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AKT Reviews

Updated September 27, 2016
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  1. "Great Place to Work"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AKT full-time

    Pros

    A lot of positive people. Work is what you make it. Be prepared to advocate for yourself and the path you want your career to take. AKT rewards initiative. Great PTO.

    Cons

    Some niches are better to work for than others. They don't cover as much as I am used to for family health coverage.


  2. Helpful (5)

    "Disappointing experience"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly
    Former Intern - Intern - Hourly
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AKT as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pay is decent and you'll likely get to work on a variety of things; the company does a good job of being flexible about letting interns try tax and audit. Additionally, the firm has developed several niches which cater to different types of clients such as construction, healthcare, and emerging markets so getting to work with a variety of clients is a possibility.

    Cons

    The company is really protective of its culture and so is slow-to-hire and in most cases, does not hire interns on after busy season despite what they may tell you during the interview process, so be aware of that. Some of the people working at AKT certainly are wonderfully kind and patient, however there are others who sit at their desks gossiping and making fun of the interns, so I'm not really sure what kind of culture the company is ultimately building.

    Furthermore, I was assigned a "mentor" as an intern, but I didn't actually feel like I received any mentoring. We went out for coffee a couple of times and that was fun. But really, the company isn't interested in your success. They're interested in getting the work done as cheaply as possible.

    Advice to Management

    Be honest in your interview process. Don't mention the possibility of long-term work as a way to lure people in and perhaps refrain from bragging about your stellar culture -- it's pretty rotten.


  3. Helpful (4)

    "guidance unavailable"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Senior Tax Associate in Lake Oswego, OR
    Former Employee - Senior Tax Associate in Lake Oswego, OR
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at AKT full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The employees were all very friendly and the benefits were great.

    Cons

    It was my first year and i was learning the software and dealing with new & difficult clients. I was not up to 100% realization / billable hours. I was not told i was too slow until several months after tax season ended. I took steps to find out how long each project should take so i could do better next year. A week after i found out i needed to improve they fired me for poor performance. They never gave me the chance to improve. I never received any coaching or guidance.

    Advice to Management

    Provide timely guidance on work performance / standards. help your staff meet your work goals. Help them succeed.


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  5. "Review"

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

    Pros

    Great culture, review process is fair

    Cons

    Long hours during busy season, low pay

    Advice to Management

    Raise pay


  6. "Associate"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    Great people to work with

    Cons

    Low pay at every level


  7. "Tax Intern"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Intern - Tax in Lake Oswego, OR
    Current Intern - Tax in Lake Oswego, OR
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AKT as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great Culture, Commitment to teach, Great CEO, Partners and Managers, Healthy balance of work and personal life

    Cons

    Display of social status among associates and interns, spotty communication with management at times

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work and show a little more appreciation for Interns.


  8. "Oregon"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Associate Accountant
    Current Employee - Associate Accountant
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at AKT full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, healthy work and life balance, commitment to training and growing staff, no micro-management, and opportunities to move up.

    Cons

    Top to bottom communication is spotty, hard to know where you stand (lack of a review), and pay is average to slightly below average compared to other competing firms in area.

    Advice to Management

    Nothing, keep it going. Find the fine line of big growth while staying local.


  9. "Oregon Branches"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    Current Intern - Staff Accountant
    Current Intern - Staff Accountant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at AKT as an intern (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Healthy, great work/life balance, friendly & personal staff and partners. Great client success rate, and the goal to develop each one of their team members.

    Cons

    Nothing to report thus far.

    Advice to Management

    Keep it up.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Review Headline"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Carlsbad, CA
    Current Employee - Senior Associate in Carlsbad, CA
    Recommends

    Pros

    Genuine people, calm atmosphere, low drama, no micro-management

    Cons

    difficult to move laterally, not super modern/up to date, no strong management

    Advice to Management

    no.