Moss Adams LLP

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Moss Adams LLP Reviews

Updated December 18, 2014
Updated December 18, 2014
111 Reviews
3.6
111 Reviews
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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 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.  

    Positive experience

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Associate in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Associate in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    People are very friendly and easy to work around.

    Cons

    Practice groups aren't very integrated.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  2.  

    Spring board

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    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
  3.  

    Great opportunities for advancement in a variety of disciplines at this progressive firm.

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Parnter in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Parnter in Campbell, CA

    I have been working at Moss Adams LLP full-time (more than an 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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  5.  

    Lots of opportunity. Good variety of projects.

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Senior in Seattle, WA
    Current Employee - Tax Senior in Seattle, WA

    I have been working at Moss Adams LLP full-time

    Pros

    Well known firm in Northwest. Diverse client base. Good work/life balance.

    Cons

    Firm trainings could be better. Collaboration between different practices could improve.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  6.  

    Great place to grow professionally, but at expense of personal life

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

    I have been working at Moss Adams LLP

    Pros

    Great opportunities for professional growth

    Cons

    Work/life balance is non-existent and pay is not competitive with other firms

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great Firm! Smaller firm that has advantages of Big 4

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Moss Adams LLP

    Pros

    Small, individual attention
    Collegial atmosphere
    Large, impressive clients
    Challenging work

    Cons

    Low pay
    Outdated technology
    Long hours
    Benefits could be better

  8.  

    Great Place to Begin a Career

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

    I have been working at Moss Adams LLP full-time

    Pros

    Easy to get promoted through manager based on good technical skills and efficiency. Forum W is progressive and the best part about the firm.

    Cons

    Extremely political environment beyond staff level. Partners in most groups have annual sales goals so they hoard work, making it hard to build a book of business due to limited support from partners as they watch out for themselves. High turnover.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    the process was fine.

    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Moss Adams LLP

    Pros

    the people were really great.

    Cons

    People work really long hours

  10.  

    One of the best public accounting firms around

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Assurance Senior in Portland, OR
    Current Employee - Assurance Senior in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    It has the benefits of a Big 4 firm with the feel of a smaller firm and/or private company. The people I work with are awesome; it sort of feels like a family, at least at my office. You will get much more experience at Moss Adams versus a Big 4 firm, because the clients are typically smaller.

    Cons

    Like any job in public accounting, it is heavy on the hours.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 2 people found this helpful  

    If I could give this place 0 stars I would

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Los Angeles, CA

    I worked at Moss Adams LLP full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    None that I can think of

    Cons

    When they quote you a salary it is really $6K less because their quote includes benefits
    No 401(k) match
    Force you to fill out ridiculous surveys so they can win "Best Places to Work"
    Partner worship
    Client worship
    No respect for non accountants
    Forced to attend offsite "volunteer" event in a place that I'd rather not take my car. Do not provide group transportation like my former company did when real volunteer events were is less desirable areas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    None, they are utterly clueless

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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