Moss Adams LLP
3.2 of 5 89 reviews
www.mossadams.com Seattle, WA 1000 to 5000 Employees

Moss Adams LLP Reviews

Updated Jul 5, 2014
Moss Adams LLP – Seattle – “Seattle office lobby”

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3.2 89 reviews

                             

85% Approve of the CEO

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Chris Schmidt

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60% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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Review Highlights

Pros:
  • "Decent work/life balance, but a heavy emphasis on amount of time your butt is in the chair"
    in 10 reviews
  • "A wide array of clients and the opportunity to learn a lot in your first years"
    in 5 reviews
Cons:
  • "Long hours resulting from experienced growth, politics"
    in 10 reviews
  • "Busy Season, public accounting just inst for me"
    in 8 reviews
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    Help Desk (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsReally great work environment. No one is 'jaded' in my group. It's a friendly environment and I'm very happy here.

    ConsTime-off is a little harsh, since 4 months of the year it's simply not 'allowed'. This is not unexpected, I know. There's a definite feeling of IT being a cost center that doesn't get recognition from the greater firm. This is also pretty normal.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Very invested in their employees

    Senior Auditor (Current Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsGreat experience, client exposure, trust in employees

    ConsWe work a lot of hours, but it's definitely not as bad as other firms.

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    As a part of the marketing staff, I felt the company valued our contributions, unfortunately, there is no career path.

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people are great and there is an acceptance of work/life balance. While I never missed a deadline, I also never missed one of my kids concerts or special days at school. The marketing team is respected for what they contribute to the bottom-line and not viewed as a cost-center. Also, the benefits are great.

    ConsThere is no room for growth. The marketing team is very flat. The only way to grow professionally is to take on new project/initiatives, but no available career advancement.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great Company

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsFlexible schedule (to a certain point), great co-workers, lots of opportunity for out of office events

    ConsSame as all CPA firms - Lots of required overtime. No extra pay for extra hours worked

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Friendly, supportive team that pushes for well rounded individuals.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsLots of opportunity, schedule flexibility

    Conslow salary, no bonus, push for networking participation

    Advice to Senior Managementpay more to keep good talent

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good company but it's Internal IT

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCompany seems to be doing well and treats there employees well

    ConsIts internal IT which was not what I wanted to do
    For me writing back office auditing software was not that interesting

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    Great people and environment

    Winter Intern (Former Employee)
    Everett, WA

    ProsVery nice people and work environment. They have an open-door policy so you get to talk to managers and partners when you need their help. Everybody is helpful and I really enjoyed the internship. 5-week vacation is nice too when you are full-time.

    ConsYou never know if your internship gets extended or not until a week or so before your contract end date.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Good place to build your career.

    Tax Manager (Former Employee)
    Spokane, WA

    ProsGreat place to build your career. Work life balance is best I've heard of for public accounting.

    ConsExpect as a tax staff to put in 65+ hour weeks during busy season.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKnow your people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Better than working at Big 4, but Public Accounting is still Public Accounting...

    Audit Staff (Current Employee)
    Campbell, CA

    ProsYou work long hours, but not as long as people at the big 4. I've never stayed at a client later than 8 PM (isn't this crazy how that is considered a pro?). Partners and Managers care about your work/life balance and they care about your well being. Moss Adams pushes you to always grow and be better. They push for you to strive for a promotion.

    ConsSame with any public accounting company, the long hours and tight deadlines are draining. Also, working on different engagements and dealing with different managers can be frustrating as there is not always consistency.

    Advice to Senior ManagementManagers need to listen to upward feedback. A lot of managers don't support their engagement teams and usually sit back until they can review. They are frequently not at the client, and sometimes not available to answer questions, but still expect the audit to get done in a timely and efficiently.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Grindhouse, great for experience out of college

    Audit Senior (Former Employee)
    Seattle, WA

    ProsVast amount of experience and exposure very quickly. Decent work/life balance, but a heavy emphasis on amount of time your butt is in the chair. Good provider of education and opportunities to learn a lot about various industries.

    ConsNo consideration of being an innovator. They seem stuck in the traditional models and ignore the inefficiencies of that system.

    Advice to Senior ManagementAdopt a system of chargeable goals that rewards efficiency, as opposed to simply the number of hours. You will earn more on your engagements and reward those who are truly the best workers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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