Moss Adams LLP

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Moss Adams LLP Reviews

Updated December 14, 2014
Updated December 14, 2014
109 Reviews
3.5
109 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.  

    It takes some luck

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Manager in Spokane, WA

    I have been working at Moss Adams LLP full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    There are some smart and fun people at Moss Adams, if you can burry yourself in the right industry group it can be great.

    Cons

    Not enough experienced employees to train new staff. You get thrown into the fire and when you sink it's all your fault. I you can't play the game you will lose.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I you never teach your dog to go to the bathroom outside, it isn't his fault when he goes inside. Similarly, of you don't take the time to train your employees and provide them accurate and timely feedback, it isn't their fault when they make a mistake.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2. 1 person found this helpful  

    My experience has been fabulous.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Tax Staff in Campbell, CA
    Current Employee - Tax Staff in Campbell, CA

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

    Pros

    Flexible, welcoming to all kinds of individuals, professional, competative salaries, friendly people. I can't complain it has been great working here.

    Cons

    There really aren't too many outside the fact that its public accounting which can be high stress and long hours.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3. 2 people found this helpful  

    Biggest Mistake of My Life

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA
    Former Employee - Administrative Assistant in Los Angeles, CA

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

    Pros

    Great health benefits, 401k match is not all that.

    Cons

    You are nothing if you are not an accountant on a certain track.

    They depersonalize people referring to the as "staff" or "admin"

    They think they are flexible but in fact there is a form to fill out for every little thing.

    There is a galling lack of privacy.

    The people are very cliquey and travel in pairs at all times. They remind me of the Binars in the Star Trek series and are about as friendly.

    They force you to fill out those "Best Places to Work" surveys. By force I mean pester you to death about them. It's more important than doing your job.

    The majority of these people are lifers. They will die there. I thought I liked stability but there is a difference between stability and stagnation.

    No I was not fired, I gleefully left of my own accord.

    OMG! How could I forget! They charge for parking!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Pay attention to your non-accountant employees. You will gain valuable insight.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Sr Audit Manager

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    Current Employee - Audit Senior Manager in Spokane, WA
    Current Employee - Audit Senior Manager in Spokane, WA

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

    Pros

    There are a lot of smart people at Moss. Good client mix of smaller companies to work with and larger more complex companies.

    Cons

    Very little opportunity to use your own professional judgment to do your job. If you sneeze, you should probably have had that approved by Seattle. Industry silos make it very difficult to move up.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have more of an abundance mentality rather than scarcity.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6. 1 person found this helpful  

    If you aren't "IN" you are WAY OUT

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    Former Employee - Administrative in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Administrative in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    People who are not managers are wonderful

    Cons

    Once they reach manager they are elite and do not want to hear from you. Don't EVER think about making a tiny mistake, you will be strung up and penalized

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    get out of your offices and stop the elitist mentality. You are the biggest issue in the offices. You realize how many people have horrible anxiety and massive stress issues?

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  7.  

    Good Old Boys

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    Former Employee - Audit Manager in Seattle, WA
    Former Employee - Audit Manager in Seattle, WA

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

    Pros

    Compensation was fair.
    People were skilled.
    Access to executive management was fair.
    Expectations were reasonable.
    Travel was reasonable.
    Client base was reasonable.

    Cons

    If you were not part of the club - you were on the outside looking in.
    Cliques
    Lack of work life balance
    Benefits were not great

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Very Political Environment

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Administrative in Albuquerque, NM
    Former Employee - Administrative in Albuquerque, NM

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

    Pros

    Good pay for the area. That's it.

    Cons

    The standards they hold you to depend on a subjective determination of your value as a person and not your performance. If you're "in" with the managers and partners, they expect the best, which is great. If you're "out" with the managers and partners, they will complain about every little fault they can find, no matter how small. No amount of effort or commitment to quality will ever satisfy them.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Create more equal standards for admins based on objective assessments and not on personal feelings. Also, they need to provide more timely feedback. They tend to wait until the consensus meetings to share any dissatisfaction.

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

    Work Hard- Pay not enough

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    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Portland, OR
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in Portland, OR

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

    Pros

    Successful company, fun work events, big office in Portland, OR so lots of co-workers (don't get sick of them and get to learn a lot.)

    Cons

    Work way to hard and way to often year-round (not just in busy season.) It is expected that you work ridiculous amounts, and you don't feel appreciated. People don't always get promoted when they should and it becomes a popularity game.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give people a break! Don't be so judgmental with those that actually want a work/life balance.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  10. 2 people found this helpful  

    Best Public Accounting Firm out there

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in San Francisco, CA
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in San Francisco, CA

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

    Pros

    intelligent and professional co-workers, access to partner group from all levels (staff to senior manager), vacation time, culture, great clients

    Cons

    Busy Season, public accounting just inst for me

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Better recruiting, we need to do more to compete with the Big 4

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    It Could Have Been Better

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Moss Adams LLP full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great perks, nice people and benefits

    Cons

    Compensation and lack of opportunity for growth

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Respect is earned by example you leave, not because of your title

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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