Watkins Meegan

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Watkins Meegan Reviews

Updated November 20, 2014
Updated November 20, 2014
14 Reviews
2.7
14 Reviews
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  1.  

    Excellent Company to work for!!!!

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Bethesda, MD
    Current Employee - Senior Manager in Bethesda, MD

    I have been working at Watkins Meegan full-time (more than 10 years)

    Pros

    Culture and atmosphere are excellent.

    Cons

    Typical of any public accounting firm, finding work-life balance can be challenging.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Echo Review - Terrible Firm

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

    I worked at Watkins Meegan full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Small Firm with opportunity for growth

    Cons

    The review highlighting bullying behavior was spot on. I would add that the bullying is actually a reflection of the management team's style and their view of what is acceptable. Unfortunately, this does reflect poorly on the firm.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Rethink your style and approach to working with your staff and your supervisory staff. Bullying in any form or at any level is no longer an acceptable approach to developing people, motivating your teams or fostering commitment to your firm.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
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    Terrible Firm

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

    I worked at Watkins Meegan full-time

    Pros

    Some of the supervisors are nice to work for.

    Cons

    They have a serious problem when it comes to the handling and management of their staff - many examples of bullying and negativity amongst the staff. Also, blatant disrespect of senior leadership. When these issues were brought to management's attention, appropriate action was not taken. It's ridiculous to think this kind of stuff actually happens in a professional environment - but at Watkins Meegan it does!

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Fire your staff and start over, negativity breads negativity.

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

    Great company, great job, looking back this was the job I should have chosen to grow old in.

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Tysons Corner, VA
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Tysons Corner, VA

    I worked at Watkins Meegan full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    They offered me a very competitive salary and great benefits. They were honest and believed in quality work product. They provided great training and they encouraged me to train the juniors in the firm. I got the opportunity to teach and even write training courses.

    Cons

    They were a little too big and lost that small firm feel. Their practices and procedures, while top notch, put them out of the reach of small firms who could have used their expertise.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Don't forget the little guy. You are a great firm, but need to find a way to share some of that talent with small firms that could use your help.

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Great company - Entrepreneurial mindset

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

    I have been working at Watkins Meegan full-time

    Pros

    Lots of opportunities to grow, great people, very good camaraderie between the different offices and groups. Provides opportunities to do different things. Good strategic vision for growth

    Cons

    Risk averse, sometimes lack of patience to see something materialize and for the investment to pay off.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be a little more patient for things to materialize. Investing helps growth, so increase the investment in resources today for future growth.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
  7.  

    Not a bad place to start

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in North Bethesda, MD
    Former Employee - Staff Accountant in North Bethesda, MD

    I worked at Watkins Meegan full-time (more than an year)

    Pros

    Nice Benefits, Nice office space

    Cons

    The pay was not great

    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    Avoid Watkins Government Services Affiliate of Watkins Meegan

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

    I have been working at Watkins Meegan full-time

    Pros

    There were no real endearing qualities

    Cons

    Management - outdated and highly unprofessional

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    AVOID

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

    I have been working at Watkins Meegan full-time

    Pros

    No upsides i can think of.

    Cons

    Too many downsides. AVOID this company.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    NONE. Management is very much out dated and not willing to change.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
  10.  

    Avoid!!

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

    I worked at Watkins Meegan full-time

    Pros

    Benefits, Salary, Commute, and great for recent grad.

    Cons

    Titles go to people's heads very easily here. Culture is very out dated. Work and life balance is a joke.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Have staff evaluate management with surveys once or twice per year so you can weed out crummy management.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
  11.  

    Avoid This Company - You will know what I am talking about once you get in.

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

    I worked at Watkins Meegan full-time

    Pros

    Work life balance is OK.

    Cons

    You will know what I am talking about once you get in this company.

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