Moss Adams LLP Reviews

Updated February 26, 2015
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Pros
  • Decent work/life balance, but a heavy emphasis on amount of time your butt is in the chair (in 11 reviews)

  • You work long hours, but not as long as people at the big 4 (in 9 reviews)

Cons
  • Long hours, public accounting model is hard at times when moving up the ranks (in 14 reviews)

  • The firm HR department is working hard to address this with work-life balance initiatives (in 7 reviews)

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  1. Great company with great work life balance!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Moss Adams LLP

    Pros

    actually treats you like a human being and doesn't try to push out its employees by working 12 hr days like other accounting firms

    Cons

    Like all public accounting, dealing with the clients can be a pain.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. Great Coworkers and culture

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Moss Adams LLP

    Pros

    - Great people and supportive leaders
    - 25 days of PTO every year

    Cons

    - hard to get promoted as you go higher because it is very top heavy
    - work life balance can be difficult to maintain

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  3. Mixed feelings.

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    Current Employee - Business Assurance Manager in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Business Assurance Manager in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Moss Adams LLP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great exposure to different industries, work life balance is great, work is easy (due to mid/lower market clients) and upward mobility is only limited by your talent. They actually care about your well being and will make you take pto every year so you don't get burned out. You can have a great career here if you surround yourself with the right people and land on the right industries.

    Cons

    Technical capabilities of the PSR region is weak. Audit procedures are extremely outdated and risk assessments are done poorly. Quality is lacking in many audits and the same outdated work papers are continuously rolled forward year after year. Technical resources are limited resulting in the firm being unable to audit companies with complex operations/structure.

    I've seen errors covered up by senior management that seriously made me question the integrity of some of my superiors.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    consider shuffling senior managers around between the firm's legacy clients. Having them work on new clients will identify cracks in the audit process and weaknesses in technical ability.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
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  5. Great Company

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Eugene, OR
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Eugene, OR

    I have been working at Moss Adams LLP

    Pros

    Good pay, continual learning, on the job training, ability to advance, wonderful culture with great people, they care about your life and what's going on. They also work with a wide variety of clients from very small up to fairly large. If you are interested in small business this is a wonderful place for you to work so you can learn about these small businesses which you serve.

    Cons

    The worst part of the job is similar to any other accounting firm - the hours during busy season are long. However, it's not so bad after that. The hours really are pretty normal for 3/4 the year.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep it up, they are doing great.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6. Employees love working here!!!

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Spokane, WA

    I have been working at Moss Adams LLP

    Pros

    The people are compensated fairly and very competitive compared with the big four. Many opportunities to advance and take on leadership roles (for the right people willing to work for it). Work like balance is tough in an industry, but particularly during busy season at Moss Adams. Moss Adams encourages employees to take vacations and to not burn themselves out.

    Cons

    Lots of travel to client sites. However this is unavoidable in any accounting firm.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. Administrative staff are important, too

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Seattle, WA

    I worked at Moss Adams LLP full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Talented administrative staff are treated with respect and valued almost as much as the accountants.

    Cons

    The firm encourages maintaining a good work/life balance. Unfortunately, that equals "don't bring your personal life to work, but do bring your work home".

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Communicate more often and honestly with employees at all levels.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. Positive experience

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    Current Employee - Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Associate in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Moss Adams LLP full-time (less than a year)

    Pros

    People are very friendly and easy to work around.

    Cons

    Practice groups aren't very integrated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  9. Spring board

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    Current Employee - Tax Senior
    Current Employee - Tax Senior

    I have been working at Moss Adams LLP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    The staff and seniors are awesome group of individuals. Fun. Semi flexible with hours and schedules

    Cons

    Mid management, specificially managers, are terrible. They don't know how to deal with conflict and will back stab you for their entertainment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    The partners need to talk about a succession plan and tell people how to get promoted instead if a guess and check.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  10. Great people at lower levels, but too much stress.

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant

    I have been working at Moss Adams LLP full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Fairly flexible work schedule, a very young and professional work environment, learning new and relevant things each day, job security

    Cons

    Too many hours (specifically January through April and August through October). Should be a teaching environment, but many mid-level managers find a way to make it as if it is more of a chore to be teaching anyone anything new.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need more transparency throughout the firm, from top to bottom.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
  11. Great opportunities for advancement in a variety of disciplines at this progressive firm.

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    Current Employee - Parnter in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Parnter in Campbell, CA

    I have been working at Moss Adams LLP full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Large, diversified, stable firm (101 years in business), yet innovative and progressive. Very good firm leadership that knows where its going and communicates honestly on how we'll get there and what part you can play. Collaborative culture where ideas are shared and accepted from any level. Honest, fair people.

    Cons

    Large size creates some bureaucracy making change more difficult. Some local leaders struggle with change that's needed to better serve our clients and our people.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Try to become more comfortable being uncomfortable. Experiment more and don't worry about achieving perfection every time.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

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