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Eide Bailly Overview

Fargo, ND
1001 to 5000 employees
1917
Company - Private
Accounting & Legal
$100 to $500 million (USD) per year
Eide Bailly is a regional certified public accounting and business advisory firm with diverse talents, industry experience and service specialties. We were ranked nationally by VAULT as having a top culture in the public accounting industry.

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Mission: The mission of Eide Bailly is to serve passionately and intelligently; add value to our stakeholders; and grow the Firm.

Eide Bailly – Why Work For Us?


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We believe in the power of a strategic plan, and each year, we review our plan to make sure it reflects the current business environment, economy—and our dreams. Eide Bailly’s strategic plan supports our mission to serve passionately and intelligently; add value to our stakeholders; and grow our Firm. I am pleased to report we had another successful year.

There is excitement at Eide Bailly—there is tremendous momentum! We'll build on this.

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Serve Passionately and Intelligently

In today’s competitive marketplace, quality is not optional, but required. Clients expect quality services and products from their service providers. They appreciate and value exceptional service.

Eide Bailly utilizes a one-firm approach to client service; therefore, clients receive personal attention from their industry and service team members regardless of geographic location. At the same time, they have access to 1,600 talented professionals across our Firm. As we grow, our goal is to strengthen existing industries and services, and look for new ways to help our clients.

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Staying competitive in the marketplace benefits all stakeholders. To do this, however, a business must have the right players and the right mindset.

Being one of the top 25 CPA firms in the nation allows us to compete with key players in the marketplace and be successful. It allows us to attract top talent, offer excellent training, work with quality clients, provide valuable infrastructure, and deepen our knowledge and broaden our services. Our goal is to continue a high level of growth; these key advantages allow us to play well in the marketplace and attract smaller CPA firms who are considering a move upstream.

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People are the Difference

You know you work in a remarkable place when you are trusted and supported, you can be innovative and creative, your efforts are recognized and you can have fun at work. For these reasons, 1,600 peoplechoose to work at Eide Bailly.

We would not be successful without our people, and that is why we take great care to offer our staff the ability to grow as we grow. We are honored and proud to be ranked fourth in the nation by Vault for our culture. Our people bring our culture alive in all their actions. They have helped us create that special work environment where people say, “I get to go to work!”

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If you are looking for a career that is MORE than a beginning, then Eide Bailly may be the right choice for you. Search our online career database for internship or entry-level opportunities.


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Do you want to be MORE than an accountant? We are the Firm of choice for people who enjoy a supportive and caring environment, where fun is encouraged and individual contributions are valued.

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    Pros

    Culture. Culture. Culture. Public accounting that actually believes in a work life balance. Great place to gain experience and grow within the company.

    Cons

    There are really no cons to note outside of those associated with public accounting as a whole (lots of hours, travel, etc)

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Eide Bailly Interviews

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    Anonymous Interview Candidate in Boise, ID
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    Application

    I applied online. I interviewed at Eide Bailly (Boise, ID) in May 2017.

    Interview

    I applied for a position online and then had a phone interview during the same week with a recruiter. She was from Minnesota and was very pleasant to talk with on the phone. The questions were standard questions about my resume, my interest in the company, etc.

     I had an office interview scheduled within another two weeks. However, the firm required multiple steps before the next interview. First, I was required to fill out a Predictive Index Behavioral Assessment. This required two pages with about 100 adjectives on each page to select. The first page had a question that asked how do you think other people expect you to be. The next page asked how do you actually think you are. This didn't seem to be the best way of measuring someone's personality. Second, I was required to select five references and have them respond to 45 questions (rating my past performance on a numerical scale) along with multiple free response questions. I thought that this step was too cumbersome and I actually felt bad when I found out how long it took the references to fill out the survey.

    The office interview was scheduled for two hours. First, I had a 30 minute interview with the officer administrator who went over different benefits that the firm offers. Then I had a 45 minute panel interview with three partners and another 45 minute interview with two managers.

    There are a few things that I didn't enjoy about the overall process. First, the benefit package didn't seem that good for a public accounting firm. The health insurance package seemed really expensive (the employee portion was over $600/month for a family plan).

    Second, I felt the company treated me unprofessionally. I sent a simple follow up question via email to the office administrator on the same day after the interview. I was "ghosted" and never received any communication back from anyone in the office. While more companies feel it is acceptable not to respond to a candidate after the company doesn't feel someone is a good fit, I think the process is very unprofessional especially after meeting with multiple people in one office location. I received an email from the initial recruiter over two weeks later implying that they were choosing another candidate. I understand if they didn't think I was a good fit and I have no problem with that. However, I wish they would simply tell me that straight and move on. I know that the company did not choose someone else because the position is still listed as open on their website today and the position has been reposted on job sites multiple times (it has also been six weeks since I interviewed).

    Third, the firm scheduled the interview from 11 AM - 1 PM over the lunch hour. One of the managers jokingly asked if we were supposed to go to lunch. I mentioned that no one had said anything about it. He then said it must be a mistake that the interview was scheduled during lunch and blamed it on the recruiter who scheduled the interview from a different time zone. They never took me to lunch and didn't mention it again. Maybe I'm making a big deal about nothing, but I thought the whole thing was really strange. I'm interviewed in office and attended off campus recruiting events for a dozen different accounting firms and this is the first firm I have ever met with that didn't include a meal as part of the process. It just rubbed me the wrong way.

    Fourth, no one at the firm would give me a straight answer as to the real reason for the open position. I asked multiple people whether it was due to growth or employee turnover and I received different vague answers where the subject was changed almost immediately. I figured that it was likely due to people leaving after reading a few negative comments about this office in the last year.

    Overall, the whole process just came across as very impersonal to me and like the firm was trying too hard to automate the entire process and treat candidates like a number. I would think that the firm would try harder to make a good impression on potential candidates. I don't think I could recommend this accounting firm to anyone who asks me my opinion in the future.

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Eide Bailly Awards & Accolades

  • Top Workplaces, The Denver Post, 2015
  • Top 150 Workplaces, Star Tribune, 2015
  • Best Places to Work in Oklahoma (Small/Medium), okc.biz, 2009
  • Best Places to Work in Oklahoma (Small/Medium), okc.biz, 2008
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