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Baker Tilly Virchow Krause Reviews

Updated May 23, 2017
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  • Great work life balance and great/smart people to work with (in 33 reviews)

  • Great people, awesome culture to work in (in 22 reviews)

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  1. "Great firm to work for"

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

    Pros

    The firm is large enough that it can handle multi national companies that would expose its employees to a variety of work and experiences. You'll continuously learn new things. Compensation wasn't bad either. Excellent firm to work for.

    Cons

    As with any public accounting firm, busy season is always a negative. However, they are flexible enough so you don't have to put your life on hold during this time.


  2. "Great company that's invested in their people"

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

    I have been working at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause full-time

    Pros

    Great atmosphere, fun activities, competitive benefits, work/life balance

    Cons

    Could invest more in their internal technology

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work!


  3. Helpful (4)

    "Has lots of issues"

    Star Star Star Star Star
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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Melville, NY
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause full-time

    Pros

    Those in charge of Baker Tilly at the top seem nice, but it is impossible to get the NY and Melville offices in line with their thinking.

    Cons

    Minimal quality of life. Lack of qualified staff. No set procedures across offices and inter-office. Toxic and negative environment - those in charge often they take their stress out on managers and staff. Pay not adequate for the number of hours that you spend working here weekly.

    Advice to Management

    Hire more qualified staff. If you refuse to hire additional staff, then you need to pay the remaining people more for the added hours and effort they put in.

    Baker Tilly Virchow Krause Response

    May 2, 2017 – Baker Tilly

    Thanks for your feedback and we’re sorry to hear about your experience. We are always working on it. Our goal is a great professional experience for all of our people at Baker Tilly because we mean ... More


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  5. "Senior Accountant"

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

    I have been working at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The company really goes the extra mile in terms of all the small things around the office that make for a comfortable working environment like snacks, a wide variety of coffee and teas and food during busy periods.

    Cons

    They can push the hours agenda at possibly the cost of quality of work.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  6. "Senior Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Top performers compensated well for strong performance. Good work life balance. Staff at all levels have access to upper level management.

    Cons

    Because it is a growing firm in the North East region there are constantly changes at the firm. The staff turnover rate has also been very high since i started with the firm.

    Advice to Management

    Create a more stable work environment with fewer changes.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "Best place ever!"

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

    I have been working at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    The leaders truly "walk the talk." They do what they say and so much more.

    Cons

    Very fast paced. It's an organization of high performers and high expectations. Not for those who want to coast.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you are doing.


  8. Helpful (2)

    "Senior Accountant - Madison WI"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Madison, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Madison, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with, truly enjoy working with my co-workers. Great experience for anyone coming out of college looking to work and gain valuable experience.

    Cons

    - Pay is too low for the hours worked which causes turnover to be high. Numerous individuals are leaving the firm "early" as a result of the ability to go to a private company and work less hours for, often times, comparable or more money. Only managers and up receive bonuses (for accountants) as well as some internal firm staff (firm sales, HR, marketing, etc.), but not the accountants who work the busiest hours for what equates to roughly $20-$25 an hour. Proper compensation would be a large driver in employee retention as I know our team, as well as others are extremely understaffed which has been lowering overall team moral and forcing others to look for new jobs.

    Advice to Management

    Increase / work on the employee pay structure. When accountants working 65-70 hours a week are only making, what equates to $20-$25 an hour on their yearly salary, it is highly discouraging. Would also recommend the implementation of performance based bonuses or incentives. This would boost employee morale and drastically reduce turnover allowing for adequate staffing of the best, team oriented employees.


  9. "Great Company to work for!"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Accountant in New York, NY
    Current Employee - Senior Tax Accountant in New York, NY
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Dress for your day, flexible time, good PTO/benefits/competitive salaries, the managers are great

    Cons

    As with all accounting firms, things can be busy

    Advice to Management

    N/A


  10. "Senior Accountant"

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

    I have been working at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Opportunity to explore different interest

    Cons

    Worklife balance could be improved, but within expectations for industry

    Advice to Management

    Focus on high performing employees


  11. "Senior Accountant"

    Star Star Star Star Star
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Milwaukee, WI
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Milwaukee, WI

    I have been working at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Flexibility of work days and location.

    Cons

    long hours and high expectations


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