Windham Brannon Reviews

Updated February 21, 2015
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  1. Helpful (2)

    Better Work-Life Balance Than Most

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

    I have been working at Windham Brannon full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    Pros

    Management has historically cared about the employees, and there is better work life balance than at most public accounting firms. Progression is relatively easy at the lower levels. The office is new and nice to work in. Management has gotten better recently about adding in some fun extras like outings, parties, etc. Benefits are good, generous vacation policy. Employees are generally smart, hard working and all around good to work with.

    Cons

    Don't kid yourself, this is still public accounting, and there are long hours particularly before deadlines. Compensation is low relative to other firms in the marketplace. Superstars can rise quickly but are often overwhelmed with a never ending stream of work. As employees rise to higher levels, they are reluctant to make promotions. Recently it seems like partners are not working together; instead, most decisions are made by an executive committee.

    Advice to Management

    Management seems to have lost touch with core values, instead focusing on growth at all costs. Consider stepping back and instead focusing on your people, paying them well and providing them with real growth opportunities. In a client service business, keeping your employees happy translates to keeping your clients happy. Work as a team of partners to make informed decisions instead of knee-jerk, politically biased ones.


  2. Helpful (2)

    disappointing and discouraging

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

    I have been working at Windham Brannon

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

    Pros

    PTO and vacations, somewhat flexible with work hours

    Cons

    don't do much to keep their good employees, overall morale among staff is bad, poor leadership and management, HR has no clue what goes on in the company, not good about promoting within, they take care of their favorites but don't show same to all staff


  3. Helpful (1)

    Excellent company to work for!

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

    I have been working at Windham Brannon full-time (More than a year)

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    Pros

    Management team is down to earth and very relateable. Tone at the top is amazing. Great clients to work for. Work is challenging and rewarding. Constantly learning something new. Co-workers are excellent.

    Cons

    Work during the summer can get repetitive and boring. Evaluations are not always accurate or indicative of your perfomance, rather personal opinions are more prevalent.

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work! Recognize those below you are working hard to make you money too!


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  5. Beware of the management group (partners and shareholders)

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Atlanta, GA

    I have been working at Windham Brannon

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    Very professional, pleasant surroundings and a fantastic staff with great attitude. Dinner provided several days a week during busy season. Convenient location. Quality of work produced is excellent. The benefits, pay, and culture were great. Other staff level employees were always willing to help, and "mentor" was there to assist in your growth.
    Exciting about the recent merger and an excellent opportunity to grow.

    Cons

    The management group plays to favorites. Promotions are not based on performance reviews.
    Many staff complains about "favoritism"

    Communications skills of the management group is severely lacking and often disrespectful.
    Female partners are worse than the male partners.
    Definitely not a "lead by example" attitude carried by the management group.
    Although an open door policy is touted, frequently the first statement from management is that they are limited on time for questions/discussions as some partners are nonresponsive to emails and VMs until it's the last minute and/or time sensitive - poor management showing by the management group.

    Some partners are stubborn to changes.
    Performance reviews need to be improved.

    Advice to Management

    How do expect staff to follow when you can’t even lead by example.
    Many staff could benefit from your willingness to change.
    You have an excellent staff working for you. Don’t lose them due to your stubbornness to change for the better.

    Communication between partners and staff needs a major overhaul.

    Promotions should be based upon overall skill set, and not personality.


  6. Helpful (2)

    Great

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

    I have been working at Windham Brannon

    Recommends
    Recommends

    Pros

    We are given autonomy. The firm allows us to manage ourselves and provides us the tools to succeed. This is really a great place to work.

    Cons

    If you are motivated and understand that during certain times of the year 55-60 hours a week is normal, then there is nothing bad about the job. During the busy season everyone works a lot from the staff to the partners.



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