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Updated February 16, 2018
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  • The growth opportunities are very slow (in 7 reviews)

  • lack of focused senior leadership (in 5 reviews)

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  1. "Great company, culture, people and benefits"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Client Support in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Client Support in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at CPA Global full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Awesome people. Great benefits. Very global company that provides a lot of international opportunity. Constant growth- both organic and by acquisition.

    Cons

    Global company so must be flexible working with different time zones. Very entrepreneurial environment so employees must be comfortable with growth and change to be happy here.
    UK based company so most Senior leadership is in the UK.


  2. "Poor direction in certain divisions"

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    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CPA Global full-time

    Pros

    Excellent health benefits
    Great 401(k)
    Flexible telecommute policy

    Cons

    Poor understanding of the work from upper management
    Difficult to move-up from within
    No education benefits offered
    Pay behind-the-curve

    Advice to Management

    Invest in your talent.

  3. "Tone deaf leadership"

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at CPA Global full-time

    Pros

    The company is stable and makes a lot of profit.

    Cons

    Despite the fact that this company makes money “hand over fist,” there is very little effort to take care of the worker bee employees (those that do the work). Senior leadership is extremely well-paid and frequently rewards themselves with bonuses and lavish benefits, but have no problem cutting the benefits for everyone else. They are so insulated from those below them that they don’t even know the impact of their decisions and (and this is generous) can appear to not care.

    Advice to Management

    Share the wealth. Or at least try to hide some of it from those less fortunate.


  4. "Search manager review"

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    • Work/Life Balance
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Alexandria, VA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CPA Global full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    This is a great place to work, where there is absolutely no discrimination in gender or ethnic group. Fast paced, high quality work expectations. Brilliant people.

    Cons

    Lack of feeling of job security due to company restructuring and future sale.

    Advice to Management

    Address job security concerns.


  5. Helpful (2)

    "Innovative company with growing pains"

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    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Boise, ID
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at CPA Global full-time

    Pros

    * Great company culture
    * Awesome employees with smart ideas and good work ethics ...and know how to have fun
    * Decent compensation package, not the best, but not the worst either
    * Opportunity to work with some newer technology and exciting projects
    * Plenty of work to keep everyone busy
    * Exciting direction possibilities and a visionary leadership

    Cons

    * Senior Leadership is heavily UK based and focused
    * Existing products are not fully understood by key decision makers
    * Career paths are not defined across the company, leaving many employees directionless
    * Product vision and direction are driven from the top down with little regard for input from anyone "in the trenches".

    Advice to Management

    * You have really smart people working for you who have a passion to make things better. Put aside your egos and listen to them.
    * End the silos. Integrate, integrate, integrate!


  6. Helpful (1)

    "Good and bad"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Implementation Consultant
    Former Employee - Implementation Consultant
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook

    I worked at CPA Global full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good benefits, a decent working environment, and interesting work.

    Cons

    Internecine quarrels between managers of different teams result in there being heavy office politics to cope with.


  7. "Manager"

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    Current Employee - Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Current Employee - Manager in Alexandria, VA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CPA Global full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Dedicated and professional teams that know the IP space

    Cons

    Tactics change frequently. Management is not hands on. Automation is weak.

    Advice to Management

    Empower and hire strategic thinkers and leaders

  8. "Good bones, lacking direction, transparency"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CPA Global full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    There's a lot of great people there, some with tons of expertise and deep knowledge.

    Cons

    Silos persist, initiatives lack unified goals, poor priorities in terms of spending and savings. No tuition reimbursement. Transparency needs improvement.

    Advice to Management

    Break up the good old boys' (and girls') clubs. Invest in more professional development such as outside coaches or tuition reimbursement rather than current scheme. Ensure fair compensation and restructure the sales compensation so investment can go into salaries.


  9. "Paralegal, Data Integrity Specialist"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Patent Paralegal in Minneapolis, MN
    Former Employee - Patent Paralegal in Minneapolis, MN
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at CPA Global full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great working environment. People are friendly and cooperative.

    Cons

    On boarding process needs improvement but management is working towards that goal.

    Advice to Management

    Management is doing a good job.


  10. "Some good, but mostly bad"

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    • Comp & Benefits
    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Docketer
    Current Employee - Docketer
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at CPA Global full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Great benefits, flexible work hours, possibility to work from home

    Cons

    Bad management; not enough training possibilities and/or job advancements;

    Advice to Management

    Management needs to listen to employees more; offer more training; stop moving people (and clients) around


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