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Baker Tilly Virchow Krause Reviews

Updated April 4, 2018
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Pros
  • work life balance, training opportunities (in 40 reviews)

  • Great people, awesome culture to work in (in 25 reviews)

Cons
  • Low pay for a large public accounting firm (in 23 reviews)

  • Be guarded to protect your work/life balance; consulting work is demanding (in 20 reviews)

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  1. Helpful (1)

    "Staff auditor"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause full-time

    Pros

    I liked the work enviornment

    Cons

    The Milwaukee office needs more diversity


  2. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Growing company. Focused on traditional tax and audit. Advisory practice is interesting with different service lines. Depending on the team, project type, the work can be challenging and fun.

    Cons

    High turnover, but it seems it is common in peer companies.
    Unclear strategy that seems to always shift (moving target)
    Technology tools can be improved (time sheets, billing, interanet)

  3. "Truly exceptional!"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    The culture is better than anywhere else I've experienced. It's motivating to work with intelligent people that are looking to improve every day.

    Cons

    There's a sense of urgency for new initiatives that can sometimes overshadow the change management and time needed to fully adopt changes and measure results.

    Advice to Management

    Keep listening!


  4. "Senior Tax Accountant"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook

    I worked at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause full-time

    Pros

    Good Benefits and great work environment for a public firm if you get in the right team.

    Cons

    Long hours like any other CPA firm.
    New managers are coming up without much training in people handling therefore the culture is taking a hit.

    Advice to Management

    Look to develop better managers and promote a more learning culture.


  5. "GCAS Consulting"

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    Current Employee - Staff Consultant in Tysons Corner, VA
    Current Employee - Staff Consultant in Tysons Corner, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Amazing people, great salary, superb benefits. Really a pleasure to come in every day

    Cons

    Staff level responsibilities can be very redundant and underwhelming when "on the bench"


  6. Helpful (3)

    "Not long term"

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    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Minneapolis, MN
    Current Employee - Senior Accountant in Minneapolis, MN
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    Good experience for exit opportunities

    Cons

    LOW pay compared to industry, unwilling to share compensation research with you,


  7. "Poor hiring Process"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Fake enthusiasm from recruiter, they make great promises

    Cons

    Talent recruiter has full of faux enthusiasm and will provide you unreasonable explanations
    Recruiter did not have decency to follow up in person as promised
    Recruiter had advised next call would be to set up interview then sent an very impersonable email saying would no longer be considered

    Advice to Management

    get a better recruiter who can manage a candidates expectations

  8. "Good place to start your career and learn"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Baker Tilly Virchow Krause full-time

    Pros

    Plenty of opportunities to learn since you work alongside seasoned professionals. You need to be a self-starter, there's absolutely nobody to hold your hand.

    Cons

    Long hours during busy season. Long hours working from home, which takes time away from your loved ones.

    Advice to Management

    Take the time to talk to your employees before you make decisions regarding their careers.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "Love the people that I work with."

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    Current Employee - Assurance Senior Associate in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Current Employee - Assurance Senior Associate in Tyson's Corner, Fairfax, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    The reason why employee's typically stay at the Firm is because of the Firm's willingness to construct a flexible work schedule to best fit your lifestyle.

    Cons

    If you are not a fan of busy season you probably should not be in public accounting. The only suggestion I would make is for the Firm to provide meals on a more frequent basis.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Senior Manager"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great leadership, your ideas are heard and you are able to implement your ideas, excellent and competitive benefits, employees are fun and down to earth

    Cons

    If you live in the suburbs, you'll have to walk around the loop to get to their main office on Lake and Michigan but there are opportunities to work from home or in their Oak Brook office if needed.


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