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Cherry Bekaert Reviews

Updated November 17, 2017
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Cherry Bekaert Firm Managing Partner Howard J. Kies
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Pros
  • Work life balance is mostly good (in 10 reviews)

  • Much more so than big 4 accounting firms (in 11 reviews)

Cons
  • Busy season hours, no guaranteed match on 401k, smaller annual raises than other firms expensive health insurance (in 11 reviews)

  • Some periods with LONG hours and tight deadlines / budget pressures (in 9 reviews)

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  1. Featured Review

    "Best of both worlds - Big Firm Resources/Small firm culture."

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    • Culture & Values
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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in Washington, DC
    Current Employee - Senior Auditor in Washington, DC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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

    Pros

    Great culture. Work life balance matters. Management actually hears you. Competitive salary and benefits.

    Cons

    There is nothing negative specific to the firm that comes to mind.

    Cherry Bekaert Response

    Apr 24, 2017 – Executive Recruiter

    Thanks for your great perspective! We care about the health and well-being of our employees and are glad it shows.


  2. "Nice place to work"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Richmond, VA
    Recommends
    Approves of CEO

    Pros

    I really like a lot of people I work with, both in my office and with people in other offices. Most people are really nice.

    Most people really care about doing a good job for the clients.

    PTO is pretty good, especially compared to my friends.

    Cons

    Sometimes you have to work long hours around deadlines, but that is part of the industry.

  3. "Outstanding!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Accountant in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Accountant in Greenville, SC
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cherry Bekaert full-time

    Pros

    Entrpreneurial environment and engaging clients. Not the meat-grinder my former Big 4 employer was. A nice place to work.

    Cons

    None. I had a blast!


  4. "Awesome people, great firm"

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    Former Employee - Senior Tax Accountant in Charlotte, NC
    Former Employee - Senior Tax Accountant in Charlotte, NC
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cherry Bekaert full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Kind, helpful, caring people. Lovely firm culture. Good mix of pro bono work, company events, work. Really enjoyed my time here

    Cons

    Hr was unorganized when I began, but seemed to improve as I was there. Could develop better orientation programs


  5. Helpful (1)

    "Great People!"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cherry Bekaert full-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The people are Cherry Bekaert are the best part of working there! Smart, friendly and young! Leadership understands people are at the core of business success.

    Cons

    Growing fast and therefore lots of change.

    Advice to Management

    Continue treating your people well. Tie initiatives back to mission and vision more clearly.


  6. "Amazing! You are not a number, you are a person."

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Atlanta, GA
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Atlanta, GA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cherry Bekaert full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Your supervisors care about you and they teach you personally. It’s a firm were management treats personal development as an investment - they treat you well and they teach you well because they want you to stay. The Paid Time Off (PTO) policy is great - I have about 21 days off a per year. The firm is growing fast, so you have the opportunity to grow with them. At the end of the day, do you want to be at a big four and be nobody? Or do you want to be at a strong growing firm like Cherry Bekaert and have the potential to be something bigger than yourself?

    Cons

    Busy season can have its long hours, but that is why you get paid well and have great benefits. The industry is like this, you will find long days everywhere else. During busy season they will cater food and have lots of events and happy hours to ease the stress.

    Advice to Management

    Keep doing what you guys are doing, it’s working great. Continue to grow and get Cherry Beakert’s name out there.


  7. "Best place to work"

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    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Coral Gables, FL
    Current Employee - Staff Accountant in Coral Gables, FL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Cherry Bekaert full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Flexible hours. Great partners. Friendly, professional environment.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Advice to Management

    Don't change a thing.

  8. Helpful (1)

    "Staff"

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    Former Employee - Staff
    Former Employee - Staff
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Cherry Bekaert full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Great Company and people. Not as many hours as big 4.

    Cons

    Not much exposure to public companies.


  9. "Awesome internship"

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    • Senior Management
    Former Employee - Interns
    Former Employee - Interns
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

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

    Pros

    was assigned work from everyone in the office all the way up to partners. great office culture. awesome motivated people. friendly and welcoming environment. compensation was great!

    Cons

    internship program needs a little more structure.


  10. "As good a firm as you will find in public accounting"

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

    I have been working at Cherry Bekaert full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    The co-workers are great, there is a good culture, knowledgeable and approachable partners, etc. You will learn fast and have many opportunities for success.

    Cons

    Mediocre compensation/benefits, occasionally upper management makes puzzling choices

    Advice to Management

    Keep up the good work, but listen to your employees.


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