best place to work but they didn't deliver.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create a system that rewards harder workers with something other than more work.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  3.  

    ABS Intern

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advisory Business Services Intern
    Former Employee - Advisory Business Services Intern

    I worked at HA&W as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    -Great firm.
    -They really care about their employees and offer competitive salary as well as other perks. Shows appreciation (holiday events, birthdays, anniversaries) as well as helpful during busy season
    -Feedback driven
    -Open door policy
    -Extensive training, continuous learning

    Cons

    Could be a sense of clique-ish or who you know sort of mentality to advance.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 1 person found this helpful  

    Truly Cares About Its Employees

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at HA&W full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    I have never worked at a company who cares about its employees more than HA&W does (other companies I've worked for are Hyatt, William M. Mercer, AON, First Data, etc.). I have been here since 1997 and have experienced this for almost 17 years. What I like about HA&W is that they recognize each person as an individual instead of expecting everyone to be from the same mold. They show appreciation of the employees through a generous PTO policy, good benefits package and perks for employees throughout the year.

    Cons

    You are held accountable and do have to have a certain amount of billable hours but they're not unreasonable.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Thank you.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company; loved my job

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at HA&W full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Well organized, great orientation, wonderful colleagues, fantastic opportunities to do work outside your main responsibilities if you have interest, open door policy, celebrates small thing (remembers birthdays etc). I could not say better things about this company - they taught me a lot and I am grateful that I worked for them.

    Cons

    Hours can be heavy during busy season, but that's the nature of a cyclical work environment

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    You do great; keep it up

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7.  

    Solid regional firm.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at HA&W full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Wide exposure. Good people. Continuing efforts to make the firm a pleasurable place to work.

    Cons

    Busy season but that comes with the industry

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    Excellent company, growing fast

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor, IT Risk and Assurance in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor, IT Risk and Assurance in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at HA&W full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Partners understand employee needs and goals. Pay was at market price. Great work life balance/flexibility. Low travel

    Cons

    Heavy work load, small staff required to juggle A LOT of projects. There was not manager in department. The partner was trying to manage the projects and sell projects. He did not have time for both. We were often self-managed for better or worse.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Understand partner's main function is to the sell and bring in more work. Hire managers and let them manage

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    It was overall a good experience. Solid company to work for

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Advisory Intern in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Advisory Intern in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at HA&W as an intern (less than a year)

    Pros

    People are helpful and friendly.

    Cons

    Not enough work available for a summer internship

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 1 person found this helpful  

    Talk is cheap

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Atlanta, GA
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Atlanta, GA

    I worked at HA&W full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    There are many skilled professionals that are willing to share their knowledge and expertise. The company provides Saturday lunches during busy season. A schedule is available to everyone which shows which engagements each employee will work on and when.

    Cons

    They have a few good ideas,but do not follow through. The buddy program is more like a lunch buddy program for one day. They do not communicate best practices. It is hard to obtain any office supplies or complete administrative tasks because of the size and disconnect between departments. Communication from supervisors needs improvement. Evaluation system consists of arbitrary rankings that mean something different from person to person.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would advise management to communicate clearly and often. I would advise the partners to cut the supervisors who are running off good employees.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Senior Accountant

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at HA&W full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Vacation and PTO is nice.

    Cons

    Don't really feel like management support managers/staff.
    Pay could be better.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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