Plante Moran Reviews

Updated October 28, 2014
Updated October 28, 2014
67 Reviews
3.9
67 Reviews
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Plante Moran Firm Managing Partner Gordon Krater
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • Work-life balance is highly promoted within the firm which makes work enjoyable (in 13 reviews)

  • Great people, great culture, very caring, and recognizes me as an individual - not a number (in 6 reviews)


Cons
  • When you attempt to regain your work/life balance they'll fire you (in 5 reviews)

  • Long hours which is standard for this industry (in 7 reviews)

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  1.  

    Fantastic place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Wealth Management Intern in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Wealth Management Intern in Southfield, MI

    I worked at Plante Moran as an intern (less than an year)

    Pros

    Flexible hours, great pay, great staff

    Cons

    Long hours for full time

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    A good place to work

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

    I worked at Plante Moran full-time

    Pros

    Plante Moran truly cares for their employees- you won't feel like you're just a number. The pay is fair, and the benefits are excellent. Most people working there are friendy and willing to help. There is a lot of room for career development and advancement. Overall, it's a great corporate culture.

    Cons

    As with any big firm, there are some administrative processes that seem unnecessary.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Outstanding employer living their "jerk free" policy

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Management Consultant in Southfield, MI

    I worked at Plante Moran full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Positive environment with great leadership. This firm truly values people and individual talents. Very limited politics and a strong team based environment.

    Cons

    Benefits are excellent, pay scales below Partner are low as compared to other non-consulting companies.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Keep the culture and adjust pay scales below Partner to be more competitive.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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  5. 3 people found this helpful  

    Started well. Promises made. Promised broken. Framed for someone else's mistake. Fired.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior IT Audit Consultant in Chicago, IL
    Former Employee - Senior IT Audit Consultant in Chicago, IL

    I worked at Plante Moran full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Paid me a salary for 6 years.

    Cons

    Politics. Lots of it. Backbiting. Lots of it. Lies. Lots of them. Fluff mottos (work like balance...jerk free etc etc). Lots of travel. Reimbursement after you jump through hoops. Middle management is typical of a top heavy company (good ol boys club).

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be real. Listen to what the employee wants, not what you want to hear. Stop playing games, it's our lives and careers you are messing with.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
  6. 2 people found this helpful  

    Terrible marketing department, great otherwise

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Plante Moran full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Work/life balance, nice people, smart co-workers

    Cons

    Ridiculous politics and inefficiencies, embarrassing marketing team

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Build a team through transparancy

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  7. 3 people found this helpful  

    Great culture as long as you are not part of Firm Administration

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Plante Moran full-time (more than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people, firm management cares about staff, no micro managers as it's all about the results, challenging work, a lot of exposure to Partners.

    Cons

    There have been an abundance of changes across the HR function over the past couple of years and it's a little scary how many long term high performers have left the department. If you are not part of the "in" HR clique you will be pushed out of the firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Take a good look at your HR department, it seems policies and procedures do not apply to them, and staff see the negative environment within the department.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  8. 4 people found this helpful  

    Great Culture but HR is out of control

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Plante Moran full-time (more than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people, great culture, very caring, and recognizes me as an individual - not a number. No micro-managing but very high responsibility. Work hard - play hard!

    Cons

    This Firm is all about the Practice staff - if you work in administration you are on the outside. HR seems to be out of control - like they run the entire Firm. You have the support of the Practice leaders but if HR doesn't think you're a star then they push and push until the leaders cave.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Get HR under control. You run your company - not them.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  9. 1 person found this helpful  

    Great place to work and grow your career

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Assurance in Southfield, MI
    Former Employee - Assurance in Southfield, MI

    I worked at Plante Moran full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great co workers, understanding people, good reputation in the area

    Cons

    The name has a strong brand presence in the MidWest, but looked down upon as the little guy elsewhere in the country

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Golder Circles are what make places great. Public accounting can be hard on anyone and at the end of the day, the biggest reward is financial compensation.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Great firm

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

    I have been working at Plante Moran as a contractor

    Pros

    team centered atmosphere for all levels of employees, people refer things internally to each other without hesitation. Great place great environment.

    Cons

    equitable pay for all employment levels, despite differing skill sets. If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail. Problem is we are all not nails, and some of us

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Offers a unique experience you can't get anywhere else in public accounting

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Grand Rapids, MI
    Current Employee - Audit Manager in Grand Rapids, MI

    I have been working at Plante Moran full-time (more than 5 years)

    Pros

    Growing company with lots of opportunity for rapid advancement. I feel like I'm driving my career. I set my own goals, evaluate myself, find opportunities that energize me, and my supervisors are very supportive in helping me focus on the aspects that energize me.

    Cons

    As with any job in public accounting, there's going to be a lot more hours than your typical 40-hour work week, especially during the busy times of year. They work very hard to help soften the blow (flexible hours, family-oriented benefits like on-site daycare in some cases), but still can tend to burn people out.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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